The One Thing You’ll Regret After Your Wedding

The statistics don’t lie. 96% of couples that don’t hire a professional wedding videographer regret it after their wedding. Your wedding video will instantly become one of your most treasured possessions … IF it is produced well and it’s fun to watch. For many couples, videography is a splurge, so you want to make sure that you are getting the best quality video available and from a videographer you can trust. Since you probably have never hired anyone for a professional video production before, here are some questions to ask to help you make the best decision.

  1. How can I view your work? Online highlight wedding videos are a great example of a videographer’s work, but don’t always tell the complete story. It is best to watch examples of how they approach all areas of the day, from the pre-ceremony through the reception. Ask to browse through a complete wedding video.
  2. Do you produce High-Definition wedding videos? Let’s face it, HD is the standard. If your wedding video isn’t produced in HD it will instantly look dated and will be inferior in quality to any other video you watch. Do NOT use a videographer who doesn’t produce in HD.
  3. Is Blu-ray an option? While Blu-ray isn’t necessarily the standard in HD videos, the industry is quickly moving in that direction. Even though Blu-ray production is much more time consuming and cumbersome, you should always have the option to upgrade to this format.
  4. What is your style? While a highly stylized or photojournalistic approach is great for select montages of your wedding day, it is likely that you also want someone that uses a documentary style as well. This allows them to capture your special moments in an artful way, without to much intrusion.
  5. Do I receive rights to my edited wedding video? You’ll want to share your video on Facebook and YouTube and you shouldn’t have to pay extra or ask permission to do so. And you should be allowed to make your own copies or the videographer should make copies for you for a nominal fee.
  6. What packages do you offer? Your wedding day and needs are unique to you. Your videographer should offer an array of packages with options as simple as ceremony coverage only to full-day multi-camera coverage.
  7. Will I receive a personal consultation with my wedding videographer? You should always speak with the videographer filming your wedding prior to your wedding day. This allows you the opportunity to discuss your personal preferences for your wedding video.
  8. What kind of lighting do you use? Your wedding day is a special day for you and shouldn’t be a myriad of Hollywood lights. Professional HD cameras allow for the use of ambient light or small camera mounted lights. Anything more may be distracting.
  9. When can I expect my edited video? Make sure any videographer you are considering for your wedding video employs a staff of video editors and states in advance when you can expect your wedding video and the recourse if deadlines are not met. (Mike Staff Productions guarantees you will have your wedding video within 12 weeks of your wedding.)
  10. Will the videographer require a meal? It is standard practice to provide dinner for the videographer, DJ and photographer, wedding planner, etc.

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