Wedding Videography: Capturing Your Special Day on Film
Updated: Jul 16
Your wedding day is one of the best and most important days of your life. It's a day that you'll want to remember forever, and with how fast life is moving these days, I'm surprised when someone says they do not want a wedding video! Personally, I have a terrible memory, so that could have some say in it, but I also know how fast the day flies by. And, without fail, every time I wrap up after a long day of filming a wedding, the couple tells me they don't even remember half of the things that happened. It's non-stop fun, chaos, love and excitement! But most of all it really is non-stop.
Why Choose Wedding Videography? (Also, I already have a Photographer, why do I need a videographer?)
While wedding photography has always been a staple of weddings, wedding videography is a relatively new addition to the wedding industry. When I got married ten years ago, wedding video prices were astronomical, mostly because you needed to purchase one from a full-media team. Now, there are many more small creative businesses like myself or individuals who can put together a great wedding video. So, why choose wedding video? Well, there are a few reasons:
A video captures not only the sights but also the sounds and emotions of the day. You can relive the laughter, tears, and heartfelt moments of your wedding day every time you watch your wedding video.
Wedding videography allows you to share your day with friends and family who weren't able to attend. You can also share your video on social media or your personal website to show off your big day.
A wedding video is a beautiful keepsake that you can cherish for years to come. Many of my clients do not understand the full investment of a wedding video until 5+ years down the road, when all the sudden you look around and your whole life has changed!
Choosing the Right Wedding Videographer
Choosing the right wedding videographer is crucial to getting the best footage of your wedding day. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a videographer:
Experience: Look for a videographer with experience shooting weddings. A seasoned professional will know how to capture the best moments and will have the right equipment to get the job done. A lot of learning about the job is by doing, and learning from mistakes. If you are ok with your video being rough around the edges, go for an up-and-comer. If you want a polished product, go with someone who has 3+ years of experience.
Style: Every videographer has their own unique style, so make sure to choose a videographer whose style matches your vision for your wedding video. Some videos are detail focused, some feel like the cinematic trailer to a movie, and some are lengthier, with less cuts and more of a family-video feel.
Price: Wedding videography is expensive! I agree, but I also know why it is. I spend a lot of time before your wedding: learning and understanding what is most important to you, figuring out the best shots and lighting at your location, and making sure I will fit into your day without causing any interruption. During the morning, I am there early getting pre-ceremony footage, easing people into the day so as to not get too worried about the camera, and making sure everything is ready for you to not have to worry. As the ceremony and reception happen, I am already a step ahead, getting the footage I planned to get and making sure you can relax and enjoy your day! When the night arrives and you are exhausted, we will laugh and smile together, knowing we captured the perfect day together! I know price can determine a lot, but if you do have to choose based on price, at least think about the next five to ten to hundred years you will be spending together. That can make the price seem a little more reasonable. Remember that this is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you want to make sure you get the best possible footage.
Wedding videography is a beautiful way to capture your wedding day. Reach out to me (Ben) at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any more questions!!!