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Why You Need A Videographer For Your Wedding


You’ve booked your venue, you’re starting to look at all of the other suppliers, you’re baffled by the sheer amount of organisation needed to pull off even a simple wedding. I get it, it’s easy to be overwhelmed, but I’ll do my best to help you out with one simple thing: Do you need a videographer?

So, the simple answer is: no, you don’t need a videographer, in the same way that you don’t need a photographer. Or a florist. Or a DJ. Or a caterer… However, these things really do add to your day, and along with a photographer, a wedding videographer helps preserve your day for generations to come.

Before I delve into the more high level of what a videographer actually does, I want to quickly share an exchange that I had with a maid of honour at a recent wedding. I was asked what my favourite thing about filming weddings was. My response wasn’t one she was expecting, and I’m sure most people would expect the answer to be ‘getting to spend the day with a wonderful couple’, ‘seeing new venues and meeting new people’ or ‘capturing emotions and the love between two people’. These things are absolutely true, but for me personally, the thing I love most about being invited to film a couple’s wedding is the responsibility and trust given to me to capture the day. The film, or films, delivered will last lifetimes. Future generations, grandchildren, grandchildren of grandchildren, will be able to watch the films, laugh at the current fashions, marvel at how beautiful grandma was when she was young, see moving images of grandma’s grandma whom they may not even know the name of and really get an insight into the feelings of what a wedding was like back in the early ‘20’s.

Now, on to what a videographer does and whether you actually need one.

A wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions and magical moments that deserve to be preserved and cherished forever. While photographs have their own charm, a wedding video adds another dimension to the experience, allowing you to relive the day in a way that photographs simply can’t. It captures not just the sights, but also the sounds of loved ones, the laughter, the tears, and the heartfelt exchanges between you and your partner.

I’m going to generalise a bit now, but a professional wedding videographer has the skill and expertise to capture the details and emotions, ensuring that no moment goes unnoticed. From the nervous anticipation before the ceremony to the shapes thrown on the dance floor, every aspect of your wedding is documented. The right wedding videographer can transform your special day into a cinematic masterpiece.

One of the greatest joys of having a wedding video is the ability to relive the day over and over again. Like I said, your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions and activities, and it's impossible to fully take in every moment as it happens. But with a wedding video, you can experience all those moments you may have missed or forgotten. You can see the tears in your loved ones' eyes as you exchange vows, hear the heartfelt speeches from your closest friends and family, and witness the joy and laughter that filled the air. It's like stepping back in time and being a part of your special day all over again.

Music and editing play a crucial role in enhancing the mood and emotion of your wedding video. A professional wedding videographer knows how to select the perfect soundtrack that complements the visuals, evoking the right emotions and creating a truly unforgettable experience. They also have the editing skills to seamlessly weave together all the footage, creating a cohesive and engaging narrative that keeps you captivated from start to finish.

Sharing your wedding video with your loved ones allows them to experience the joy and happiness of your special day. It's a way to share the love and excitement that surrounded your wedding with those who couldn't be there in person. Your wedding video becomes a timeless keepsake that can be cherished and passed down through generations, keeping the memories alive. It's a way to relive the magic of your wedding day and share it with future generations, creating a lasting legacy of love and celebration.

So, don't miss out on the opportunity to capture every precious moment of your special day. Hire a professional wedding videographer and let them transform your wedding into a work of art. From capturing the emotions and atmosphere to highlighting the small details and adding an extra layer of creativity, a wedding video is a priceless investment that you will cherish for years to come.

I can definitely think of one videographer you should speak to, he’s pretty well known around these parts…