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John who? married in March and still haven't gotten my wedding video! Called, emailed and texted over the last month with no response, contract states "approximately 3 month" delivery. However prior to the wedding John was very responsive to emails and calls (guess it's because he hadn't gotten paid yet). He was super nice at the wedding, arrived earlier and stayed later than expected. However if you don't have what you paid for then the above really doesn't matter. If you don't care when you get your video then give him a call and when you talk to him please tell him that it's been over 6 months and I'd really like my video!
I cannot put down in words how amazed we were when we received our wedding video! We were in absolute awe reliving our wedding day over and over again & could not be more impressed with John's work in piecing it all together on film. Because of budget constraints, deciding to have a videographer was something we could not decide upon. And now that we received our video my husband and I both agree that it was the one thing we can't believe we almost didnt have. I Highly recommend Southern Video Design. Personally & professionally John was a pleasure to have at our wedding and gave us an absolutely beautiful video!
John did such an amazing job with our wedding!!! Although he filmed the wedding by himself he was able to catch so many great moments throughout the day and we could not be happier with our decision to go with him. John was so professional and easy to work with. We didn't have to worry about a thing on our wedding day! I have to admit for the price, the quality of our wedding video is even more beautiful than we could have ever imagined. In fact, our final video came out so well that when it was shown to a friend getting married she changed her mind on her previous decision to not use a videographer. I would highly recommend Southern Video Design!!!!
I cannot say enough about John Hayes and the wonderful wedding video that he created. When I began to plan for the wedding and book vendors I wasn't sure if I wanted a videographer. After some comments from friends I was told that I would regret NOT having the day documented. They were right. Having a video of the wedding was the best money spent. John captured shots of grandparents, parents, and moments that both Brandon and I missed. As I was watching this I realized that these people will not be with us forever. Having them on video something that we will cherish for a lifetime. I highly recommend John to any brides who are planning on wedding videography!
John Hayes was absolutely wonderful!! My husband and I wanted someone that was professional and creative and we got that and much more! John captured every last detail, which was important to us and the quality of work for the price was exceptional. We saw our wedding trailer about 1 month after our wedding (which was amazing) and the final video took it to the next level. Truly amazing work!!!!
This review is long overdue, but I need to share with future brides and grooms the wonderful experience we had with Southern Video Design. Before our wedding, videography was not high on t the list. I wasn't sure if I would appreciate the finished product or if it would be worth the expense. But the moment I saw our wedding film for the first time, I knew I'd made the right choice in picking SVD to capture our day. The finished film was just what I wanted. It was beautifully edited, highlighting all the key highlights of our wedding day and featured wonderful music with brilliant timing. It took a little longer then expected for delivery however for the price and final product it was worth the wait. This is truly an investment I will cherish forever.
Like other have stated, John does a great job with the actual video. However, I cannot honestly recommend him to friends. His responsiveness is abysmal. He promised that we would receive our video with 9 months of our wedding, but in reality it took over 15 months to receive the finals. It appears that John takes of more work than he can handle and this result is very late turnaround as he is far overextended. Also, his responsiveness to emails and phone calls was very poor. There were lots of excuses and promises. We would rather have him be upfront and honest rather than stringing us along. So, if you desire a great video but don't care about to service or timeliness, then john and southern video design is for you. However, please use caution if you desire a prompt reply to emails and phone calls.
John was very professional on the wedding day and stayed for the entire wedding, from when we were getting ready to the end of the night! Most of the time we didn't even notice him, as he stayed in the background and wasn't the least bit intrusive. His video packages are very affordable, we definitely recommend him. We can't wait to see the video!
t, I think John is passionate about his work but I must tell you he is SLOW to deliver. Yes, the trailer was wonderful & available within days! The actual video...a very different story. We FINALLY received the finished product 11 months later...after multiple emails, a certified letter from our son-in-law-attorney, etc.....The final product (finally delivered) was ok. Perhaps if the finished product had been delivered in a more timely manner, such things as previously agreed upon songs/footage would have been remembered to be included. Daughter #2; videographer YES; Southern Video Design NO
I researched lots of wedding videographers and watched many video clips from different vendors. We met with John of SVD and after our meeting, we were pretty much ready to book him. He is so full of energy, which is great because they are with you the entire wedding day!!! We went home with a copy of one of his wedding DVDs and watched it that night. We loved what we saw and were confident he'd do a great job. John and Shannon were awesome and just as he said, on the reception dance floor, we didn't even notice they were there (most people don't want to dance in front of the camera)! We received our trailer as promised just a few days after the wedding and it came out AMAZING!!! We've received many compliments on his work and we can't wait to see our finished full-length video! You won't go wrong with SVD!
Mr. Hayes arrived the day before my wedding so that he could be there at my rehearsal. He wanted to be sure that he had all the best angles and shots. During the day he arrived early and stayed until the very end (11 hours!!)He was very professional and was able to get the whole day without once making me feel like I was constantly being watched. His videos are beautiful and I would highly recommend him!!
The absolute best!!! The was so encouraging all day and was there from the beginning to the end (not missing a moment).
John Hayes is amazing to work with. My Husband, John & I had a blast at the wedding making memories through the camera lens. John was with my Bridesmaids and I as we got dressed and he had an assistant with my Husband and his guys all day!! After the afternoon reception we took pictures at Sunset in the local town and John gave us creative shots to set up!! He's website has teaser and trailers you can watch to see just how awesome his work truly is.