Your uncle grows a beautiful garden, but you wouldn't ask him to make your wedding bouquets. Your friend from work has a fine taste in wine, but you wouldn't ask her to bartend. Your cousin makes a delicious steak dinner, but you wouldn't ask him to cater from his home kitchen. Your niece listens to all the newest songs on her iPod, but you wouldn't ask her to DJ. Your friend has a new camera, but you wouldn't ask him to take your wedding photos. Your other friend has a DSLR, but you wouldn't ask her to take your wedding video... Would you? Before you decided to hire your friend, here are a couple things you need to know about wedding videographers.
1. A Wedding Videographer is a Professional
When you want a job done right, you hire a professional. Established wedding videographers operate on a professional basis. This means that they'll have contracts which will ensure you are delivered a product you'll love, which ensure you are protected against accidental loss of footage, which ensure that additional media is used fairly and legally. Professional wedding videographers have a background of knowledge with which they are able to educate you into making wise, well thought out decisions, ultimately resulting in a beautiful video memory of your wedding day which you will cherish forever.
2. A Wedding Videographer Has Valuable Experience
Having shot a plethora of weddings, we know one thing to be true: expect the unexpected. While often planned out throughly, it is not uncommon for wedding plans to change on the morning, or afternoon, of the big day. Life happens, and we need to account for that. Wedding videographers are used to adapting to new situations and scenarios. They are resilient, educated and aware, ready to react to the situation while providing top notch video coverage. Professional videographers know how many batteries are necessary, how many camera angles are ideal for a specific event, when to change SD cards to ensure constant coverage. With experience comes the peace of mind that your video will be everything you've dreamed it to be, and more.
On a side note, it is shocking how many people have never tied a tie, or properly fastened a boutonnière. Odds are your wedding videographer has the experience to lend a hand in even the most obscure circumstances.
3. A Wedding Videographer is an Investment
While wedding planning often comes down to managing a very specific budget, there are ways to save money without sacrificing important elements of your day. Your wedding day will come and go in the blink of an eye, trust us, we've lived it. Consider investing in the things which will provide you with concrete memories of the happiest day of your life. Video offers you a chance to relive your day in a way which no other form of media can. We've seen a dramatic increase in the number of clients booking videographers before photographers. We believe that both video and photo are important and that you should seek out the help of professional wedding videographers to ensure that you'll have a product you'll value for life.