A wedding like Kristen and Austen’s reminds me why I love what I do as a Houston wedding videographer. Not only do they share really beautiful vows full of their personality, but there are unique moments placed specially throughout their day. You can see it in their first look, their cake cutting, and all of the dancing with their loved ones surrounding them. And with that, today, I’m going to let you in on a little bit about me and my life behind the lens of a wedding day.
1.) What I do.
Preparing for a wedding day takes a little bit of time, but I have it down to a science. I always make sure my batteries and all equipment I need are ready to go the night before and double check everything the next day. Next, I go over any notes from when I met with my couple. I do this to make sure I don’t miss a single thing that my couple may want from me at their wedding. Before I leave for the day, I make sure to touch base with the coordinator. (If there is one.) And one thing I always ensure is that I am arriving early! So, I’m needed there at 2pm, I’m arriving and connecting with my couple 30 minutes - 1 hour before that!
I also enjoy a nice bowl of fruit the morning of to get my energy up!
2.) My favorite things.
This will vary from videographer to videographer, but my top favorite thing at any wedding is the couples unique personalities and chemistry they share. When a couple has that true chemistry, I know I am going to capture some really cute moments between them.
Coming in a close second would have to be a tie between flying my drone and eating a slice of wedding cake. Seriously, wedding cake is the best. When I’m shooting the details and it comes time to get footage of the cake, I know when I smell it that it’s going to be good!
And last, but not least, I love capturing those raw emotions that make you feel like you’re there again. You can see what I’m talking about in Kristen and Austen’s video. There were wonderful moments of tears shed during the ceremony and hugs all around during the reception. Definitely something this awesome couple will be happy to relive for a lifetime.
3.) What my clients say.
Although the things above are some of my favorite parts about being behind the camera… this is one of my favorite things after a wedding.
One of the best parts about my job as a Houston wedding videographer is when my clients love their videos. There’s nothing like hearing “we love it!” or getting an awesome review like this one:
“First I would like to say that he is very professional and knowledgeable. The theme of my wedding was Cinderella and he asked, “will there be any special moments that need to be captured?” to me that was awesome because honestly I forgot myself. He was so on point with everything, understanding, and affordable. My video was in great timing and I was so amazed that I cried. My family and friends loved it and I have watched it numerous times. Funny thing is I searched and researched videographers, but when I saw Jay’s work I instantly knew I wanted him. You will be more than pleased. My husband and I are already planning another party so that we can book him. Thanks again Jay.” -Mannika & Donald
There is that one and more over on The Knot! And I would love to offer the same service to you and your fiancé on your wedding day! Are you interested in having Your Videographer tell the story of your wedding day? Visit the contact page and let’s set up a consultation today!