Professional Wedding Photography And Videography
Believe it or not, one of the most important contracts that you will negotiate for your wedding will be your wedding photographer and videographer. The more that you know about these two areas of your wedding day, the easier it will be to select the best professional for the job, while also getting the services and results you are hoping for.
Confirm The Dates
After you talk with some different photographers and videographers and you have narrowed down your selection, you need to make some assurances. After you confirm the date and location for your wedding, you will need to talk with these professionals about getting a list that is fully itemized to include all of the costs that are associated with their photography and videography services. This will include the date that you agree upon, the time that they will spend shooting, the number of photos or the video time that you agree upon, and a schedule that will outline proof previews and the time for approving the final product for delivery.
All In One Services
It is very common today for one professional that will offer both photography and videography for weddings. This is a tricky area and it will usually depend upon the company that you are taking into consideration. If you go with a company that offers both wedding photography and videography, you have a lot to take into consideration. The first benefit from having the two rolled into one is that you will usually find packages at a discount rather than if you hired two separate professionals to take on each task.
However, when hiring the same company to do both, you really need to be sure that they have the right number of staff and the appropriate equipment to take on everything all at once when your big day comes around. A lack of staff could lead to you missing out on a great deal of the important shots that you are looking for, which will lead to a lesser experience overall. Be sure that the company you are selecting for photography is not simply subcontracting out a smaller videography company. You need to ensure that these two entities are able to work hand in hand to give you a flawless result for all of the visual documentation on your special day, as these are going to be memories that will last for a lifetime.
Finally, before you sign on the dotted line for your wedding photography and videography services, you need to check on the cost for any of your additional prints, extra albums or enlargements that you may be interested in. Will you be charged for additional videos on CD or memory stick? Will there be additional charges for touch ups or any special effects on your major portraits? What about editing with music on your videos? If you are able to have all of these elements fully detailed in your contract, you will have the added peace of mind necessary before going into your wedding day.