Videographer's Motivation

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One might ask why we chose to become wedding video professionals that would serve all of Orange County and the Los Angeles area of Southern California. What was the appeal and attraction to want to produce wedding video Orange County DVDs for couples both newlyweds and those who have been married for 40 years? What would be our motivation as wedding video Orange County filmmakers to put in the time, effort, and physicality needed in order to produce a product that would not only satisfy our clients but impress them tremendously while making us feel proud of a days work? As founder of Adept Eye I can say with confidence there are many rewards that one may not think of or even imagine that motivates us to providing the best service possible.

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When my wife and I got married back in 1998, we did not even consider hiring a wedding videographer Orange County company to capture our wedding. We figured if we were going to pay for anything extravagant or if we were going to pay a little to get top notch quality it would be for a high end photographer. Back then it was extremely rare for anyone to shoot in digital format because the technology was just not there for both wedding photography and wedding videography. Therefore, most photographers used 35 film or Betacam for videographers. For wedding video in Orange County, that type of quality just did not seem warranted for us to spend our money on. We instead decided to spend more on a photographer that would make our wedding album look like something from a magazine.

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Like many couples now and then, our priorities were as followed: church, venue, photographer, florist, invitations, limo driver, and DJ. Well, the DJ was easy because at the time I had owned my own DJ company who I hired for our wedding. The church would of course be the church that I attended since childhood to adulthood. As a result, we had a significant discounted "donation" in order to have our wedding there. My wife found a nice reception hall in a golf course club house in which we would have our reception during lunch instead of dinner in order to cut costs. She also had a family friend who was a florist who practically did our wedding at cost. During that time I worked for a defense company who had great discounted benefits on custom made invitations. Our limo driver was probably one of the cheapest in the area in which we rode in some type of generic American limousine such as an Oldsmobile or Buick.

Disregarding Wedding Video

When it came to hiring our photographer had first interviewed a couple of vendors. Every one of them had very good quality pictures. However, there was one photographer whose pictures just blew us away. Her albums really did look like something straight out of a magazine. All of the other vendors offered so much more in their packages than her and they were probably $1000 cheaper. But we decided these pictures would have to last for not only our lifetime but for children and grandchildren and perhaps even great grandchildren. As a result, the possibility of hiring a wedding video Orange County company was nil and we basically put the rest of our eggs in our photographer's basket.

Last In Line

So what is the point of this story? We have discovered throughout the years that are situation was not unique. Wedding video Orange County services are usually the last in the list of many soon to be married couples. Many times, couples simply decide on hiring a wedding video Orange County professional if they realize they have some money left over in their wedding budget. Many times couples really go out of their way to even lowball wedding video Orange County companies. I would know since this has happened to us on numerous occasions. I would not be honest if I said that I did not feel any bit of resentment towards these couples at the time. My initial reaction was these were people looking to take advantage of us. Even in all of our wedding video Orange County experience, there were some people who we went out of our way to please as well as give significant breaks in their packages. But instead of them appreciating all of our efforts in going out of our way for them, they instead would look for more ways to exploit our generosity and asked for more without giving any further compensation.

Capturing Happiness

This is definitely some of the risks that come with being in the wedding video Orange County business. So why would in the world would we ever wish to be in such an industry? One, we are normally the last priority for most weddings. As a result, some couples even try to lowball our company in order to fit our wedding video Orange County services into their wedding. And even after we do go out of our way for them by either working out some type of financial break or providing a little more than what they can afford free of charge, some couples show little or no appreciation and continue to even ask for more from our wedding video Orange County services. So again, why do it? I guess for me, I remember when I married the love of my life and how happy and stressed and tired and delusional I was during that day. Call me sentimental. Call me corny. It doesn't matter. Because seeing and capturing another couple celebrating the most important day of their lives together with their friends and families through our wedding video Orange County services is really something that can't be explained. Knowing that we are recording something that they will share with their friends and families and future generations is very humbling and at the same time makes us feel truly honored.

Eternalizing Moments

Although it does not happen all of the time, but the many times that it has happened makes our wedding video Orange County services worthwhile. What am I talking about? I'm talking about all of the times when we hear the couples tell us how much they love their wedding video. I'm talking about all of the times when we hear how thankful they are for our wedding video Orange County production. I'm talking about all of the times we hear from other clients who were referred to us by their friends and family who tell us that all their friends keep talking about is their wedding video Orange County DVD. These are the moments that make everything worthwhile. Not to mention, to also be apart of their once in a lifetime ceremony and celebration makes us realize how lucky we are to witness and capture such an event. In a way, we truly are eternalizing something very important and precious through our wedding video Orange County production.

Serving Orange County Couples with Wedding Video

In addition, perhaps it is not only these rewards that motivate me. Maybe it is also my convictions and beliefs. Please excuse me because I'm about to quote scripture and be a little religious. This does not mean I'm apologizing nor does this mean that my religious convictions are better than those who do not share the same beliefs. But to quote Luke 22:27 Jesus said, "For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves." Also in Matthew 20:26-28 Jesus says, "But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." In Christianity, it is believed that Jesus is the king of all kings and the lord of all lords. Yet if this is true than how can someone so powerful come to serve rather than to be served? Well, the concept is actually pretty simple. It's just like our president or any government office isn't here to be served but to serve the public. I guess you can say I believe our wedding video Orange County service is a way of serving our fellow brothers and sisters no matter what their religious or non-religious convictions may be. It is our wedding video Orange County organization that is hear to serve and keep alive these memories.