I can’t be the only one out there who hates seeing herself on video. I’ve avoided it since I was a child—I find home movies deeply embarrassing. I knew I would never want to watch a wedding video and that pictures would be sufficient. Therefore, wedding videography was an easy pass for us…
…until I saw a dear friend’s wedding highlight reel on social media. It blew me away—so lovely and classy and professional! I think I cried watching the video, and I had been IN the wedding. When I told the bride as much, she said that it was a last minute decision but that she was SO GLAD she had done it.
Well, shoot. Where’s the money-flying-away emoji when you need it?
I started cruising reviews of videographers in our price range. Since we hadn’t planned on doing video, I didn’t want to allocate a ton of funds for it; but I was also very, very nervous about going budget on this. The few example reels I watched were…not good. And if that’s the product you receive, what can you do about it? Nothing. You can do nothing. No do-overs, no erase-ys.