1. How long have you been shooting weddings ?
For many years to come, you’ll look at this video to remember all your favorite things from your wedding day, so you want someone who will catch all the details. Getting someone with experience is one of the best ways to do this.
2. How would you describe your shooting experience — documentary, cinematic or a mix of both?
Not only do you want to get a sense of the style your videographer uses, but you also want to make sure their version of the style aligns with yours. If you want a romantic video, and you and your videographer don’t have the same idea of what that means, you could end up paying for a video you don’t really like. Asking for samples of their work will give you a sense of how professional your wedding videographer is and the kind of work they do.
3. What input do you want from us, and what do you prefer to have final say on?
Many videographers view each piece they create as an artistic endeavor, not just the story of your wedding day but if you have a certain idea of what you want in your wedding video, talk it over with the company and make sure your vision is going to be followed
4. How does your pricing work?
Videographers typically charge a flat rate based on an amount of time. If you’re buying a standard package, it’s important to run through what’s included. And if there’s something you’re hoping for—be it a short trailer to share with family or a hard drive with all of the raw footage—ask about it and get any agreements in writing.
5. Have you shot at my venue before?
Most videographers know how to find the lighting and angles in any room, but if they’ve had a client at your venue it will be easier for the videographers that have shot at the venue before.
6.Will you be the one shooting on the day of ?
Ideally, you’ll have your videographer for the entire day, but big studios often manage multiple weddings per weekend. Schedule a meeting with the assigned videographer to make sure their style meshes with yours.
7.What does your camera and equipment look like?
Most videographers get the job done with a camera no bigger than your photographer’s. Ask about it either way so you know what to expect. Another good thing to see? The microphone they would use for your ceremony—will it be a clip-on ?
8. Will there be a backup cameras on hand for our wedding ?
Without a backup camera , it may be difficult or nearly impossible for your videographer to capture every moment on camera. Many times, a second shooter comes with the videography package, but it is good to ask.