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BVP- i know a video is well worth the money- but i just don't have it in my budget. and for me personally- i dont care to have a video with fancy editing- i am fine with just raw footage- and i can BUY a video camera myself and have someone tape it for us, and it would still cost less than some videographers.

i realize a video is irreplacable, and the one you did for tasha was amazing, but we just dont have it in our budget-and for me pictures are my priority. i didnt intend to offend you i was just giving my opinion to Tammy

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BVP- i know a video is well worth the money- but i just don't have it in my budget. and for me personally- i dont care to have a video with fancy editing- i am fine with just raw footage- and i can BUY a video camera myself and have someone tape it for us, and it would still cost less than some videographers.
i realize a video is irreplacable, and the one you did for tasha was amazing, but we just dont have it in our budget-and for me pictures are my priority. i didnt intend to offend you i was just giving my opinion to Tammy
Rather than buy a camera why don't you ask around to see if any of your guests have one they'd be willing to bring or if you could borrow one from someone? That would save some good $$ too...

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yeah we thought about that, we are going to see how our budget ends up- we will eventaully want a video camera anyways once we have kids and stuff- so it would be a good investment. we will see, thanks for the tip!

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To Do a Video or Not to do a video.... That is the question.....
Having a video is personal... Some people could not live without one and others are indifferent. It all depends on you as a person - if you like to look back, and remenisse (sp) it's great to have something live as it actually happened... It is also good for future generations to look back on.

Have to take issue with the video being overpriced... It cracks me up that nobody thinks twice about paying thousands for a photographer, however they hesitate with the price of the video. Just to let you know - To edit video takes much longer than photos. For every one hour that we are on site at a wedding - I can count on at least 10 hours in editing. Not to mention an extra half a day for artwork and packaging...

I just do not want to be undervalued... most brides regret it if they do not have a video.... and I understand that having both a photog and videographer is cost-prohibitive in some cases.

Please though - we work really hard after the wedding day, putting our heart and soul into the footage to include the most beautiful parts of your day together in one unforgettable memory package... It is worth the money. (I don't know too many folks who work a 40 hour week for under 1k).

I hope I don't sound defensive - it's just that sometimes we video people feel so underappreciated for the amount of work that we do...

m smile03.gif
I definately don't think any of us brides (or grooms) mean to sound like your work isn't appreciated. I can only speak for myself when I say that I understand and respect the work and time you put into each project. However, I think before you "feel underappreciated" by reading what we are saying on this forum you need to understand that a lot of us are trying to cut costs, and for a lot a video may not be worth the $$. The costs as a bride, as I am sure you are aware, can really add up - and that is what we mean when we say it is too expensive. I happen to think that paying the price I am for my photographer is overpriced too, and whether or not my photographer agrees w/me or not is not the point here - I still pay the price because his work speaks for itself. It hurts me and my wallet to shell out the money (I wince every time!), but I do because I love his work!! I am willing to pay that price, others are not. ...Anyways, that's just the other side of things. :)

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We'll do a video for our wedding simply because neither sets of parents are able to travel and it's the only way they will see the ceremony. Plus, if we decide to do an AHR, we would play it there for the people who weren't able to attend. While I would love a pro video because of the sound editing they can do, I don't know if we will do pro-vs-guest or a combo. I'm thinking the ceremony would be pro and the reception would be our own camera. As the word is spreading in the music scene here in Dallas, we're getting quite a few calls from close friends who want to attend and I know what these people are like in our own country while they still have some sense of decorum. So I figure it will make some very interesting footage to see the crazy stuff they do when they are out of the country, and hey, if we get some good blackmail material, then we can make some money to replace our wedding funds! *grin*

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To Do a Video or Not to do a video.... That is the question.....
Having a video is personal... Some people could not live without one and others are indifferent. It all depends on you as a person - if you like to look back, and remenisse (sp) it's great to have something live as it actually happened... It is also good for future generations to look back on.

Have to take issue with the video being overpriced... It cracks me up that nobody thinks twice about paying thousands for a photographer, however they hesitate with the price of the video. Just to let you know - To edit video takes much longer than photos. For every one hour that we are on site at a wedding - I can count on at least 10 hours in editing. Not to mention an extra half a day for artwork and packaging...

I just do not want to be undervalued... most brides regret it if they do not have a video.... and I understand that having both a photog and videographer is cost-prohibitive in some cases.

Please though - we work really hard after the wedding day, putting our heart and soul into the footage to include the most beautiful parts of your day together in one unforgettable memory package... It is worth the money. (I don't know too many folks who work a 40 hour week for under 1k).

I hope I don't sound defensive - it's just that sometimes we video people feel so underappreciated for the amount of work that we do...

m smile03.gif

Hey Marci- I just watched Natasha's video- it looks AWESOME! I'm so glad you guys are doing my video. Now I just need to scrape up the extra cash to have you edit it!

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We hired BVP for our wedding. FI doesn't care one way or the other and at first neither did I. I started reading reviews and read that a lot of people wished they did it - but I never read one where someone got one and regretted it. I figured better safe than sorry!!!!

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We did and I am so glad that we have it. I think it's fine to have a friend or family member do the video, but as seen by the small demo from our wedding, there is so much that professionals know to capture that you will miss if a non-professional does the job. I totally can see the hard work that professionals put into their work. I was thrilled to get our demo from Marci - I am so tempted to just go ahead and have her edit it. maybe once I am done paying off our credit cards from the wedding (if Chris doesn't edit it first...)

 

every time I watch it I smile.. it was great to see. It captured moments that I didn't remember and were not captured on film.

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I want to do video but just the raw footage...is that possible? BVP?
Erik can edit it when we get back home.
Hi Drea - I sent you an email regarding raw footage...

Thanks for your comments everyone - I totally understand that wedding costs get crazy... I wish we could do videos for free - because we love what we do - However - ... gotta buy dog and cat food!

I think Tammy - you have gotten some great advice and insight in this thread.. as always, you girls are great!!!

M :0)

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