10 Things to Think About When Choosing a Wedding Videographer & Photographer

One of the best ways to relive all of the epic moments from your wedding day is to work with a wedding videography and photography team that can create a video and photos packed with all the vibrant, joyous moments and memories from your wedding day—the ones that will last a lifetime!

Choosing a Wedding Videographer and Photographer

Wedding videography and photography can be a gorgeous and artistic representation of your special day, but it’s all about finding the right video and photo team. You need someone who can capture your personality, the love you share with your (future!) spouse, and all the fun, emotion, joy, and celebration you share with your guests. 

Martha Stewart even shared that some couples (along with their families and friends) have watched their wedding highlight films over 2,000 times just in the few months that follow their wedding. Between you, your spouse, family and friends, there are quite a few people who will look back and view your wedding video over and over again: on anniversaries, special gatherings, and more. You want to be sure that you are sharing a beautiful, accurate representation of your one-of-a-kind day. 

But how do you know who to hire? New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has collected the 10 things every couple should consider when choosing a wedding videography & photography team. 

1. Videography & Photography Style

Videography and Photography Style 

Long gone are the days of the cheesy wedding videos of decades past with low-quality picture and sound. But that doesn’t mean that every wedding videographer and photography team has the same style. 

Some videographers and photographers opt for a documentary-style shoot, while others take a more cinematic approach. 

At New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, sometimes we are completely unobtrusive when it comes to achieving our cinematic approach, and other times we need to get more formal to knock out your shot list. Whatever it takes, we know how to execute this so you end up with a jaw-dropping assortment of photos and video shots—all while balancing your timeline for the day so you can soak up every special moment.  

When it comes to navigating how they go about capturing your day, your wedding photographer and videographer should have a balanced style to ensure you get the photos and shots you’ll love to look back on for years to come. 

2. Expertise

Wedding Videography and Photography Expertise

How long has your potential wedding videographer or photographer been in business? You only get one shot at capturing the magic, romance, and love of your wedding day, so you want to be sure you are working with someone who has plenty of experience so they don’t miss a single moment. 

Is your videography and photography team familiar with your wedding location? Do they have plenty of experience working with their equipment and editing software? Have they worked on many weddings? 

A seasoned photographer or videographer who has experience in other areas but not in weddings may not understand all of the ins and outs of what it takes to immortalize your wedding forever. Hiring an experienced wedding video and photo team is the best way to ensure this happens.

3. Combined Photo and Video Services

Combined Wedding Photo and Video Services

Your wedding photography and wedding film are two irreplaceable mementos you’ll revisit for years to come. You want to be sure you love both!

Your photographer and videographer will need to collaborate and work together on your wedding day to ensure the best possible outcomes for your photos and your wedding film. 

Why not streamline the process and hire a company that can offer both? You won’t have to worry about how well the two vendors will collaborate, and you’ll remove a lot of stress and pressure from finding two separate teams.

Hire a company that can handle it all for you and make the booking process simple and worry-free. Working with a team like New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, you also ensure that you end up with dynamic visuals and top-tier outcomes for both your photos and video.

4. Pricing

Wedding Videography and Photography Pricing

Some videographers and photographers charge a flat rate based on their time, while others use pricing packages with add-ons for special features or equipment (like drones for aerial footage of your wedding venue or additional videographers/photographers).

Even if you are opting for a standard package that’s listed on your video or photo team’s website, it’s wise to go through everything that’s included within that package and what the final product will look like once received. 

If there is something you are hoping is included like a trailer or all of the raw footage, ask, and be sure to get all of your agreements in writing. With multiple packages at a wide range of price points, the New Pace Wedding Films & Photo team make the booking process simple to capture beautiful images and footage of your wedding at a price that works for your budget.

5. Collaboration


Wedding videographers and photographer collaboration

The wedding industry may seem large, but there are plenty of folks within the industry who know each other and work well together.

Videographers and photographers in the wedding industry tend to be pretty well-connected. Chances are they’ve worked with another wedding vendor with great results.

When you hire a wedding videographer that has a great working relationship with a photographer, a videographer that knows how to get the shot while also letting your photographer take the lead, you’ll end up with better pictures and a better wedding film. 

New Pace Wedding Films & Photo not only works with other photographers seamlessly, but we also offer an all-inclusive in-house package for a single video and photography team. Not only does this make the booking process a breeze, but you know we’ll collaborate well on your big day, too.

6. Knowledge of the Venue

Wedding Venue

An experienced wedding videography and photography team will know how to find the best light and the best angles in any space, but it can’t hurt if they’ve already worked in your wedding venue and have an awareness of what will work best for your wedding.

A Philadelphia wedding videography and photography team that knows your venue will work seamlessly throughout the space, capturing all the best moments in the very best light. 

In Philadelphia, New Pace Wedding Films & Photo has plenty of experience in a variety of venues. We feel at home in an array of settings and venues, including our most popular destinations:

The stunning Cescaphe Venues include the Ballroom, Vie, Down Town Club, Water Works, The Lucy, and Franklin’s View

The elegant venues from Finley Catering: The Crystal Tea Room, The Ballroom at the Ben, Union Trust, and the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

The beautiful mansion at Glen Foerd

The Arts Ballroom

Check out our full portfolio of video and photography at these amazing venues!

7. Equipment

Wedding Videography and Photography Equipment

What kind of equipment will your wedding videographer and photographer be using? 

Will they be using unobtrusive, cutting-edge video and photography equipment that won’t get in the way of producing crystal-clear images?

Will your wedding videographer ask you to wear a microphone during specific moments throughout the day to capture the best audio?

Will your photographer have the right equipment to capture the best shot no matter the lighting or the time of day?

Does your wedding videographer have a drone camera to enhance your wedding film with sky-high shots and sweeping panoramas?

The equipment your photographer and videographer use will not only have an impact on your wedding film and your photos, but will also affect the tone of your wedding day as well. 

8. Available Packages


Wedding Videography Photography Packages

When selecting a wedding videography and photography team, discover what packages and add-ons are available to you. You may find that there are plenty of enticing options that you’ll want to include in your wedding film & photo package. 

There are so many options available to you today thanks to modern editing software. This means that with the photos and videos from your wedding day, your videographer and photographer can offer trailers, highlight films, raw footage, and even employ second videographers to enhance your wedding films and photos for a one-of-a-kind priceless memento of your wedding. 

9. The Editing Process

Wedding Film Editing Process

Editing can be done in all kinds of ways that can enhance your wedding film and your final photos. Your wedding photography and videography team should have plenty of samples available to get a feel for how the editing team will assemble your film and edit the photos from your wedding day for a finished, polished look that captures all of the emotion of your special day. 

Ask for samples and view completed videos and photo albums of other couples on their wedding day. Do they have a portfolio? Discover our New Pace Wedding Film & Photo’s portfolio to see some examples of our finished work! 

10. Input from You

Collaborative Wedding Photography

Is your videographer open to collaborating on a short list before your wedding day or open to requested moments or specific people featured in your films?

Think about the moments you want to capture, the feeling you want to evoke, and any special details you want to add. What are the can’t-miss moments that need to be included in your wedding film? Be sure to talk to your videographer about how much input you’ll be able to have.

This also includes the music for your wedding film, which will impact the tone and feeling. When it comes to selecting the music for your video package trailer or feature, New Pace lets you choose music that’s special to you and your partner to underscore all of the big moments of your day. And for your reception and ceremony cuts? We’ll let all the joyful moments speak for themselves.

We’ll work closely with you to discover how you want your wedding photos and film to look, from the first look and the first steps down the aisle to the last sip of champagne and the final spin around the dance floor before you depart at the end of the night. 

Ask how your videographer chooses the music they’ll use for your wedding film. Are you hoping to include you and your partner’s special song? A song that’s beloved by your family, friend group, or loved ones? Be sure to bring this up if you want this to be a part of your wedding film and make sure your videographer is on board. For a teaser, trailer and feature package, the New Pace team is all about collaborating with you, which means you get to choose your music.

This goes the same for photography. Perhaps you want to recreate a photograph from your parents’ wedding ceremony or stop by a meaningful location to capture a few memories. Make sure your photographer is flexible and willing to do the same! 

Work with the New Pace Team – Your Philadelphia Wedding Photo & Video Experts!

New Pace Weddings is your Philadelphia wedding videography team serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, New York, and beyond! At New Pace Wedding Films & Photo, we love working with couples to handcraft their ideal wedding film and photo album. We handle all of the tiny details so you don’t have to.

There are plenty of reasons to choose New Pace Wedding Films & Photo for your wedding film and your photos:

Award-winning service and years of experience shooting in Philadelphia and surrounding areas

Fun and easy atmosphere

Professional, emotional, and polished finished products


Innovative, modern, cinematic filming styles

To learn more, contact us today!

Cristina & Sean’s Love Story | The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve

Memorable Moments from Your Philadelphia Wedding Videographer

Here at New Pace Weddings, we have the privilege of filming some of the most precious moments in a couple’s lives. We love having the opportunity to capture partners’ love and connection on their special day as they commit their lives to one another. Long after marrying, our couples get to revisit those special moments and share them with their loved ones through our memorable cinematic wedding videography.


We recently had the honor of using our wedding cinematography services to film the marriage ceremony of Cristina and Sean Albert. Cristina and Sean met on Match.com back in 2016. Sean had recently moved up to New Jersey for work, and Cristina was in the process of finishing graduate school when they first met. Their first date took place at Stephen’s on State Steakhouse, and it was love at first sight! They spent the next three years traveling and spending time together as they strengthened their relationship and love for one another. 


Sean and Cristina became engaged on September 19, 2019. Cristina came home one evening to the sound of their favorite song — “Shallow” by Lady Gaga playing in their bedroom. Cristina walked into the bedroom and found Sean with a beautiful arrangement of sunflowers. He told Cristina to look out the window, and when she did, she saw light-up letters strung across their backyard that read, “Will you marry me?” When she turned around, she discovered Sean on one knee. 


The couple’s special day arrived on November 7th, 2020 at the Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, and the day couldn’t have been more breathtaking! Their first look was especially lovely, with gorgeous fall colors surrounding them. During the first look, they stood back-to-back for an intimate moment. When Cristina and Sean turned around, they saw both the love of their life and their best friend in one another. 


Cristina and Sean’s favorite moment of the day was by far the ceremony. Cristina surprised Sean by having a trumpet player play their signature song, “Shallow,” as she walked down the aisle. Sean was a trumpet player in college, so he was thrilled to hear the song that had so much meaning to their relationship. 


The couple wrote their own intimate vows and shared them up on stage. They both expressed their love and commitment to one another in front of their friends and family. Cristina told Sean that his selfless love had changed her life, and Sean said to her, “you will forever be my always.” We were so happy our wedding videographers captured such a beautiful and unforgettable moment on camera so that Cristina and Sean can relive it over and over again!


When it came time for their reception at The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve, it was jam-packed with great music and dancing. Cristina and Sean’s first dance was accompanied by exceptional musicians that made the reception even more memorable. Their guests had a great time dancing to upbeat songs with colorful lights that brought even more life to the whole event.


Sean and Cristina adored the final wedding video we crafted for them, and especially enjoyed how the music in the film aligned with the elements of their wedding day. They are so thrilled that they get to share their special day with their loved ones who were unable to attend the event because of COVID-19. Now, they can share their cinematic wedding film with their friends and family, and relive the special moments for years to come.


We wish Cristina and Sean the best life together, and we’re so thankful that we could make their wedding even better with a video to capture all the memories of their beautiful day.


If you’re looking for top-notch wedding videographers near Philadelphia to film your wedding and craft it into something you can cherish forever, contact us here. Let’s make your special day even better!



Venue for Ceremony & Reception: @The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve 

Photographer: David & Gabriela Versano via @Versano Photography

Trish & Dennis’ Love Story | A Dream Crystal Tea Room Wedding

Unforgettable Life Moments From Your Philadelphia Wedding Videographer


Weddings are an unforgettable testament to a couple’s love. At New Pace Weddings, we are honored to be able to capture the magic of the moment and tell beautiful love stories through our wedding videography. Our couples cherish being able to relive their special day through video and share it with family and friends for years to come.


Trish and Dennis Walter are celebrating their wedding anniversary on July 26! Two years ago, our team captured their stunning wedding in Philadelphia at the Crystal Tea Room. Their love story began when Trish met Dennis in the summer of 2015 at a shore house in New Jersey. They were introduced by mutual friends and at first, Trish thought they’d both enjoy a fun summer fling. “But after our first date, we became inseparable,” Trish says. “We just knew that we were meant to be with each other forever.” So, it IS possible to find love at the Jersey shore!


A year later, they purchased their first home, which led to a new favorite activity for the two,  making fabulous meals together. Trish and Dennis are huge foodies!


In fact, Dennis proposed to Trish a few years later at one of their favorite restaurants, the Riverwinds in West Deptford, NJ. He even surprised Trish by inviting her closest family and friends to be there – a surprise that was almost revealed too early! 


Here’s what happened:  Dennis wanted Trish to take a seat at their table where her loved ones would remain hidden until the right moment. But she wouldn’t sit where the sun would be in her eyes and refused to change seats! They laugh about it now, but Trish almost spoiled her own engagement!


Trish and Dennis’ wedding day was easily the most glamorous and amazing day of their lives. The wedding ceremony took place at St. Patrick’s Church, where Anastasia Romanova Photography captured Trish and Dennis seeing each other for the first time as Trish walked down the aisle. She remembers it as the best moment, when all her nerves disappeared and everything felt just right. They had their dream reception at the elegant Crystal Tea Room in the historic Wanamaker Building, which features luxurious carved columns, a sparkling crystal chandelier and a soaring glassed atrium entryway. The bridal party arrived early enough to capture a fun, Vanity Fair-esque shot of the group.


Once the guests arrived, the magnificent white dance floor and grand pillars were accented perfectly by Dennis’ ivory tuxedo, the ivory bridesmaids gowns, the white and blush flowers and the enormous floral table runner that Nicol Floral Design created for the sweetheart table, with classic style reminiscent of British Royal weddings.


Trish and Dennis gave their guests the celebrity treatment with the culinary brilliance of Finley Catering and the fun, glamour shot photos as keepsakes. 


“The thing we cherish most about our wedding day was having everyone we love in one place for that evening. At the time, COVID was not even thought of. The fact that we were able to get everyone we love together in one place before the world essentially shut down is something we will forever cherish and be grateful for!”

-Trish and Dennis Walter


Trish and Dennis also cherish their beautiful wedding trailer. The part Trish loves most is the “getting ready” section because she was able to see how it happened for Dennis and his groomsmen. She also loved the way our videographer captured Dennis’ expression as she walked down the aisle to him. Priceless!


We are so happy to have been a part of Trish and Dennis’ wedding day. Happy Anniversary! We wish you and your family all the best in your adventures together. If you’re looking for a Philadelphia wedding videographer who will expertly hand-craft a modern wedding film that captures all the magic of your big day, let’s talk soon to ensure your special day is even more perfect!


Event Planner: MagPie Weddings

Entertainment: Dynamic Drew & the Philadelphia String Quartet

Cake: Termini Brothers Bakery

Florist: Carl Alan Floral Artistry/Nicol Floral Design

Hair: Pashke Pergjoni

Make-up: Brielle Zangari/Makeup by Brielle

Transportation: First Class Limousines

You Can’t Postpone Love – COVID-19

You Can’t Postpone Love

When Maria and Jimmy had to postpone their April 17th wedding at The Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia they were absolutely heartbroken. Together with their friends and family they were able to share their first dance on the street outside of their home surrounded by so much (socially distanced) love.

In Maria’s words: “I just wanted to extend my sincerest thank you to the videographer who came out on Friday, April 17th… I was told by my family and friends who planned this surprise for us that she came without hesitation. It obviously was not the day we had planned, but people and moments like this made our day so special. We are so grateful to all of you for helping to make this happen. Please extend my thank you to the videographer, and thank you and your team for being amazing! I hope that you’re all staying safe, and we cannot wait to work with you 🙂 Thank you, Maria”

Laura from our team was there to capture it all without hesitation because we believe that amazing wedding videography comes together when talent meets heart. Having that as a guiding principle in the way we have done business for over a decade, meant that there was no way we were going to miss this beautiful surprise. We were so happy to finally have the chance to film Maria & Jimmy’s wedding at Ellis Preserve in September and wish them both all the very best in the years to come!

Maria & Jimmy 9.12.2020 – The Ballroom at Ellis Preserve


COVID-19 Response:

No Postponement Fees & Worry-Free Rescheduling!

Like Maria and Jimmy, sadly many of our couples have had to postpone their weddings due to COVID-19. Our wedding videography studio has always had emergency systems in place in case of sickness or the unexpected. After all, you only get married on one day.  You have to know that no matter what your wedding videographer (and all of your wedding vendors!) are going to be there and that they have systems in place to protect you and your irreplaceable moments.

While we never could have anticipated COVID-19 and it’s effects on the wedding industry, as the situation has evolved our existing systems, team of videographers and expert studio crew have become more valuable than ever! With the help of our Studio Manager Jenny and Production Manager Laura, we have been able to seamlessly reschedule all of our 200+ couples to their newly selected dates without issue. With the click of a button our postponing couples have been able to approve their date changes without additional postponement fees or stress. None of our couples have had to start their wedding videography search over again and we have been able to help many new couples that found themselves without a videographer due to scheduling conflicts.

Planning a wedding once is hard enough, let alone having to do it twice, so the least we could do is make the COVID-19 rescheduling process as easy as possible. With quick efficient communication we’ve been able to get everyone back on track for their big days (And for some we’re filming both of their wedding days – ask us about our Elopement Packages!) 


The COVID-19 Postponement Process: 

If you have to postpone your wedding due to COVID the process would be:

1) Reach out to let us know that you’ve had to make the very hard decision to postpone

2) Select your new wedding date & let us know what that is

3) Your contract is revised (no additional fees & all payments made move over to your new date)

4) Click “Approve” and take a deep breath, you’ve checked videography back off the list again!


What Our Couples Have To Say About The COVID-19 Postponement Process: 

-“Thank you so much for your patience and understanding throughout these crazy times! Your teams flexibility is super appreciated and solidifies that you guys are the best videographers out there. We really cannot wait to work with you!” – Chelsea @Crystal Tea Room

-“Thank you so much! You guys have been nothing but fantastic throughout this whole year. I am so happy to have booked with you all! You have made a stressful situation so much easier and smoother. I can’t wait to work with you all on the actual wedding day!” – Katelyn @Hotel DuPont

-“Thank you so much for all of your help. We truly appreciate your flexibility as we navigate all of this.” – Liz @The College of Physicians of Philadelphia

-“I really appreciate your help and flexibility and incredibly fast turnaround here. I can’t believe how quickly this came together; the wedding community is amazing.” – Amy @ Please Touch Museum

-“Thank you so much for you kind words and ease of transition. Again, it just reassures me that we chose the right vendor for our special day.” – Alyssa @ Normandy Farms

-“Thanks so much for working with us. It’s a sad situation but you and all of our other vendors have made it much better! Hang in there! We will all get through this!” – Torrie @ Phoenixville Foundry

-“Thanks so much for being so accommodating. Luckily all our vendors are able to move to our new date, so we’re thrilled. Stay safe and Healthy!” – Caitlin @ French Creek

-“We appreciate all your help during this chaotic time and can’t wait for you guys to capture that day in December now. Stay well!!” – Rosa @ Down Town Club

-“Thank you so much for easy and quick transition, it is much appreciated.” – Liz @Franklin Square

-“Thank you so much for being so accommodating. It is a breath of fresh air.” – Bridget @Arts Ballroom

-“Thanks again. We are so happy to get to work with you on our new day!” – Sarah @The Bellevue


When you book your wedding videography with New Pace Weddings rest assured that we have emergency systems in place to protect you not only on your wedding day but as you plan.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding our Packages, Elopement Options, Availability or New Pace’s COVID-19 policies.

Stay Well,


Say “I Do” To Video In June!

Thinking of saying “I Do” to wedding videography? Now is the time to book your date! 

Live in your moments forever! Book your 2020-2022 wedding with us this month to grab great limited-time only discounts and secure your date with as little as $250 down.

Reach out now for packages & availability!

(Fine print: Ends 6/30/20. New inquiries only. Must Use Code: JNS2020 at inquiry. Can not be combined or applied to previous purchases. Can not be applied to purchases made before or after promo period)

April Wedding Videography Savings!

April Showers brings BIG savings when you book your wedding videography with us by 4/30/2020!

New Pace Wedding films is offering discounted wedding videography packages for couples booking in April! 

(Fine print: Ends 4/30/20. New inquiries only. Must Use Code: APS2020 at inquiry. Can not be combined or applied to previous purchases/referrals. Can not be applied to purchased made before or after promo period)

Reach out today for Packages & Availability!

Gabby & Bob – The Lucy

“We are so happy we chose New Pace!! They are professional, talented and so easy to work with! My husband and I originally cut videography due to budget, but after many conversations, we realized it was something we couldn’t do without. From our first conversation with Jenny to the delivery of our final video, they were nothing but amazing. Using New Pace was one of the best decisions we made for our day. We absolutely love our video and are so happy we have it look back on! I refer them to anyone I know getting married! Thank you New Pace for everything!”

Gabby & Bob – The Lucy


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After filming the unveiling of The Lucy (a serious honor in our world! Make sure to check out the Lucy Unveiling Film!) we could NOT wait to start filming with our couples at Cescaphe’s newest Philadelphia wedding venue! Gabby & Bob were our first and their day was everything we dreamed it would be! Make sure to keep an eye on Bob during his first glimpse of Gabby. His reaction makes us cry EVERY time! Wishing them all the very best as they start their forever together!

Tayler & Stephen – Philander Chase Knox Estate


“We absolutely loved our experience with New Pace. They are were easy to work with leading up to the wedding, but the real magic came the day of the wedding. Our videographer, Eli, was so easy to work with and captured beautiful moments without feeling intrusive. Our trailer was sent to us and it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I know I am bias, however we also received SO many compliments on how beautiful our video was! I am SO happy we chose New Pace Weddings!”

-Tayler & Stephen – Philander Chase Knox Estate

Cescaphe University – Cescaphe Ballroom


Each time we’re asked to film a Cescaphe University event we’re blown away by the presentations, food displays, their amazing staff, and well just all of it! This evening out at The Cescaphe Ballroom in Philadelphia was no different. From start to finish it was a great night out!

The topic was wedding entertainment and all of the couples in attendance learned not only the in’s and outs of booking their reception bands & DJ’s but were able to get tips from some of the top professionals in the area including our friends from BVT Live. For some it was another great chance to spend some quality time in their future wedding reception space to dream even more about what their day would be like!

Our Studio Manager, Jenny and our Post Production Coordinator, Laura were on hand to chat with our couples about their wedding videography and as always it was an honor to film the evening. Cheers to all of our Cescaphe couples walking down the aisle in 2019 & 2020!