Why Choose A Professional Videographer?

Iím hiring a professional photographer, isnít that enough?

To be a bit blunt, not really. Wedding photos are great but they simply cannot capture the combination of motion & sound and the resulting emotion that video offers. With video, you get more than snapshots you get an experience. You'll see the brideís entrance in real time. You'll hear the vows, special music or poems at the ceremony, as well as the message given by the minister. You wonít miss the cheers of your friends and family at the reception, and you'll hear their speeches, their laughter and see their tears of joy. You can not only see, but re-experience your first dance, cake cutting and bouquet toss. And most likely, you will see many things you simply would have missed otherwise. Your wedding may even be one of the few times you have all your family members together in one place. Why let all that slip into a distant memory when you donít have to? In short, nothing captures these unrepeatable events like a professional video. And thereís no better time than your wedding to take advantage of it.

I found a videographer who is less expensive than you. What sets Arizona Wedding Video apart from the competition?

There are certainly some videographers who charge less. They tend to be start-up companies that offer lower rates as an incentive to get your business. The problem is that their inexperience can result in poor quality video or audio or even missed coverage. Also, some companies may only offer limited coverage with two or even only one camera. We always film with multiple 4k cameras and audio sources and drone coverage is also available. Another huge difference with Arizona Wedding Video is that in addition to your highlight video, you will also receive the documentary footage we film throughout the day - but not just as raw footage. Instead, it's organized into chapters that you can easily access, with just enough editing to make it seem like you're watching a TV show rather than raw footage. Many other videographers will only give you a highlight video. The reason is that it's much easier and far less time consuming for them. We believe your wedding is worth the extra time and effort it takes to produce a truly memorable video. Judging by our reviews, our clients agree.

My photographer can also shoot video, shouldnít I just have him or her do it?

While there are some companies that offer both photography and videography, we don't recommend hiring a company that does both. We focus exclusively on video and refer our clients to photographers we have worked with. The reason is simple. While they seem similar and are indeed complementary, photography and videography are really two different art forms requiring different equipment settings, software and techniques. While the notion of saving money by hiring a company that does both can be tempting, do you really want to risk not being happy with both your photos and video?

Isnít multiple cameras overkill? Wonít that many cameras turn my wedding into a movie set?

You might feel like a movie star, but weíve never had a couple complain that we were too intrusive. In fact, most couples tell us they barely even noticed we were there. Our job is to capture events as they unfold, not become a part of them. Most of the cameras we use at the ceremony and reception are stationary (with no operators) and we place them in discrete locations. Unless the wedding requires special coverage, only one or two of our cameras are mobile.

What drives the cost of professional video?

What many people donít fully understand is that while we are certainly very busy during the wedding itself, once the day is over (and unlike many other wedding vendors), the majority of our work still lays ahead. Itís not simply a matter of transferring video from one camera to a flash drive Ė in fact, itís never that simple! Instead it involves downloading and synchronizing 4k footage from multiple cameras and audio sources, production of proxy files, color correction, detailed editing and special effects, rendering, checking and re-rendering video files. Thereís simply a lot of work behind the scenes.

Do I have to pay everything up front?

No, and this is also a big difference with Arizona Wedding Video. Many videographers require full payment in advance of the wedding. We require a $250 deposit to reserve the day and half of the remaining balance is due anytime up to the day of the wedding. The final payment is due when everything is ready for delivery. The reason is simple. We haven't finished the job until you receive your video so we do not require the final payment until then.

What else makes you unique?

We love what we do! We realize your wedding day is not just another ordinary day to you and it isn't to us either. Every wedding is unique and we treat every wedding with the same care we would if it were the wedding of a close family member. In fact, by the time the day is over, we often feel like family! Beyond that, one unique and popular item we offer is a Wedding Video Book. It looks like a photo album but when you open it, it plays your highlight video! It's super cool, our clients love it and it's included with all of our packages.

We hope these FAQ's and answers provide useful information as you consider hiring a wedding videographer. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact us.

Email us at: rmresler@gmail.com or Call 602-618-2033 for more information.

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