What to Look for in a Professional Wedding Videographer

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Apr 13 2022

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Your wedding is perhaps the most special day of your life. So, you'd want to remember it forever. But memories can be a fickle thing. Luckily, getting a professional wedding videographer can help you capture every detail of your special day. All you need is to find the right one.

Videography Experience

The most important part of a professional wedding videographer is their experience. This will help ensure that you have a wedding video that you'll be proud of even years later. While the number of years of experience may not necessarily matter, the type of weddings they've done and the types of videos they've created will. Ideally, you'd want to look for a professional wedding videographer who has experience in creating cinematic wedding videos, which are more artistic and creative, and which tend to be unique for the couple, as well.

The company needs to have a demo reel to show you how they do their work. It should showcase some of their past work (perhaps their most popular ones) and be updated on a regular basis.

Their examples should also showcase a variety of different wedding styles, so you can get an idea of how they work with couples that are similar to your own.

Video Editing Skills

Another thing to look out for is the videographer's editing skills. Ideally, they should have experience in creating artistic wedding videos and be able to blend the footage together in such a way that it's visually appealing and thematic.

The best wedding videographers should be able to create a video that's cohesive and consistent in tone, style and theme. This will ensure that the video has a flow to it and that every shot ties into it.

For a truly cinematic video, your professional wedding videographer should be able to create a video that tells a story. They should be able to use slow motion and other cinematic techniques to create a video that wow's the audience.

Equipment and Support

Last but not least, a professional wedding videographer should have the equipment and support to make your wedding video as good as it possibly can be. Good gear includes state-of-the-art equipment, where you can choose from a wide range of camera types, lenses and drones.

The wedding videographer should also have a good equipment insurance policy to cover any damage that might occur – and make sure they are professional enough to be around during the rehearsal and other important events to make sure they get the best possible shots.

And most importantly, your wedding videographer should support you and your vision. The right videographer should be able to work with you to identify your needs and give you the type of video you're looking for. They should also work with you to create a videography plan that works for you and with your schedule.

Final Thoughts

Finding the right wedding videographer is a difficult thing to do. But, with so many options out there, it's actually quite easy. As long as you look at the right things and ask the right questions, you won't have to worry about hiring the wrong wedding videographer.

Capture memories of your wedding that will last forever with the help of 1 Entertainment. We are wedding planners in Surrey that offer wedding videographer services. From getting ready through to the ceremony and then onto your speeches, cutting of the cake and first dance, we can cover as much or as little as you would like. Get in touch with us today!