You may or may not hire a videographer for your wedding. And in either case, we fully support your decision. If you are hiring a videographer, here are a few things to consider to ensure a smooth wedding day.
Planning & Communication
All videographers work differently. Some videographers may want to piggy back off of the photographer's direction. They may stay in the background and leverage the direction of the photographer to get the shots they need. Others want to have their own dedicated time on the wedding to give their own style of direction.
We work closely with our clients to ensure that we have the appropriate amount of time to create the quality of work on your wedding day that you hired us for. Over years of experience, we've learned just how long each segment of the wedding day takes for us to photograph for our style of work.
Our timeline requirements do not include any time needed for videography direction. If your videographer requires dedicated time for their work, you will want to factor that into your timeline in addition to your photography time.
We also recommend communicating clearly with your videographers around any expectation of their presence during events your wedding day like the your first kiss or your ceremony in general.
Our philosophy during events like your ceremony or other times that we are not directing is to "blend in" and attract as little attention as possible. We keep the back and side during the ceremony, using powerful "zoom" lenses to crop our shots in close while staying out of sight. So if your videographer chooses to stand at the front and center of your ceremony, they may obstruct key shots like the first kiss.
While we do everything we can to capture the whole story of your wedding day as beautifully as possible, we are not able to omit things like tripod stands and cameras positioned in our frame.
With proper communication and planning, we will enjoy working with your videographer and having another set of talented professionals on the same team.