How to Find the Right Videographer

One of the biggest regrets people say they have is not having a video to remember all of the amazing memories they created. Memories are fleeting and eventually fade away. Will you remember the speech that your maid of honor gave at your reception, or the words your father said to you when he first saw you in your dress, or the look your soon to be husband had on his face as you walked down the aisle? Hiring a videographer to film your wedding is an important decision. Choosing the right videographer is important, but how do you know you’ve chosen the right one?

When searching for a wedding videographer for your wedding, one of the first things you should do is check the company’s portfolio. Forget about the packages, if you don’t like what you see, you won’t like what you get. Every company puts their best foot forward and what they put out there for you to see is their best work. If you don’t like the videos you see, chances are they won’t be much better than what’s on their site.

Read reviews. You can generally rely on past clients to tell you the deal with the company they hired. People feel compelled to write reviews when they have had a very good or very bad experience. There are enough videographers out there that you should be able to find ones no one can say anything bad about. Don’t settle for anything less than five stars. If there are bad reviews, read them. Do your research and find out what the story is. You want to be one of the people leaving that five star review at the end of the day, not the one star.

Meet the staff. It is good practice to meet the people you are considering hiring. They will, after all, be spending the entire day with you on one of the most important days of your life. If you don’t mesh well with the people you hired, they could put a damper on your day. Make sure your videographers are easy going and professional. If you have a good connection with them, your day will run smoothly and you will get outstanding footage. You also want them to work well with your other vendors and wedding photographer. If you hire professionals and you like their personalities, it will be smooth sailing.

Ask yourself how good you feel about your decision. There should be no doubt in your mind that you hired the right people and that you are going to get an amazing product. If the company you are considering didn’t seem professional or left questions in your mind as to whether or not you would be happy with the end product, walk away. If you are hiring a professional, there should be no question as to whether or not they will deliver. There are amateurs out there in the world of wedding video and you definitely don’t want to leave anything to chance. Why gamble with your wedding audio or the footage of you coming down the aisle? It only happens once, and it happens quickly. Don’t have buyers remorse when you receive a sub par video or when the videographer shows up late or not at all. Know that you will receive a superior product.

When you are looking for a wedding videographer for your Buffalo wedding, or destination wedding, know that Black Horse Videography is a professional and award winning company. Come meet us and see our work. You won’t be disappointed.