Did you know 75% of all brides who didn't hire a wedding videographer say it was one of their biggest wedding regrets while 98% of brides who did hire a videographer for their wedding said they would recommend it to their friends.
The percentage of couples who hire a wedding videographer continues to grow every year. But plenty of couples still ask Is Wedding videography worth it if they have a photographer.
The truth is Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography are two completely different services with different intent and different deliverables. Wedding photography is more creative while wedding videography is more documentary. Even though I am a wedding photographer I absolutely believe that wedding videography is important for 6 key reasons.
You may have found the perfect wedding photographer who checks off all of your wedding must haves. Plenty of coverage, beautiful photos, quick turnaround time, all in an heirloom album. But no matter how incredible the quality of your wedding photos, they will never include sound or voice. Many people (myself included) hate the sound of their own voice and cringe at the thought of having to listen to it. I get it, I do. But imagine how powerful it will be for your future children to hear you share your vows together and show them where it all began.
The human face has 43 muscles capable of making 21 unique expression. All of which can be captured on camera. But what about micro expressions? Expressions that last 1/15th to 1/30th of a second. Like the joy right before the tears come. Video can capture that. That can be the difference between seeing your mom cry tears of joy in a video, and just tears in a photo.
3: Extra Eyes
When you have a photographer and a videographer you now have a second set of eyes. There is no less than one million different things happening at once on a wedding day. It’s statistically impossible for a photographer or videographer to capture everything. Having both a photographer and videographer means your odds of capturing beautiful and meaningful moments and interactions skyrockets.
4: The Reception
During the ceremony all eyes are on you two. Your family and friends are seated but once the music gets going at your reception there are countless different stories to be captured with a camera. Having a photographer and a videographer means you get both your sorority sisters sharing shots with you at the bar and video proof that your favorite aunt in fact does know how to dance.
5: Bite Sized
Like I said earlier, the difference between wedding photography and videography is bigger than you might expect. One being the intention of what's delivered. Your wedding photos should be creative and something you want to hang in your house to remind you of your loving relationship. Even though there are several hundred photos delivered. Looking through all of your wedding photos takes time. Like a whole evening. Wedding videography is delivered in a 5-7 minute video that plays like a short movie. It’s like a double shot of espresso. You can watch it on your lunch break and then daydream back to that perfect day for however much time you have.
6: Builds A Stronger Family
This one is a bit morbid but someday our loved ones will no longer be with us. While hopefully it comes later rather than sooner you will have no idea how powerful your wedding videography will be until that time comes. Being able to pull up the video of your mom helping you with your dress and necklace or walking down the aisle with your father as he looks at you and tears up as he smiles will be worth more to you than anything else in the world.
It is no wonder why more and more couples are hiring a videographer for their wedding day. Ask for wedding photography and videography packages and if your photographer does not offer videography they are sure to have some recommendations for you!
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