Why Hire a Professional Wedding Videographer?

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Your wedding day is certainly one of those few “once in a lifetime” moments. Do you really want to spend all that time, energy, and money to plan this perfect day and leave the “memories” to those captured by scattered cell phone photos/videos OR thinking that “I will remember everything in my HEAD”?

Do you realize how caught up you will be that day in the emotional whirlpool and flurry and frenzy of each moment? How you cannot be everywhere at once? That you will neither see, experience nor will you remember spontaneous moments that are occurring all around you throughout the entire day?

You spend more than a year and sometimes tens of thousands of dollars on your Wedding, and within a few beautiful hours, the day is Over, gone, only to be relived through the memories of those present, photos, and Hopefully Videos. Your friends & Family may be capturing your vows, toasts and some dancing but shouldn’t they be enjoying themselves and leaving the “memory capturing” to the professionals?

As a professional, award-winning wedding videographer, my main goal is to capture as much of the day from as many different angles as possible. I capture not only the traditional events but the mood, the emotions, the candid smiles, laughter, giggles and tears that occur throughout the day and evening.

I have been thanked on so many occasions for “capturing” part of a wedding that the bride & groom were unable to experience themselves. Yet, they can now see, hear and feel everything and anything they missed because they were so preoccupied with their own agenda on the wedding day. “Oh wow, I didn’t know you got uncle Joe when he was being so silly singing that song….we didn’t even know he did that because we were out on the balcony then”. I hear this all the time.

Couples have told me they are able to relive the experience and feelings of their wedding day over and over again. And to share with family and friends, especially those who were unable to actually attend the wedding.

Another bonus to hiring a professional wedding videographer is that you can have an “unplugged wedding” and ask all your guests to refrain from using their phones and pads, especially during the ceremony. This helps both the videographer from having people actually getting in their way to the freedom of everyone truly being present and able to experience the day for themselves.

There is an old saying that “a picture is worth 1000 words”, well then a video which holds 30 pictures every second is obviously worth a whole lot more. As a professional photographer myself , I will very often film a video of a particular moment just to be sure that I do not miss the slightest nuance of emotion or the sound of someone’s vocal tone as they share some loving remembrances, or the tears rolling down the dad’s cheek as he dances with his daughter, the bride. These moments are precious and should not be left to memory alone.

When I video a wedding, the most special parts of the video are a surprise to the bride and groom. The last wedding I just filmed has a private moment between the bride, groom and the rabbi who shared some intimate thoughts on how special he truly felt this couple was. I happened to see and overhear this private conversation, but it is now a part of the video legacy for the bride and groom to cherish and treasure forever.

Also, guest interviews are a welcome and pleasant surprise as well. You never know what words of wisdom or good wishes the guests have to share with the bride and groom.

What a wonderful legacy to show your future children and for you to cherish forever.

In my next blog, I will share what qualities to look for when hiring a professional wedding videographer

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Why should you hire a professional videographer?

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For your wedding video, corporate videos, special occasions, any live event, and even YouTube videos. Why In today’s day of cell phones and iPads which have hi-res cameras capable of capturing quality video and photos, people often ask me “why should I hire a professional videographer or photographer. 

We will discuss what a professional videographer offers that will make the difference between an absolutely memorable wedding video allowing you to relieve your “once in a lifetime” to one stitched together with friend’s cell phone videos; the difference between a marketing video for your business that will attract, engage and convert your viewer into a buyer to a shaky cell phone video that hardly represents the professional entrepreneur you are and image that you have strived so hard to achieve. 

1. a professional videographer will work with you from conception to creation: beginning with a consultation to determine the goal of your video. The videographer will make a storyboard for the project so that you are both on the same page. 

2. a professional videographer will determine the best filming conditions to provide a video that will meet all your criteria. 

3. a professional videographer will offer insights prior to filming and throughout the editing process. These recommendations will also help to refine and perfect the “end result” of the video. 

4. a professional videographer will provide the highest quality of cameras; lights and audio. 

5. a professional videographer will create a video that presents you: your image, your branding, your production: your live event or your YouTube promotional video in the most compelling, and effective manner showcasing your talents to achieve the highest attraction and engagement possible. 

Ask yourself these questions: 

Do I want to attract a bigger audience to my live show next year? Do I want customers to find me on a google search and then be able to convert them into a paying customer? Do I want to have a professional, yet not too slick, branded image online for my business? Do I want to relax and enjoy the special party I planned and yet want a moving remembrance of the entire event for years to come? 

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, give me a call at 661-755-1699 or email me at bonnie@yourvideopro.com.

Here are a few testimonials affirming all that I’ve discussed above: 

Mike L: “Bonnie provided me with her experience, her patience, and positive support throughout the making of my video.” 

Eve C: “Lastly, her ability to bring forward her internal self, her care of humanity, and her empathy and perception makes her the true Artist.” 

Bob E: Bonnie, VideoMagic is great. We hired her to video our drama performance, and she did a fabulous job. Delivered a high quality video in a timely manner. She also took some great photos. Easy to work with and well worth the $. We will rehire VideoMagic for our next event. 

I will be happy to discuss YOUR vision for Your video project. All videos produced by Video Magic Production are one of a kind, customizable to your individual needs. 

In my next post: I will discuss in greater detail the reasons to hire a professional videographer for weddings and private celebrations.