Get to Know the Wedding Pro: Just Happy Together Videography, Dubai
Each week, we shine the spotlight on Bride Club ME vendor club members, allowing you, our reader, to get up close and personal with some of the best wedding vendors in town. Here, you can learn more about the people behind some of the businesses you may be using to make your wedding day perfect!
This week we have the privilege of showcasing Justina Rudé, Client Manager and Videographer at Just Happy Together Wedding Videography. Below, Justina provides us with an exclusive insight into her company, tells us all about why she works in this industry, and shares with us what she loves the most about her job.
How long has Just Happy Together been established, and what makes your company different when it comes to capturing weddings?
JHT was established in 2014 in the United Kingdom. We think it is a privilege to capture those sweet moments that make each couple happy, and even now, we still enjoy wedding videography. Our filming style is completely observational: on the day we will be there together with the bride and groom but will be unobtrusive and unseen. On the other hand, we are friendly and helpful throughout the day. We talk to people about how the day is going and sometimes help organise or arrange wedding details, like bringing the seating plan to the venue, or clipping flowers on to the correct side of the jacket (Do you know which side?).
What made you decide to work in videography, particularly in the wedding industry?
We believe that videography is the most powerful tool to bring back memories of the day. Of course, it competes with photography, which has its own advantages. But only with video can you capture the emotions of laughter, surprise, tearing up, nervous breathing and a sparkle of love in the eyes. The story is King and videography is the most powerful tool to tell your love story. For all these reasons we love wedding videography.
What do you love most about your work?
Despite meeting new people at every wedding, and having a job that always surrounds you with joyous people, we also love the creative aspect of cinematography. As every wedding is different in terms of atmosphere, style, culture and people, we make sure that we capture it accordingly. When it comes to editing, it is the biggest challenge and blessing to structure the footage so that it matches the feel of the day. Our couples say that watching the video allowed them to relive the day once again, which is the best compliment we can receive.
Do you have any exciting wedding projects happening soon? What are you most looking forward to about 2017?
We are looking forward to meeting new people; not only happy couples but also other industry professionals so that we can work hand in hand on different collaborations.
Describe the experience a bride-to-be will have when hiring Just Happy Together for her wedding…
Once the couple has contacted us, we will give them a short questionnaire so that we can get to know them better. This is really important to us as we like to come to the wedding and know their story, which helps us to focus on the details that are important to them. When it comes to video edits, the couple is welcome to make amendments until they are happy with the finished result.
How do you manage trust from your clients? After all, it is the most important day of their lives…
We believe that clear communication is the key to trust between both parties. We state from the beginning what the couple should expect from us and what we will need from them to make their wedding video amazing. Also, we believe that our couples feel that we are getting to know them on a personal level, and it makes them feel that we do care for them and don’t just treat them as “walk-in customers”, but rather as individuals.
If you could give one piece of advice to our readers (brides-to-be) about hiring a videographer, what would it be?
When hiring a videographer check if their filming style is what you like. Sound is very important when telling your story and reliving your wedding day; therefore, get an explanation from the videographer about how they are going to cover audio. Equipment is not the key to story telling but it is good to know what tools are they using. At the end of the day, it is important to know who will be coming to your wedding. Ensure they look professional and be sure that they match your wedding and personality and style. You want to be comfortable next to them all day.
What budgets do you cater for?
We cater for medium to high budgets. It’s usually around 10, 000AED, but depending on the number of camera operators and hours required can be more or less than this price. This package allows us to capture the perfect amount of footage to make a great wedding video.
Lastly, why did you choose to list with www.brideclubme.com?
Interview | Get to Know the Wedding Pro: Just Happy Together Videography, Dubai,
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