They say – select 3 things that are extremely important for you to have at your wedding. #1 on my list – A GREAT Videographer.
I spent what felt like months researching, reading reviews, and watching hundreds of wedding videos during my mo...
rning & afternoon train commute – 2 hours each way (but that’s another discussion). I wanted to make sure that we hired and collaborated with the right Videographer. You truly only get one chance to capture THAT emotion & moment. And to be able to capture unarguably one of the best days of our lives and turn it into something I can share with my family in the Philippines that’s not able to attend our wedding was so crucial for me – more than I can ever explain.
I had a long list of Videographers I found on my own and Dax Victorino Films was (highly) recommended by our Wedding planner. I purposely saved them for last because I wanted to select someone not based on a recommendation but based on how I felt after watching their videos. I wanted my decision to be raw, unbiased, and organic.
The term “Save the Best for Last” was a true testament in my case. There were a ton of great videos out there but none, I really connected with. After watching DVF’s videos I knew they were exactly who I wanted work with. And after talking to them live via FaceTime, I was even more convinced that there'd be no one else I'd rather work with. My husband now (blushing) let me take the lead on this cause he knew how important the video was for me. But after seeing their work and chatting w/ them, he became just as excited.
They're truly talented & trained and have invested in high quality equipment. Dax, Pao, and Roman did an exquisite job working with me, my husband (still blushing) and my crazy ass family & friends. They were so patient, humble, & kind – some of the most genuine people we've ever met.
Dax is such a talented Editor – he was able to piece together all the footage with just the right music and special effects that gave our video great fluidity and emotion. It honestly felt like we were watching a tearjerker movie,
I was in tears after watching the sneak peek and the raw version of our highlight video. And by “in tears” I mean, sobbing.
The best advice I can give a bride-to-be or a newly engaged couple is to not only hire a Videographer but an AMAZING one. You don't want to skimp on this part of your wedding. You may think it’s not that important but I promise you, you would want to relive every minute and every second of your wedding day. Things will get chaotic the day of and after you've been meticulously planning for months only to see it fly by in what feels like seconds, you will be desperate to have something help you relive it.
It will be one of the best investments you'll ever make. Wouldn't you want to have something to watch a couple times after your wedding (and by couple, I mean 4 times a day – and by 4 I mean 27, but really, who’s counting?!). Trust me, I am always right. Just ask my new husband. xo