“Should I hire a videographer for my wedding? This is a question we hear all the time. If you are on the fence about hiring a videographer for your wedding day, this article is a must-read. If a picture is worth a thousand words, how much is a live-action video worth? It’s motion that makes memories come to life. While your wedding video isn’t something you will watch every day, it is the only medium that can truly bring you back to your wedding day. As you sit down to begin your budget, put that money towards what you value most- preserving your memories. Here are our top three reasons on why hiring a videographer for your wedding is a priority.
PHOTOGRAPHY MISSES THINGS THAT VIDEOGRAPHY DOESN’T
Yes, a picture of a bride and groom exchanging vows with a gorgeous backdrop is beautiful. However, you will have a much more powerful and emotional experience through great audio and video clips. Capturing a first dance as a still image is fine, but reliving the tears, strong embraces with the music is unmatched. Photography and videography complement each other and hiring a videographer for your wedding is a priority.
HEARING AND SEEING A MOMENT IN MOTION IS MORE POWERFUL
Video is 24 frames PER SECOND. So even if your photographer delivers 1000 photos to you, that can’t even come close to what your video will show you. Photography is beautiful, but video really brings back all the memories to life and the little things you might have missed. It captures expressions and movements that cannot be captured through imagery.
On your wedding day there will be a lot of people in attendance. There will be many things happening all around you, especially that you will not see or experience. Without video, you won’t see your bridesmaids walk down the aisle before you, your husband’s face as he waits for you, or even him getting ready before the ceremony. Without a videographer, you are left to stress about remembering every word that was said in a speech and soak in as much as you can, because the day will fly by. Videographers can offer peace of mind on your wedding day.
YOUR WEDDING BECOMES AN INVALUABLE INVESTMENT
When family members are unable to travel or attend the wedding, we encourage our clients to document their wedding on film to preserve that memory forever. It’s also a great way for these family members to feel included in the festivities after the wedding has ended.
Years after your wedding, you won’t have the chair covers, flowers or food. You will only have your photos and video. Where video was once an added extra that people paid for only if they had extra room in their budget, is now becoming the first priority for many modern brides.