Why You Should Consider Hiring a Videographer
If you’re getting married, chances are you are almost definitely hiring a photographer to capture memorable photos of your wedding day. It’s a no brainer, obviously you’ll want something to help remember all the moments of this special day. But what about hiring a wedding videographer? Some couples are very committed to hiring a videographer for their wedding, but many are on the fence, or maybe leaning towards not hiring one. You might have doubts or concerns such as, “that just sounds like another added cost to an already expensive day,” or “if we already have the photos, does video really add that much more?” To answer these concerns, let’s dive into the value wedding videography brings and why the pros heavily outweigh the cons.
Why Wedding Videography Is Valuable
- It’s a style of documentary filming you’re not expecting- Unless you have firsthand experience with the work of a wedding videographer, you might have ideas about wedding videography that aren’t accurate. Don’t expect to have a camera in your face all day and night. In fact, you’ll forget the videographer is there most of the time. The modern wedding videographer takes a documentary approach to filming a wedding so there work never distracts from what is happening around them.
- It captures the beautiful in between moments- Wedding videography allows you to see a lot of moments you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. The moments in between poses can be some of this most genuinely beautiful moments of your wedding. There’s no need to worry about looking stiff or awkward on film because it’s all natural.
- You’ll see more interactions with friends and family- Your wedding photographer will capture all the standard moments you’ll want of the bridge and groom with their friends and family, but there will be so many more beautiful interactions among friends and family members that only the wedding videographer can truly capture. Crowd reactions during a speech, your family all dancing together, moments like these you’ll be glad you were able to capture on camera.
- It can capture the story of your wedding in a way photography can’t- The wedding photographer can capture all the incredible detail within the moments of a wedding day, but the wedding videographer has a way of creating a narrative story that the photographer doesn’t. Your videographer will transform your day into a meaningful, emotional story that you’ll be able to replay over and over again.
- Your final product will be a creative masterpiece- After your wedding day, your photographer’s job is mostly done, other than culling through the photos and getting a few of them touched up before delivery. Your videographer, on the other hand, has a big task left of transforming all of the film they captured and making it into a creative film. This is what videographers really love doing, finding out the story that you want to tell and making it come to life in the editing room.
- The cost may not be as expensive as you think- You may have the assumption that wedding videography is too expensive and would put you over your budget, but often times that isn’t the case. Often times as well your wedding photographer may have a package that includes videographer for a relatively low extra cost. So definitely do your research, as you might find adding a wedding videographer is both within your budget and worth the increase in cost.