Believe it or not, the vast expanse of the Internet likely holds the keys to finding the perfect videographer for your upcoming nuptials. Search engines these days do a very good job of presenting you options that can be found right in your very own geographical area. Meaning that if you search on Google for a videographer and you live in San Francisco, then chances are that Google will show you San Francisco videographers at the top of your search results. This is very helpful because if you’re getting married in San Francisco, a videographer from Sydney, Australia would probably be a little expensive.
That’s not to suggest that you shouldn’t check out the website of a videographer from Sydney. Websites contain helpful resources that show you what to look for in a good videographer. One of the most beneficial resources you can find would be video clips. Taking a look at their videos from other weddings can give you some great ideas for your wedding video. It will also provide some starting points of discussion between you and the videographer you select. It will also likely give you some idea of the costs involved in the process.
There are some other excellent places to look at when considering videographers. Any wedding service providers such as florists or dress shops or photographers for that matter, will likely be aware of videographers in your immediate area. They’re also more than likely to have some opinion about different videographers they may have worked with, or even through word-of-mouth from other contacts within the wedding business. As with any business, word-of-mouth is often one of the best recommendations you can go with. Especially if the florists, photographer, Baker, or dressmaker are people that you can trust.
Of all these other wedding service providers the photographer is most likely to have the most contacts for a videographer. Simply because photography and videography shares somewhat the same characteristics in common. One is just still pictures, and the other is moving pictures. Some of the bigger photography studios, may actually offer both services. If you’re comfortable with your photographer, it makes sense to have them provide videography services as well.
Don’t forget about asking your church or wedding hall staff either. I’m quite sure they seem more than their fair share of photographers, videographer and an assortment of wedding planners. They would’ve also seen them in action, so it makes sense to ask them their opinion as well. Not to mention, that any videographer they recommend, will have visited their establishment in the past. Being familiar with the building architecture and layout, is obviously a bonus.
As you can see, there are plenty of places to look for a good videographer. The are couple of other things you may want to think about before you make your final decision though. Be sure to view samples from the videographers previous work. Bearing in mind, that they be showing you the best they’ve ever done, and none of the mishaps. Unless of course there may be some humorous, entertaining ones. Cost is also another consideration you will have to weigh. Remember, that as with all things around weddings, seasonal price variances will occur.
Once you got the videographer you want, be sure they understand what you’re looking for. The more time you spend with them, the more likely the chances, that you’ll be happy with the final result.