Your wedding is unique. At least it should be. So having it on tape is a pretty important part of it, perhaps the only one that will remain after everything’s done. Except for your spouse, of course. Having said that, it should come naturally to newlyweds to at least try and employ someone who knows what he’s doing about having it taped. Unfortunately, that’s not the case in most cases, hence this article.
The title is correct: cinematographer. Because that moment surpasses by far the show and tell stuff that accompanies most moments in life. It’s beyond newsworthy. It should become your favorite movie.
Start by checking out the offer. Do not check the man, check his work. If you like one wedding in ten, move on. If you like five in ten give it a thought and if you like nine in ten that’s your guy. You should like the way he tells the story, the way he cuts the scenes, the way he embeds audio with video etc. Overall, you should feel you’re on the same page. And make sure he’s a PROFESSIONAL, not a part time amateur in search for a summer job. No disrespect to those, but it’s your wedding.