Today’s Capture Crew podcast with Kyle Conder is as much about collaborative work between photographers and other vendors as it is a joy for your soul.
If you’re not familiar with Kyle, he is the master behind Conder Media, a wedding cinematography business from Louisville, KY.
Both Christora and Tom have had the pleasure of working with Kyle at weddings and styled shoots, so he joins the podcast today to discuss harmoniously working in tandem with other vendors on the day of your event.
Sharing a story with us from a wedding where he was hired as the photographer and not the videographer, Kyle talks about how he took the initiative to reach out to the hired videographer before the wedding day.
He let them know that he also is a videographer and he was excited to work together and see how they could complement each other’s skills to create the best day possible. What ended up happening is they became friends!
The day of the wedding, it felt like working alongside someone he had known his whole life. It was a happy cadence and together they were able to consider each other as they worked.
A great example of how you could do this in your own photography business is to ask your couple to move around, not just hold poses. Doing this means that you get your movement photos but the videographer gets those in-motion shots as well without having to set aside their own time after you’re done.
Another thing to remember when working in tandem with videographers is that you want the movement from your couples, but remember not to have them hold the pose at the end, this would make it nearly impossible content for the videographer to use. Let the movements be natural and complete.
If you need practice building this sort of synchronicity with someone, consider a styled shoot. This gives you the time and space you need to work as a team, and bonus points if the videographer will also be at future weddings you shoot!
Christora, Tom, and Kyle all agree, there is magic in vendor experiences when you show up to an event and find out you get to work with people you’ve had positive experiences with in the past.
It’s important to remember where you came from, stay humble, but also don’t become complacent. There’s a disappointing number of people who will simply sleep on growing their creativity instead of trying new things.
Once you remove the ego, it’s a lot easier to do. Stay connected with like-minded people who will encourage you to continue to learn and grow in new ways.
And while it’s important to stay humble, don’t undersell yourself.
Know your worth. Sometimes you have to jump before you’re completely ready, but when you do be sure to do everything you can to step into that new level. Learn the techniques, spend time practicing, and study what others are doing, so you can deliver the best client experience on the day of your event.
Hello, I am Kyle Conder. It’s such a pleasure to meet you! Capturing and preserving the memorable moments that make up a wedding day is one of my favorite parts as a wedding cinematographer. I enjoy making unique wedding films that are specifically made for you. I’m looking forward to learning more about your love story.
I enjoy being a part of my couple’s lives and seeing them grow. Before and after the wedding day, my goal is to get to know each of my couples on a personal level. I will be with you every step of the way, not only to craft a stunning wedding film but also to support you as a couple in order for you to feel loved, cherished, and blessed. I adore being able to give you handcrafted, one-of-a-kind wedding videos that will last a lifetime.
Conder Media is a Cinematography Company located in the heart of Louisville KY. We deliver Wedding Films Handcrafted with Love.