Pro Tips

Finding the Right Filmmaker

Louisville Wedding Videography

Choosing the right filmmaker for your wedding can be a daunting task – after all, you’re entrusting this person with your story, your love – and into some of the most intimate moments and raw emotions of your life!

I completely understand how overwhelming it can be to choose someone to capture your wedding day. Believe me, it’s an honor and privilege to capture my couples and I take the responsibility very seriously – after all, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity! If a moment is missed, it can’t be recreated (at least, not authentically).

And for that very reason, it’s important to choose your filmmaker very carefully. As a married man myself, I can tell you that your wedding day details fade much faster than you’d expect – which is why you need to ensure they’re captured in a creative, curated, and artistic fashion!

As you begin your search for a wedding videographer, here are a few questions we get asked over and over – use this information to guide your process as you begin to search for your Louisville Wedding Videographer.

How Does the Process Work?

Before you book, make sure you understand the process your videographer will be using to capture your day. This means you wnt to have an understanding of how they work on wedding day (for example – do they follow you around the full day? Will they be obnoxious during the ceremony so they can ‘get the shot’? What is their turnaround time? Do they provide raw footage? etc)

If you haven’t taken the time to get to know your videographer, you may wind up disappointed. Every videographer has a slightly different approach – from the way they interact with clients to how they deliver your final film.

At Conder Media, our top priority is to deliver a gorgeous video that capture you as a couple – but we also want you to have FUN while we do it! Most couples don’t love being in front of a camera, so our team works hard to make sure you feel comfortable before we start shooting.

How do we do that? We take the time to get to know you, first of all. We consider our couples to be the best people in the world and by the end of our time together, we usually feel like we’re best friends! That way, we know how to make sure you’re having a good time, even if you’re a little camera-shy. That genuine emotion will translate into a beautiful wedding film you’ll enjoy watching and re-watching for years to come!

Determine Other Services You Are Looking for From Your Videographer

Not every videographer will have the same add-ons and additional options in each package, so it’s important to ask what options they offer!

At Conder Media, available options include (but aren’t limited to):

  • Guest Interviews – clips of guests (usually close friends or family members) talking to you or about you as a couple. These clips are often used as part of your wedding film as voiceovers.
  • Commememorative Video Book – This add on is a linen-bound heirloom that features a gorgeous video display of your final film. Simply open the cover, and your wedding day will come to life!
  • Drone Coverage – Having an aerial view of your wedding is a unique addition to your wedding film!
  • Additional Hours of Coverage – If you’re investing in Wedding videographer services, you don’t want to miss any part of your day. From the getting ready suite to the first dance as a married couple to your sparkler exit, these additional hours mean that every special moment is captured.
  • Engagement or Save the Date Films – Want to wow your guests? Send them a save the date film to announce your upcoming wedding!
  • Full Ceremony Edit – One of our most popular options, the full ceremony edit is a documentary-style film that captures the full wedding ceremony from start to finish. 
  • Raw Footage – this is the original footage before it goes through the editing process and allows you to experience your day in a unique way – even the moments that you didn’t experience yourself! 

How Long Should A Wedding Video Be?

The short answer is that it completely depends on your wedding – how many guests you have, how long your ceremony is, the number of people in your bridal party, and the number of hours you book your wedding videographer for all impact the length of your wedding film.

That said, you can typically expect your highlights film to last somewhere between 3 and 5 minutes. Additional footage is usually available as well and will vary in length. 

Do I need the Raw Footage From My Wedding?

Interested in reliving all the unedited moments from your family and friends throughout the day? If so, the option to purchase the raw footage may be right for you. Not every videographer will offer this, so it’s something to ask about up front.

Conder Media offers raw footage as an add-on option in our customized packages. That way, you never have to worry that you missed any moment of your day – even if you weren’t there to witness it initially!

Finding the RIGHT Filmmaker for YOU

At the end of the day, it’s important to find a filmmaker who makes you feel comfortable in front of their camera. Their personality and how much you trust them will determine how relaxed you and your spouse are – and that makes the biggest difference in your final film!

Ready to chat and find out if you’re a good fit for the Conder Media team? Reach out today!

Choosing Your Louisville Wedding Videographer

At Conder Media, we want you to walk away with a cinematic time capsule – a beautiful tribute to a sacred and important day that you can relive and enjoy for years to come. With that in mind, I take the time to get to know each couple so I can tell their story in a way that is authentic and natural, working hard to create wedding videos that will stand the test of time.

If you’re committed to finding a Louisville wedding videographer who understands the importance of lighting, has the equipment and prowess to capture your day in any lighting situation, and wants to give you the gorgeous wedding videography you deserve, let’s chat! I’d love to get to know you and find out what makes your story special. Together, I know we can create something beautiful and timeless!

Conder Media is a Premier Wedding Cinematography Company serving Louisville KY, IN, TN, OH & beyond. We deliver Wedding Films Handcrafted with Love. 

At Condor Media, our team takes time to chat with you on zoom or Facetime or grab coffee with you several times before your wedding day. We take copious notes about how you met, what you like to do as a couple, and what’s most important to you.

We use this, and the specific, individual shots we take during your wedding day, to create a wedding film that reflects who you are. It’s actually what makes our job so enjoyable and the reason we get out of bed each morning – to serve you in a way that makes sense for you.

If you have questions about our storytelling process, please reach out on Instagram or our website. I’m always happy to help any couple that comes my way – no matter what!

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