How to Maximise Your Wedding Video Results in 2022

A wedding video is, in my opinion, the ultimate way to capture the biggest day of your life. I’m passionate about photography, but there is something special about seeing the moving parts of what is always a busy, exciting, emotional and even stressful day. Wedding videographers capture it all, then distil it into a special edit designed to highlight all of your memories so you can watch them again and again. 

While it is my job to capture the footage and then edit it, a wedding video is still very much a shared experience. Your input will impact the finished product. To ensure you get the video that suits you and your partner’s dreams, it’s important that you work with your videographer. 

That doesn’t mean you have to become a videography expert so you can dictate shots or lens choices. It just means that your end result will benefit greatly if you think ahead and give your thoughts on the following…

Get your videographer venue-ready

Your choice of venue is going to make an enormous impact on your big day. I’d go so far as to say that it actually sets the whole tone of the event – with weddings that take place in traditional churches feeling very different to chic outdoor weddings in stables etc. 

For the videographer, the choice of venue also affects how they’ll shoot. The light levels will vary wildly – as well the decor and the overall theme of the place. While you might be attending your venue multiple times in the run-up, your videographer won’t be. 

It’s a good idea to ask if your videographer has been to the venue before. If it’s a popular wedding destination, there’s a good chance they have. If not, they can call the venue with any concerns and visit independently, if required. 

Sunrise or sunset

If you’re booking a videographer for a shoot, there’s a good chance you won’t expect them to be there all day. This is because most packages include a certain filming period – whether that’s capturing the bride getting ready or staying for the afterparty. 

When you factor in the timing, you should consider the two best ‘windows’ for photography and videography given to us by mother nature – sunrise and sunset. Either of those periods offers golden hues and fabulous light that make outdoor filming a pleasure. 

Ensure your videographer’s time will account for at least one of these windows so that you can work together to make any outdoor shooting look amazing. Sometimes you can’t really get the sun to be on your side, but ensuring your videographer is booked to take advantage of at least one of these windows is a smart decision. If you’ve ever seen some fantastic sunset or sunrise footage, you’ll know why. 

Make your schedule clear

Your videographer is there to support you and help make sure the big day is a pleasure, but we cannot read minds. So while I do my best to make the bride and groom feel relaxed and in control of their day, I need to know the timings of each part of your wedding so that I can plan the shoot in advance. 

We should capture surprises and special moments, so let me know of any you’re planning so that I can make sure I’m set up in the right place to film it happen. I firmly believe in authenticity over scripted moments, but I do need to know about key parts of the wedding so that I don’t miss them. 

Don’t script the video

We’ve all heard of ‘bridezillas’ who are so focused on planning their wedding that it becomes everything. Both brides and grooms can be guilty of this, becoming intent on every single moment of their day following a plan. 

For videography, that approach can never work. If you try and script every part of your video, you’ll have something that feels staged. You want a wedding video to reflect the genuine emotions and atmosphere of the day – not to simply follow along a set amount of shots you’ve tried to prescribe. 

You’re hiring me to be the expert – so just remember to sit back and enjoy your day and feel confident in what I’m doing. Authentic emotion will work far better for my camera than being told which shots you want to include. Of course, don’t be shy if there’s a special part of the venue you’d like to feature or a few family members you’d really love to have on the video – but try to ensure authenticity is at the heart of your day. 

Prep your guests

In the age of smartphones, it’s natural that guests are keen to snap your wedding day. But if you’ve gone to the effort of hiring a professional, you need to make sure your guests respect the videographer’s space and vision. Prepare your guests ahead of time by letting them know a videographer is attending. 

Account for the editing

All of these tips are just a few simple ways you can enhance your wedding videography results on the day of filming. After the footage is collected, the editing process begins. When you choose your wedding videographer, choose someone whose past work appeals to you so that you know you like their editing style. Most of us have one or two key styles we’ll adhere to, meaning you don’t need to worry or micromanage the editing process. 

However, let me know if you’d like some clear instructions in the edit, such as font choice for title cards, etc. The more I know ahead of starting the edit, the less intrusive and time-intensive it is to go back and change things retrospectively. 

Place your trust in a wedding videographer who knows how to add value to your day. After all, I’ve written all of these tips to help you – so I know a thing or two about how the videographer/happy couple relationship works. It’s my job to help make your special day as incredible as it can be – and I’m incredibly excited about wedding videography in 2022, which looks to be a bumper year for brides-to-be after the last two years of delay and disruption. 

Take a look at my wedding video portfolio below to see if my style appeals to you, then get in touch via the contact button. 

How to Maximise Your Wedding Video Results in 2022

A wedding video is, in my opinion, the ultimate way to capture the biggest day of your life. I’m passionate about photography, but there is something special about seeing the moving parts of what is always a busy, exciting, emotional and even stressful day. Wedding videographers capture it all, then distil it into a special edit designed to highlight all of your memories so you can watch them again and again. 

While it is my job to capture the footage and then edit it, a wedding video is still very much a shared experience. Your input will impact the finished product. To ensure you get the video that suits you and your partner’s dreams, it’s important that you work with your videographer. 

That doesn’t mean you have to become a videography expert so you can dictate shots or lens choices. It just means that your end result will benefit greatly if you think ahead and give your thoughts on the following…

Get your videographer venue-ready

Your choice of venue is going to make an enormous impact on your big day. I’d go so far as to say that it actually sets the whole tone of the event – with weddings that take place in traditional churches feeling very different to chic outdoor weddings in stables etc. 

For the videographer, the choice of venue also affects how they’ll shoot. The light levels will vary wildly – as well the decor and the overall theme of the place. While you might be attending your venue multiple times in the run-up, your videographer won’t be. 

It’s a good idea to ask if your videographer has been to the venue before. If it’s a popular wedding destination, there’s a good chance they have. If not, they can call the venue with any concerns and visit independently, if required. 

Sunrise or sunset

If you’re booking a videographer for a shoot, there’s a good chance you won’t expect them to be there all day. This is because most packages include a certain filming period – whether that’s capturing the bride getting ready or staying for the afterparty. 

When you factor in the timing, you should consider the two best ‘windows’ for photography and videography given to us by mother nature – sunrise and sunset. Either of those periods offers golden hues and fabulous light that make outdoor filming a pleasure. 

Ensure your videographer’s time will account for at least one of these windows so that you can work together to make any outdoor shooting look amazing. Sometimes you can’t really get the sun to be on your side, but ensuring your videographer is booked to take advantage of at least one of these windows is a smart decision. If you’ve ever seen some fantastic sunset or sunrise footage, you’ll know why. 

Make your schedule clear

Your videographer is there to support you and help make sure the big day is a pleasure, but we cannot read minds. So while I do my best to make the bride and groom feel relaxed and in control of their day, I need to know the timings of each part of your wedding so that I can plan the shoot in advance. 

We should capture surprises and special moments, so let me know of any you’re planning so that I can make sure I’m set up in the right place to film it happen. I firmly believe in authenticity over scripted moments, but I do need to know about key parts of the wedding so that I don’t miss them. 

Don’t script the video

We’ve all heard of ‘bridezillas’ who are so focused on planning their wedding that it becomes everything. Both brides and grooms can be guilty of this, becoming intent on every single moment of their day following a plan. 

For videography, that approach can never work. If you try and script every part of your video, you’ll have something that feels staged. You want a wedding video to reflect the genuine emotions and atmosphere of the day – not to simply follow along a set amount of shots you’ve tried to prescribe. 

You’re hiring me to be the expert – so just remember to sit back and enjoy your day and feel confident in what I’m doing. Authentic emotion will work far better for my camera than being told which shots you want to include. Of course, don’t be shy if there’s a special part of the venue you’d like to feature or a few family members you’d really love to have on the video – but try to ensure authenticity is at the heart of your day. 

Prep your guests

In the age of smartphones, it’s natural that guests are keen to snap your wedding day. But if you’ve gone to the effort of hiring a professional, you need to make sure your guests respect the videographer’s space and vision. Prepare your guests ahead of time by letting them know a videographer is attending. 

Account for the editing

All of these tips are just a few simple ways you can enhance your wedding videography results on the day of filming. After the footage is collected, the editing process begins. When you choose your wedding videographer, choose someone whose past work appeals to you so that you know you like their editing style. Most of us have one or two key styles we’ll adhere to, meaning you don’t need to worry or micromanage the editing process. 

However, let me know if you’d like some clear instructions in the edit, such as font choice for title cards, etc. The more I know ahead of starting the edit, the less intrusive and time-intensive it is to go back and change things retrospectively. 

Place your trust in a wedding videographer who knows how to add value to your day. After all, I’ve written all of these tips to help you – so I know a thing or two about how the videographer/happy couple relationship works. It’s my job to help make your special day as incredible as it can be – and I’m incredibly excited about wedding videography in 2022, which looks to be a bumper year for brides-to-be after the last two years of delay and disruption. 

Take a look at my wedding video portfolio below to see if my style appeals to you, then get in touch via the contact button. 

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