There are plenty of questions you should be asking all your potential wedding videographers, and plenty they should be asking you. After all, this is your wedding day we’re talking about here and finding the right people to tell the story of it via video is kind of a big deal, which is why they’re not the only ones whom you should be directing questions to.
Who else? Yourself and your partner, of course. Whether it’s before your initial meetings, just after, or throughout the planning process, there are some questions you should be asking yourselves to ensure that you’ve found the right people for the job, and our NY / NJ wedding videographers know just what they are. So, read on to learn about a few of the big ones.
1. Do they make you feel at ease?
It’s one thing to walk away from your meetings with your potential videographers feeling confident in their abilities. Whether it’s a result of their galleries of previous work, their level of professionalism, their cool company culture, etc., it’s important to feel at least a little impressed with them and their work, but that’s not the only kind of reaction that matters.
Think about it, getting a great wedding video isn’t just about finding professionals who do good work. It’s about finding good people who do good work yet also happen to be a great fit for your and your partner’s distinct personalities and styles and for that of the celebration you’re planning. On top of that, you also need to find people around whom you feel comfortable.
Remember, you, your partner, and all your guests will be the stars of your wedding video(s) and photos, regardless of who’s capturing it all. That’s why it’s so critical to find people who have a way of putting you at ease and if you’re lucky enough to find that, then don’t underestimate how much of a positive that really is.
2. Are they consistent storytellers or just consistently good?
Look, if come across any videographers in your searches who have galleries filled with consistently bad work then move right on to your next option, but make no mistake, even when it comes to the good kind of consistency, there are still some questions you should be asking yourselves.
For instance, there are plenty of videographers and videography companies out there that are 100% committed to telling their client’s stories in an established and clearly defined style. While those kinds of videographers could very well be the perfect fit for your big day if that established style is a good fit for your wedding, if it’s not, then that could be a big problem.
Why? Because you wouldn’t just want videographers who consistently produce high-quality work then. You’d want videographers who have a proven ability to consistently tell unique love stories rather than countless versions of the same one. That way, you’ll know that they have the capacity to get to know and understand their client’s distinct stories and to then tell them the way they should be told.
3. What sets them apart?
We talk a lot around here about the importance of considering differences when choosing your videographers and photographers. Whether they’re differences in terms of the style of work, their approach toward communication and collaboration, or in how their various videos make you feel, differences like these are often extremely telling.
And truth be told, things can get a little redundant when it comes to searching for the right videographers, especially if your list of potential options is relatively long. Galleries may start to look alike and meetings could start to feel interchangeable, which is why constantly asking yourself what’s different about each option along the way can be such a big help.
It could be after you first peruse their galleries, just after your initial meeting with them, after a phone call leading up to your big day, etc. However and whenever you do it, just try to remember to stay mindful of the differences between videographers. Trust us, in the end, those differences could very well be the major deciding factors.
We’ve been doing wedding videography in NJ for long enough to know how important it is to ask yourself the right questions.
The bottom line is that finding the right wedding videographers for your big day shouldn’t be taken lightly. It’s just too important of an occasion and the preserving of it too critical to leave to just anyone. You need to know the people you get aren’t just talented, experienced, and professional, but also a genuinely good fit.
And while answering these few questions won’t make the decision for you, they should definitely help. We hope they do, and good luck!
About Us: Live Picture Studios is composed of a team of highly skilled NY & NJ wedding videographers and photographers who’ve been creating inspiring wedding videos and photos for years. At LPS, we always create to inspire, and you can check out our photo gallery and video gallery to see some examples.