In most couples’ wedding checklist you will find the name of a wedding photographer among the list of other vendors that they need to make contact with. Some checklist will also include the need for a videographer. The question now is: Do we really need to hire both a wedding photographer and videographer?
A wedding photographer will capture special moments in a wedding through the pictures he shoots. On the other hand, a wedding videographer records the entire wedding – from the preparation up to the wedding party. Wedding photos can be stored and kept for a long time and videos can also be shared and saved for years. You and your partner will surely love to reminisce this special day by looking at the wedding photos and watching the wedding video.
Why the need for a Wedding Videographer?
There’s no doubt that you really need to hire a professional wedding photographer for your wedding but then you should also consider getting the services of a skilled wedding videographer. If you can squeeze in the wedding photographer in your budget, then you surely won’t regret your decision to get one.
We have talked to some newlywed couples who haven’t hired a videographer for their wedding and 80% of them regretted not hiring one. They agree that it should have been more memorable if everything was caught on video. They had lots of guests and they were not able to notice some because they were busy attending to others. If they had a video, then they could have possibly seen everyone in attendance. A wedding video would also have shown them the funny and dramatic moments in the wedding that might not have been caught in camera.
Wedding Photos vs Wedding Videos
Well-shot wedding photos can display emotions in the subjects’ faces but it is still different if you can see the actual moment and hear the background sound during the wedding. You can only see and hear those in a wedding video.
With the high-tech video equipment that videographers now have, the slightest sound can surely be captured by the mic and recorded in the video. The image quality is also clear and you will feel the real drama, happiness or action from the video that is being played. Newborn Photography Calgary can attest to this.
Wedding Photographer and Videographer Work Hand in Hand
A wedding photographer and wedding videographer can work hand in hand in making sure that they can record and document every precious moment in the wedding. Just make sure that they go along well and they are comfortable working with one another. It is best to ask your wedding photographer first if he can recommend a videographer whom he has worked with before. You can also look for a photo studio that has both a wedding photographer and a wedding videographer. Another option is to ask credible photographers like Tricia of Newborn Photography Pittsburg.
Once you have found names of potential photographers and videographers, you should create a shortlist then set an appointment with each. During the appointment, ask the wedding photographer for some of his wedding albums and for the wedding videographer you can request to see a 20 to 30 minute video of a wedding he recorded before. Take note of the quality of the images and the clarity of the sound. Observe also the special effects added as well as the transition from one event to another.
Once you’re impressed with both photographer and videographer, then you can start arranging the contract. Ask questions to clarify every detail of the contract before signing and you’re good to go! Now, you should feel relieved knowing that there are reliable people who will make your wedding unforgettable and exceptional.