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10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Videographer
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10 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Videographer

Are you getting married soon? If so, congratulations! You are about to embark on one of the most memorable days of your life. Now that you have found "the one" and are ready to tie the knot, it is time to think about how you want your wedding day captured. A great way to do this is by hiring a professional videographer. The only problem with this decision is that there are so many different options out there for couples looking for a videographer.

10 December 2021 / Caius Symboll®

Here are 10 questions that every couple should ask their potential videographer

1) What is wedding videography?

Similar to wedding photography, videography also offers a number of different wedding video styles. The main difference between wedding videos and wedding photos is that the wedding video format allows us to tell your story from start to finish by showing what happened before and after key events throughout your wedding day. In fact, this type of storytelling element makes our wedding videos much more engaging and entertaining for wedding parties, wedding guests and wedding families.

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2) Do you offer packages?

All wedding videographers have different packages that they offer. Some wedding videographer may only include one or two wedding video edits while others may provide a variety of wedding videos with the option to upgrade for additional services and products. The most important thing is to find someone who can capture your wedding day in the way you want it captured no matter what their wedding package includes.

 

3) What style would you say your work is?

Realistic, artistic, creative. Tell me more about that.

Realistic – We are all familiar with the candid shots of people smiling and laughing during a wedding reception or ceremony. Our goal at this point in time is to document the “big picture” of your wedding day, which includes a wide range of emotions and scenarios.

Artistic – This is another popular style where we aim to capture those special moments that you will cherish for years to come with an artistic flare or unique perspective. For instance, instead of taking photos from over someone’s shoulder during the ceremony, we like to stand off to the side and take photos from a different angle.

Creative – You can also choose wedding photography that is more “artsy” or conceptual in nature, where it may appear as if you are looking at an actual painting instead of wedding photo album images. The advantage with this style is that your wedding photographs will be more unique and different from anything you have seen before.

4) Can you explain wedding video editing?

Wedding video editing is the process of cutting wedding videos together artistically and creatively to create one final wedding film. It entails a series of steps from importing wedding videos, trimming them down to fit your timeline, adding music or sound effects as well as choosing your wedding video transitions between scenes.

 

5) What wedding video equipment do you use?

While people can certainly capture beautiful videos using just their iPhones, there are some key pieces of wedding video equipment that every professional wedding filmmaker should have. This includes a wide variety of camera lenses for different types of shots and angles as well as the ability to record in 4K with manual control options.

Your wedding videographer should be able to explain their wedding video equipment in detail, as well as go over the different types of lenses that they use. If you are not familiar with wedding photography or wedding video production lingo, it may help to research these terms online before any meetings take place so that you can ask intelligent questions about wedding cameras, wedding lenses and wedding video equipment.

6) How long have you been wedding videography?

To give potential wedding clients a better idea of the quality and value they get from wedding video companies, some wedding filmmakers list their years in business within their online profiles. On the other hand, there are also quite a number of wedding cinematographers who do not disclose this information on their company websites or wedding video profiles.

When wedding videographers are just starting out, it is likely that you will pay less for their wedding videos since they may not have the experience or reputation of a long-time wedding cinematographer. On the other hand, wedding film companies with many years in business also build up strong portfolios over time which can help to reduce wedding videography costs as wedding clients only pay for the wedding videos that they want.

 

7) How long is a wedding video?

The wedding video length is typically determined in part by the wedding cinematographer’s philosophy about wedding videos. Some wedding videographers prefer to create short and sweet wedding films that are just a few minutes long, while there are also other companies who choose to produce longer wedding movies up to an hour or more in duration.

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8) How long does it take to receive wedding videos after the wedding?

This process usually takes anywhere from one month up to six months or more for professional wedding cinematographers to complete wedding video editing.

When wedding cinematographers have a large number of wedding video orders, they may be able to get your wedding film done faster than usual but this may cost you extra money depending on the company’s rates and policies.

 

9) Show me wedding videos you’ve done in the past.

The best way to see how wedding cinematography companies handle wedding video editing and wedding videography is by checking out their portfolio of wedding films online or asking for samples that show a variety of different types of weddings, including same-sex weddings as well as multicultural ones.

When viewing wedding videos, wedding clients should pay attention to the wedding cinematography company’s editing style, wedding film transitions and lighting effects as well as their video quality.

If you are interested in viewing wedding videos online, be sure to check out each wedding videographer’s website for this information prior to booking any meetings or consultations with them. If they do not list wedding videos on their wedding video company profile, this may be a red flag that the wedding filmmaker does not produce high-quality wedding films.

 

10) What wedding video extras do you offer?

There are a number of wedding film options that wedding cinematography companies may include with their wedding videography services. These might include things like Love Story Wedding Videos, Real Wedding or Same Day Edit wedding videos and more depending on your budget for hiring a wedding filmmaker.

The best way to learn about what is included in wedding video packages is to ask each wedding cinematography company for their list of wedding video services since every wedding film company may offer different wedding package deals.

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Picking a Wedding Videographer

If you’re looking for a wedding videographer consider us at Symboll. We can answer all of your questions for you and we will make sure your day is captured authentically. We know how important it is to find the right videographer, so we walk the process with extra care. We will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have the wedding of your dreams. Interested in wedding photography too? Luckily our team specializes in photography too. Contact us below. See some of our work. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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