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How To Hire The Right Wedding Videographer

Updated: May 8, 2018

With the venue located in the Old City of St. Augustine, FL, I was convinced that the video production of this couple would turn out amazing! The fact that the River House, where the wedding took place, looked stunning on the inside and out, the decoration that the bride, groom, and their family picked made the wedding look so elegant.

I didn't even know where to start, but as always, you want to start with the bride. She was showing her wedding dress to her father when I first met her. Nervously, she introduced herself to me. As I followed her to the reception area, I met her mother, Bella, a kind-heart person, who was my point of contact from the very beginning. It's good to put a face with the name. The reception area was just amazing and I wanted to capture the visual ambiance with the bride in the forefront. When the opportunity presented itself, I asked Caitlyn to pose for me and as she looked at the camera, the photographer began giving her instructions that made the Ronin shot a master-piece.

I didn't want to start the video with a simple slow motion of the bride or the panning of the Phantom from up high. These beginning shots are so redundant. It seems like every videographer is doing the same old, same old. I want to stick out, not so much because it's a heavy saturated business, but because I know I can, if I push myself more. (Of course, you have la wifey pushing you along too.) So, I started the video with quick medium to close up shots of people without their faces shown, overlay with sound effects, giving the first 3-4 secs of the video a mystery of what's about to come up. Then, I proceeded with the epic Ronin shot of my entire life, along with the angelic sound of music overlay as the bride was in all her glamour and the groom with his mighty (funny) men, followed by their sign "High-school sweethearts" tying in a background history told without words. Wow!! Thanks be to the Lord for such a breathtaking moment. I really hope I succeed. I would love your feedback on this.

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This is what cinematography is about: storytelling of every shot, motion, sound effect with a purpose to further the plot of the newly weds or main character, depending on what you are filming.

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