Still not sure why to have a videographer at your wedding? Read on...
In the opinion of many there is no better way to preserve the elegance and emotions of a formal wedding than on videotape. From the solemn vows of the nuptial ceremony to the happiness of the reception celebration, all the sights and sounds are captured forever. For years, and yes, even generations to come, the magical moments of this truly festive event are there for you and your family to enjoy and treasure. Nothing can ever replace the expressions of joy and tears of happiness that are an integral part of every wedding. A professional videographer can record and preserve these moments for you.
The wedding video is perhaps one of the most misunderstood and maligned bridal services available today. The public is still largely unsure of what a professional videotape of a wedding looks like. It is not simply a home movie with sound. Many couples have seen and were disappointed by wedding videos filmed by friends or "rookie" videographers. Better equipment and experienced videographers are now plentiful.
Many options are available on coverage. However, the most popular include: start-up titles, photographs of childhood and growing up years, filming at bride and groom's homes prior to service, church service, garden/studio scenes, receiving line, first and last dances, speeches, garter and bouquet scenes, informal guest interviews, and final farewells.
A wise consumer will shop for a videographer. Professional videographers will have demo tapes as a sample of their work and will offer planning sessions. Review the demo tape and discuss style of taping and any personal points you wish to cover. Start looking and reserve your date as soon as possible.
During taping, your videographer should "blend" into the background. His attendance at the rehearsal, plus extensive planning beforehand, will ensure everything is captured just the way you want it. His equipment is totally silent and, for the most part, will work in available lighting.
Your choice of a video company is crucial to the success of your taping. Interview several companies. View their work, ask how long they have been in business, how many weddings they have filmed to date, and also whether you receive the master tape, and edited tape, or both. Be sure of their reputation. Ask for references and always remember, you get what you pay for. The average cost should typically be as much as you would pay for your photography.
Have a clear understanding of the fee structure. Prices will usually depend on the number and quality of cameras, editing time, number of locations, and special production needs. Some videographers will charge per camera, per hour, while others may offer all inclusive packages.
In the planning session talk about all the events you wish to be taped. You may want to help design your own package and include footage of the rehearsal, the bridal shower, interviews with parents, the bride and groom in final preparation, or any other special event that appeals to you . . . all the sights and sounds captured for your special memories.
With a professional Wedding Video you will enjoy the sound, music and emotion of your special day for years to come.
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