We Work with Other DJs and Photographers
As a company that provides DJ, photography, and video production services, we have a huge advantage over other companies that only provide one service. That’s because other vendors don’t get to see their competitors in action very much. Wedding DJs don’t usually get to see a lot of other wedding DJs perform. That’s because weddings usually only require DJ service from one company. The wedding couple may hire a band, or some other form of wedding entertainment, but it’s very rare to have more than one DJ company. Since we offer 3 services, we get to see other vendor’s in action! By doing so, we’re able to see how others perform the same jobs we do, and use that experience to hone our craft.
This advantage we have doesn’t only apply to weddings. It doesn’t matter if it’s a sweet 16, quinceañera, corporate event, or anything else. Each time we work an event with another vendor that offers one of the services we offer, we’re able to learn from them. We watch how they work, and we get better in the process.
If we work with another photographer, we see how they handle the people, how they set up their shots, and what type of equipment they use. If we’re doing the photos and work with another DJ, we see how his DJ setup looks, how he DJs, and how he emcees. The same thing happens when we work with other videographers – we see how they do their job. Though with photography and videography we don’t get to see the final product, even watching them in action can tell you a lot about how they’re doing if you know what to look for.
Not only does this make us better, but it gives us a lot of connections in the industry. We collect business cards from other vendors because you never know when you’ll need them. If we ever need to refer business to someone, we can refer it to someone who we’ve worked well with in the past.
Working with other vendors usually provides learning opportunities, but sometimes it’s surprising to see what other vendors do. I’ve even seen videographers that didn’t put a mic on the officiant or the groom during a wedding ceremony. That’s bad enough when “uncle Joe” is filming the wedding, but I’ve seen paid videographers do it.
We Work As A Team
There’s often not as much teamwork between vendors as there should be. The videographer should tap into the DJ’s mixer with a digital recorder to have a high quality audio source that also acts as a backup. The photographer and videographer should communicate thoroughly before and during the event. Most people aren’t used to working with others, so they don’t.
We have a holistic approach – thinking about the whole production. Especially when we’re hired for all 3 services! Read about why you should hire us for all 3 services here.
To be fair, offering 3 services can be a double-edged sword. Other companies who focus on only one craft can have laser-sharp focus on what they do, while we have to spread ourselves more thin. However, the increase in bookings gives us more opportunities to work, learn and grow.
If you’re in the market for a DJ, photographer, or videographer, we’d love to discuss your upcoming event. Contact us for a free consultation.