Let’s face it. Most smartphones nowadays come handy with great camera and video recording features. You can even buy video cameras for less than $100. It would be tempting to just assign your best friends and a couple of your relatives to take videos of your wedding. But before you do something drastic like that, take a moment to think why you’re taking a video for your wedding.
Reasons Why You’d Want A Video With Your Photos
1) You want to capture emotions with motion.
A great candid photographer will be able to capture photos as though the subjects are in motion. But a talented videographer will be able to immortalize the drama in a more encompassing way. Imagine the minister saying, “You may now kiss the bride,” and the groom, in a spontaneous expression of overwhelming emotion grabs the bride by her waist and encloses her in a tight embrace, and the bride snuggles on his chest, with tears of joy flowing down her cheeks. The rapid unfolding of this magical moment may escape the photographer’s snapshots, but the videographer’s camera will immortalize it for good. Or what about the sight of the groom taking a deep breath and exhaling in awe as he sees his bride marching down the aisle with her teary-eyed father. This touching scene may escalate when the father extends a firm handshake and then hugs the groom, as he entrusts his daughter to him. Imagine all these scenes unfolding in slow motion and being replayed years after this precious moment. That’s what a professional videographer can do.
2) You want music to add flavor to the moving images.
Wouldn’t it be great to have your engagement and wedding photos edited in a cinematographic way with your theme songs playing in the background? The videos may be woven in and out of the still shots to create a more engaging memento of your memorable day. If a picture speaks a thousand words, a video speaks a million. Music does more than just speak. It echoes the melody in your soul.
3) You want to be the star of your own movie.
You have an incredible love story to tell that led to your marital bliss. You are the protagonist of this whole romance. Wouldn’t it be lovely to recreate your journey in a video? Some people are camera shy. Still photos may not fully represent them. But videos will be able to reveal more. If a candid photographer is a gem, a candid videographer is a treasure. The spontaneous unfolding of events can be video recorded to create a blockbuster hit with little acting experience on your part because this whole event celebrates the real authentic you sharing real genuine love.
It would be a lovely surprise to show a sneak peek of the entire wedding in a 3-minute video during the reception as a highlight of the whole evening. Additionally, instead of a thank- you card mailed to all your guests, you can send them a thank-you wedding video in a disc instead. Such a token of gratitude can warm the hearts of your families and friends on top of the memories they hold in their hearts. If these are your reasons for wanting a video for your wedding, I assure you that you won’t regret hiring a professional videographer for this vital task. I can help. Call me for a FREE consultation on how to plan your wedding photography and videography. Leave it to the expert so you can live and relive your wedding the way you envisioned it to be.