How do I choose a professional wedding videographer?
A. I can offer a few suggestions on what to look for. First and
foremost, find someone you connect with. Your videographer will
be with you all day long. He will be mingling with your guests
and right there with you from the wedding vows to the bouquet
toss. Get someone you are comfortable with. Second, really look
at the demos. Don't just watch it and think "What a pretty
bride". Look closely. How smooth is the motion? Is there
anything creative about it? Is it timed properly to the music?
Do you feel anything when you watch it? After you've seen a demo
that you like, ask to see an actual wedding. You may want references
so you can talk to couples who have already used this videographer.
A professional will have the talent, imaginative eye and the knowledge
to anticipate what’s coming up next. That’s incredibly
important. There is only one chance to get that shot. You are
looking for a videographer that is "experienced in weddings".
We have been doing this full-time since 2003. It is what
Q. If I have a still photographer, why should
I have my wedding also videotaped?
A. Do you remember the way he proposed? Of course you do. Its
was so romantic. It was so much fun. You smile every time you
talk about it. Wouldn’t you like to see that again? Sure
you would. So would we. Your wedding day is one of the most monumental
times in your entire life. There is so much to see, so much to
feel, and so much that you can miss. These moments are full of
visions, music, laughter and action that only a professional videographer
Q. My cousin has a camcorder and has offered
to videotape my wedding. Why would your services be any better?
A. If you don’t hire a professional wedding videographer,
then we highly recommend letting your cousin videotape the wedding
for you. Anything is better than nothing. But with all due respect
to your cousin, the quality of what you’ll get will leave
you wanting more and regretting not getting the right people for
the job in the first place. A professional videographer is not
a guest. He is there with one thought in mind. To get you the
very best video shots he can get. Quality is key and its just
church has restrictions on photographers and videographers. Will
this affect my video?
A. Absolutely. Some churches have very tight restrictions and
only let us film from the very back of the church. Some make us
shoot from the balcony. The trouble is that sometimes that balcony
can be the furthest distance from the alter. I have finally come
to the understanding that these churches have such tight rules
based on prior experience with photographers and/or videographers
who did not act in a professional manner and who may have caused
disruption. What a shame for the rest of us. Still,
we have to respect their rules and can only do what we are allowed
to do. We will still do our utmost to make the best of the situations
and deliver you a great video.I encourage you to find out in advance
what the church’s policies are.
How do you feel about companies that offer video service along
with another service, such as photographers or DJs?
A. In my opinion, based on several discussions with various wedding
coordinators, some of these guys are ones to really watch out
for. If I bought a microphone and called myself a DJ, I'm not
really a DJ. And if a DJ buys a video camera and calls himself
a videographer, well, you get the idea. Unfortunately, you
won't find that out until its too late. You might get lucky, but
my experience tells me that you will either have a very good DJ
and a disappointing video, or vice versa. Stick to the specialists.
Watch video demos very carefully. Ask to see actual weddings.
Q. Is it expensive to have a professional
company videotape my wedding?
A. For the services that we provide, nobody will give you a better
price. We think that’s pretty fair. I always tell brides
there are four things that you take away from a wedding: (1) the
Dress, (2) the Rings, (3) the Photos, and (4) the Video. Unfortunately,
everything else is disposable. Think what the flowers are costing
you. They’ll be gone before you get back from your honeymoon.
Think about how much you’ve spent on that cake. If you are
trying to cut corners (and who isn’t), this is not the corner
to cut. This investment will last you for generations and like
any family heirloom, its value will only increase with time.
Do you ever have a sale?
Anytime we do a bridal show, which is not very often, we run a
sale for that entire month and its listed on our Pricing Page.
We also proudly offer an Active Duty Military Discount always.
Q. Do people really watch their wedding
A. Our clients tell us that the first time they watch it, they
watch it as a couple ... and laugh and cry. Then they have a small
viewing party with all the key family members and friends who
participated in the wedding. Some find themselves watching their
videos over and over again. Some watch it on their anniversaries.
Some tell us they watch it when they just want to feel good. And
why not? Its fun.
Q. Why should I choose A Day To Remember
Video to tape my wedding?
A. You get professional videographers experienced in weddings
who’s only goal is to make the very best wedding video for
you. They can anticipate the important moments and be sure to
capture them. We use only professional cameras, microphones and
editing equipment to ensure a high quality picture that you will
be proud to be starring in. What you won’t get is someone
who just shows up on your wedding day and starts filming. Your
videographer will meet with you and work with you to get a full
understanding of what it is that you want and what it is that
Q. When should I book my videographer?
A. Spring Saturdays are the first dates that get booked. These
dates should be reserved between Thanksgiving and New Years (before
the winter bridal shows). Fall dates are a close second and should
be booked early in the year. If you can attend a bridal show,
take your check book with you. Many vendors offer huge discounts
if you book at the show. When you book your date be sure to ask
about any specials currently going on or coming up in the near
Q. How do I go about booking A Day to Remember
Video as my videographer?
A. Give us a call right now and reserve your day. 817-560-0811.
I look forward to hearing from you.