Photography or Videography
A brides dilemma
So you’re engaged & planning for the big day is now underway. Top of many couples’ list is the wedding photography.
It’s almost inconceivable, budget permitting, that a photographer wouldn’t be near the top nowadays; after all, the responsibility is theirs for capturing all those magical moments that will allow you to look back with fond memories in years to come.
But with such a medium comes drawbacks. Photos are static. A single shot of a much longer moment in time. Is it any wonder then, that when asked, many brides stated their biggest regret was not having had their wedding day filmed?
The truth is, photography just doesn’t capture the day in the same way that filming does. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not for one moment suggesting a videographer could or should be a substitute for the traditional photographer. The two mediums compliment each other & work best when used in conjunction with one another.
Photography & Videography work best together
It would be my advice, that couples at least give the matter serious consideration before dismissing it out of hand.
How lovely would it be to see and hear loved ones again? This is especially true, further down the line, when the family has possibly expanded. Film is also a much more organic way to capture the day. The movement, the interaction between people just flows better with videography. The day generally passes at such a pace that the only real way to capture it all is via moving pictures.
Many people often object on the grounds that the finished movie will more than likely be condemned to gather dust at the back of the cupboard, never again to see the light of day. In truth there are two parts to filming a wedding. Knowing what to capture on the day and knowing how to edit it into a magical recollection for everyone to enjoy for years to come. The two go hand in hand & when done correctly, creates something that warrants being watched over, again and again. Everything from pacing, to music selection can make or break the finished watching experience for the viewer. These are skills that are unique to a videographer.
And remember, videographers are fewer in number than photographers. If you do wish to undertake their services, it pays to enquire sooner rather than later.
Remember my motto, capture the day, relive the moment.