Hiring a wedding videography service is expensive, difficult and often requires a ton of research. While, there are a number of wedding videography services to choose from with prices ranging from a few hundred dollars to over two thousand dollars the fact is that price alone does not determine the quality of service. Many professionals may price their services high to cater to a more high end client but that does not make them any better than the cheap ones out there. So, in order to find a really good videography service you should know what questions to ask prior to making a decision.
How will you capture my wedding?
This is a broad question to ask and you’re going to receive a number of different answers here. Many videographers will talk about the various angles they will use, their new camera, the latest software etc. However, what you should really be listening for is what type of shots they will take. A professional videographer will also talk about looking for a good vantage point, prepping for the potential of bad weather and editing your wedding video to make it fun.
What format will I get my wedding video in?
Most videographers will provide you with a Bluray or DVD. Ideally, you should get a Bluray if the video has been captured and produced in HD 1080p.
Will you edit my wedding video?
This is another important question you should ask. Editing ensures that all the good bits of your wedding video remains while all the junk has been taken out. This makes the video more fun and entertaining to watch. Many videographers will also add music to some silent parts which spices things up.
Will my wedding video be color graded?
Color grading is a very important part of the wedding videography process. Unfortunately, few wedding videography services use color grading. Videos which are not color graded look boring and often unprofessional. If you’re going to spend a lot of money hiring a professional make sure that they color grade your wedding video in addition to editing it.
How many videographers do I get?
Many times videography services will send more than one professional to capture your wedding. It is always better to have more than one person capturing the event from multiple angles.
Before you decide upon a wedding videography service always make sure to ask the questions listed above. The more you know the better position you will be in to make a decision. But these questions are certainly a good first step in the right direction.