Why Invest in Wedding Videography?
Why Couples Don't
There is a misconception that videography is not necessary due to some of the concerns listed below:
- Videographers can be distracting and intrusive.
- Most wedding films are cheesy.
- Photography is the top priority and they don’t want videographers to get in the way of their photographers.
- They don’t feel comfortable being on camera.
- The less vendors to coordinate with, the less stress.
- It's not in their budget because everything else took prescedence.
Because of these concerns, it is hard for current day videographers to be respected, and valued. Videography is the least understood, under-represented, and under-valued service in the wedding industry. Now that we know why the question is asked, let's address those concerns!
Why Couples Should
The first step for the COUPLE is to erase any false misconceptions about video and for THEM to think about the long-term benefit of the investment.
How many hours have they put into their wedding day? How often are all their friends and family in the same room? How much was the dress, hair, makeup, beautiful flowers, decor, venue, etc? There are so many details that make up a wedding and photographs do a great job at preserving those details and memories in a still one dimensional way. BUT, if given a chance, video can do so much more than photos:
- Video captures the actual sounds and feel of their wedding day. Was it raining? Was it sunny? Was there a river or ocean nearby? These sounds play a special role in the location of their venue and where the wedding took place. Environment and sound place context to the story. The science and psychology of sound stimulate senses than still photos aren't capable of doing.
- Video captures special, emotional, or hilarious verbal statements exchanged throughout the day.
- Video captures the gasp when the bride’s father and husband see’s her for the first time.
- Video captures the inhale and exhale of when the bride tries to keep her composure during her vows and when the groom chokes during his. The still silence in between tears are powerful and something that photographs can not capture.
- Video captures the cheer of the crowd after the first kiss during the ceremony and when the couple is officially announced at the reception.
- Video captures the stutters and chokes of loved ones delivering toasts.
- Video captures the rare, hilarious, and special moments of the parents or grandparents busting a move on the dance floor. Photos can preserve those moments, but they don’t capture rhythm or lack thereof!