Last Saturday we had the pleasure of shooting Kourtney & Andrews wedding at a picturesque barn located between Bethany and Millbrook, Ontario. This beautiful Bethany barn wedding is one we will never forget! We are very happy to now be able to showcase their wedding highlight film below!
Day Coordinator: Pretty Little Plans
Barber Shop: Johnny Cuts
Choosing The Right Videographer
The moment has happened… the question was asked, and the planning begins! You find yourself searching google for every possible wedding vendor, becoming increasingly overwhelmed on how to choose the right person for you. In this post we want to provide insight on choosing the right videographer for you and your fiancé.
1. What style of video best fits our personality?
This is one of the most important aspects when choosing any wedding videographer. You need to sit and think about who you are as a couple and how you want your day portrayed. Are you that upbeat adventures couple who wants to skydive during your ceremony, highlighting the most important aspects? Or are you looking for your fairy-tale ending like Cinderella, with every little detail portrayed through documentary style. When speaking with your videographer you want to have a style in mind and make sure they will be able to fulfill that for you.
2. Do you have that connection?
On the day of your wedding, the butterflies in your stomach are fluttering and your emotions are already high. To avoid any uncomfortableness with your videographer setup a consultation to see if you mesh and feel at ease working with one another. It’s easy to avoid unnecessary tension on your wedding if you plan ahead.
3. When should I be looking for my videographer?
The simple answer is RIGHT NOW! The last thing you want to do is find the perfect videographer, who’s style is exactly what you’re looking for, but is booked on your day. Speak with your wedding coordinator and photographer who might provide more insight for you, or help you narrow down your search.
4. How much should I pay for a video?
Before answering this question you and your fiance need to decided how important is it to you? It’s always been said “ you get what you pay for”, and when it comes to wedding videography that motto applies. When the cake is eaten and the guests are gone home, how valuable is that piece of film that brings the emotions back to the best day of your life? That being said everyone has a budget and a videographer can range from $1000- $5000 just depending on the quality of work.
- The Details…
Before reserving your videographer you need to know EXACTLY what you’re paying for. Are you getting one videographer or two? How is my video going to be delivered to me? Do I get to pick the song? What about all the extra footage? These are the most asked questions that every videographer should have an answer for. If they don’t then RUN, RUN far away!
Hopefully this post will help in choosing your ideal videographer. After its all said and done, remember you have 4 things that you will keep for the rest of your life; your spouse, wedding ring, your photos and wedding video. Don’t settle for anything but the best!
Joshua & Sarah’s Wedding – Northview Gardens, Peterborough, Ontario
Wedding Highlight Film
Joshua + Sarah’s ultra romantic garden wedding from June 25th. We had the pleasure of filming at Northview Gardens, Peterborough for their ceremony and reception. What a breath taking venue for this stunning couple.
Their love story is straight out of a fairytale. You’ll need to watch the film to get to know these two!
Photography: K. Thompson Photography
Florals: Garden of Aden Florals
Venue: Northview Gardens
Hair/Makeup: Fancy Face
Rentals: Southern Charm Vintage Rentals
That moment you get engaged the planning fever strikes, you find yourself constantly on Pinterest, searching the ins and outs of every possible imagination you had as a little girl. Now you all know what I’m talking about, that second you get the ring your minds spinning. You have sleepless nights contemplating what venue should I choose, is this dress perfect, what colour of flowers, did we pick the right photographer. But in all your deliberations does a wedding videographer ever come to mind? Most brides overlook this important aspect, as I almost did myself. Luckily for me I had my talented husband recreate ours, but I know most brides are not always as fortunate.
I’m sure most of you would agree a photographer is one of the most sought out aspects of your wedding, and why shouldn’t it be. Everyone wants those images of themselves looking like a model for once in their life. But will it be enough? Will it bring you back to that exact moment where butterflies erupt in your stomach or tears of excitement fill your eyes, as you take that first step down the aisle to the man of your dreams? Most believe it won’t, which is where a videographer comes in IE: Reel Love Story Films. 🙂 We’re able to capture those emotions around every corner, whether it’s your own personalized vows to one another or your father daughter dance. These moments bring so much deserved happiness why wouldn’t you want them to replay on repeat.
Recently I was speaking with some of my married friends trying to get more insight for this blog, wondering was there anything they wished they DIDNT do at their own wedding. Most came back to the usual “I wish I hadn’t spent so much on our centerpieces” or “ I wish I didn’t stress so much about the small stuff” which is common regret after a wedding. When asked what they wish they DID do, everyone agreed hired a videographer. It isn’t until the day has come and gone, you sit trying to remember back what song you had at your first dance, or who said what during your speeches, that you realize just how valuable a videographer really is.
Everyone reflects back after the wedding wishing they did SOMETHING different. I know for me I wished we had a smaller wedding (even tho we only had 80 people ahah). Although it’s normal to have regret on certain aspect of your wedding, I truly hope videography is not one of them.
Choose REEL LOVE STORY FILMS to capture your most memorable moments as I sincerely understand how absolutely spectacular your day will be.
No second goes unmissed, and those butterflies you had that day, the happiest day of your life, that’s over in the blink of an eye …. come rushing back the minute you hit play!