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I’m sure you’ve read it in your briday magazine or planning book, but I’ll say it again, because so many brides wish that they’d spring for a professional videographer for their wedding.
We get phone calls and emails from past clients telling us that how the wedding video helped family who were unable to attend feel like they were there, being able to share the video with their children as they grow older (or in our case when we adopt them) or when a family member or close friend , who attended the wedding passes, and the wedding video meant so much more now than it did before. Photos and video are the only things (besides your ring) that will increase in value with time.
When you choose to have a professional videographer at your wedding you’re choosing to never forget the special moments of one of the most important days of your life. In experienced hands a professional video camera will capture every detail of the sights and sound of your wedding day in crystal clarity. From the moment you see each other for the first time on your wedding day to the tears of happiness as you say, “I do”. Wedding films are becoming the new keepsakes and are sure to be heirlooms for generations to come because video offers the unique ability to record more than just a single image. When you put images in motion the personality and emotion behind what is captured is revealed. Having the sound professionally recorded only adds to this effect. And don’t forget your wedding video is not only a time capsule of yourself but a record of your friends and family that you wish you could see every day. If you have any questions as to why you should have your wedding professionally videographed see this link.
If you haven’t already had this conversation with your photographer and cinematographer, you need to! The decision to have a ‘first look’ will affect the timeline of your day, and the number and quality of photos and video you will have. Essentially, a first look is a staged meeting of you and your fiancee before you two walk down the aisle. It is usually followed up with a photo session before the ceremony begins.
If you are strictly traditional couple, you will most likely want to skip out on this; however, all couple should educate themselves to make the best decision for their wedding.
PROS- Because the photographer and cinematographer have time on their sides you will most likely have more time for getting photos. Because this is posed shot sequence, and there are no other guests or formalities to think about, the photographer and cinematographer have creative freedom, directing the couple for the perfect shots-plus they will have more allotted time since you are not rushing to cocktail hour. If your ceremony ends after duck, you may want to consider doing a first look so that you can get some fantastic natural lit photos. The best plus is that after the ceremony, you will have so much more time with your guests and enjoying you wedding-because isn’t this why you are having a wedding in the first place?
THE SHORT: More “just us” photos and great video opportunity to capture those emotions, taking photo’s at the optimal time of day, and more time at your wedding.
CONS-If you are traditional and have always dreamed about seeing one another-for the first time-looking down the aisle, this may not be for you. Although first looks’ can be very imitate and emotional this is not the traditional way of seeing each other. You will need to plan extra time for photo and video shots.
The growing trend of ‘first looks’ is proof that it’s worth thinking about.
We are always looking for ways to better our life, to better our future. I went to college to invest in my educational future and I purchased a house below it’s market value to invest in the real-estate market.
Hiring a quality wedding videographer to film your wedding is a smart investment for those who value their memory and heritage. We may be a bit biased but you need to hire a quality wedding videographer -even if you don’t hire us.
Recently I have been contacted by a past client, she informed me her father passed away unexpectedly, and the last photos and videos they have of him was at the wedding. We created a montage video using family photos and video footage that was used for the funeral. Yes, we have been asked to video those as well.
When planning your wedding, it’s not so pleasant to think that some of the people who will be attending your wedding, will not be here on earth in 5 years, or 10 years or 20 years down the road. Whether we want to think about that or not, it’s the truth. Aside from your wedding bands and the fluctuating market of gold, platinum and other precious minerals, there are two thing you can do when planning a wedding that will grow in value. Your wedding photos and video.