Looking for a photographer could be a hard task but looking for the best wedding videographer is even more difficult…
If you want further information on how to choose the perfect photographer you can actually watch my video where I share my best questions to ask your photographer and actually some of them also fit for the videographers.
But the truth is that the market offers a lot of very good wedding photographers but way fewer videographers. I have my personal list of my 10 favorite European Videographers, just let me know in the comments if you want me to share it with you.
Let’s dive now into the choice of your best wedding videographer, which is obviously, super important from my point of view and for you too if you are reading my blog. Choosing your best wedding videographer in Belgium or elsewhere could be very difficult if you have no clue from where to begin. Why not beginning with a Google research and a romantic geek-night? In this way, you will see a lot of videos and understand which is your common personal taste. Maybe you also met wedding videographers at friends’ weddings. In this case, you might already have found your love-at-first-sight-videographer.
Once you know what style you like, set your budget taking in consideration that for instance making a 5 minutes video asks at least 4 days of work and a lot of technical material and knowledge. So don’t expect to find your best wedding videographer making your video for a 1000€ rate if you’re looking for good taste and quality.
Then another great way to discover cool videographers and styles is to read wedding blogs and we are lucky enough to have And I Said Yes in Belgium. But again, for instance, the beautiful blog “La mariée aux Pieds nus” share 43 beautiful wedding photographers and only 10 videomakers.
Also, why not beginning to follow specific groups on Facebook where you can connect with other brides that can share their experience with you. If you don’t have a direct “coup de foudre” keep your short-list to five videographers maximum and do your homework: visit carefully their website, blog and Youtube Channel to check out videos of other weddings they’ve shot, which will give you an idea of their style, the videographer’s personality and sensibility. Also look for the feedback from their previous clients on their Facebook Page and their website.
Then meet your potential videographers in person (or skype) and assess whether your personalities mesh. If you like what you see on their site call to see if they’re available for your wedding date. If the videographer is already booked on your date, you may want to see if they have an associate or can recommend another shooter with a similar style. Be prepared to talk about your venue, wedding style and what you envision for your video during this meeting.
At this point you are nearly done, you just have to ask your last questions to your best wedding videographer if you still didn’t: How long will last the video? How do we choose the music? What input do you want from us, and what do you prefer to have final say on? Have you ever worked with my photographer? Do you know him or her?
Don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have other questions or to check our availability.
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