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From time to time we are asked by couples during our consultations if we could recommend a photographer for their wedding day. There are a lot of very good photographers here in Las Vegas, in fact we have probably only worked with a small percentage of them. So all we can do is to recommend some of the photographers we have worked with. There are some we have worked with multiple times, and some just once. So how do we decide which ones to recommend? Most of them do great work. Also their pricing can vary greatly from photographer to photographer. Then there is the subject of their style of photography. So with different budgets and the varied tastes of each couple, we’ve decided to recommend on the merits of personality, professionalism, how they treat other vendors, and how they interact with guests, bridal party, family members, and the wedding couple. This is someone you will be spending most of your wedding day with, aside from the videographer, which is why we have chosen the above criteria. We aren’t able to list every photographer we have worked with, so we have listed those we feel are the standouts….the one’s we were impressed with by their work ethic, creativity, and overall personalities. It’s up to you to find the style you like, and the one’s who would fit into your budget, but we hope this may help narrowing down your choices easier.

In no particular order:

Bentley & Wilson – http://www.wilson702.com

Fabio and Adri Photography – http://www.Fabioandadri.com

The Emerics – http://www.emericphotography.com

JD Photography – http://www.jdphotou.com

Glitterlens-Michael Hewitt – http://www.glitterlens.com

Ron Miller Photography – http://www.ronmphoto.com

Mike L Photography – http://www.mikelphotos.com

Tyler Freear Photography – http://www.tylerfreear.com

Joey Allen Photography – http://www.joeyallenphoto.com

With so many talented photographers in town, this is by no means a complete list. These are just some of the photographers we have worked with personally and that we feel have stood out over the years. We are meeting new photographers all the time so we’re sure this list will continue to grow. If you have any questions or comments concerning any of those listed, drop us an email or leave a comment.

Langdon Video Services          www.langdonvideo.com          702-645-3831

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Now that your wedding is over, you’ve watched your wedding video, thank you cards have been sent out, and with those endless hours of planning behind you,what do you do with your all those wedding photos? Five hundred,a thousand,fifteen hundred photos on your photo disc? You can share them digitally on social media, have prints made for a photo album…but what about that one amazing photo your photographer was able to capture of the two of you on your wedding day. You know the one. We came across a website we thought our currently booked Bride and Grooms, or future Bride and Grooms would be interested in, www.royalcanvas.com. We thought that their canvas prints were a perfect way to showcase that one special photograph in your home for everyone to see. Their prices look fair, and the quality very nice. We have no affiliation with this company, but we thought we would share this with everyone and anyone who might be looking for a product like this for their wedding photos. With today’s digital technology, and the quality of photographer’s these days, this is almost a no brainer. If anyone decides to try them out, we’d love to know if the quality of the photos are as advertised so we can pass the information on to our future Bride and Grooms.

RoyalCanvas@www.royalcanvas.com

In a future blog we will recommend some photographers we have worked with over the years that we feel would be worth your consideration when looking for a wedding photographer.

Langdon Video Services           http://www.langdonvideo.com           702-645-3831

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We have met with a lot of couples over the years.We’ve tried to take all the questions we have received about our videos and services and incorporate them onto our website pages. Anything not addressed on our pages have been addressed on our FAQ page. We want our prospective couples to be able to have as many questions answered on our website before they choose to contact us. There are some things that come up in our meetings with couples that we thought we would share here.

Short Videos: Some couples don’t want their video to be so short that most of their wedding day ends us on the cutting room floor. “Cinematic” wedding videos do tend to be short. We’ve seen them as short as five minutes for the whole wedding video to an average of fifteen to twenty minutes long. They are beautiful to watch, but they do edit out a lot, especially when the ceremony itself runs about 15-20 minutes long. Some do offer raw footage on a DVD, but trust us, watching raw footage of your wedding is not the preferred way to watch your video. Most of our clients want as much of their wedding day in their video as possible. That is why we shoot and edit in Cinematic Documentary Style.Your video is presented in full length so you get to see your wedding day as it happened naturally. Our videos average approximately 90 minutes in length.

Quality: Unbelievably, a few wedding videographers are still shooting in the 4×3 standard definition format. A recent bride said that her sister’s recent wedding video was square (4×3) and looked blurry. There shouldn’t be any reason these days that wedding videographers aren’t shooting their videos in 16×9 High Definition. All our videos are shot on Sony 1080p HD cameras. For full HD viewing, we recommend watching your video on a Blu-ray disc.

What you don’t see: Before coming to us, sometimes couples have already viewed other wedding videographers work. One of the concerns we hear is that their highlight videos look nice, but when they view an actual wedding video,sometimes it’s shaky and out of focus,among other concerns. We suggest that if all they offer are highlight videos on their website/youtube page, is to request a completed wedding video for you to watch. Besides highlight videos, we also have included one complete wedding video and two 20-30 minute highlight videos to view on our website/youtube page. This way our style of shooting and editing is there for you to see with no surprises.

Unprofessional: Another concern we’ve had come up is when they’ve attended other people’s weddings, sometimes the videographer is disruptive(in the couple’s face, bright lights), or unprofessional…camera in one hand, and a drink in another. This can also go for photographers. We did one wedding where the photographer almost missed the cake cutting because he was at the bar. When he got close to us, we could smell the liquor on his breath. Totally unacceptable in our opinion. We are there to capture your wedding day, not be a part of it. We try to be as unobtrusive as possible. One of the common comments that run through our reviews is that they were hardly aware we were there,which is how it should be.

What we offer:

*A full length wedding video, shot in Cinematic Documentary Style.
*All video is shot in beautiful 16×9 1080p HD video and delivered on Blu-ray discs.
*We have over 20 videos on our youtube page, so you can see if our style of shooting and editing is right for you.
*We are always professional, unobtrusive, and strive to present to you the best possible video.
*For answers to even more questions and concerns, be sure to check out our FAQ page.

http://www.langdonvideo.com          kelly@langdonvideo.com        702-645-3831

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