Pleased to Meet You

Having phenomenal equipment is key to a successful wedding shoot, but what makes it even more a success is becoming close with the couple to be.


What made me get off to a great start when I first became a wedding videographer was I met with the bride and groom on multiple occasions. By doing this, I was able to talk about many imperative ideas with both of them and build a strong friendship.

Here is a video by Griffin Hammond about how to get started:

Now, here are some key questions to ask the bride and groom:

First and foremost, you want to see what the bride and groom want out of the video. What are they expecting overall and hope to do with it? Photoshelter Blog brings up this key question for them both:

  • What do you hope to get out of the whole experience?
    You will want to get on the same page with the bride and groom. It is important if you want things to go well. After everything is discussed, matching them up with the right services within their budget can result in happy customers. By doing this, they might recommend you to others, creating even more business and contacts!

Second, go into detail about the wedding venue with the bride and groom.

  • Can you describe the wedding location and venue?
    With the equipment you have, it is great to see if it all will match and work with the location you are filming at. By asking this question, it will prompt them to describe the scenery and you will be in better shape to plan accordingly for the job.

Third, find out what the bride and groom have planned for their special day.

  • What’s the plan for the wedding day?
    Any wedding is filled with exciting, and not-so-exciting moments. Asking them to run through the plan for the day can give you a hit-list of things to capture. Filming the moments that are important to them, big or small, will impress them with your attention for detail and interest.

Please keep these ideas in mind! Remember, it is about creating a relationship with the bride and groom and making their story come to life on video.


Visit my website to view my work and more information: Derek Pfister | Chair on Stair Films


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