The decision of whether or not to hire a videographer for your wedding may seem a bit overwhelming at first. There are many factors that go into making this decision and we understand how stressful all of those factors may seem. We have seen first hand the difference a videographer makes at a wedding and put together five questions you and your partner can ask yourselves to help make this decision a bit easier. These questions will guide you through the process and simplify all of those factors into the most important ones to consider.
1. Am I camera shy?
While this may seem to be an obvious deal breaker for hiring a videographer, it is not always black and white. Many videographers are experienced in making people feel more comfortable in front of the camera and making the process enjoyable. This means that even the most camera-shy people are able to relax while being filmed. However, if the thought of being filmed makes you feel anxious and will not allow you to enjoy your wedding day, a videographer may not be right for you.
2. How important is it to me that I can relive my wedding day in the future?
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a video is worth a million. Videos bring special moments back to life sending you right back to that day and all the emotions you felt. Of course, you will always remember the way your significant other was looking at you as you walked down the aisle or during your first dance, but getting to watch it all over again allows you to relive those special moments. Your wedding video will be the time machine that allows you to travel back to the best day of your life.
3. What are the most important elements that I would like captured on my wedding day?
Wedding days are long and there are so many elements that go in to planning it can be difficult to capture them all with just photos. Photographers are able to capture single moments but a videographer can capture those same moments with sound and the live reactions of those around you. Videographers are able to capture entire speeches and your vows so you can remember all of the loving words that were said during those special events.
4. Are there important guests who will not be able to attend the wedding?
Another positive of hiring a videographer is that you will be able to share the moments of your wedding day with those who may not have been able to attend. This could be family members, friends, future children and potentially grandchildren. Capturing your wedding day on film will give those who are unable to attend the ability to experience every single detail of your special day.
5. Have I found a videographer whose style fits with my vision for my wedding day?
There are so many amazing videographers out there it can seem overwhelming to choose the right one for you. The most important element in choosing a videographer is making sure that their style matches yours. If you want your wedding day to be upbeat, fun, and silly you should find a videographer who matches that style in order to properly capture the true essence of your wedding day in their video. If you want your wedding day to be focused around romance and elegance, there are videographers who will be able to convey that through their film. It is so important to find a videographer who is able to capture not only your wedding day, but who you are as a couple.