Jessica Pi Productions
Sight. Sound. Style.
“One of DC’s Best Videographers” – Washingtonian Magazine
Sight: Your first kiss as husband and wife.
Sound: Your voice cracking as you say, “for the rest of my life.”
Style: Quiet and sophisticated or loud and colorful. It’s YOUR style.
Why bother with a video when I already have a photographer?
Photography is an art form, and it captures one aspect of the day beautifully. A video includes movement and sound. Your walk down the aisle. What it sounded like when you were pronounced husband and wife for the first time. That groovy dance only your dad knows how to do. Just what crazy stories the best man chose to share. You will be able to remember those moves and words if you have a video to watch on your ten or twenty year anniversary. Otherwise, you may be looking at a great photo of your guests laughing and wondering, what was so funny?
How do I choose a video company for this once in a lifetime event?
Like any other vendor for your wedding day, much of the choice is subjective. Do you like the person? Do you like her work? Does she suit your style? There are, however, a few general questions you can ask to help you make your decision:
- How much experience does she have? Live events move quickly and there are no second chances. Experienced videographers know how to avoid making grave mistakes.
- What technology do they employ? There are a lot of great professional cameras and mics available. Primarily, you are looking for someone with up-to-date, broadcast quality equipment. You also want to make sure you receive your final product in the format you want, whether it is DVD copies for family, or podcasts for your iPod.
- Do you know your videographer? Sounds like a funny question, but a lot of video companies employ subcontractors. Make sure you are getting the videographer you think you are getting and that the portfolio samples you see are actually produced by the person who will be shooting your wedding.
- Does she play nice with others? It’s always great to work with a videographer who has been recommended – by the venue, your planner, a friend, or the photographer.