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Why we don’t offer video

I have heard a lot of photographers lately talk about how they’re thinking of getting into video as well so to not lose out on the clients that want both photo and video. It got me thinking as I have also been in a situation where a couple wanted photo and video and it’s not something that I offer. I work closely with a videographer and together we make a great photo & video team, but I personally will not offer video through my company.

Why?

I am a photographer! I love being a photographer. I cannot do two things at once like offer the quality of photography that my couples expect from me and shoot amazing video at the same time. (My hand is way to shakey for video!). So what would I have to do to offer video? Hire two additional people to do video, and manage them in a way I wouldn’t know where to start. Photo and video although they go hand in hand are not the same animal! Shooting, story telling and editing it completely different so telling others how to do what they do with having no experience is not something I want to get into.

So instead I offer to my brides a referral to a couple of videographers that I love working with. We jive as if we’re one team because we’ve worked together many times before. We manage our own part of the day the way we know it works best for our clients because that’s what we do best.

Video by Capture Productions.

  

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  1. Mahlia

    May 16th, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I love that you have a great partnership with videography teams that your couples can work with too!

  2. Karen Shoufler

    May 17th, 2017 at 12:49 am

    This is a great post!!

  3. Marquette LaRee

    May 17th, 2017 at 4:33 pm

    I wouldn’t even know where to start with offering video! I’m dying to work with a really good videographer on a wedding though!!

  4. Mindy Leigh

    May 17th, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    I think that is a great piece we feel the same way. Be the master of your craft not all to everyone.

  5. Misty

    May 19th, 2017 at 12:03 am

    I couldn’t have said this better myself!! I would love to offer video AND photos for my brides, but it just doesn’t work if you want to have two amazing products!

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