Planning your wedding is filled with details and things to consider, but if you are planning to have a videographer create a video of the ceremony, you need to make sure you have someone with the proper equipment ready in advance. While you may have a great photographer already lined up, they may not be able to produce video, and often the photographer would need extra help to handle the still and the video.
Finding a Videographer
Like hiring a photographer, you can find a videographer in many of the same places you look for still photographers. It is a good idea to look for one that specializes in wedding videography and has experience. A videographer that films news or sports might be great at what they do, but there is a big difference in the way the video for a wedding is created.
Check the videographer's website and portfolio to see the work they have done in the past and then set up an interview with them so you can ask any questions you have about the process. This is an excellent time to ask for references and for samples of the videos they have created for other couples that you can view. The video has to be done right the first time because you cannot go back after the event and reshoot it.
Talk to Your Photographer
You may want to talk to your photographer about finding someone to do the video for your wedding. The photographer may have someone they have worked with in the past that they can recommend for your wedding video, and they may even be able to set up the video work for you. The wedding industry is a tight-knit group of people, and most of the local providers for services in your area have likely crossed paths before.
Online Listings and Accurate Information
There are many websites couples use to find all kinds of service providers for their wedding, so taking the time to browse the listing for a videographer can be a good option. Make sure you are going to a reputable site and that the website verifies the information for providers they list.
You do not want to get close to your wedding date, only to find that the videographer is not going to show up or, worse, doesn't show on the day of the wedding. Vetting the videographer and their information needs to start early enough that you can change directions and hire someone else if you find anything that makes you unsure about using them.
For more information on wedding videography, reach out to a videographer in your area.