Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Videographer

Your wedding is one of the most treasured events you will experience in your lifetime. You want to capture every moment of it, every sound, every feeling. One of the best ways to be able to look back and re-live that moment is by hiring a wedding videographer.

While wedding photographers can capture amazing stills of your big day, videographers can film the first dance, the cutting of the cake and the (sometimes embarrassing!) wedding toasts. If you’re on a tight budget, you may consider asking a friend with a camcorder to record these special moments, however hiring a wedding videographer will ensure you get a trained professional who has experience in filming, lighting and editing; so you end up with a wedding video you will cherish for years to come.

Nick And Julie from Borrowed And Blue

Professional wedding videographers, like Melbourne-based Borrowed and Blue, truly enjoy being at weddings.  It is their passion to capture the love emanating from couples on their big day. They have a team of professional cinematographers and videographers to make ensure each scene is captured flawlessly. In addition, their state of the art multi-camera configurations and audio equipment ensure no moment is missed.

All these special moments are then edited and compiled into a cinematic feature video, which you can share with your friends and family. Borrowed and Blue even uploads these snippets onto their website which is an easy way of sharing your wedding video with everyone as you can just direct them to the website.

If you decide to hire a professional wedding videographer, it is important to do your research before settling on one. Terence Hooi, photographer/videographer and owner of Borrowed and Blue, mentions a few things to consider; ensuring you hire the correct person to film your wedding:

1. First thing to do is quite simply gathering a list of potential wedding videographers. This you can do by asking recommendations from friends, family, and wedding suppliers you’re working with. Your family and friends will want the best outcome for your wedding and will not hesitate to put in a good word for a production team if they themselves were satisfied with the outcome.

2. Secondly, narrow down your selection by arranging a meeting.  Confirm that the videographer whose work you were able to see will be the one actually filming your wedding on the day, as sometimes, especially in a larger team, you may end up with a different videographer than the one you wanted. Ask to see more examples of their work, this will give you a broad range to compare between and guarantee that they’re not just showing you their best work. Another good way to ‘test’ a potential wedding videographer is to quiz them on what equipment they’ll be using for the event; if they know there stuff they will easily be able to answer your queries.

3. Trust your gut. Do you feel comfortable with the team? Are they easy to work with? Can they envision your wedding video like you do? The rapport between you and the person/people who will be shooting your wedding video is extremely important; after all they will be filming very intimate moments of your life.

4. Lastly, if there are specific moments you want included in your wedding video, ensure you have them written down and in the contract. This will guarantee you get the exact footage you want, for example, how your mom cried when you and your spouse were exchanging your “I do’s” or the grooms face when his best man gives an embarrassing speech!

Hiring a wedding videographer should be an exciting part of the wedding planning process, just make sure you follow the recommendations above and you’ll be certain to end up with not only a great team filming your special day but also a copy of a treasurable memory you will be able to look back on time and time again. 


 This post was written by Wedding Videographer Melbourne – Borrowed and Blue


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English Literature Inspired New York Wedding by GT Modern Creations

The inspiration for Lindsay & Tom’s wedding theme came from a mutual interest in English literature. They incorporated books into their centerpieces and used a library card catalog for their escort cards. The whole day was filled with smiles, love and lots of dancing – making this New York wedding totally enchanting. Take a moment to enjoy their beautiful highlight video by GT Modern Creations which puts you in the front row to witness their amazing day.

From the cinematographers: We met with Lindsay and her bridal party on the morning of the wedding at Peter Frank Salon, and before her hair and makeup had even started, she was radiant! Her friends and family recounted cute stories of her and Tom as they watched her get her makeup done, and tears filled their eyes when her veil finally went on…the day had finally arrived, two families would become one.

Once we got back to her house, Lindsay put on her gorgeous Jim Hjelm gown with the help of her mother, and her dad watched nearby in awe of how beautiful his little girl was. Hand in hand, she held on to her dad as she walked down the aisle and into the arms of Tom…her best friend and love of her life. Once she and Tom were finally together, there was nothing but smiles, joy, happiness, and love. There’s just something about these two, almost as if they have already been together for a lifetime. They spent the entire night dancing, holding hands, exchanging glances, laughing and sharing sweet kisses.


Cinematography:  GT Modern Creations / Hair & Makeup: Peter Frank Salon / Florist: Posh Floral Designs Inc. / Photography: Laura Ryan Photography / Church: St. Mary’s Catholic Church / Venue: West Sayville Country Club / Band: The Touch / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm