(Closed) Is videography more important to you than photography?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Is videography more important than photography?
    Yes : (5 votes)
    14 %
    No : (30 votes)
    81 %
    Depends (explain below) : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I don’t, in fact I’m not hiring a videographer. I am going to buy a little camcorder and have a friend do it. I think it’d be nice to have a nice video, but how often would I really watch it (not much). But photos I’ll keep in my house and see every day. 

    Post # 4
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    2532 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I think photos are more special as I LOVE to look at photos all the time. I would hardly ever (if at all) watch our wedding video. Just like Corgi I am having someone just use a regular camcorder to record our ceremony and maybe a little bit of us getting our pictures done afterwards…and maybe toasts too!

    Post # 5
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    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I always said no way and actually fought with FI because I didn’t want a videographer. However I have a lot of friends and family around me who have recently gotten married and I will tell you that they watch and show their video way more than their pictures. Pictures are nice to have but besides a couple hanging on the wall I don’t know anyone who doesn’t have their album tucked away while I do know many people who still watch their video.

    Post # 6
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    2111 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wanted REALLY good pictures but I also wanted it videotaped so we had a friend tape the ceremony, toasts, speeches, and dances with our video camera. Perfect and all we need!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    both are equally important.

    i want the photos because i can frame and hang them around the house.

    i want the cinematography because it will tell astory about the day of, and that is something i want to have preserved. including all the things i might not remember! 🙂

     

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was also torn between spending more on videography or photography.  We are splurging on photography as of now.  I think if you have a few family members/friends that are good w video cameras and can catch the ceremony an day from different angles it would work.

    Post # 9
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was also torn between spending more on videography or photography.  We are splurging on photography as of now.  I think if you have a few family members/friends that are good w video cameras and can catch the ceremony an day from different angles it would work.

    Post # 10
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    19 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I was also torn between spending more on videography or photography.  We are splurging on photography as of now.  I think if you have a few family members/friends that are good w video cameras and can catch the ceremony an day from different angles it would work.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m a recently graduated librarian and genealogy enthusiast, so I can’t help but look at this from an archival/preservation perspective. Quality photography is way more important to both of us, because photo prints are proven to last much longer than digital video. We’re definitely putting our money into what will last the longest 🙂 Our grandkids will be able to see our wedding prints, but it’s unlikely that sound and images on a DVD would stand the test of time without significantly deteriorating in quality–plus, given the pace at which technology changes, I really doubt that our future offspring would be using the same (i.e. DVD) technology that would allow them to even view our wedding video, LOL.

    It would be pretty cool to have a video, though, even if it’s just for the 2 of us to watch a few times. My FI has a really nice camera that takes surprisingly good video, so I think we’ll tripod it (or have someone hold it) during the ceremony and some other key moments. Free, and better than nothing.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Photography was more important to us. We hired an awesome, reputable, expensive photographer, and found our videographer on Craigslist for a good price.

    We haven’t gotten our pro pics yet, but I will say that we just got our wedding video and it was so awesome! I really loved watching it and reliving the day in a way I don’t think you can with pictures. So I do think its important.

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    No, we won’t even be doing videography. The photos will be with us forever: in our home, in our parents’ homes, shared with friends. I can’t imagine very many people really wanting to watch a video of our wedding, especially more than once.

    Post # 15
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    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    I didn’t care about it until I saw our video. My father is a pro in TV advertising, and he filmed our wedding, then arranged the a video with music and all… He showed it to us as a surprise like, 5 months later and it was very moving to see us getting married. What a legacy to pass down to our children later!
    So now, yeah I care more about videography than pictures.

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