With a video you are able to see, enjoy and relive so many of the things you missed during the ceremony. Many of the events you will see for the first time on video. A good video needs two essentials;

Careful planning

You will need to discuss in detail your requirements for the day

What is the imagery you expect?

The videographer may need additional lighting in the church to video the ceremony. You may have to seek permission from the minister

Some of the coverage can be left to spontaneous shots on the day

A professional cameraman experienced in weddings

  • Choose the videographer with the same care as you choose the stills photographer
  • Ask to see samples of their work
  • Look for an edited, sharp picture complete with titles, good sound and music.
  • You need a professional videographer skilled in weddings who will work in conjunction with and complement the work of the stills photographer
  • The master tape should be recorded on a super VHS, U matic or Betacam.
  • If you are going to store the master video ask how you should look after it.
  • A bonus of the video tape is that you can send copies to distant relatives who were unable to attend the wedding. They will be able to completely relive the moments.

Your contract should be in writing and contain;

  • Exact type of coverage you would like
  • The number of videographers to be employed
  • The number of cameras to be used
  • The amount and types of editing
  • The date, time and location of your wedding
  • Is the editing, titling and music included in the package
  • Will you pay an hourly fee or a flat rate for the coverage?
  • Is there a cost for additional tapes