When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many details that you have to consider. It’s no surprise why many couples opt to hire a wedding planner to iron out all of those details. One of those very important details include the documentation for your wedding, specifically, the photographer and videographer. Some people balk at the idea of hiring a separate professional for video work, but if it’s within your budget, then it is something that you should definitely consider when planning your wedding.

Still photos are a great way to capture individual moments on your wedding, but video adds a more personal touch that sometimes cannot be captured in time by photography. Whether it’s the process of the bride getting ready, or the look on the groom’s face as the bride walks down the aisle, video can capture these moments for you to relieve in the years to come. If you’re in the process of hiring a videographer, here are some things to consider when looking for one.

Check their reviews

Of course, when you already have a few people in mind, one of the very first things that you should look into is their reviews. Most videographers and photographers have an online presence that you can easily check for any reviews left from their previous clients.

If you’ve hired a wedding planner, you can ask them to check their reputation as the circle for wedding vendors is quite a limited one, and word usually travels quickly about an individual’s reputation. Make sure that their reputation is a favorable one before proceeding with anything else.

See their portfolio

You should take a look at a videographer’s portfolio before finalizing anything. You shouldn’t rely on just what videos they have posted on their website, as they usually cherry-pick the ones that look the best. Request a YouTube link or any other video hosting site link to see more of their video work. It’s important that you work with a videographer whose style that you agree with.

Meet them in person

Talking to a prospective videographer in person is always a good idea, as this helps you get a feel for what kind of person they are, and if you’ll enjoy working with them. The professional who’ll be handling your video work is going to be around you for the entirety of your wedding day, so it’s important that you hire somebody that you’re comfortable with.

Discuss expectations

When it comes right down to it, you should discuss your expectations with your videographer before making the final decision. This includes the timeline for the final product, the number of hours that you expect them to work, and any other logistics. This guarantees that you’re all on the same page when the big day comes around.