Advice From The Pros; Videography
Happy Monday Morning! Today, we continue our newest blog series - ADVICE FROM THE PROS - and learn a little about videography from the very talented Hallie with Recollective Films. Check out her advice below....
So you’ve made the decision to book a videographer for your wedding day. YAY! Now you’re searching through the sea of wedding film companies on instagram, asking advice from friends who have gotten married, and even asking for recommendations on Facebook. You’re comparing different companies’ work, filling out inquiry forms, and you’re unsure on how to decide who to book. Wedding films have come a long way in just a few short years so it’s valid to feel a little overwhelmed. If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent countless hours on Youtube, crying at strangers on your screen because their vows moved you or the groom collapsed in tears during the first look. You fall in love with a 5 minute video because it has moving speeches, tearful hugs, written vows, and epic dance parties. I know tackling who to book can be overwhelming so I want to share just a few quick tips on important things to remember when booking a videographer and then how to get the most out of it on your wedding day:
- Do not book on price alone
- Be YOU
- Think long and hard about what you value most about your wedding day and then MAKE IT HAPPEN
- You are paying for a family heirloom
Hey guys! I’m Hallie and I am the owner of Recollective Films based in Greenville, SC. I started out as most filmmakers do - making funny videos with my friends dancing to Hannah Montana and hosting fake talk shows in my parents bonus room. I soon learned that I loved the editing process and how music can make you feel a certain way. After filming my first wedding and getting a front row seat to the raw emotions of vowing your life to another and then getting to break it down on the dance floor with a camera in hand, I knew I wanted to do it again. To me, filming weddings is so much more than a job. I want to be your friend, know your story, and create something that you will hold close for years to come. // I want to give a special thanks to Mint To Be Weddings for including me in this blog and pouring into my business! They are the real deal and a blast to work with!
You can check out my work at: www.recollectivefilms.com // @recollectivefilms