Photography & Videography
When should I book my photographer and videographer?
12+ months in advance! This was you can properly get to know the person capturing your big day, and even do an engagement shoot to get comfortable with them!
Can’t I just have my friends take pictures?
Don’t let anyone convince you that skimping on wedding photography is a good idea. It’s really the only thing that lasts after your big day. Photographers are trained to capture the most important moments and raw emotions so that you can relive them over and over again.
I’ll skip the video to save some money.
We are always heartbroken to hear couples say that they will not hire a videographer. The day goes by rather quickly and there are things you’ll miss that your videographer will have captured. Also, think of the sounds, the laughter, the speeches that cannot be captured in a photo. It’s one of those things you don’t think you’ll need, but may regret in the future. Even if you just get raw footage (and not an edited version), book a videographer!
What are some tips for booking a photographer and videographer?
- Find a photo and video style you like (documentary, portraiture, artistic, edgy, etc).
- Meet your photographer and videographer to establish a relationship. Make sure your personalities mesh and you feel comfortable.
- Purchase the full package, not blocks of hours. If you run over the limit on the day of your wedding, you’ll pay a much higher hourly rate on the spot.
- Get postproduction details. When will you receive your proofs, your final edits, your album?