15 Questions to ask your Wedding Videographer
Properly captured wedding videography is something that will allow you to relive the day again and again. Therefore, the wedding videographer you choose should not only be great at what they do but also suits your personal style. In Nottingham, finding a videographer is not a big deal. But choosing a reliable one can be overwhelming.
The professional you choose will be around you for the entire day of the wedding. So, ensure you feel completely comfortable working with them. It’s best to ask wedding videographers the following questions before you commit.
Must Ask Questions About your Wedding Videography
Can You Tell Me About Your Wedding Videography Background?
Of course, the background of a wedding videographer affects their style of videography. It also reflects how they work overall. You want your wedding video to remember all your favourite things. You need an expert who has the expertise to catch every detail. Hence, verify the training and experience the professional has.
May I Know about Your Style of Wedding Videography?
Not every wedding video style suits every couple. Hence, check the portfolio of the videographer to get an idea about their capability of storytelling. Maybe, you like the cinematographic style of a movie! Or, you want a more documentary style!
If you love the general style but want something unique, never discount them. After all, you will invest in your big day! Ask about the other styles they can shoot in.
How Many Wedding Ceremonies Have You Filmed?
Filming and editing require expertise. Therefore, you definitely need to know how many ceremonies they have filmed prior to your big day. A wedding film is all about capturing key moments, conveying the feel of the big day, and telling a story. So, the videographer you choose should be able to read the mode of the event. And that is what only comes with experience.
What Will You Film on the Day?
It depends on your budget. But whatever you settle, ensure you get a clear idea about what the final product includes. Will you start shooting before the bride gets ready? Ask if the final footage includes the entire ceremony. Will the videographer capture the wedding speeches and the first dance? These are the questions lurking in your mind. Right? It’s best to visit Facebook to get an idea.
Are There Any Additional Costs?
Before making the deal, find all the potential extra costs you are liable for. Do you have to pay extra if the ceremony goes over time? Maybe, the videographer needs to travel to several locations during the day! So, it’s best to get a clear picture from the videographer about the final cost.
What about the Audio in the Wedding Video?
Don’t forget to ask about the audio! Check what type of audio equipment they have. Some ceremony locations, especially churches, don’t allow using microphones. Nevertheless, inquire about the quality of audio they capture with video.
Hopefully, these guidelines will help you choose the right wedding videographer without any hassles.
Really Grill The Videographer To See If They Are As Professional As They Seem
1) What kind of insurance do you have?
2) How is your footage store?
3) How long do you keep the footage?
4) Tell me about your contingency plan for cameras/audio on the wedding day?
5) Have you ever lost footage, had a card corrupted, or a piece of technology malfunction?
6) How many weddings do you film a year?
7) Do you film back to back weddings? Do you have a booking the day before my wedding? (they will be sore and tired and you wont get as much out of them if you are at the end of a wedding streak for them)
8) What do you wear on the day?
9) When do you arrive/leave? (if they give you a set number of hours, run. find someone who will film the wedding day in its entirety)
10) Tell me about your equipment. (you can google anything they say later but make sure they know their camera/lenses/gadgets inside and out)
Looking for a Wedding Video in Nottingham?
Bright and Beautiful films is a Nottingham based wedding videography business that lives and breaths romantic, fun and authentic wedding videos. We will prioritize what you want, be prompt when it comes to responding to emails, the filming day itself and the editing process (because who wants to wait months and months to watch their wedding video). And that is what sets us apart from others in Nottingham. Contact us if you need our help and check our work samples!