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Episode 024: Finding Common Ground: Bridging the Gap Between Videographers and Photographers

With Kelly Meyer

Cameras and Coffee Podcast

Episode Description 

Welcome back to another exciting episode of the Cameras and Coffee Podcast! Join your host, Hanes, as she sits down with the talented Kelly Meyer from Two Birds Media, a photographer and videographer extraordinaire. Get ready for an in-depth conversation about the dynamic collaboration between photographers and videographers in the world of weddings and events.

In this episode, Kelly shares her journey into the world of videography, discussing her background in film and video and the evolution of adding photography to her skill set. As someone who seamlessly transitions between both roles, Kelly sheds light on the intricacies of working together and the valuable lessons learned over the years.

The hosts delve into the common challenges faced by couples when seeking both a wedding photographer and videographer. The discussion revolves around the growing trend of booking these services together and the benefits it brings, from cost savings to a more cohesive visual narrative.

Discover the importance of early communication and collaboration between photographers and videographers, especially when it comes to setting up details and flat lays. Kelly and Speaker2 share insights into the significance of movement in both photography and videography, offering practical tips for creating a harmonious working environment on the wedding day.

Tune in as they reminisce about their own collaborative experiences, from behind-the-scenes moments to the challenges and triumphs of capturing spontaneous, magical events. Gain valuable insights into the world of wedding media creation and the art of capturing moments that last a lifetime.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the wedding industry, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge on how photographers and videographers can work together seamlessly, ensuring a smooth and memorable experience for couples on their special day.

Join the conversation on the Cameras and Coffee Podcast and get ready to explore the fascinating world where visuals meet storytelling!

Episode Outline 

  • [00:00] Episode intro
  • [00:50] Kelly Meyer talks about her background in Videography
  • [02:40] Hanes and Kelly reflect on how they met
  • [04:34] Discussion on the working relationship between wedding photographers and videographers
  • [05:39] Difference in booking wedding venue, photographer, and videographer
  • [08:24] Benefits of booking videography and photography from the same company
  • [10:55] Struggling points when new photographer and videographer work together
  • [14:12] Difference Mindset of service to the client between photographer and videographer
  • [16:37] Pain Points during the shooting day
  • [22:19] Adding movement into photos to save time 
  • [23:49] Ad break – Use Cloudspot to deliver client’s gallery
  • [25:51] Pain points between photographer and videographer when taking portraits 
  • [31:01] Pain points between photographer and videographer in an event or ceremony
  • [36:21] How photographer and videographer can create good working environment for each other 
  • [40:41] Making agreements between photographer and videographer before the actual shoot day
  • [44:00] Importance of having a list of all vendors at the wedding
  • [45:44] Kelly talks about her guideon how photographer and videographer can work together
  • [48:15] Taking into account the quality of audio when photographer and videographer work together
  • [53:00] Episode wrap up
  • [53:50] The end  

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