Insider's Tips: Tip #51: You people make me want to scream!!!
We are videographers. We are cinematographers. We are film makers. We are video ninjas. Whatever you want to call us, fine. We are passionate about the work we do. The work speaks for itself.
When you are searching for a videographer (and you should be!!!), look for someone that you connect with. I feel that you should have an emotional reaction to our work. Brides call/email us crying because they just watched the clips on our website. That’s an emotional reaction. Our brides actually LOVE their wedding film more than their photos most of the time!! I know, you can't even imagine that now, but it will happen. That's the part that makes me so crazy. Just trust me and let us do our job.
I hear it over and over from bridesmaids and others. "I just got married last month and I didn't hire a professional videographer for my wedding." It's unfortunate because you can't go back and redo your wedding day. If the company you hire knows what they are doing then you are going to get a priceless treasure from your wedding day.
A few years ago a bride's grandmother got very sick the day after the wedding and never recovered. We had captured some great footage of her at the wedding. We were able to use every piece of usable footage as a tribute to her grandmother. We even had natural audio of her grandmother laughing. I don't know if you have ever lost a loved one, but to be able to remember how they looked and sounded is such a gift.
The above example was used to help you understand that a wedding video not only will capture the things that you understandably find important - your wedding ceremony and vows, your first dance, the funny moment during cake cutting - but it will also capture the things that you might not realize how very important they will become.