Bridezilla Makes Example Out of “Pro” Wedding Videographer
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1312 Open Way
San Hose, CA
Dear Bad Wedding Videographer:
Let me begin this entry by saying that I LOVE great wedding videographers. I adore the finished product of well filmed and edited wedding videos that can capture the magic of a wedding, like the video Mrs. Emerald posted from Still Motion. A talented, professional videographer can immortalize a wedding day into a treasured keepsake for years to come.
Unfortunately, the Eggplants hired the OPPOSITE of a good wedding videographer- which was you.
Like every wedding, we placed cameras at the event for friends to grab and take their own photos. When they were developed you were in a fourth of the photographs! I’m attaching the photos to this letter so you can really see how bad you were.
Exhibit A your first offense: Don’t wear white if you’re a videographer/photographer!
When I opened the hotel room door to welcome you on the morning of my wedding, I was horrified as you took off your dark coat to reveal a gleaming starch-white shirt. At that moment, I knew that you were not a skilled or experienced videographer. We’ve all learned in second grade science class that black absorbs light and white reflects it. All professional videographers and photographers will show up to your wedding wearing dark colors so that they are less obtrusive and do not reflect light. Obviously, if you are going to hold a camera, carry a HUGE lamp and be near the bride and groom all day… don’t wear white!
Exhibit B shows your second offense: Don’t stand at the altar if you’re not part of the bridal party!
What the heck are you doing?? I understand the need to get the shot, but you’re standing in the bridal party lineup like one of the girls! I should have lent him a pink dress and heels. At least you would’ve blended in better. The above picture is also a good example of “Don’t Wear White.” If yuo were wearing black, you would’ve barely noticed him.
Exhibit C shows your third offense: Don’t film key wedding moments from obvious places!
When Mr. Eggplant showed me this photograph, I was at the Honolulu airport, waiting to board the plane to Kauai. My initial shock turned to distress, and then crying. Yes, bridezilla came out after the wedding was over. I am embarrassed to admit that I bawled at gate 37 of HNL international. All I could imagine were visions of your round little head appearing in all of our wedding photographs. I was so upset until Mr. Eggplant gently reminded me that our wedding photographers were very skilled and they would not let an obtrustive videographer like you ruin our wedding pictures.
Other offenses from you included:
1. Getting up front and in the faces of everyone making speeches and toasts at the reception. It was very distracting, especially with his blaring white light shining in the eyes of all our speakers. He was so obtrusive, walking circles around everyone. And from what I saw, he wasn’t even holding the camera steady.
2. Standing in the way of our photographers while they were shooting. Erwin actually came up to me at the wedding to ask me if he could get in front of the videographer to take his shots. I gladly said yes.
Had I known that you would’ve been a hinderance, I would have gone completely without you rather than hire one who was so obtrusive. My experience is a shining example of the motto, “you get what you pay for.”
Now let me just say, I have not received the video footage back yet. Perhaps when I do, I will change my mind about having you film any of our friend’s weddings. However, Mr. Eggplant and I have received the Chinese banquet pictures back and we’re both convinced we both could’ve done a better job with our eyes closed.
Well, I hope that my experience has revealed the benefits of hiring a professional videographer. As you can see, an amateur one can actually do more harm than good. So if you’re in the market for a videographer, by all means, please hire a good one, even if it costs some extra money.
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