Post # 1
We can not figure out if we should get the 1 or 2 camera package for our wedding. FI is not too keen on the idea of a camera following him around all day he was prefer just 1 so they spend more time following me. I like the idea that with 2 cameras because there is less of a chance moments will be missed. However, I am not sure about their being 2 photographers and 2 camera men all day that seems like a lot.
What is your experience and what do you suggest??
Having 2 camera men for the ceremony only is not an option. Its either 2 all day or 1 all day.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@MarieeToBee: Our 2nd shooter’s pictures were absolute junk so I would have been fine with one.
Post # 4
If you can afford it, two! How else are you going to get the looks on both of your faces when you’re walking down the aisle? Or grandpa squeezing grandma’s hand while you two are placing rings on eachother’s fingers?
Post # 5
We had 1 cameraman and he brought a GoPro camera, this is the teaser http://vimeo.com/68464796
i think he brought a few GoPro cameras although we paid for one! He got really good angles by himself! However, he did have an assistant that I didn’t ask for. Not sure if that helps but I think the assistant was there to take care of the equipment
Post # 6
@jeni.deidre: First GO you on that first dance – it looked amazing. Second, I really loved the angles that he was able to get!
Honestly our wedding video is going to be a STEAL because i hunted and hunted and found someone who does it as a second job. His first job is video assistant for a television network so I know he does nice work and I have seen the other weddings hes taped. But, he has never had someone book a 2nd videographer with him so hes pushing for it because he doesnt get the groom getting ready or any of that with just the one. Being we are having a church wedding i see this because we are not getting ready in the same location.
I am SO torn – FI doesnt want them to video him getting ready he is so weird about this stuff, and I dont want any moments missed however, I also dont want too much commotion with cameramen and photographers.
Post # 7
@MarieeToBee: I would say 2 (if you can afford it). It’s be nice to have 2 to capture different angles.
Post # 8
@mrs-to-be-2014: the 2 camera package is within budget so we are just trying to gague now if its what we want.
I should also mention that FI’s coworker was at a wedding last week and told FI the videographer was up in their faces while they were dancing and made most of the guest uncomfortable so now I am terrified of that lol
Post # 9
@MarieeToBee: Don’t worry about the getting ready part! 🙂 We weren’t even going to include it but the videographer thought it would be a nice touch. I’m glad he helped with the overall vision. My groom at the time was already dressed. The videographer just asked him to take his jacket off again and have his groom’s men help him with his vest. That’s the part in the video you see with him flipping his jacket on… that was just a reenactment. 🙂 Whatever he was comfortable with doing, he did. Same with me. My dress was already on and they just recorded a moment with my mom “checking” the back of my dress. I think it was an amazing touch and not over done. Have a little fun with it- the way YOU want to! Good luck!
Post # 10
well today FI said we will do whatever I want to do. I am leaning towards the 2 camera because I can shockingly fit it into budget and I think it will probably be worth it in the end. I am going to set my cousin out as the one to tell them if they’re too in everyones face because I would rather not have footage thatn do that but their two wedding wire reviews say that they are barely even noticable and stay out of the way, so I am probably just being silly.
Post # 11
@MarieeToBee: Hello, I have to say (as a professional) you have to have 2 camera angles, sets and operators. But only if you book for professionals, who understand how to manage two angles. I tell you one example: you are standing face to face to your Love. How can both of you be recorded at the same time? And then cut together like in the movies?
I am in wedding FILM business, so all these refer only to a FILM. If you need only a classic VIDEO, then one camera is more than enough. But will be very boring. 🙂
If you write me a p. message I can send you few examples how it looks like in the perfect way. I dont want to post here and insult other readers.
good luck and cheers, val
Post # 12
If you can afford two, I’d say to go with that. Especially if you are getting video of you both getting ready. That way one videographer can be with the groom and his guys, and you and your girls simultaneously.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta
@MarieeToBee: Cameramen? Meaning video? Or photographers? We are absolutely having a second photographer. Also doing video but only one cameraman.
Post # 14
I vote 2 cameras all the way! Being able to capture both of you getting ready or different angles of the ceremony and reception will make the video a lot more personal and emotional.
I had two videographers and I love that I can see what my husband was doing on the morning before while getting ready and I love that our ceremony shots have images of our parents 🙂
I think if you end up going with 1 videographer, you’ll be okay with it but you might always wonder what moments you missed out on capturing.
Here is mine: http://vimeo.com/74351449
Post # 15
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Definitely two!!!! You’ll want the second angle, trust me. And we pretty much ignored our photographers and videographers. They didn’t bother us, even though there were 4 total.
Post # 16
Watch my video at least during the ceremony entrance part and you will know why you want two camera men….
This video was done by students tho… but still 2 cameras would have avoided this ….