FAQs and expert advice about videography

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East 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@yournortheast.wedding


Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Q. We're thinking of booking a videographer, but we're not sure what to look for. Do you have any tips?

A. Allan Sizer says: Don't rely on booking the cheapest companies as we often hear many stories that couples are desperately searching for a videographer close to their wedding as they've been let down by the company they originally booked. These stories usually involve someone offering a 'really good deal'.

Do your homework and check out the company's work online and compare it to others. You shouldn't have shaky footage nowadays with stabilisers in cameras and editing programs that reduce shudder – you don't have to compromise on quality.

Check if the trailers the company has made are original and are not staged in the same format. When watching the videos, does it make you emotional? This is usually a good sign as there's a great chance that the videographer knows how to construct a film that you'll love to have.

Before booking a company, check what's included in the packages and that you're getting value for money

Allan Sizer, Strike a Pose Wedding Movies


Moments that matter

Moments that matter

Q. I wasn't going to get a videographer at my wedding, but a few of my family members keep mentioning it. What are the benefits to having one on the big day?

A. Amelia Jane Read says: Having a videographer at your wedding is an excellent addition to the day. Not only can they capture all the beautiful moments your photographer will, but they also capture movement and sound. Watching your wedding film is such an emotional experience, seeing all the best parts of your day carefully edited together with music, vows and speeches.

While a photographer documents the crucial moments that you'll want to frame; your videographer will be capturing the mood, atmosphere and things you might have otherwise missed. You'll get to relive your day and look back on the laughter, loving glances and celebrations.

As a photographer and videographer, I've seen first-hand how much lovebirds cherish their wedding films. Films complement photos; they work so well alongside each other to capture the essence of your big day and share it with friends and family for years to come.

Video is a great way to remember every word of your best man's speech, the reactions of your parents during the ceremony, your well-rehearsed first dance and all of the spontaneous, unplanned bits in-between. Confetti also looks spectacular on film, the more, the better!

Amelia Jane Read, Amelia Jane Weddings