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Winnipeg Wedding Videography

Wedding Videography is a great way to capture your wedding day with more than just photos. Of course I love Wedding Photography. I run a Wedding Photography business after all. But there’s some moments that I love seeing in video. You probably feel the same way! That’s why I’ll be sharing some Winnipeg Wedding Videography.

Winnipeg Wedding Videography

Before you start reaching out to Videographers I recommend coming up with exactly what you’re looking for as well as your budget. You may be able to find a package deals with photographers that partner with Videographers. I hate to be that guy but I’m about to plug my own business because I can. My business (White Willow Photography) provides both video and photos for the Manitoba area. Find out more here! Or Contact Us.

Winnipeg Wedding Videography

Now that we got that out of the way, I’ll also be sharing a list of Videographers that may just fit your needs. But first…

Things to Consider

“Do I want a highlight film of the whole day?”

“Do I want a highlight film as well as a speech film?” (A highlight film is a highlight reel from the day but a speech film shows the speeches without any cuts)

“What’s my budget?’

“What style am I looking for?”

How much does a Videographer cost?

The price of Videographers can be scary. Really scary… They can range anywhere from $500-$2500 for a cheap videographer but $3000-$6000+ for a professional high end videographer. These prices are what push people to hire their cousin Jimmy that just started using a camera but calls himself a videographer. (No offence to all Jimmy’s out there)

But in reality you don’t need to sacrifice your budget or your videography dreams. If budget is a problem there’s plenty of videographers that have the talent but they don’t have the popularity to book out yet. 

That’s another important thing to note. If you’re looking into a pricier videographer, they get booked up really fast. 

Videographers I Love & Trust

Winnipeg Wedding Videography

“Why do Videographers Cost so Much?!”

There’s a lot of thought that goes into setting pricing as a photographer/videographer. But what I think is most important to realize is that your videographer isn’t ripping you off by charging what they charge. Here’s just a couple things videographers got to put money into.

  • Pc / laptop $2500
  • Multiple Cameras $8000
  • Subscriptions $150 / month
  • Lenses $4000

When you hire a videographer they’re putting a chunk of that away for the next time a camera needs replacing. Another common response I’ve heard is “you didn’t even go to university, why should I be paying so much.” Although it’s true that most videographers don’t go to University for Wedding Videographer (Simply because there isn’t such a course) They are still always putting in time and money into courses to refine their skill.

Winnipeg Wedding Videography

I hope you have had all your questions answered! If not I would love to chat and maybe I can point you in the right direction. Happy Planning!

How Much Does a Wedding Photographer Cost Per Hour

If you’re reading this you’re probably either a photographer trying to price themselves or you’re a bride or groom looking into prices for a wedding photographer! Either way I’m going to do my best to tell you how much does a wedding photographer cost per hour! 

Wedding Photographer

Wedding packages can differ depending on a lot of things. Things like do they offer prints or a USB, how much value do they provide during the planning process, and obviously the quality of their work. This is one reason it’s so hard to price your work as a photographer but also it’s hard to see which photographer is best for you! 

Every Photographer will provide value in different ways

How much does a wedding photographer cost per hour

How much does a Wedding Photographer Cost per Hour

I’ll try to break this down so it’s nice and simple for you! So in Canada the full day packages can very but I would say the average is $2000-$5000. Which by this info means a photographer costs $200-$500 an hour for a 10 hour day. Why so expensive? I’m glad you asked!

Why so expensive?

Ya to some people photography may just be pointing the camera and pushing buttons. I would disagree with that view. With the whole knowledge side of photography aside, just talking about the equipment and subscriptions it can get pricy.

x2 Cameras: $500-$4000

x5 Sd Cards: $50-$200

x3 Lenses: $300-$4000

Laptop/computer: $2000

Subscriptions: $300/month

Harddrives: $300

And that’s only the start of it! I know pretty crazy right? Photographers are the people to rob… haha Please don’t. And all this equipment needs to be replaced either every year or every couple years. 

Another reason photographers can be so expensive is because they only have a limited amount of weekends they can shoot. If they have more inquires than they can shoot they may as well raise their prices.

Don’t Book Based on Price!

I don’t know the place you’re in and the budget you have to work with but it’s important to book a photographer based on style over price. The photographer you want to book won’t change their style so the photos go well on your wall. With that said try to find a photographer that fits the style of photos you want as well as the person you fit with. This of course doesn’t mean go out of your budget just because you want the top of the line photographer.

I hope this helped you on your search for a photographer! If you have more questions I’m always willing to answer them! 

 

Bring Love into your Couple Photo Shoot

Engagement photo session holding hands

   Want to know why I love couple photo shoots so much? Because it’s two people that fit so well together, that know exactly how to make each other laugh and what to do when their significant other is sad. Together those two people go through hardships but love each other through it, and that’s worth celebrating. The love two people have is more then love at first sight or love from a Disney movie.

   Over the years I’ve taken photos with different couples. But the ones that always get me so excited are the ones that express their love to their significant other. I understand that it’s a little different in front of a camera. Especially for shy couples. That’s why I wanted to give you guys a couple steps to bring more life into your photos!

Airplane hands pose during an engagement photo session
  1. Think of a Meaningful Loation

   Your photographer might know of some really cool locations that will make the photos turn out really well. However if you want the photos to be truly special then find a location that means a lot to you! This might be in your house, or where you had your first date. The possibilities are endless. Find a location that describes your relationship. Your photographer wont know a location that is special to you or meaningful. 

   Makoy and Dani (In the photo above) asked me to take photos at La Barrier Park in Winnipeg. Although I haven’t taken photos here before I did know the location some what. Arriving at the location they pointed out to me their favourite spots at the park. We ended up find some nice shade with pine trees behind. We were able to work together to find a location that meant a lot to them and a spot at the location that was great for photos. At first they didn’t tell me but this was actually where they got engaged. At the end the of photo shoot they took me to where Makoy got on one knee. These photos didn’t only turn out amazing but they were also special to the couple.

2. Bring a Meaningful Prop

   You and your significant other know your relationship better than anyone else does. That’s why it’s up to you to think of a prop to bring to your couple photo shoot. Trust me it will make your photographers day! 

   Here’s some examples to get the ideas moving. Bring your fancy car and get some photos to show off both your significant other and your new rims. Another idea is a guitar. Maybe it means a lot to your partner that you play to them. Bring it along and have a picnic and play her some tunes! Maybe even bring a book and read it to each other. 

   The possibilities are endless. It’s an easy way to step up your couple photo shoot and bring meaning into it! 

Engagement photo session during golden hour

3. Love Languages

   Okay here it goes! Here’s the big one. Love languages, have you heard of it? By no means is this a concept I came up with. Gary Chapman wrote the book 5 Love Languages.

If you aren’t familiar with this concept I’ll give a short overview. It’s the idea that in a relationship each of us have one or two ways we feel most loved. Either Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, or Physical Touch. The book really goes deep into these and I highly recommend reading it. #NotSponsored If you would like to take the test on which love language you have you can do that HERE.

   After figuring out what love language your significant other is we can then figure out how to show them the way they feel loved on your photo shoot! Here’s some more examples

  • Words of Affirmation: Surprise them with a hand written love note, say something cute into their ear, compliment them.
  • Acts of Service: Go out of your way to help them, tell them on your photo shoot that you’ll cook when you get home. Ask them how you can help them. Make them something that you had to put effort into.
  • Receiving Gifts: Go buy them a small gift to give them, buy them flowers. 
  • Quality Time: On your photo shoot do something they like to do. Be thoughtful when picking how you spend your time. If they like reading a book together then do that!
  • Physical Touch: Get spicy! Get out of your comfort zone to show them love!

   I understand doing this might be an intimate moment, if you need to tell your photographer to give you two a moment or to take photos from a distant then do that. Don’t take these tips as rules but instead as guidance. You alone will know how to make your partner feel loved.

Enjoy!

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Carlton Reimer

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