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[TOP FIVE TIPS to Help You Save on Wedding Videography]

I’m always looking for ways to reach out to you guys, my clients. I hope to help you find resourceful elements, helpful tips, neat ideas. I hope you feel welcome to reach out to me as we get closer to your wedding day.
I develop the neatest relationships with my clients- some ask me for help on timelines, some for photo ideas, some go so far to ask if I think COLORS look good together! This job is a whirlwind but it is a dream at the same time.
As a former bride, I know what it’s like to have to come up with extra cash in a short amount of time… and having to pay for a wedding on your own. So I wanted to find a way to share how to cut some odds and ends. While I rank Videography as one of the highest priorities in a wedding day, here are a few great ways to save on the trade..
 
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  1. Share your budget: Did you find your dream videographer but… they’re out of your price range? TELL THEM! Ask if there are packages in your price range or deals they can make. MOST Videographers can be flexible. And while we’re at it- what do you have to lose?
  2. Wed during the “slow season”: Some videographers will offer discounts or will be more flexible during their “slow season,” aka Winter, or days that cancellations may have occurred. While videographer hunting- consider your own schedule and how flexible YOU can be- ask them if they have dates they are trying to fill. You never know what they might offer!
  3. Lose the extras: Do you really need the extra reception hours? Hours of “getting ready” coverage? Modify and capture the highlights. I recommend 6-8 hours of videography to all my clients,even when they request 10.
  4. Trim the Fat: Many videographers work with assistants. If you can’t afford the additional help during the entire wedding, ask if they can only be present for a particular amount of time. I’d recommend sending them home once the reception gets started- you can only have so many videos of drunken dancing!
  5. Ask About Editing: Inquire with your videographer if it is possible to purchase an edited copy of the ceremony and unedited cuts of the reception. This will cut the videographer’s editing time nearly in half and they may be likely to give you a price break.

Happy Planning!
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Q&A

1. How would you describe your photography style?
I have a photojournalistic style of shooting and a classic look. This means that I will follow you throughout your big day to capture all of the little details that you worked endlessly to perfect. It allows me to capture the small moments, the personal ad intimate glances, as well as the most exciting, dramatic parts of the day! I strive to capture a timeless look, so that you and your new spouse will be able to treasure your collection for years to come. I was taught on film and combine that knowledge with the ways that I have learned digital photography over the years, to ensure that you receive the best memories from your day.

2. Can I see the proofs for a full wedding you have shot? 
Certainly! Check out www.ewp.pixieset.com and login to the client area to view my most recent collections.

3. What kinds of photo edits/post-production work do you include as part of your service?
The images in my portfolio and on my website will give you a good idea of what our editing looks like.

4. How long after the wedding can I expect to see my proofs?
Your entire gallery is guaranteed to be delivered in 6 weeks or less, post wedding. I strive to deliver my images promptly, since I know how excited you will be to see your day in review! I try my hardest to post sneak peaks via social media within 72 hours.

5. Could you explain exactly what is included in your package(s), and can we customize one to fit our needs?
Of course! Each one of my packages is custom built to meet your needs. Each package is based on hours of coverage + location, so we will work together to find what is best for your special day.

6. How much would it be for additional hours of coverage if things run late or if our plans change?
I charge $125/hour for additional hours of coverage.

8. Do your packages include a second photographer?
A second photographer can be added for $100/hour.

9. Can I see a contract?
Yes! I’ll be happy to show you what my standard contract looks like, and you will be able to thoroughly review your own specific contract before you sign or pay.

10. What is your policy if you become injured or ill and can’t photograph the wedding?
There are two possibilities in this situation, both of which are explained in my contract. The first is that I will make every effort to find a suitable replacement. I have a wide acquaintance with the talented and dedicated photography community in my area, and I am confident that I could find a replacement who would do an excellent job. The second option is: if you don’t wish me to find a replacement, I will refund your payment so that you can make alternate arrangements.

What other questions do you have? Feel free to leave comments below and I will do my best to respond to each one!