How To Find The Right Videographer For Your Wedding
Congrats on your engagement! We’re thrilled that you and your fiancé are starting this new exciting chapter of your lives together. But now, it’s time to start planning your wedding. One thing you might not think about right away is how to find a good wedding videographer. A good wedding videographer is crucial for commemorating your wedding. Not only will they be able to capture the special moments of your wedding day, but the way they film your wedding will set the tone for this very important memory.
So, what should you look for in a wedding videographer? At For Fearless Hearts, we believe in providing our clients with incredible wedding videography services, and we tailor our work to every couple. Not all wedding videographers are the same, however, which makes it even more important to ask a videographer about how they would film your wedding.
We’ve received a lot of questions over the years from clients, many of which will help you find the right wedding videographer for your special day. Here are the top ten questions you should ask before hiring a wedding videographer.
#1 – Can you tell me what your services are?
Every videographer has some variation of a Highlight, Trailer, Feature, or Raw Footage. Ultimately, those terms mean something different for every videographer. And since there isn’t uniform language around deliverables, it’s important you understand what you’re getting and what it will include.
#2 – What is your style of storytelling?
Storytelling sets the tone of your video. From fun and quirky to stoic or sexy, a videographer will tell the story of your wedding day with the footage they capture. Ask your potential videographer what their style of storytelling is like, and ask for some reference videos as well to see how they work with clients.
#3 – What is your process for selecting music?
While a picture (or video) is worth a thousand words, music is equally important to a wedding videographer. And many times, they will even have music in mind while they’re filming your wedding. Learn more about how your videographer selects songs and how you can be involved in the process.
#4 – Will you work alongside my photographers?
While we don’t need to have worked with your photographer before, it’s important that we can collaborate with them to make sure everything is perfectly captured! We love working with photographers and can complement their work rather than compete for shots.
#5 – Who will be the person filming my wedding?
Some wedding videographer companies work with various artists, meaning the person you speak to may not be the person filming your wedding. Be sure you know who will be filming your wedding, and ask if you can find time to connect before your big day. This important step ensures you’re both on the same page and agree on what you want the end product to look like.
#6 – Do we need to wear microphones?
Sound is a crucial part of wedding videography, so it’s important to know beforehand if you need to wear a microphone. If not, ask how your wedding videographer plans on capturing sound during your wedding day. The last thing you want is to watch your wedding video and not be able to hear your vows!
#7 – How do you deliver the final video?
Once your wedding day is over and life has settled back into a regular routine, it’s normal to want to see how the pictures and videos turned out. Find out how your videographer plans to send you the final video of your wedding and how long it will take them to put your video together. This will help both sides identify expectations and ensure you get your wedding video on time.
#8 – Can I see some examples of past work you’ve done?
One of the best ways to learn more about a wedding videographer is to take a look at some of the other weddings they’ve filmed. Some videographers have a very specific style, which will show in their previous work. Others will tailor their style to the bride and groom or the overall theme of the wedding.
#9 – What will you need on the wedding day?
Even though your wedding day will be focused on you, it’s always a good idea to ensure your wedding videographer has what they need to do their best work. Whether it’s water and a meal or an umbrella and an extra hand, your videographer will likely have a few things they need to capture your special day with ease.
#10 – I feel nervous in front of cameras. How do you work with people who are camera-shy?
A lot of people feel nervous in front of cameras, which can be difficult when you’re the center of attention on your wedding day. Many videographers have ways to help you relax in front of the camera, but it’s good for them to keep this in mind ahead of time.
Final Thoughts on Hiring a Wedding Videographer
When planning a wedding, finding the right vendors takes time and patience. But asking the right questions can help you find the perfect fit for your special day. Be sure to meet with your wedding videographer before you book with them so you both understand how you want your wedding video to look.
If you have a wedding coming up and need a reliable wedding videographer, we’d love to connect with you!