Videography is a must-have for us, I talked a little bit about it earlier but wanted to delve into videos whole heartedly”¦
During my dad’s stint in videography and media I was his second shooter for many of the weddings. I may
or may not have some opinions about wedding videos and what I find to be beautiful, my dad certainly does as well (making no bones about that one). Over two years ago when we started planning I went right to the web to find some beautiful options.
In the process of searching for vendors I kept coming across one vendor, she is a photographer but then I realized she is also a videographer! Her work definitely caught my attention, so of course I started trying to find out as much about her as possible. What I found out was that she was most likely out of our budget”¦big sad face. So I kept looking but never stopped following her work. I tracked down some viable options within our budget, and then she started showing up on the blogs I read, which only made me want to work with her more.
AND THEN I was talking with our DOC about videography, she unknowingly mentioned the videographer I had been enamored with for well over a year (at that time). She thought that we should talk with the lady behind the camera and so we did”¦
Here is a word to the wise: talk with people, break it down and be honest with them about what you are looking for, what you need, and what you truly can afford (it is also helpful to work with a DOC that knows other vendors well, including their work and pricing).
We didn’t want to count our chickens before they hatched so on our last planning trip we scheduled three appointments with videographers. One gentleman couldn’t look us in the eyes and appeared to be uncomfortable chatting with us in a bar (he has a solid portfolio but the awkward interaction couldn’t be ignored). The next was with a very nice gentleman with solid work and good references, it just seemed so businessy and well, our wedding isn’t all business. Then we met with the ever lovely Alea, from Alea Lovely.
Seriously, meeting with Alea in person we knew right away (well I knew and then got weepy, and Sweetie Scone knew it was decided while we were still meeting with Alea). Anyone else out there get weepy talking with vendors?
She was our videographer match and we are soooo very excited that we get the opportunity to work with her. She meets the basic requirements—plays well with others, we could easily grab a drink with her and have an awesome time. Plus, she is pretty spectacular at what she does, excited to work with us, and was able to work with our budget.
Here is a sneak peek of her work:
Video by Alea Lovely/Janean & Vince’s Wedding
Video by Alea Lovely/Ashlea & Cliff’s Wedding
Video by Alea Lovely/Heather & Jared’s Wedding
How did you choose your videographer?