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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

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

Mo had been planning her Las Vegas Wedding for over a year, and when the day came, everything was how she had imagined it to be.  Planning a destination wedding from Australia was not an easy task, but Mo was up for the challenge, and she came through with flying colors. She had her wedding ceremony at the lovely Flamingo Garden Chapel. Just a couple of hours later, they renewed their vows with Elvis as the officiant at the Graceland Wedding Chapel. Party and celebration was at Maggiano’s Restaurant on the Strip.  Festivities included a photo booth, an Elvis performance, showgirls, and a visit from Darth Vader and a couple of Stormtroopers for a world class lightsaber battle.  Her reception screamed Las Vegas…and everyone loved every minute of it. Guests came from around the world – Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Africa, and the United States. We wish Mo & Casey a lifetime of happiness…and may the force be with you always.

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Call or email us now, and book your wedding video.  Look at all the fun you are missing out on.

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In Las Vegas, via Texas, Adriana & Ernie welcomed family and friends to their destination wedding at Caesars Palace’s Venus Garden Chapel. They had their after ceremony dinner at Trevi italian restaurant at The Forum Shops, and celebrated with their reception at the Skyline Terrace Room at the MGM Grand Hotel.  A beautiful view, great weather, and entertainment provided by a Las Vegas Showgirl, Elvis, and a magician.  Everyone had a great time and we wish them both all the best!!

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Photos taken directly from their wedding video.  Large or Small, book your wedding video today.  www.langdonvideo.com

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 What advice can we give to the many destination brides booking a Las Vegas wedding? Plenty. Here are just a few suggestions for those brides planning a “Vegas” wedding.

Double Decker Bus: Fun, excitement, and frivolity. Well, in reality, it’s a tour bus that inches itself along the strip….especially on the weekends. Most of your two hour tour is spent idling at stop lights. Our advice? If you are going to book a DDB, do it at night. Like most big cities, Las Vegas can be a little bland during the day, but at night, that’s when the Las Vegas Strip really shines. Book some entertainment on the bus. It may cost a bit more, but having someone like an Elvis performer along for the ride will enhance the experience two-fold. Should we book a photographer/videographer along for the ride? Not really. The DDB doesn’t allow standing in the bus, so any photos or video will be of your guests sitting down oooooing and aaaaiiiinnng at the sights. Your photographer and videographer aren’t allowed to stand either….which can make for ordinary photos and not very exciting video footage. Our advice? Send your guests on the DDB bus for the tour, while you…the couple….take a limo(along with a photographer/videographer) down to Fremont Street. Lots of photo opportunities, and the makings of a fun video.

In Suite Reception: If you have a small group with you, this is an excellent alternative to a large reception room. Just beware. These rooms may look large in the photos on the hotel website, but actually, they aren’t as big as you may think. We recently did one in a 1500 sq. ft suite. Sounds big. Subtract the bedroom, the bathrooms, the entry hall, staircase(there was one in this room), the tables, furniture, etc…, and the room isn’t quite as large as you may think. If you can, get one with a patio, that adds more room for your guests to roam around. Our suggestion…don’t plan a suite reception if you have more than approximately 40 guests.

Outside Vendors: Getting married in a Hotel Chapel? Most will not allow outside vendors, which means you are at the mercy of their hired hand photographers…sorry, a lot of the photos we’ve seen from these photographers are basically snapshots. That’s because you are just another wedding to them. They are not personally invested in you like an outside photographer you can hire would be. Same goes for video. Most chapels have 3 cameras highly mounted on their walls looking down on your ceremony. Not a pleasing angle, and makes for a dull video. Like with the photographer, there is no personal investment there (or creativity). Look for a hotel that will allow you to bring in outside vendors (Officiant, flowers, photographer,videographer), this is your wedding, try to keep it as personal as possible. There is an extra cost in this, but in our opinion, well worth it. Locations we know of that lets in outside vendors (at a cost) are The Flamingo, Caesars, and The Platinum Hotel. There are probably more…just check with each hotel.

Best Practice: Las Vegas is a very busy place. Your wedding day can be stressful enough. Relieve some of that stress, on you and your guests, by planning your wedding day all in one location if you can. Your hotel rooms, your ceremony venue, and your reception…all in one location. No need for shuttling you and your guests around town…especially with our traffic….which will also save you time and money. Want to take pictures at the sign with your guests? Hire a party bus to and from your hotel. Want to do a photo tour with your wedding party? Plan your photo tour between your ceremony and reception. While you are on your tour, your guests can partake in the Vegas activities, or go to their rooms to get ready for your reception. Photo Tours usually last around 2 hours. Best time for that Double Decker Bus ride? Plan it after your reception. It’ll be nighttime, your guests will be somewhat “loosened” up, and it would be a fun way to end the night.

If you have other suggestions, or would like to ask us about anymore ideas, contact us anytime at kelly@langdonvideo.com, or reply to this blog.

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Las Vegas, Nevada – January 21, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Langdon Video Services as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Wedding Videography in Las Vegas.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year. 

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Langdon Video Services. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients. 

“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Langdon Video Services for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.” 

As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Langdon Video Services is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad. 

Langdon Video Services is proud to be one of the top Wedding Videography in Las Vegas in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014. 

For more information about Langdon Video Services, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/langdon-video-wedding-videography-las-vegas/b21346393a1d03ce.html

 

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