Your Wedding: Photography, Videography or Both?

You’ve said yes to the dress, booked the venue, and invited all of your closest friends and relatives. All that’s left is to determine the best way to capture your big day. Your wedding is perhaps one of the most memorable moments of your life, and documenting it in the proper way will ensure you … Continue reading Your Wedding: Photography, Videography or Both?

August 24, 2017 | 8:17 am

You’ve said yes to the dress, booked the venue, and invited all of your closest friends and relatives. All that’s left is to determine the best way to capture your big day. Your wedding is perhaps one of the most memorable moments of your life, and documenting it in the proper way will ensure you can look back at the love, laughter, and joy of the day for years to come.

 

Why hire a professional photographer for your wedding day?

Most couples try to remember every moment of their wedding day. However, as time passes our memories fade. Despite the months of planning and preparation, your wedding day passes in the blink of an eye. While you’re at the moment, you will try to remember the speech and toasts, the first dance, and all of the other little moments that make your day special. You’ll want to remember every detail of the day forever. However, we are only human and there is a very slim chance you will remember every moment of the day.

 

Hiring a professional photographer or videographer allows you to enjoy each moment as it unfolds and also allows you to look back on them for generations to come. Which leads us to the real question: should you hire a photographer, a videographer, or both to help document the big day?

 

Wedding Photographer

A professional wedding photographer is a master at catching the moments you will want to revisit for years to come. They are there to capture the subtle expression, fleeting moments and candid moments you will treasure for years to come. They are trained to document your precious moments in the perfect lighting to create the perfect image. Their main purpose is to capture and create a high-quality image you can enjoy with friends and family for generations to come.

 

As the old saying goes, “picture says a thousand words,” so it’s important you know the type of images you want your photographer to capture. Do you want your images to possess a romantic, soft look? Or do you prefer edgier images captured in high definition? These images will last a lifetime, so it’s important you know the type of image you want capturing during your wedding day. When it comes time to select a wedding photographer, you can learn a lot by visiting their website and checking out their photography logo and web design. A professional design will tell you a lot about whether they are serious about their work. If you need some help in judging their logo, you can read some tips here Does it speak to the type of images you want to capture to remember your big day?

 

Wedding Videographer

Wedding videographers provide a lasting cinematography event that you’ll be able to re-watch for generations to come. Your wedding video allows you to listen to your vows, the toasts, and speeches, relive your first dance, and to witness the reactions of all of your closest friends and family.

 

A professional videographer will capture all of the little moments you may have missed while you were celebrating your big day. Although your wedding video allows you to hear the experiences, rather than just seeing certain moments, be advised that a videographer does not focus on capturing the perfect moment in the perfect lighting. When it comes time to capture quality images, the videographer plays a supporting role to your wedding photographer.

Can a photographer and videographer work together?

Absolutely! While your photographer and videographer don’t have to be the best of friends, or even from the same studio, it certainly helps if they have worked a wedding together before.

 

If you decided to have both services on your big day, consider starting your search by selecting your preferred wedding photographer. If they don’t have a videographer on staff, they will certainly have a list of reputable videographers they have worked with in the past. Your wedding photographer will know who’s the best to work with in the area.

 

Wedding photographer, videographer, or both?

So, what should you do? Wedding photographer, videographer or both? It’s a big decision, but ultimately you have to look at your budget and prioritize what options line up the best. Ask yourselves the following question: what’s more important, reliving the moments you’ll never hear again or capturing the perfect image? If it’s both, where does this fit into your wedding budget?  Either way, you can’t go wrong. Your wedding will be amazing, and you’ll get the perfect documentation!