Tampa Wedding Videographers


A lot of brides wonder if it is worth it to hire a wedding videographer. They have some people in their ear telling them that this is an area where they can shave costs and they have other people telling them that a videographer is a must hire. We can tell you from our experience that the number one regret that couples have after their wedding day is over is that they did not hire a videographer. We cannot stress to you enough that as great as it is to have a photographer, it is not enough. Videography is a completely different medium and one that you will never get tired of. Consider how much you really enjoy watching a movie. Well, think how much more you will enjoy a movie where you and your fiance are the stars. Videography brings with it emotions and sound and a rich experience. It is the most powerful medium in the world. Now, how can you pass up an opportunity to have that. The only thing that you want to make sure of is that you are able to find a professional videographer in the Tampa area that will make you proud. Here is a guide of sorts to help you in your pursuit of your very own videographer.

One thing that you really need to know about videographers is that they all have different styles. This is something that it is very good for you to be read up on. If you happened to hire a videographer with a style that did not mesh with your vision or the way that you want the video depicted, you would not be happy. For example, a documentary style videographer presents the events of your wedding in a chronological fashion documenting every step of the way. If you are seeking an artistic approach, you would not want a documentary style videographer. So, our suggestion is for your to become semi-knowledgeable about the styles that are out there. Then when you talk with potential candidates about your needs, you will not only be able to talk about these styles in an intelligent way, but you won't be blindsided by the vocabulary they hit you with. Start by doing some research online and start viewing portfolio footage online. When you see some videos that are of a style that you really like, write down the contact information.

When you have a working list, see if they have your wedding date available on their calendar. Sit down and talk to the ones that do. You will want to view at least two full videos of past weddings. This will give you a sense of how their mind works and whether you might be interested in them shooting your wedding. How long have they been in business and how many weddings they have done? Experience is extremely important. Are they a likeable person? Remember, you will be spending a lot of time with them and you not only want to enjoy it but you want to make sure you are going to hire someone who will treat your special guests with respect. Ask them for references that you could contact. And don't just let them sit on a table or desk, talk to each one and ask about their overall experience.

To give you a general idea, wedding videography packages can range from $1,000 to $15,000. Share your budget with the candidate and have a talk about what they might be able to do for you within your budget. Once you have finished all of your interviews, one particular candidate should come to the forefront. At this point you will be glad that you put all of the footwork in and you will be ready to book your very own professional videographer.



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