Thinking about hiring a professional videographer to record a video of the big day? Although you may have already done your research and narrowed down your list of options, before you settle on a videographer you should meet with them first.
During that first meeting it is important that you ask the right questions and find out more about them so that you can be assured they meet your requirements. The most important questions that you should ask are:
- How much experience do you have?
Experience counts for a lot when it comes to wedding videographers, and more experience is always better. Try to find out not only how many years they’ve been working as a wedding videographer, but how many weddings they’ve actually worked on.
- Can you describe the style of your videos?
Did you know that there are lots of different wedding videography styles? As you can imagine it is important that both you and your videographer are on the same page, so you should ask them to describe their style and decide whether or not it is what you want.
- Can you show me any of your previous work?
Odds are you may have already seen the wedding videographer’s highlight reel beforehand – but that isn’t enough. What you really want to see are actual examples of their previous work, so that you can get a better idea of their style as well as the quality that you can expect.
The more examples they’re willing to show you – the better.
- Do you work with a second shooter?
Without a second shooter, it will be difficult to cover the entirety of the wedding and capture video of both the ceremony as well as crowd reactions. For very large weddings you may even want a third or fourth shooter to be present.
- What do you need from us?
It is important that you’re clear on what your wedding videographer will expect from you. That includes whether or not they’ll need a room to set up, access to plug points, or assistance from a member of your wedding party.
- What is your pricing like?
Needless to say you need to know exactly how much it will cost to hire the wedding videographer. Be sure to ask about their packages, as well as any additional charges that may be incurred if the wedding runs late or if you have other specific requests.
- How long will it be before the video is ready?
In general you won’t be able to get your wedding video right after the big day, and your videographer will need to edit it first – which can take a lot of time. Asking them how long it will take can provide you with an idea of what to expect.
See how these questions will help you to learn a lot about the London videographer that you’re interviewing? Based on their answers you should be able to figure out whether or not they’re the right person to be behind the camera at your wedding.
Just remember that you should clear up any concerns that you may have during the interview too. It would be best to come up with a list of questions that you can refer to so that you don’t overlook anything.