3 Things to Know Before Hiring a Wedding Videographer

“Too Many Choices!”

The wedding date is set and you began your search for your wedding videographer. Where do you start? With so many vendors in the market, it sometimes feels like finding a needle in a haystack.  Here are 3 simple guidelines to make that search for the right videographer a simpler affair.

1) Style

They come in all shapes and sizes and it really depends on you where your sensibilities lie. Some like it sentimental and romantic while others like it cheerful and upbeat. Is your wedding film going to be music driven or one that has recorded audio from the church vows and gatecrash? Having a rough idea of the style of wedding film will help in narrowing down the number of choices.

2) Investment for a Lifetime

Video vendors require an investment from $600 to $8,000, dependent on the quality and professionalism of the company/individual. Weddings are usually dynamic events that require vendors to be in position and capture those “once in a lifetime” shots. Experience counts. The more professional vendors have distinctive styles, offering unique services and often giving you a customised video. Some production houses are even able to include your solemnization in the evening into the same day edit video for the evening banquet.

3)  The Shangri La Experience

The wedding industry is in essence, a service industry and wedding production houses should be no different.  As vendors, we want to take your worry off the wedding video so that you can focus on more pressing matters aka “The Guest List”. Having a vendor that is prompt with your inquiries and going the extra mile such as attending church rehearsals should give you the insight to the service levels of the vendor.

“Start your search now!”

Keeping these three points in mind will make your search more focused and hopefully take some of the stress away. It also allows you to make the decision much earlier as your preferred vendor might not be available if you book them late. The right vendor is waiting for you out there, why don’t you start searching now?

 

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We talk, eat, sleep and dream about weddings so much, we have become experts at capturing weddings on reel and print! We see things others don’t. Grooms trust us for advice on the surprise song to delight the Bride with, or rely on our insights on achieving the best visual effects for the tea ceremony. We know that for your wedding, it’s personal service you need, not a “standard package”.

Love Is a Many Splendored Thing (Raymond & Winnie’s Same Day Edit Wedding Film)

Raymond and Winnie approached us for a more intimate same day edit wedding film. Separately, Raymond wanted to surprise Winnie with a letter. We took another direction in the film style and edit. Instead of the boisterous fanfare of gatecrash, we decided on a more romantic note. We wanted to storyboard their relationship through the medium of a letter alongside their scenes of their interactions. In the end, it was an emotive film that brought more than a few tears in the banquet, cinematographer included.

Cinematography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: PicsCanFly
Banquet Location: Mandarin Oriental

Timothy and Megan’s Wedding Film

We took a different apporach to the wedding highlights of Timothy & Megan. Timothy and Megan desired a wedding highlights that had an church emphasis and we did just that. The music was more measured and we included more shots that had a emotive quality. Really honoured to be able to capture those precious moments such as the loving embrace of mother and son and the two love birds looking at each other.

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Big Day Pictures
Church: Church Of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour
Weddding Banquet: Marriott Hotel

Joy + Grandeur + Intimacy: Wedding Film of Samson and Priscilla

Samson and Priscilla are fun to be with as they are such a jovial couple. Always having friendly banter with each other. You could tell of the great chemistry between them. Their church (Orchard Road Presbyterian Church) is indeed a beautiful church. The grandeur of the church was matched with the intimacy of their vows and it was a beautiful contrast placing these different  elements together in the wedding film.

Videography: Lighthouse Studio
Photography: Yiting, One Eye Click
Church Venue: Orchard Road Presbyterian Church
Banquet Venue: Marina Mandarin

3D Montages a growing trend

Looking for something unique and new in your wedding? Lighthouse Studio introduces 3D montages (no goggles required). We were growing tired with the typical photo slideshows aka powerpoint style, with their cliche transitions. After a while, one looses attention to the photo slideshow pretty fast. Why not make something great to watch and still base it on photos? We decided to bring “life” to photos enabling them to interact with one another. It’s a WOW factor to most who have seen it. Check it out.