Some thoughts about Video
Is video for you or not…
Some couples just know for the word go, that they want a Videographer. Other couples are indecisive and aren’t quite so sure about it.
Here are just some of my thought and ‘advise’ on Video and what I’ve heard couples say.
My first and foremost love will probably always be photography. The way it freezes a moment and takes you back to so many memories is just amazing! To this day I love paging through my photo albums (I have my whole childhood documented, thanks to my mom!) and there are few things that are as cool and as significant in being able to look back at a moment in time in your life. And photos have an amazing way of doing that (and it’s such a worthwhile investment)
Video is becoming increasingly popular and I’ve heard of people calling it ‘life'‘. In a way- yes. It totally gives a real time/real life element to your wedding day (especially for the bridal couple). The bride and groom don’t get ready together right- and although pictures and capture the gist of this, video has a way of bringing it more to ‘life’ and enables a couple to see parts of their day that they didn't get a chance to see (albeit in a shortened way).
Wedding days are also really big days- the emotions are huge and overwhelming at times and it is really hard to take it all in (although I really encourage you to make a point of trying to ‘slow down’ and take it is). The day can often fly past and you don’t always get a chance to soak it in. Video then once again has an amazing way to help you relive those moments- to listen to the speeches again, to see parts of your first dance.
The longevity of it is also quite epic- showing friends or family who weren’t able to attend the wedding some realtime footage is awesome! Not to mention being able to show your kids one day, what your wedding day looked like, or how their now ‘dad’ can move on the dance floor. It’s as worth the investment of a good photographer in the sense that your investment goes far beyond your wedding day.
But with that said- I believe a wedding day should be a celebrations of love and not a ‘show’ for people , so I don’t feel that it should be about what you get to post on your social media page- but more about what you get to keep after your wedding day to remind you of your commitment and love for your person. To inspire you to keep working on your marriage and to cultivate a friendship and love that is real and awesome and strong. For some, video is not an option because of your budget- and you know what- that’s okay. Your wedding day should be about celebrating with your best people in your own way- and if your budget can’t afford all the bells and whistles, then don’t even feel bad about it. (I’m clearly a terrible sales lady- but I’m one to feel that couples should go into dept for one day) Is video epic? Yes, I love it. Is it a necessity? That is each couples own prerogative, and I applaud whatever your choice may be. The point for me in writing this, was to help you to see and understand the potential benefit of choosing video (and choosing it because you want it, not because everyone has it or because it is the popular thing to do).
With that said- my husband and I have fallen in love with offering video as part of our offering.
If you were keen to find out more- check out our video page here: Video