Based out of Fresno California, Erik Correa Cofounder of Correa's Photography & Video creates cinematic and distinct videos of unforgettable celebrations. Erik, is a passionate filmmaker who love nothing more than capturing one-of-a-kind love stories. Documenting every powerful scene from their clients’ weddings, these professionals create visually striking keepsakes to be cherished for a lifetime.
Here are the top 10 questions to ask a videographer before your wedding day.
1. What is your videography style?
There are many styles of videography. Whether it is documentary or cinematic, it is important to discuss the type of video style you want, and make sure they offer it.
2. How do you choose the music for the film?
Discussing music is a great idea because it plays such an important part in your wedding film. You will be able to let your videographer know the types of genres you like and you can provide a list of songs for them to choose from.
3. Have you worked with my photographer before?
Your photographer and videographer will be working side by side, so you should make sure they know how to work as a team while capturing your big day.
4. When will I receive my wedding video?
Editing can take awhile, especially during wedding season. Therefore, it is always a good idea to ask when you will receive your final video so you will know when to expect it.
5. How long have you been filming weddings?
This will give you a better understanding of how how long your videographer has been in the industry. You should also ask to see their previous work whether they are new to the industry or old.
6. What equipment will you use?
There are always new methods as well as technology, so it is a good idea to make sure your videographer is up-to-date with the most reliable equipment.
7. Have you shot at my venue before?
This is a great question to see if the videographer is familiar with your venue. If they have shot there before, they will know the ins and outs of the area. If they have not shot at your venue before, then you may want to ask if they will visit before the day-of your wedding.
8. What is your editing process?
Editing can be done in many ways and some types of editing can change the quality of your video film. Asking how your videographer edits their videos will let you know what kind of videos they produce.
9. What packages do you offer?
Videographers usually offer a variety of different packages and deals.You should discuss what package you want such as, having both a trailer video and your wedding highlight film. Or even see if they will do a same-day edit too!
10. Do you have a second shooter?
Having a second shooter is like having another set of eyes at your wedding. This ensures that nothing will be missed during the getting ready process, ceremony, reception, and all the good stuff in between.
Your wedding videographer will capture movement and sound. Still photos provide an image of a moment in time, but wedding videography captures both movement and sound. With a wedding film, you’ll be able to hear your spouse gasp during your first look, your dad’s toast and your mom’s laughter.
You’ll be able to watch your first kiss as newlyweds, your first dance, and your grandmother’s amazing dance moves. You may even be able to view your wedding venue from above with the use of a drone. For as beautiful and artistic as still wedding photos can be, they cannot capture motion or sound—which makes a video a must-have.
Wedding videos encapsulate the emotions of your special day. It’s so important to hire a professional wedding videographer who will not only capture the raw footage of your big day, but also edit it down to create an emotional movie, frequently set to music, that will truly tell the story of your wedding from start to finish.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry—it’s the closest thing to reliving your wedding day. You won't see everything on your wedding day—but your video will. Your wedding day will go by very quickly, and unfortunately, you won’t be able to see everything. For example, you won’t be able to watch your bridesmaids walk down the aisle while you’re waiting in the wings. You won’t see your mother-in-law shed a tear when you say "I do".
You might not see your parents dancing cheek-to-cheek while you’re mingling with guests. But a videographer can capture these moments on film, and allow you to watch them as though you were really there, and see even more moments than you were able to on your wedding day. Having a videographer present will give you a fuller picture of your event—and that's priceless. Wedding videos are easily shareable. Nowadays, videographers are able to upload wedding videos onto platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo.
This allows you to easily share your wedding video with loved ones. Your videographer may also be able to create short clips for you to share on social media. It makes hiring a videographer ideal for those who are having smaller or destination weddings—you can help family members and friends who were unable to attend feel like they were actually there.
You can watch your wedding video again and again. While you can’t hang your wedding video on your wall and see it every day like you can with your photos or put it on your coffee table like a wedding album, you can find special times to watch it and let the memories come flooding back. Host a viewing bash with your wedding party, or watch it every year on your anniversary. Your wedding video will become an important keepsake and family heirloom that you'll treasure forever.
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