- Photography Blog
- Wednesday, 13 December 2017 14:20
Finally, at long last, it's your special day. After months of meticulous and endless planning your finally down to the last 24 hours and they pass in a frenzied blur. The way you recall your wedding day is by watching that neatly edited video that captures every highlighted moment of your special day. If you're seeking a professional wedding producer in London, you will want to know these handy hints to help you get the very best out of the most special event of your life.
Your Casting Couch
Knowing exactly how to record the most important day of your life may be tricky. Most cameras of today have video and that coupled with some user friendly software will make anyone an expert. While it may be tempting to ask friends or family, it might also be the biggest mistake of your special day. Opting to set an amount for the photography and the video could be your best bet to ensure that you have a top quality video of your special event. Anything else could give you a false sense of security.
What To Look For
Always select a wedding photographer and videographer that has a superb track record. You don't want to take anything for granted. You also don't want to be the first client the company or person has ever had. You'll want to see some examples of their work, a website and perhaps touch base with a few former clients and find out how things went for them.
Meet The Team
Before your big day, you'll want to meet the team that will be doing your video. You won't want to take any chances that they don't have a clue what they're doing. You'll want to know that they understand what you're looking for and help them to focus on a theme for your personality. Check for how well you work together as a team. Do they have a back up plan if someone is sick? What if the camera or video cam breaks down? Ask all the questions you can think of and then ask some more.
What Will You Get?
You'll want to be sure that you're getting your money's worth. Find out what will and won't be filmed, how it will be filmed and if there are any extra charges for specific things you may wish to have filmed (example: a few minutes with the bride or groom before the ceremony). You don't want to leave anything to chance. Follow a script or scenario and play it out.
Plan and Then Plan Some More
Planning is everything when it comes to your big day. Plan it out and plan some more. You only get one opportunity at this so make it count.
Set A Schedule
Agree on your filming schedule prior to the big day. What do you want them to cover in the video? What don't you want covered? You're going to be so busy this day so get it all planned out and make sure the photogrpaher and videogrphaer both know what you want.
Yes to The Rehearsal
If you have your videographer attend the rehearsal they can get a better idea of where everyone will be standing etc. Invite them and help them to know what to expect. Do you want them to be discreet and unobtrusive? Then show them where to stand etc.
And They Lived Happily Ever After....or Did They?
According to surveys, 98 percent of people suggest that brides should have their wedding video taped so that they can remember the big day. "Why?" you may ask, because you'll be so busy you're likely to forget those special moments. Plus, you can relive them with friends and family time and again.
About the Author
Amy Rice wrties for http://www.tech-tv.co.uk when not writing, I enjoy spending time with my daughter, walking, reading and lifting free weights in the gym.