It is really important to capture the memories of your wedding day. San Diego wedding videos can be a great addition to photos, but you'll need to find a videographer with experience if you want a great result.
First, look for someone who has a professional setup. They should not be working with a dinky handy cam, you want someone with a more professional camera. They should also have a tripod or two. In fact, the best setup will be with at least two to three cameras, even if there is only one guy doing the video shoot.
Ask the videographer how many cameras they use and whether editing is included in the price. The best way to go is to have three cameras, two fixed ones in different locations and the camera man himself who will get the close ups and grab video of the guests, etc. These can all be edited together to form a really endearing video of your wedding.
You should ask if this videographer will shoot the reception. This will give you an even better videos. The reception is where everything really happens, so it's good to include this in the wedding video. It should be part of the original price, but if not, find out what they charge to do this part of the wedding, too.
Make sure you ask to see some videos that the camera man has already done. These samples should give you an idea of just how well the person can handle the camera. You do not want anyone who is doing the entire video with a shaky hand held camera that has poor quality video.
Find out the companies that your close friends have used. They will usually be good for referrals and they may even be able to tell you which ones to steer away from. This can be very handy, since these are couples that have actually been through the wedding and seen the results of the video.
Usually there are a few different studios that do videos of weddings, so you can check out more than one. In fact, this is a good way to go. Do not judge them only on the price, you should check the video quality, as well. You can usually get a good feel for how professional the San Diego wedding videographer is by checking out the studio. If it is a nice setup and not just a back room somewhere, then you probably have a good company on your hands. While many great videos come out of basement studios, there should be at least an attempt at professionalism.
This is the largest day of your life, so make sure you get quality. It will cost more than paying your uncle fifty bucks to record everything, but you will have a video that will last a lifetime and bring back memories forever. It's well worth the expense.