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A wedding day is a very special day in a couple’s life, which is why it is so important to have a video recording of the event! Through photographs and/or videos: tears, toasts and tantrums (hopefully there won’t be too many!), are captured and preserved so that couples can look back on the day when they proclaimed their love and commitment to each other.
If you have a big budget and can afford to hire both a photographer and videographer, then that’s awesome! As many couples have expressed their regrets after not hiring a wedding videographer.
Once considered a ‘luxury’, wedding videography is now becoming more and more common as we embrace the digital age with ferocity. This is happening despite the added cost of hiring both a videographer and photographer; but you really can’t go without either as they both offer different value when capturing your big day.
With a photographer, you’re getting something tangible, easily shared with friends and family, and usually receive hundreds, if not all of them. Print them on thank-you cards, send them to relatives or frame them. A wedding video, on the other hand will give you an approximate 30 minute edited film of moving images, emotions and real-life moments of your wedding.
Photographers capture certain moments in a static manner; videographers’ record movements and sounds. Your professional videographer can record the entire ceremony- from the moment the bride walks down the aisle, to the look on the groom’s face when he sees his bride, to the reading of the vows, to the embarrassing speeches given by uncles and aunts. Photographers capture those loving looks between couples as they meet at the altar for the first time, the kiss and the throwing of the bouquet in perfect still shots.
Videos provide a visual narrative while photographs provide perfectly posed images, gorgeous portraits and orchestrated shots of the bridal party.
Choosing between wedding videography and wedding photography is a tough decision; one you hopefully won’t have to encounter (after all, there’s enough for brides to have to decide on already!). A lot of companies offer discount bundles that include both services, so do your research as you may be able to get both at nearly the same cost. Paying a little extra to hire a wedding videographer as well as a photographer is one decision you won't regret!
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