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Wedding Photography & Videography

For your upcoming wedding, if possible, you should allow yourself about 10 to 12 months to find the right photographer and/or videographer. Typically, these professionals book far in advance so good planning is crucial. This will give you a much better chance of scheduling a high quality individual.

As you begin your search, use the following criteria to help you make the best decision. Remember, the photographer and/or videographer should be willing to offer whatever information you need s if you are met with hesitation, you should continue your search.

  • Can retouching be done?

  • Does the individual know how to create special effects?

  • Are sample photographs from other weddings crisp, clean quality?

  • Can you keep the negatives? If so will you be charged?

  • Are various types of shots offered?

  • What does a finished wedding album include and what is the overall cost?

  • Do you feel comfortable with this individual?

  • Is the person being interviewed the same person that will shot the wedding? If not, who will be and what are this persons credentials?

  • What happens in the case of emergency? Is there a backup person and if so, who is it and how will contact him or her?

  • What type of payment is accepted? When is the deposit and final payment due?

  • How early can the photographer arrive to capture candid shots?

  • How late can the photographer stay and will he or she take shots at the reception?

  • How are proofs viewed? What is the timeframe to receive your final photos?

Just as you need to know what you will be buying from a photographer, it is important that you know exactly what your video package will include. Therefore, the following information will help you through the process.
  • Multi-camera

  • Stills

  • Unedited tape

  • Narration

  • Titles

  • Close-up shots

  • Background music

  • Interviews with guests and family members

  • Is it possible to integrate interviews in various parts of the tape?

  • What creative options for taking are available humorous versus seriousness?

  • What all is included in the price?

  • Will you receive an itemized agreement with all aspects of the videography listed?

  • As with the photographer, if there should be an emergency, will there be a backup videographer available? If so, who will this person be?

  • What is the number of tapes in the package?

  • Will the tapes come professionally packaged with a case, labels, album, etc?

  • How early can the videographer arrive to capture footage?

  • How late can the videographer stay?

  • How much would it cost to have the videographer stay longer than scheduled?

  • Who will have physical control over the tape? If the videographer, would you be able to purchase it?

  • What are the guarantee, refund, and cancellation policy?

  • Can you choose the music?

  • What type of equipment will be used?

  • How many years does the videographer have with weddings?

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