As photographers we’ll always value a print over a wedding video – not because we think it’s better or worse – but a print is timeless and not technology dependant and holding a print and really studying the image is something you cannot put a value on. However, for those that want their day captured as a wedding video it is a great addition. We’ve worked with many videographers both professional and amateur. Some that do amazing work and some not so much.
The videographers that seem to give the best result, we find, are those that film the proceedings without intruding in what anyone is doing. When we work with videographers we add some extra movement to our images – for example we may ask the bride and groom to walk along a pathway whilst we capture some images, which provides great footage for the videographer as well as us.
When looking for someone to shoot a wedding video for you, it’s a good idea to look at some of their past work to make sure you like what you see and find out how long it will take after your wedding day to get your finished product. Wedding video is like most anything in that you get what you pay for, so be prepared to spend $3,000 to $5,000 for a quality job. We meet many married couples who regret that they didn’t invest a little more in their wedding video or do a bit more research beforehand.
When we recommend a wedding video provider we do so by ticking off certain criteria. They must be on time to everything, they need to work well with the photographer at the wedding, they must work well with the bride and groom and of course must provide a quality product. Again, we don’t recommend a company simply because we met them, or they asked us to, if we recommend them, then we truly believe they do great work.