There is truly nothing like having your own wedding film. Especially if it is done really well by a professional so that it has a very unique feel and tone to it and is well put together. We truly believe that wedding videography should never been seen as a luxury, it is an essential product that you will regret forever if you do not make sure that it is taken care of. Keep in mind that a well done wedding video will capture not just what you are a part of on your special day, but also all of the things that you missed. Watching all of this at some later date will be such an enjoyable experience for you and your fiance. So, don't let a wedding videographer be the first thing to drop off of your list. You will be more than happy that you found a way to make it happen. The Richmond area has some absolutely fabulous wedding videographers so it becomes your mission to find the one who will not only do right by your wedding day, but who will fit your needs in every way. Below are some tips on how to go about looking for the videographer of your dreams.
So, how can you make this work. You need a professional wedding videographer. How can you go about this search in a productive manner so that you end up with the right vendor in your corner. You need to find some quality candidates. That would be a great start. The world wide web is an amazing resource..You could always do a Google search for “wedding videographers in the Richmond area.” You can also look at wedding vendor sites where you can specify the type of vendor you are looking as well as narrow it down to the location. Start looking at wedding videographers' websites. Pay attention to the quality of their website. This could be a reflection of the kind of work that they do. From these various sources, you should be able to put together a nice working list of at least 5 candidates. When you have at least 5, call or email each one and find out if they have your wedding date available on their calendar. If they do, it is interview time.
Before you meet with each candidate, do some research on the styles that are available in today's videography. While you are reading about the styles that are available, you will want to analyze yourself as to what style you gravitate to. When you are face to face with each candidate, ask them to describe their style. Does this sounds like a style you would like your wedding shot in? Ask to look at an entire unedited video of a wedding they captured. Talk to them about your likes and dislikes. What would they suggest based on this information. How would they incorporate these issues into capturing and the editing of your video. Ask about the editing process, how does it proceed? This is more important than you probably realize because if they have great talent and skill in this area, they will be able to produce something that will absolutely blow you away. But it does take time. Obviously you need to know how much much their services are going to cost you? Look at their packages and make sure that you find one that has plenty of coverage time.
Do not and we repeat do not hire anyone that does not have experience. It is great to give people chances, but don't do it with this all important event. Look at some wedding videos they have produced. Find out why they are in the business. What kind of equipment do they use, is it professional grade. How do they handle audio? We know this sounds like a lot to go through in order to hire one vendor, but in the case of your videography, you will be ecstatic when you want to watch your professionally produced movie again and again.