Jessica Piscitelli, of Jessica Pi Productions, recently traveled to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to videotape a destination wedding.
This video includes footage from Rome, Venice, France and the Dominican Republic. Where you go to say “I Do,” make sure you have a professional there to document your journey.
Here’s why hiring a professional videographer for your destination wedding is important.
1. Video is necessary. There will come a time when you look at your photo album and wonder, what made me laugh in that photo? What did he say that brought a tear to my eye? You can play your video 5, 10, or 20 years from now to find out.
2. Many destination hotels offer on staff photographers and videographers. Unfortunately, this usually means that you don’t have a selection – that there is only one choice. That person may or may not be a professional in the field he will be booked for your event. It is hard to attain assurances in advance when the person is not local.
3. Once your video is taped, you will want it to be edited. This takes a lot of time and a lot of correspondence to make sure it is being edited to your taste. Working with someone in another location could entail language barriers, format issues, or just a lot of long distance phone and shipping costs.
4. I have a BFA in production from NYU film school. I have been professionally capturing events for the past 11 years and have traveled many times with my camera gear. You want to be sure you are in good hands and don’t have to worry about anything going wrong on your wedding day. Hiring a professional will take one more concern off your shoulders.
5. If the worst should happen and you need to take legal recourse, it is easier to pursue that with a business that is registered in your home country or state. Hopefully, it would never come to that, but it is better to be prepared if something should go wrong.
Here’s a short video by Jessica Pi Productions of a destination wedding in the Dominican Republic.