Let me first start off by saying, the Pilot and I had no intention of hiring a videographer, that is, until October of 2009 rolled around.
Back in early Fall, I fell in love with this video, which I found via Style Me Pretty. (I’ll wait, as I encourage you to watch the entire thing).
I fell in love with this video so much so, in fact, that I shared it with everyone. I was so in love with the idea of Super 8, that I came thisclose to buying a camera myself for personal use and went on a mission to find a Super 8 videographer close to town (with no luck).
When I took a visit out to Colorado to visit to see one of my best friends back in mid-October, I showed her the video. She, too, fell in love.
Not even a week after I’m back in town, I get an email from her. She happens to know the guy who shot the particular video above AND she contacted him about having him videograph our wedding (bonus points for her). I seriously was beyond excited and shared the news with the Pilot. We did not make any commitments, only asked Kevin a few questions, as we needed to review our budget and the logistics, but were ecstatic at the possibility of booking him (him, being Kevin Von Qualen).
Again, we had not originally wanted to book a videographer, but the second we saw the Super 8, it just really struck a chord with me and the Pilot. So, we took a few weeks to mull it over, talk with the Pilot’s parents and review everything. We finally (and officially) booked him in mid-December. You all have no idea how excited the Pilot and I are to have the amazing talent of Kevin as our videographer.
Kevin, also happens to be a wedding and portrait photographer, who is based in Denver. BUT, he absolutely loves shooting Super 8 – so I urge you, if you are interested in hiring a videographer, to definitely consider him. Super 8 is different than traditional videography (obviously), but the film truly tells a story like no other.
Did you book a videographer? What was important to you and your significant other when making a decision?