FAQs and expert advice about videography

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Hampshire and Dorset Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourhampshiredorset.wedding


Capturing memories

Capturing memories

Q. We're considering booking a videographer for our wedding; do you have any tips when searching for a company?

A. Matt Fochs says: A videographer can help capture special memories on the day, so picking the right company is essential. Here are my tips to help you find the perfect videographer for your wedding.

- Look for a company that has experience shooting weddings; this will ensure they know how to capture the important moments and tell the story of your special day.

- Check out the videographer's portfolio to see if their editing style aligns with what you're after.

- Read reviews from previous clients to get an idea of the supplier's quality of work and customer service.

- Discuss your vision for the video with the company. Ensure they understand what you're looking for and that they can deliver on your expectations.

- Set a budget for the videographer and discuss pricing upfront. Ensure you understand what's included in the price and any additional costs that may be added.

Matt Fochs, Forever Captured Wedding Films


The final cut

The final cut

Q. We've downsized our wedding after postponing it twice and are putting aside some of the budget for a bumper party with all our friends and family next year. We were originally planning to have a videographer to film our whole day but wonder if it's worth it now. What would you advise?

A. Simon Parris says: Simon says: The important thing to remember in these changing times is not to over commit yourself financially. So why have a video? This is something that's often asked and many of my couples say that having their wedding filmed ended up being one of the best decisions they made for their big day. It's about capturing all the sights, sounds and emotions, providing you with lasting memories. As well as your own personal recollections, your photographer will capture a range of special moments and a beautifully crafted film will add a whole extra dimension, including scenes previously unseen by you and your partner.

The approach that I've found works well for my couples is to initially book the lowest priced package (normally the ceremony only) – that way you can secure the services of your preferred supplier and at the very least will have a wonderful film of you getting married, the lead up to it and immediately afterwards. By doing this, you're not over committing and can budget and plan for everything else that you want for your wedding. Once the date is in the diary, nearer to the time, I then give my couples the option to upgrade and extend their coverage, budget allowing and at the original prices quoted at the time of booking, to include all aspects of their day.

People also often ask whether having a videographer at a wedding is obtrusive? The answer to that is, if filmed properly, absolutely not! The very best moments are always the ones where your friends and family don't even realise they're being filmed – that's the beauty of a long lens!

Simon Parris, Final Cut Wedding Films