Hiring a wedding photographer is high on your list of things to do for your wedding. But on your priority scale, you also want to consider a wedding videographer almost as highly. Believe us, you will be sorry if you don't hire a videographer and you will be very sorry if you hire the wrong videographer. While photographs that we well done can be amazing, video footage gives you a different sense of what happen, how it happened, and in helping your memory of the most special day in your life. This day is big enough in the grand scheme of your life that you don't want to miss every opportunity to capture it in creative ways. Some great videographers reside in the Atlanta area and you want to find one of them for your wedding. We are here to help as much as possible.
Try to educate yourself on videography as much as possible. It is very important to hire a professional that shares the video style that you like the most. Make sure that you understand what the different styles mean. If it is documentary style, the video will present the events of your wedding in a chronological way. If it is cinematic style, there will be a more dramatic flair with interesting angles and a movie feel. Or maybe you would prefer a mix of styles. It is all up to you, just make sure that the person your hire shares your style.
You want to make sure that your photography and videography complement each other so talk with all of the professionals that you consider about how they see the relationship. Ask them how they will work with each other. When you meet with the candidates that have promise, talk about what caused them to get into the videography business. Take a look at wedding footage they have shot in the past. Do you like what you see? Is the style to your liking? Notice the quality of the editing. Check out at least five references. A lot of people don't take this seriously, but they really should. There is nothing like first hand knowledge of how someone works and to gauge the quality of their work.
Go over a sample shot list they have used. Make sure you can add and subtract from this list. We recommend that you look for someone that works with an assistant that will be shooting at the same time. The additional angles and creativity this will provide you is worth it. When they tell you the bottom line cost, you want to make sure that there are no hidden costs involved. If the number they give you is way over your budget number, there is no harm in asking how you could possibly save in order to get the number down close to your budget. Based on your research, if you know that your budget number is not ridiculously low and they are not willing to do something to help you come close, then move on to someone that will.