5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Hiring a Wedding Videographer and Photographer

When it comes to weddings there are a million things to do and the stress can become overwhelming. On that seemingly never ending to-do list, one of the most important tasks is hiring the perfect videographer and photographer. You only have one chance to get the best wedding photos and video, but don’t worry we’re here to help. Luckily there are a few questions that will lead you to the best choice and we have them for you. Here are 5 of the most important questions to ask yourself before hiring a videographer and photographer for your wedding:

1. ) What style do you want?

In both photography and film there are many different artistic styles. There’s photojournalistic, traditional, formal, documentary, cinematic, creative, and more. To make sure you get the absolute best pictures and video, you and your fiancé should figure out exactly what style you want. On top of styles, you should also ask yourself if you want candid photos or if you prefer posed ones. A great way to decide is by actively browsing wedding inspiration websites and magazines to get a feel for what you like the most. Click here to see what Storyteller Productions offers.

2.) How much do you want to spend?

Before picking your videographer and photographer you should ask yourself what your budget is. The cost of a good videographer and photographer can vary so it’s important to know what your priorities are. For example, if the video isn’t as important as photos for you, then you can spend more of your budget on the photographer and only have the reception filmed. Knowing exactly how much you can spend will eliminate time wasted on videographers and photographers that are out of your price range.

3.) Do you and your fiancé get along with the videographer and photographer?

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and you’re going to end up spending a lot of time with the videographer and photographer you choose. After you’ve narrowed down your choices to a few of your top picks, you should meet with each one in person and ask yourself if you get along with them. Having a good relationship with your videographer and photographer is more important than you think and will lead to a smooth wedding day.

4.) Do your videographer and photographer have good reputations?

Your top choices might fit your budget and style needs, but it’s absolutely essential to ask yourself about their reputations and do some research. When you meet with your videographer and photographer they’re going to bring their A-game because they want the chance to work your wedding. Before making your choice, you have to find out if they will bring their A-game to your wedding too. Ask anyone you can if they know or have used the videographer and photographer you have in mind. Make sure to ask friends, family, party planners, and your vendor too. It’s also a good idea to check out blogs and Facebook for any comments or reviews about your top picks.

5.) Will your videographer and photographer work well together?

Before choosing your videographer and photographer it’s a good idea to see if they will work well together. If they both have similar styles, work methods, and get along with each other then you can rest assured that you’re going to get a beautifully put together video and photos too. If you have the perfect photographer in mind but aren’t sure about a videographer, then ask your photographer for some recommendations of people they’d like to work with, and vice versa! If you’re set on a videographer and a photographer who have never worked together, it’s a good idea to have them meet before the wedding. This way they can come up with a game plan to make sure they can complement each other’s work.

The Perfect Hire

Now take a deep breath in, you’ve got a lot to do to prepare for your big day. These questions won’t help with every aspect of your wedding, but asking them will lead you to the best videographer and photographer. Let that breath out, you’re on your way to checking off a huge item on your wedding day to-do list.

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