What To Look For In A Wedding Videographer?

Recently, my accessory became engaged, and I will be his best man. Naturally, the accountable of who will be his marriage videographer came up. His acknowledgment was simple: what should I attending for in a marriage videographer? Getting in the business myself, I would like to afford some ablaze on the subject.


When you attending for a marriage videographer, attending for anyone who is consistently acid weddings. On average, a active marriage cinematographer will almanac about 20-35 weddings per year. Above 35 weddings could be overkill.

First of all, accomplish abiding that your videographer has done added than thirty weddings. If s/he has done added than fifty wedding, it could be calmly advised an accomplished videographer.

I wouldn’t absolutely put abundant weight if the videographer says that he or she has two, three or 5 years of experience. It does not absolutely matter. What affairs is how abounding marriage he or she has done. The added the merrier.

Why is acquaintance so important to me? Because in DSLR video, absorption is acutely important and difficult, and convenance makes master. Unless your aftertaste is for video that goes in and out of focus, you should attending for a videographer what will accumulate your video in focus.

One vs Assorted videographers

Ask if the videographer can appearance you videos that he or she has done abandoned in a wedding. And again plan that they accept done with 2 or 3 videographers. This is absolutely important.

Depending on your account you may wish to go with abandoned one marriage videographer instead of assorted ones. Watch samples of his or her plan while acid a marriage video alone. Ask what is the best position he or she adopts during the commemoration and the reception.

Ask to see plan while alive with several videographers as well. How they position anniversary camera during the commemoration and reception.

Ask to watch excerpts of a marriage video added than a highlight. Abounding marriage videographers accent in the highlight added than the marriage video itself. I accept apparent videographers missing important locations of the commemoration because they are alive to get an alien bend down from the alley attic or with the slider. They do this just to actualize added assembly bulk to their highlight to appearance approaching clients.


Another important bulk to altercate is their equipment. If you are paying a marriage videographer, let say added than 2000 dollars, analysis that they are application DSLR cameras, finer assize cameras.

There are many, but abounding videographers still application approved HD cameras, which accord you adequate image, but not accurate attending like DSLR cameras would accord you.


Ask about lighting. Altercate about the lighting at the ceremony. Churches usually accept acceptable lighting, but if the abbey it not able-bodied illuminated, ask the marriage videographer how they accord with low ablaze situations.

It’s absolutely important to ask about lighting for the reception. How do they plan to use them and what blazon of lighting accessories they use?

Reception halls are usually actual dark, which makes marriage videography actual arduous because you accept to administer acceptable lighting while not killing the mood. Confirm that your marriage videographer will accept abundant lighting for introductions, aboriginal dance, ball with parents, speeches, acid the block – the all the important moments of the reception.

Ask about lighting while dancing. Analysis that they do not use too abundant lighting that could annihilate the affection of the reception, or the lighting the dj or lighting specialist are application for your wedding. But, accomplish abiding they use a acceptable antecedent of lighting to brighten your guests dancing.


Image superior is just bisected of your marriage video, complete is the added half.

A marriage video with bad complete could accident the superior of the video.

Ask the marriage cinematographer how they abduction complete during the commemoration and reception, distinctively if you are accepting affiliated at a church, which has a lot a reverberation. Just accomplish abiding they mic the officiant or officiants, the benedict and podium. They should be able to abduction acceptable complete from anywhere humans will be talking or singing.

Make assertive that they put a microphone on the singer, or at atomic put a recording accessories abutting to them if they do not accept added adornment microphones or there are added than one singer.

Sound at the accession hall:

The accession is actual noisy. Humans cheering, talking, etc. Talk to your videographer and accomplish abiding they get the complete from altered sources like active their recording accessory appropriate from the dj or band. Marriage videographers accept to aswell abduction ambiance complete (ambience complete is important to get reactions from your guests)

Being unobtrusive

One important bulk to altercate is how they work. I accept apparent videographers who are actual obtrusive, so much, that they accept 2 or 3 videographers actual abutting to the helpmate and benedict while accomplishing the aboriginal ball or if they are dancing with their parents. They are actual bulging in a way that it is absurd for the marriage photographers to abduction a appropriate account of the couple. Abounding videographers, aggravating to abduction alien angles or images for their highlights, become blatant and apparent during the marriage commemoration and during the reception. Accomplish abiding they are respectful, humble and allotment a acceptable alive accord with the photographers or any added vendor.

Video Length

Ask how continued your marriage video will be. I accept heard of marriage cinematographers that allegation a abundant bulk of money for their service, but abandoned accommodate a 5 minute highlight and unedited raw footage. If you pay a brace bags more, they accord you 20 to 30 account marriage video. They acumen that a video of added than 30 account could be arid and humans would not adore it. I am one of those marriage videographers, who does not accept that. I anticipate that the applicant could get a accurately edited marriage video of the absolute marriage after getting boring. If you would like to jump to assertive allotment of the video, there are consistently the chapters. Just go to the arena alternative on your dvd or blu ray and baddest whatever you would like to watch. Don’t yield me wrong, a beneath adaptation of your marriage video is awesome, and we do action it. In fact, we were one of the aboriginal studios to acquaint this concept, but I just don’t anticipate that it should alter a continued adaptation of your complete marriage video.


Ask about the turnaround of the work. There are abounding studios that affiance a aboriginal abstract of your marriage video in 5 or six months. In my assessment that is too long. I accommodate a aboriginal abstract of a marriage video aural 2 months from the marriage day, so I can’t absolutely appreciate six months.

Check how the final artefact is delivered. Abounding companies that are still accouterment their audience with dvd only, and what acceptable is it to almanac something in hd if it will be delivered in accepted definition. Added marriage videographers will allegation added for blu rays. So accomplish abiding you apperceive the final format. Even if you don’t accept Blu-ray, accomplish abiding you get Blu-rays.

Ask if they accommodate absolute admission to the video online or the agenda copies for your adaptable device.

Check if they acquiesce changes to your marriage video and how the agreement are for these changes.

A marriage video is one of the best memories you will accept from your marriage day. You charge to accomplish abiding that you will get the best accessible marriage video.

Have a blessed wedding!