Yes, getting an awesome wedding video sounds simple enough. You just need to find the best people for the job, right? Well, not exactly. For some tips on that, check out this post, Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Videographers for Your Big Day, but while that will help a lot, we’ve been doing wedding videography in NJ for long enough to know there’s more to getting an awesome video than that.
After all, while your videographers will be doing all the capturing, editing, and enhancing, it’ll still be you, your partner, and your guests creating and supplying the elements and moments to be captured. So, read on for a few tips for ensuring you get the wedding video you’ve been dreaming of.
1. If you can hire videographers & photographers from the same place, do it.
It’s not that you have to hire your wedding photographers and videographers from the same place. For instance, if you just love the distinct styles offered by two different companies, then by all means, do it separately. But make no mistake, taking the two-birds-with-one-stone approach to your video(s) and photos will only make things easier, which can help to make for better results. Why?
First of all, the teams will be more coordinated that way. You won’t have to worry about them getting in each other’s way and messing up each other’s shots. They’ll be used to working together and will likely have a nice rhythm worked out already, but it’s not just that. They’ll also be able to help each other and share information to ultimately get better pictures and video.
In addition to all that, there’s the package-price to consider, which will usually make things a little cheaper, but the bottom line is that enlisting the services of videographers and photographers from the same place will help to make for a smoother, more flexible process, which will go a long way toward ending up with the best possible results from each.
2. Make sure there are plenty of personal touches.
Chances are that when you were perusing the galleries of your potential videographers, something eventually popped out at you that drew you to certain ones, whether it was a shot that you’ve been dreaming of in your own video, something that made you think that the videographer’s style was a good fit, etc.
The point is that those little details and differences are what set certain videos apart from the rest, which is the same reason that it’s always a good idea to sprinkle plenty of personal touches into your wedding celebration. Then, let your videographers know about them so that they can capture them for your video.
Whether you and your partner will be reciting personal vows at the altar, reading wedding-day cards you wrote to one another, etc., it won’t just make your celebration more your own, but your video as well. For more on how to go about adding those personal touches, check out this post, 3 Tips from Our NJ Wedding Videographers for Making Your Celebration More Personal.
3. Let them do their thing.
When first looking into potential wedding videographers and then meeting with them, it’s imperative that you get into all the little details. Like mentioned at the top, hiring the right people for your and your partner’s particular personalities and the distinct celebration you’re planning is half the battle.
However, once you’ve found the people you believe to be the best for the job and have went over all your must-have shots and your vision for your video with them, then it’s time to step back and let them do their thing, especially once your big day actually arrives and is underway.
You don’t want to be micromanaging their process throughout your wedding day, both for their sake and for yours. After all, you don’t want to spend your wedding directing them and your guests. You want to spend it enjoying each and every moment, and remember that you hired your videographers precisely for their talent and experience. So, let them put it to good use.
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The bottom line is that simply hiring people to hit the record button on a camera to capture all your wedding’s pivotal moments won’t get you the wedding video you and your partner have been dreaming of, but the work doesn’t stop even when you’ve found the right people for the job, either. There are a few more things you can do both leading up to and on your big day.
And sometimes, that may just mean refraining from micromanaging the process, but whatever it takes will be worth it in the end. Trust us on that, and good luck!
About Us: Live Picture Studios has been doing wedding photography and wedding videography in NJ & NY for years. At LPS, we always create to inspire, and you can check out our photo gallery and video gallery to see some examples.