Would you rather….

posted 3 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Would you rather...
    Spend a ton of money for one AMAZING wedding photographer but skip the videographer : (68 votes)
    82 %
    Hire a decent wedding photographer and also have the chance to hire a videographer : (15 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    crackktheskyy:  Videography wasn’t something we every wanted but if we did, I still would have prioritized photography.  IMO skilled photography captures emotion much better than videography does and that’s what I want to remember.  

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @crackktheskyy:   Definitely the photographer.  We’re doing just that – having two fantastic photographers and no videographer.  

    Post # 5
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I picked option 1, because chances are, you would only watch a video every now and then. However, you could put wedding photos up all around your home and enjoy them on a daily basis. 

    Post # 8
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    155 posts
    Blushing bee

    We’re spending a redic amount on a photographer and it doesn’t look like we’ll be hiring a  videographer. The most important thing is to figure out what’s important to you guys? Will it be rewatching a video or flipping through an album? For us, pictures mattered more and if you want some convincing check out this tumblr: http://vintagebrides.tumblr.com It’s a good reminder that happiness (unlike dresses and flowers and hair) never goes out of style and exactly just what good photographic technique, lighting and composition can capture. 

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Photographer since you can have pictures framed, in an album, etc whereas you probably wouldn’t watch the video much. 

    Post # 7
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    434 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @crackktheskyy:  We hired a highly respected photographer and decided to forgo the videographer. If their is money left in our budget at the end of the day we may hire one but from what I have heard barely anyone watches their wedding video.

    Post # 9
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    2581 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    nocleverbeepun:  I would go for the photographer every time. We’re not having a videographer, I was planning on just giving my personal camcorder to someone to use on the day and see what happens!

    Post # 10
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    1072 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Quality over quantity! I’d definitely take the amazing photographer and just have someone with an iPhone take a little bit of video for memory’s sake.

    Post # 11
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    2132 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Decent video cameras are cheap these days.  As long as there is some footage for memories sake it doesn’t have to be profession.  I doubt I’d ever watch it and certainly wouldn’t go around showing them to people.  Whereas, I would display a wedding album and give wedding photos to family

    Post # 12
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    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Good photographer.  Hands down.  You can’t display a video on the wall for the rest of your life.

    Post # 14
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    561 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Who is the photographer in mind?

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

    Your photographer may have the option to do videography. We had DH’s GoPro set up during the reception. Not the greatest quality, but I look at our photos a lot more than the videos. If you have a friend with a Flipcamera, that’s another option. I’d rather go amateur on video than photography.

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