When hiring a videographer for your special event, it's important to also check the rules religious venues have set up for videographers. As videographers, we only want to film the best and most memorable video for your event. We are finding more often that churches have specific rules about where the videographer can or cannot be during the ceremony and that can be hard on us.
Recently, we filmed a Catholic wedding in Houston. In Catholic ceremonies, they stand up quite often during the service. In this particular church, we were only allowed to set up in one spot, on either side of the room. This quickly became an issue. When it was time for the guests to stand, we lost all visual of the couple from either camera and there was nothing we could do about it. I tried to take my camera and sit on the front pew to get video of the couple while the guests were standing and I was quickly escorted back to my original spot by a church representative to go back to my one and only designated spot.
Check with the church about their rules for videographers and where they can set up. If the rules are anything like what we recently experienced, we could lose precious coverage. This was the first time we had such an issue regarding a church and their strict rules, but we also realize this won't be the last. Find out the rules when booking the church and let the videographers know as much in advance what those rules are so there is a possibility (fingers crossed) of working around it.
Until next time, stay in the moment!
Jenna and Jeremiah
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I run a video production business with my husband. On the side I enjoy writing children's stories and participating in theatre (especially dinner theatre!)