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Why We Became Videographers

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One might ask why we chose to go into create a Los Angeles based wedding videography business. What was the appeal and attraction to want to produce wedding videos for couples in the Los Angeles area as well as for those who have been married for 40 years? What would be our motivation as video 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 founders of Adept Eye we 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.

L.A. Photographer Versus Orange County Wedding Videographer

When the founders got married back in 1998, they did not even consider hiring a wedding video Orange County company to capture our wedding. They figured if they were going to pay for anything extravagant or if they 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, that type of quality just did not seem warranted for them to spend their money on. We instead decided to spend more on a photographer that would make their wedding album look like something from a magazine.

Not Spending On Wedding Video Los Angeles Service

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

In all honesty, the two didn't even know if those car makers even made limousines. As you can see they were really able to cut costs. Because they had kept their costs down significantly they actually did have money left over to hire wedding videographers to videotape their wedding.

Disregarding Video

When it came to hiring their photographer they 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 them 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 the two decided these pictures would have to last for not only their lifetime but for children and grandchildren and perhaps even great grandchildren. As a result, the possibility of hiring a wedding videography company was nil and we basically put the rest of our eggs in their photographer's basket.