What are the benefits of hiring a professional wedding videographer?

What are the benefits of hiring a professional wedding videographer?

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When planning your wedding, you’ll have so many options to consider and might be wondering how to split your budget. Some couples are certain from the beginning that they want to include a wedding videographer in their day, whereas others need to explore the idea a little further: this is where this blog can help!

As a professional wedding videographer, what I’m noticing is that more and more couples are now seeing a wedding videographer as a ‘must have’ on their day, and they split their budget accordingly. Maybe they’ve spoken to married friends who have told them that a wedding videographer is well worth the money, or maybe they’ve seen clips of other people’s wedding films on social media. When you see for yourself the amount of detail and emotion that is captured in a wedding video, it is likely to go right to the top of your wedding wish list!

Here are 6 reasons why you should consider hiring a wedding videographer to capture the memories of your day…

1. A wedding video is a life-like memory of your day

Your wedding day is one of the most important, happiest days of your life. You spend months planning it, and go to huge effort with all the detail. A wedding video is a brilliant way to capture all the details you planned so carefully, such as the venue, the decorations, and the dress! And then of course you have the day itself- the ceremony and reception- which can take so much time to plan but can pass you by in a whirlwind. You’ll want to remember all these important details for years to come, and while memories can fade with time, a wedding film will refresh your memory of your special day every time you watch it.

Also, think of the guests you invite to your wedding: your most-loved family members and closest friends. Capturing all these special people in that moment in time can be absolutely priceless: it’s a real pleasure to look back at your wedding film in years to come and remember people how they were then. The beauty of a video is that it will capture the true essence of people: you’ll see them moving and hear them laughing and chatting in a way that just can’t be captured in a photo. This is one of the main reasons that wedding videos become a prized possession for many couples.

2. A wedding video means you won’t have to miss a thing

As anyone who’s been married will tell you, your wedding day really does fly by. Unfortunately you won’t be able to see and take in everything- you can’t be in two places at once and there are lots of little moments that will go unnoticed. Unless you have a wedding film that is! Your wedding video will capture all those moments that you don’t see in person- your bridesmaids heading down the aisle ahead of you, the groom’s face as he waits for the bride to come down the aisle, the faces of your friends and family as you exchange vows… 

Your wedding videographer can capture these moments which means you can watch them as though you were there. Having a videographer present will give you a fuller picture of your event that you can enjoy for years to come.

3. Your wedding videographer will capture movement and sound.

Of course, everyone loves beautiful wedding photography. But those still images in an album or a frame don’t capture the full picture of your day, as they can’t portray movement and sound in the same way that wedding videography can.

Your wedding videographer will be able to capture your dad’s toast, your new spouse’s speech, the laughter of your friends as they enjoy drinks after your ceremony, and the song that you chose for your first dance. The motion or sound captured by a wedding video makes it a must-have.

It’s worth mentioning at this stage that if a beautiful wedding film is important to you, then you should definitely think about hiring a professional wedding videographer. Sometimes, brides and grooms ask their friends to film clips of their day, such as speeches and walking down the aisle. However, this can often result in poor sound quality: a professional-grade microphone is needed to counter acoustic issues inside a venue and weather factors outside. There may also be focus issues: a professional wedding videographer will understand issues such as auto-exposure level and will ensure your video is of the highest quality. And of course, if you hire a wedding videographer you can also be assured that they will use professional editing equipment when it comes to producing your wedding video, to ensure that the finished film is a true reflection of your day.

4. Wedding videos are great to share

If you’re keen to share your wedding video on social media, some wedding videographers can offer shorter films which are perfect for sharing on social channels. I offer two packages which include shorter films which are ideal for sharing with your friends on social media- you can see my packages here. You can also upload your videos to YouTube or Vimeo, which allows you to easily share your wedding film with friends and family.

If you’re thinking of getting married abroad, or are having a small intimate wedding, then a wedding videographer is a must for your day. They can capture the event so that family members and friends who were unable to attend feel like they were actually there.

5. Your wedding video is a keepsake to watch again and again.

Lots of couples like to host a viewing of their wedding film where they invite family and their wedding party to come and watch it for the first time with them, and relive all the memories of a fantastic day. It’s also a lovely idea to watch your wedding video as a couple each year on your anniversary- it’s guaranteed to bring back how you felt on your special day.

For a lot of couples, their wedding video becomes one of their most treasured keepsakes from their wedding day, and a family heirloom that will be watched with children in the future.

Your wedding film allows you to relive your wedding day over and over again every time you watch it, and all those emotions and memories will come flooding back.

6. Be prepared to get emotional!

Professional wedding videographers are adept at not only capturing fantastic footage, but editing it to create a beautiful, emotional film of your day. It’s all about the sequence, the timing, and the music. It’s pretty much guaranteed that when you view your wedding video for the first time (and maybe every time!) there will be a few happy tears!

There are so many emotional moments in a wedding day, and seeing these moments expertly curated and set to music can be very moving.

Hiring a professional wedding videographer

There is nothing like a professional wedding video to bring back all the sights and sounds of your wedding day and help you relive the day over and over again for years to come.

I’m a professional wedding videographer based in the Peak District, Derbyshire. I shoot wedding videos around the Peak District, Derbyshire, Cheshire, and further afield. If you’re thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your big day. I would love to chat about your plans. Let’s make some memories and have some fun along the way! Drop me a line today to see how I can help.

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