“Wedding Videography Is More About Telling Your Story Than Documenting An Event”
“People don’t realize what they are missing, until they don’t have it.” That is how wedding planner Katie from Katie O’ Wedding and Events in Latham explained what it is like for a bride and groom who choose to not hire a wedding videographer. “I hate to see the regret of a bride who chose not to have a videographer and wish she had. Additionally, I have never had a bride who chose to go ahead with a video and then regret it.” Katie provides 4 key reasons why she wants her brides to have a videographer woven into the wedding plans.
1. VIDEOGRAPHY CAPTURES THE MOMENTS YOU MISS
Katie describes the wedding day as, “a string of little moments that don’t necessarily stand out on their own, but together they are the foundation of the entire day,” The little moments get tossed around in a jumble of emotions for the bride and groom and a wedding video provides the opportunity for the young couple to sift through the entire day one moment at a time. “A video gives you a chance to remind yourself of that one little hug from your father before you head down the aisle or that kiss or cute facial expression from one of your friends. It also allows you to hear your grandmother’s laugh or the listen to the toasts given at your reception. You can’t hear your grandmother’s laugh in a photograph.” Katie said one of her favorite moments came when the groomsmen at one wedding serenaded the bride with the song “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”. “To me, that’s worth it right there,” Katie said. After all, how many times does a girl get to have a few good men serenade her? You bet there should be a video!
2. WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY IS NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE
Videography has changed drastically in the last 5 years. With new technology videographers are now able to do far more and do it in a less intrusive manor. “I have seen so many great things in videography and so many creative ideas,” explained Katie. “Today it’s more about telling a story rather than documenting an event. It’s just amazing what they can do.” Gone are the days of the shoulder mounted camera with the mondo 10,000 gigawatt blinding on camera light!
3. MORE VIDEOGRAPHERS WITH MORE OPTIONS
Katie knows the ins and the outs of the wedding industry and she knows there is a videographer out there for every bride. “Wedding videography has grown and there is a great marketplace for brides to explore. Not all videographers are $4,000 so I never want to see a bride rule it out. It’s not about big cameras and bright lights anymore, it’s less intrusive and I encourage brides to lock it in sooner rather than later.”
4. AS A MEMORIAL FOR GENERATIONS TO COME
Katie pointed out the fact that video gives everyone involved a chance to reflect on the day as people were in that moment of time. “It’s great for children that are grown to have a chance to look back at the wedding they were in or God forbid, a parent or grandparent passes, you have those moments with them on video. You can hear them speak, watch them dance with you, it’s a gift to you all over again.” Imagine the joy years form now when your children’s, children can watch Grandma & Grandpa walk down the aisle!
“It is very moving to go back and watch your wedding, to see the moments and to see how a videographer can put it all together.”
Bridal Tip: Get creative with your videographer! Explore new ideas and allow them to tell your story, not just document your wedding.
Special Thanks to Katie for her participation in this article. You can find Katie and Katie O’ Weddings & Events online at http://katieoevents.com or by calling 518.275.6813