Why We Think You Should Hire A Wedding Videographer
Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event, that you have poured your heart into from start to finish. Having a Videographer will ensure that you can watch and relive your big day as much as you’d like!
A Videographer is something most people skip out of the wedding planning list when trying to keep to their budget. In my opinion, it’s actually one of the most important things to have. The day of your wedding can sometimes feel like it passes in a blur and it may be difficult for you to remember every detail. A Videographer can capture all of the highlights of your wedding day, encapsulating the emotion and feeling of your wedding, creating a keepsake that you can treasure and relive whenever you want to.
It’s about capturing an atmosphere, a location, the sounds of where you are and the people that surround you.
Although photographs are a beautiful way to remember your wedding day, they can’t tell the full story that a video can. Photos are a great way to show the aesthetic of your wedding and a good photographer will even be able to capture the emotion. A video captures the faces behind the forced smiles for the camera. You can see the nerves and feel the love which creates a special kind of memory. No photograph will ever show that – unless your Photographer truly is incredible.
A Videographer allows you to capture all the best, most natural parts of your wedding. The fleeting moments throughout your day, that would otherwise be forgotten, ensuring you have memories that last a lifetime.
In my opinion, even an incredible photographer can’t beat a video. With a Videographer, you’ll actually be able to hear the speeches and the laughter. Your family and friends will have a chance to record a few meaningful words from the heart on camera. Watching the video later, you can hear them thanking you for a fantastic day and wishing you all the happiness you deserve. Having the opportunity for real reactions is also a great way to remember people. If one of your family members sadly passes away, then you’ll still be able to watch them at their happiest, see their emotions and their movements. Although you won’t want to do this close to the time, or every day, every now and again you might just need it.
I also think it is more beneficial to hire a professional rather than relying on a friend or family member to video for you. Although this may save you money, if you do choose to use a Videographer, then you want the best results. You want a video that captures that perfect moment and doesn’t miss the little bits. Digital cameras and mobile phones are unable to capture the same quality that a professional video camera can. Because this is a film you want to treasure for the rest of your life, it’s worth allocating some of your budget to make sure you get the best possible footage.
Videographer vs Photographer
Talking about budget, you may feel that you don’t have enough in yours to cover a Photographer and Videographer. You may have decided you want someone filming, but you’re not sure whether your budget will allow this. If you have to choose just one, then decide whether having good quality photos or a professional film is more suited to you.
You could add a personal touch and invite guests to bring a digital camera, or provide disposable cameras. This will allow your guests to take pictures themselves in order to create your wedding album. Of course this lacks the professionalism of a Photographer. But it does allow you to invest in the perfect Videographer, whilst adding a personal touch at the same time.
Our Favourite Videographers
A Videographer we love, and the one that Becca is using for her wedding, is James Poole from Jay Films. This is something that she hasn’t told people before but wanted to reveal to you all! We love his work, it brings a little tear to my eye whenever I watch any of the wedding videos – Becca included.
James works at building a relationship with the bride and groom. This means that, on the day, he can interact with friends and family in a relaxed and unobtrusive way. This allows him to capture all the best, most natural parts of your wedding. The fleeting moments throughout your day, that would otherwise be forgotten, ensuring you have memories that last a lifetime.
Our next top three favourite Videographers are:
Ben Walton Films
Ben Walton Films say it’s more than just filming people. They believe it’s about capturing an atmosphere. The location, the sounds of where you are, the people that surround you. They will craft all of these things into one piece of seamless film to tell a story and draw real emotion.
Reel Weddings have a reputation for storytelling. They believe the key to great wedding cinematography is to produce a compelling story of your day. They aim to capture moments which represent the uniqueness of your wedding day, crafting your wedding film into an emotional and exciting story.
Wedding Film Studio
Wedding Film Studio specialise in discreet and unobtrusive filming, capturing you and your guests naturally. They film with prime lenses for that beautiful shallow depth of field look.
All four of the companies we’ve listed are all incredible at capturing the mood and spirit of your day.
A video captures the faces behind the forced smiles for the camera. You can see the nerves and feel the love which creates a special kind of memory.
Having a Videographer, for me, is the perfect addition to your wedding. It creates a memory that you can cherish for the rest of your life. The magic of your wedding isn’t created in the grandeur of the design, but in the little things. It’s in the looks and gestures between couples, in the moments shared between guests. It’s in the smiles and tears and in the explosion of joy. This is what a Videographer can capture. Getting married is a once in a lifetime experience – if that doesn’t deserve a video then what does!
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