Everybody loves a bargain, I certainly do. We see it on the shop windows, written on signs everywhere...SALE!...BARGAIN!...10% OFF...CLOSING DOWN SALE!...THIS RACK 50% OFF...and the list goes on. I am not sure why we are so attracted to those signs, but they certainly seem to work!
Check out the above photo - Recently, we went to New York for a holiday. This is a place called Laduree; they sell macarons. Now there are macarons and there are macarons...I remember taking a bite out of this French confection and the flavour, the texture, the colour, the experience...WOW! We only bought a couple because they were so expensive! But was it worth it? Absolutely! Even a small bite was exhilarating and satisfying.
So what am I saying? If you go for price, and make that your most important thing, you will no doubt get a cheap macaron - but it will never equal the experience and taste like a macaron from Laduree. If you value the experience and the taste of a macaron from Laduree, the price is not so important. People were lining up at this shop and many others like this.
I am a sucker for technical and electronic gadgets. Take mobile phones for instance. I own a Samsung Galaxy S7 (sorry iPhone lovers, but I really like the option of expanding the internal memory of my phone!) Anyway, that phone isn't cheap. But it feels a little heavy, solid, has great resolution and I have had zero issues with it and use it for photography, emails, internet, google analytics, weather, etc, etc.
A little while ago, I bought a phone for my wife which was about 60% cheaper, looks almost identical (although a little on the light side). Just in case you are saying 'Hey buddy, whats with you buying your wife a cheap phone? You cheapskate!' Well, she only uses it mainly to make and receive calls...thats it. But guess what? It is 60% cheaper, but also performs about 60% less than my Samsung. The moral of the story *taking a deep breath and wishing I could somehow let every client know this:*
YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!
We value your story first and foremost. We see some videos that look pretty but have little story and everything looks so posed and forced it looks unnatural. Some are pretty long too, but we think it is better to have shorter dynamic videos, rather than long boring ones, don't you think? We still have our own long wedding video from 35 years ago with some really nice moments, but also a lot of boring stuff where we use the FF on our remote - and it is our own wedding! The greatest compliment we receive (and value) is when a bride, (or the parents) message us and say: 'Your video captured us perfectly'. after all, couples want to watch their film years later and think: 'That is so us...'
Lets be honest here. If you are looking for a cheap wedding videographer, we are not the people you are looking for. If on the other hand, you value someone who will capture the story of your day, getting to know you well before your wedding and have a great experience throughout the whole process of getting your gorgeous wedding film, we are what you are looking for!
We have invested quite heavily in some very good cameras with some pretty sweet lenses - all designed to give you the best quality we can offer. Those camera and lenses are not cheap by any means. Hows the quality? Superb. You get what you pay for.