Are you thinking about hiring a provider of wedding photography and videography for your special day of matrimony? It’s a great idea, but you need to keep in mind the fact that this kind of service can be expensive and range greatly in terms of the quality of the final product you receive.
In order to make sure you get the best value for money and are able to stay within your budget without compromising on quality, keep the following tips in mind when you are hiring and using a provider of wedding photography and videography.
The marriage industry is big, bloated, and very much dependant on referrals to differentiate between the competition providers of the various services people want. Wedding photography and videography are quite a diverse and expansive field with some providers being extremely expensive and trading on their namesake and reputation (for example, they may have worked on celebrity ceremonies).
Start by asking for referrals from other couples you know had amazing pictures and videos from their big day. If you like what you saw, then it’s a safe bet that the provider they used will also be a good it for your ceremony.
Take a look at the websites of the providers you are considering for wedding photography and videography and inspect the stylistic differences they have. See how flexible they are and perhaps ask if they are able to mix and match different things that you like from their portfolio.
If you have certain cultural expectations and needs that need to be respected than make sure that the providers that you are considering meet that criteria. It would be terrible if you fell in love with someone’s style only to find out they can’t mesh with other aspects that are important.
When you have a shortlist of candidates that you might visit, try interviewing each of them so you can get a better sense of who they are and how they like to work. You can learn a great deal in just a 5-minute phone call that will give you more peace of mind about the decision you end up making in the end.
Ask them questions about their history with wedding photography and videography and where they learnt their skills. Ask them about their experience working on ceremonies that are similar in scale to yours and get them to elaborate on their video editing process.
Ask them about extras like drone flyovers and other additions that can make your big day really stand out when you are showing people photos and videos from it. It’s worth spending extra to get memorable stuff since you will be glad you did it later in life when you look back at these memories.
Don’t hold back any important questions you have about how they work as you want to be extra sure you are getting good value for your money. Once they are there and working on the day, it is too late to reconsider since you won’t have any recording of your big day whatsoever.
Hopefully, the above information gives you some more insight into how to find, hire, and use the best wedding photography and videography that you can get for your big day to make it great!