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  • Langre Carroll


One of the questions I am asked the most often as a wedding photographer is, "Can you recommend a videographer?"


Hiring a videographer is the way to go and worth the investment for my clients who hope to capture all of the elements and details of their wedding day.


A videographer is responsible for live recording events and small-scale video productions. Videographers focus on smaller productions like documentaries, live events, short films, legal depositions, weddings, birthday parties, sports events, commercials, and training videos. A wedding videographer will usually meet with each couple before the wedding to assess their needs and plan the project. They may film the couple throughout the day, record them at the wedding venue, and capture images during the ceremony and reception. After the wedding, they edit the footage to create a wedding film for their clients.


Here are a few of my recommendations for Bermuda based videographers:


Dreamy Wedding Films

Dreamy wedding films go above and beyond for their clients. In my experience working with them, they take the time to meet with their bride and groom to get to know them, which provides them with the ability to capture the authenticity of their love story. Husband and wife duo produce excellent work and offer a client customer service that you will be more than pleased with.


https://www.dreamyweddingfilms.com/


LDS Multimedia

LDS Multimedia is one of the hardest working wedding videographers that I know. Usually booked solid throughout the year, her team showcases an exceptional, incredible portfolio. Lara Smith is the female owner of LDS, and her website truly speaks for itself. If you plan your wedding for the following year, book her in advance to avoid disappointment.


http://ldsmultimedia.com/


Storyteller Films

Storyteller Films is a newly launched, talented team growing their portfolio and expanding in the wedding industry. If you are looking for someone with raw talent and a desire to aim for outstanding client satisfaction, they are an excellent option for consideration.


www.instagram.com/storytellersfilmsbda


MHP HD

I have enjoyed working alongside MHP HD productions for many weddings. If you are looking for a videographer with an impressive portfolio and film experience to match, then this is the team for you. They are passionate about capturing your love and producing work that will have you smiling for years to come.


https://www.mhphd.com/


Research Your Vendors

The "big four" of your vendors in the wedding industry can boil down to wedding planner, your wedding photographer (Hopefully me), your wedding videographer, and your caterer. Taking the time to do your research and get to know your vendors will help execute your wedding day flawlessly.


When considering your wedding photographer and videographer team, it helps to know who has worked alongside one another, as it creates teamwork behind the scenes and as they capture your special moments. A great question to ask is, "What videographers or photographers have you worked with in the past?"


Additional Bermuda Videographers

This is not an exhaustive list of the many incredible and talented videographers that Bermuda offers, but I hope it serves as a resource and highlight of a few. Be sure to use the hashtag #BermudaVideographers on social media to check out other portfolios.


Lastly, If you need a talented and artistic photographer to cover your wedding in Bermuda, look no further. Here at MAETOG, I carry out creative and artistic wedding photography. I would love to capture beautiful and memorable images of the special moments at your wedding. It is relatively easy to book me online and reach out to me. Contact me today!

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  • Langre Carroll



Congrats on your engagement!!! This is such a massive moment in your life, and I am so excited for you. I also know you want to get everything right. We’ve had quite the year, and at the very least, you deserve a happy celebration.


If you want a successful wedding, the best time to start is after you get engaged. Your mind is probably brimming with questions like what next? That’s why I thought I should write this article as a guide. If you’re ready to get started, then so am I. Here are seven essential activities to carry out after you get engaged.


Celebrate

You don’t have to jump right into the planning of your wedding. Yes, you should start as soon as possible, but please celebrate first. You deserve a moment where you can relax and enjoy your new status with your partner. How about a lovely dinner for two? You can also have a date night or a small party for just the two of you.


Announce It

Don’t go running to your social media with the news just yet. It’s usually best to tell those close to you first. These could be your family, best friends, and close relatives. They should know first before the random people on your Twitter and Instagram.


Insure Your Ring

Insuring your engagement ring can save you from a lot of heartaches. We can never accurately predict the future, and if something happens to your ring, you’ll be covered. Make sure that the contract you sign protects you in case of damage, loss, and theft.


Plan an Engagement Party

It does not have to be something extravagant. With the pandemic raging, that wouldn’t be safe anyways. You should, however, make sure that those close to you are in attendance. Keep in mind that if you invite them to the engagement party, they’ll be expecting a wedding invite too.


Organize Your Vision

Write your ideas down when possible. You can also use things like Pinterest boards, magazine articles, and more to collect ideas you like. Since you’re just starting, don’t limit yourself. You can trim down on your list later and select only those you need.


Think About A Date

You’ll soon get tired of people asking when the wedding is. You might as well decide on it now and get it out of the way. Having a date in mind will also help with your wedding planning. If it looks too hard, start by thinking of a season you would like to have your wedding. You can zero in on a date from there.


Research Your Main Vendors

In the wedding industry, they are known as the big three. They are your wedding planner, your wedding photographer (Hopefully me), and your caterer. It would be best if you had a planner to navigate the waters of your planning safely. As your photographer, I will help you preserve the best memories of your wedding. A wedding is not complete without food, and your caterer is who will handle that. After this step, you can get started on planning your wedding in full.


If you need a talented and artistic photographer to cover your wedding in Bermuda, look no further. Here at MAETOG, I carry out creative and artistic wedding photography. I would love to capture beautiful and memorable images of the special moments at your wedding. It is relatively easy to book me online and reach out to me. Contact me today!

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  • Langre Carroll


Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I am so excited for you here at MAETOG, and if you're looking for a professional photographer, please reach out to me. Planning a wedding during this pandemic could not have been easy for you. You are very brave.


Now that you are almost ready, you're at the point where you need to be sure nothing is left out. That's probably why you need a checklist that factors in the pandemic. You have to ensure that your wedding is safe for you and your guest.


If you're thinking along these lines, then you're in the right place. I've put together the following checklist which can help. Please ensure that you work closely with your venue, vendors, and planner to ensure that you make informed decisions. This way, you can avoid risks and keep everyone safe. Without further ado, here's the checklist. You can combine this with your wedding checklist.


Staying informed

  • Review your contracts and the insurance policies of your venue and vendors.

  • Check government websites for current information and guidance about COVID-19.

  • Review the coronavirus Guidelines for Indoor & Outdoor Events & Gatherings.

  • Communicate with your partner and vendors.

  • Have a backup plan with a few alternative dates.

  • What rituals and practices need to be modified?

  • Make the needed changes to your wedding checklist to accommodate public health measures.

  • Go digital to shop for venues, flowers, and other wedding necessities, and to schedule appointments. You can contact me and book me online.


Guest Handling Plans

  • Masks and plans for physical distancing for the wedding.

  • Live streaming for guests who cannot attend.

  • Make a social circle seating plan (A person cannot belong to more than one social circle, and the safe number limit is 10).


Communication

  • Set up a website, social media, and other technology to be used for communication.

  • Inform guests of safety precautions.

  • For a virtual service, give your guests instructions on how to access online.

  • Remind and insist that guests self-screen for symptoms of COVID-19 before they arrive.

  • Remind your guests to bring their own mask or face covering.

  • Have some extra masks.

  • Inform guests to smile, wave, or send virtual hugs/wishes in place of physical hugs, kisses and

  • Handshakes.


Prevention measures

  • Space seats to maintain a two-meter distance for people not in the same social circle.

  • Use floor markers at your receiving line so guests can stand two meters apart.

  • Get hand sanitizers for the entrances and high traffic areas.

  • Ensure your venue posts signs encouraging guests to practice safety measures.


Service and Reception Modification

  • Will you be using an outdoor space?

  • Please inform everyone that close contact or sharing of items between members of different social circles will not be allowed

  • Activities that allow guests to assemble or share items are a firm no (e.g., photo booths).

  • Ensure barrier (e.g., Plexiglass) for entertainers to perform behind is available.

  • Confirm the provision of enough microphones to avoid sharing.

  • Create an online wedding guest book.

  • Hand sanitizers and masks are great wedding favors, so get some.

  • Vendors must keep a two-meter distance from others and wear a mask (Yes, including I, your favorite photographer).

  • You might have to limit alcohol, so your guests won't forget about social distancing after indulging.


Wedding Food

  • Potluck, buffets, and self-serve food stations are a no-no.

  • The sharing of utensils and drinks is also wrong.

  • Family-style meals are also not recommended.

  • Assign guest seats for eating so they can remain seated in the same social circle.

  • No walking around to socialize, please.

  • Mask may be removed when eating but should go back up immediately after.


Guest List

  • Keep an electronic list of your guests and the venue staff in attendance. You can only delete this after 30 days with no incidence.


Don't forget that if you need a wedding photographer in Bermuda, MAETOG can handle it. I enjoy capturing the essence of interactions at weddings. Preserving the best memories is my passion. Contact me and let’s get started making plans.

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