Videographers seem expensive – what am I getting for my money?
Booking a wedding videographer is undoubtedly a considerable investment, but one that will give a great return!
If you’re anything like me, you were a bit shocked when you first saw what wedding videographers charge. So let me break it down so you know exactly what you’re getting for your money:
Getting good at this didn’t happen overnight or come easy. I’ve invested a lot of time and money to reach a professional standard which I’m proud of!
All the expensive gear and professional editing software I use mean I can give you beautiful, cinematic film that you’ll want to watch for years to come - something I believe can’t be replicated on smartphones, GoPros or similar.
Investing in someone experienced means your videographer can anticipate where they need to be and when, what might go wrong, what angles will look beautiful and essentially capture the most important day of your life so far in the best possible light.
I make it my mission to know as much as I can about your day, in order to be in the best position possible to film it. I research and/or visit the venue, reach out to your photographer, update any equipment that I need to and, my favourite part, meet you if at all possible!
This is probably the biggest chunk of the investment – once your day is over and the filming complete, my job has only just begun. Of course all videographers have their own way of working, but for me the process starts by backing up all the footage and watching everything back, then comes choosing the music, planning the sequence/story, selecting all the shots and the edit itself. Finally, I add transitions, effects and graphics.
You receive the trailer, full film, ceremony, speeches and first dance all as separate files – all of these have been given the editing treatment as described and exported from professional editing software. These are then uploaded to a USB stick and burnt to DVD or BluRay, before being packaged up in a beautifully personalised parcel, just for you.
So, by time you sit down to watch your film, I’ve spent an estimated 40 hours and all the care I can possible muster into putting it together, and I’ve loved every moment :-)
Finally, I came across this genuine post in a wedding planning group on Facebook recently, which sums it up perfectly for me –
Do you agree? I'd love to hear what you think or answer any questions you might have!