So last week, I gave you a few things to think about in terms of why a wedding video is something you shouldn't pass up. But today, I want to give you a few reasons why you shouldn't skimp or try to DIY your wedding film. Yes there are some amazing results of iPhone weddings and a dog with a GoPro filming your wedding, but they are very few and far between. Leaving it up to a family member (or dog) could leave you feeling lukewarm about your film, and wishing you had a dedicated person to capture your special day!
1. You Won't Miss a Thing - When you choose to have a professional videographer, they are dedicated to capturing your wedding. We literally have nothing else to do that day but follow you around with a camera. You won't miss any moments of the day, big or small. Let's say your Uncle Bob was in charge of filming the ceremony from the second row. And maybe he gets swept up in the romanticism of your ceremony, and that camera starts to slip down. Then you have an amazing shot of your feet while the groom tears up during his vows. Wouldn't you love to have all your guests present and ready to celebrate with you, relaxed and stress free with the knowledge that someone is taking care of capturing all those precious moments?
2. Quality - Camera phones and consumer video equipment has come a long way. Video cameras fit in the palm of your hand and footage can be shared in seconds from phones. But it's more than just the camera. Ever film on your phone or video camera while it's windy? You can't hear much. Even in a church the sound echos and isn't quite clear. A professional videographer can provide you with not only great picture quality, but great sound as well with our microphone set up. We also invest in stabilization gear so the camera doesn't jiggle while the operator moves or laughs. We can fully capture just how beautiful you look, your details look, and make sure you look amazing!
3. Style - We have it... Well at least cinematicly. A video professional has an eye for how to capture all the special moments of your wedding day. We can move around during the ceremony, capture a fun angle on the dance floor, and make an escort card feel magical. That's the power of our storytelling abilities. Something we've practiced and honed in on. Something not everyone with a camera can do. And because of this style, it's something you are more likely to watch again and again. Our films are short, yet inclusive and it's like watching a movie of your day. It's something you'll treasure, your children will treasure, and will be viewed many times over.
Having professionals for any part of your wedding day is important. It gives you the best day possible, and allows your guests to relax and enjoy. There is a wedding professional out there for everyone, so if one doesn't fit, keep looking! As far as video, the investment will give you something to cherish for years to come.