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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