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Kennidy Hassell

November 1, 2022

The big day is HERE!! Oh my gosh, it is so exciting. Your emotions are high, hopefully your stress is low and you just are ready to see your person. As a wedding videographer I have seen my fair share of weddings – some that have run more smoothly than others. 

It’s always so hard to see a couple stress during the day of their wedding due to an experience with one of their vendors or by not planning ahead. If you have made the wise decision of hiring a videographer for your big day, they’re going to basically be glued to you the entire time!

The last thing I would ever want is for my couples to feel stressed while I am trying to capture their day. So, I’ve got some tips for you. Here are 4 ways to make your wedding videography a better experience.

Allow Moments To Happen Naturally

You know those scenes in movies or TV shows when someone is like “Okay… act natural” and then does the complete opposite of acting natural? Yeah, we’re trying to avoid that! Your wedding day video should feel organic and true to your love. So, allow every moment to happen naturally. The second you start over-thinking the way you’re walking or dancing is when things start to get a bit awkward. 

If your videographer is good at what they do, you’ll hardly even notice they’re there! Think of us as your little fly on the wall, who just happens to be holding a giant camera lens. We want you to enjoy your wedding day and live in the moment; it is our job to capture it exactly how it happened so you are able to relive that day not only in your memories but through a screen as well.

Get To Know Your Videographer

Let’s go grab a coffee! I promise your videographer wants to get to know you just as much as you want to learn a little bit more about them. There is no better way to make sure someone captures you and your boo perfectly than by making sure they know your relationship! Invite your videographer to gain a little inside look at your relationship and what it is that made you two fall in love. Need a place to start? Here are some suggestions on what to share.

  • How did you two meet?
  • Where was your first date?
  • What are some of your favorite things to do together? 
  • What is your favorite thing about your partner? 

Your videographer will take note of these answers and find a way to bring it to life in your wedding video. But, your videographer getting to know you is just one part of the puzzle. You need to get to know your videographer as well! So, don’t be afraid to ask some questions as well. Here are some good ones.

  • When did you start in videography?
  • What made you fall in love with wedding videography? 
  • What is your favorite part of the wedding video?

After asking some open ended questions, you’ll immediately feel closer to your videographer and trust them to capture your day perfectly. But, go ahead and throw some fun questions in there as well. Here are some of my favorites.

  • What is your favorite animal? TV show? Vacation destination? 
  • If you could have one superpower what would it be and why?

The questions will start rolling off your tongue and conversation will flow easily. Be willing to open up and let them in!

Include Your Vows

Your wedding vows are so meaningful. They’ll feel emotional and heavy but in the best way. Ask your videographer to make sure they film your wedding vows (with audio, of course!). I promise you’ll be soooo happy you did five, ten, fifteen years later. Hearing you and your partner recite your vows on your wedding day to one another will fill your heart with so much love! Pro tip: make sure your videographer is experienced with producing great sound quality. The last thing you want is for your videographer to film the vows without good sound (yikes!)

Understand The Importance Of Video

As a wedding videographer, I may be bias but I do believe that hiring a videographer is seriously one of the most important additions you can make to your wedding day. Everyone mentions the importance of having a photographer, which yes! They are important. But, videographers are able to capture your wedding day in a way that photos cannot. With live-picture you not only capture a moment but all of the emotions in between. Re-watching your wedding video will feel like a warm hug. Who wouldn’t want to relive their wedding day again and again and again?! I mean it’s the BEST day ever!

Get the most out of your video by re-watching it as part of a yearly tradition! Every year on your anniversary, find the time to sit down together and re-live the day you committed to one another. So much can change in a year so being able to return to a day that was monumental is going to put a lot into perspective. Plus, if you decide to have kids one day they will LOVE the opportunity to watch that video. 

The more you understand the importance of video the easier it will be to work with your videographer! Similar to photography, videography is an art. Understand that there is a lot that goes into creating the perfect wedding video and your videographer wants to make sure they get it right. Ultimately, you will be so happy you made the decision to hire a videographer but this shouldn’t be a stressful experience. 

At the end of the day I want your wedding videography experience to be the best it can be. There is no need to add on stress to an already overwhelming day. So, I hope you do take these tips and apply them as you continue your search to find the videographer who is perfect for you. Don’t get discouraged if it takes a few tries! I promise it will be worth it.

Looking for a videographer who’s the perfect fit to capture your day? Let’s get to know each other! Head to my contact form to inquire, and let’s chat!

4 Ways To Make Your Wedding Videography A Better Experience