I’ll admit that when we first started the planning process, videography wasn’t high on our list of priorities. Like many brides, I was more concerned about capturing the day through classic, timeless photography, and as a result, we splurged big-time in that category. But as the months marched on and our wedding ideas really started coming together, I realized it would be a terrible shame to pour so much love, money and time into our big day, but not have a “real-time” record of our vows, the laughter and tears of our guests, and our special “first look” moment with each other.
However, since many videographers in our wedding market charge as much or more than a professional photographer, we just weren’t sure whether this would be doable or not. Then, last August, thanks to a tip for our photographer, we struck gold with a great up-and-coming videographer willing to offer us eight hours of footage for just $1,000. (Trust me -- that’s an absolute steal in our area!)
While viewing footage from past weddings he’s filmed, we were impressed by his simple, straightforward style, and crisp cleanup editing, which is exactly what we’re looking for. Plus, as a bonus, he’s filmed events and prayer services at our church before, and is therefore very familiar with the layout and acoustics of the venue. After we receive the cleanup edit from him after the wedding, I’m also hoping to either hire someone or find a way on my own to create a few fun montages and video trailers.
Are you hiring a videographer for your wedding? Why or why not? Do you have any advice for me about how to best edit the rough footage after the celebration?
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