3 mistakes to avoid when hiring a videographer

Wedding Video Advice


Mistake #1: Skimping on Your Videography Budget The Pitfall of Imbalanced Investment

Sasha Aickin’s wisdom rings true in wedding videography: “When you buy something cheap and bad, the best you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it. When you buy something expensive and good, the worst you’re going to feel about it is when you buy it.”

Don’t fall into the trap of heavily skewing your wedding memories’ budget towards photography while leaving videography as an afterthought. This imbalance doesn’t just affect your wallet; it disrupts the harmony of your day. Pairing a top-tier photographer with a novice videographer can create tension and detract from the overall quality of your wedding documentation.

Remember, the value of videography is in the experience and memories it captures – it should make you feel ecstatic, not just content.

Mistake #2: Settling for ‘Just Fine’ Demand Excellence, Not Mediocrity

Would you choose a wedding dress that’s just “fine”? Or a wedding cake that’s merely “okay”? What about hiring a band that you think will be adequate on your wedding day?

Of course not.

Then why settle for a videographer who doesn’t spark excitement? You deserve a videographer who makes you feel fantastic, one who you’re confident will capture your day perfectly. Settle for nothing less than a team that makes you feel as fabulous as your love story.

Mistake #3: Procrastination in Booking The Early Bird Gets the Best Videographer

Popular wedding dates get snapped up quickly. If videography is a priority, don’t dawdle. The industry standard of booking 8-10 months in advance is often too late, especially for sought-after videographers. To avoid the heartbreak of missing out on your first choice, start your videographer hunt early. Secure them as soon as you can and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with ticking another crucial task off your list.

The choices you make on your wedding video today can transform how you relive your day

At Harborview Studios, we specialize in capturing the essence of love stories across Cape Cod and the Islands, but our passion for storytelling takes us far beyond.

We’re available and excited to travel throughout the East Coast to bring the magic of professional videography to your special day. If you envision a wedding film that reflects the depth, joy, and uniqueness of your journey, reach out to us. Let’s create something beautiful together.

Hi, I'm CINDY.

As wedding videographers, we specialize in filming the heartfelt moments of best friends in love, eager to relive their day through our lens.

Our philosophy? Every story is unique. We excel at making even the most camera-shy couples feel at ease, ensuring our films reflect the genuine honesty, strength, and real moments of your wedding weekend.

Our films are more than memories; they're a legacy of love, alive and vibrant, providing a timeless narrative of your special weekend. Let us help your story live on.

For 18 years, we've been capturing love stories on Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and along the East Coast. 

For 18 years, we've been capturing love stories on Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and along the East Coast.