10 Things to Know Before Hiring Your Videographer

10 Things to ask before you hire a videographer for your wedding.

Finding the right wedding videographer can be difficult. Here’s a guide of 10 questions to ask your videographer to help you pick the best team for your day!

1) How long have you been filming weddings?

I’ve been filming weddings for about 10 years. This is an important question to ask to make sure you are hiring someone with expertise in live events.

2) How many cameras do you use?

I use at least 2 cameras (sometimes 3) for all the super-important events! (i.e., The Ceremony!) That way, I have multiple angles to choose from and don’t miss anything!

3) Who will be filming our wedding?

I do! Right now, I am the main shooter, but I have associates I can reach out to if you would like to add a second shooter! This is a very crucial question, especially for larger companies, because the bigger the company, the more people it may employ. You also want to ask if you can meet the person shooting your wedding if it isn’t the person responding to your inquiry.

4) How do you protect my footage?

Immediately, carefully and multiple times! Once I get home from your event, I save your footage on multiple drives in case of drive failure. I also back it up to Google Drive in case of fire.

5) Do you have backup personnel and equipment?

Yes! I know several videographers that we can reach out to in case of an emergency. I also carry backup audio recorders and cameras in case of malfunction and always have more batteries and cards than I actually need.

6) How long is the final film?

10-15 Minutes. This is my sweet spot. Every videographer is different. You should always ask how long your final film will be and what else they include in the package.

7) Can I add extra hours?

Of course, you can! You can add them beforehand or on the day of your wedding. I will also check to see if you want me to stay later, about 15 minutes before my scheduled end time. Don’t be afraid to say yes! I want to make sure I film everything you want me to capture!

8) Do you charge travel fees?

Travel is included in the collection!

9) How do you choose the music you will use?

I have to license the music that I use. That being said, I have several websites that I can license music from. I listen to the music I can license regularly and pick music based on the feel of your day. If you would like to have a little more say in what music I choose, I can create a playlist that I can share with you that I think fit the vibe of your day.

10) How many weddings do you film a year?

Starting in 2023, I will only be taking 15 weddings max. This way, I can give each couple the time and attention they deserve. As a result, it also helps me not rush through your video and allows me to send out a film I am proud of.

Early Summer Wedding at Wannamoisett Country Club

If you are interested in why you should hire a videographer for your wedding, read this! https://stillwaterweddingfilms.com/2020/03/11/why-videography-is-important-on-your-wedding-day/

Research: https://www.weddingwire.com/wedding-ideas/questions-to-ask-a-videographer

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About Ashlee

Your Wedding Videographer.

My passion is creating relaxed, candid, and unique wedding films so you can watch your commitment and celebration again and again for years to come.

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