(Closed) 2nd Photographer or a videographer?!?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we get a second photographer, a videographer or just stay with one photographer?
    Get a second photographer! : (24 votes)
    31 %
    Get a videographer! : (46 votes)
    60 %
    Stay with one photographer! : (7 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 17
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would go with the videographer! If you have hired a good photographer they will know how to get all the shots you need – most of the worlds best wedding photographers nowadays that i know work solo. You may not want to look at the video now but in 20 years time your kids might!!

    Post # 18
    Member
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I think that we tend to think video is better becasue it’s live action and you can hear and see everything like a movie, HOWEVER who ever watches that stuff?? I have tons of videos that collect dust. It’s the pictures that get poured over year after year. A second photographer makes it possible to get shots like FIs face when you make your entrance as well as a shot of you making that entrance. Pics of mom crying without missing Dad lifting your veil.These are just examples not everyone has the same set up etc.

    I wanted a second photographer so that I could have ground level close ups as well as some epic shots from the choir loft. My second photographer will also be going to the reception to be a human photo booth while we are out getting our pictures with my main photographer. So the second photographer is also doubling as some cocktail hour entertainment 😉

    ETA that your second shooter or a family member with a decent digital camera can take video of the vows. That’s what I’m doing.

    Post # 19
    Member
    1314 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    Pretty dependent on what the quality of the video is.  I like wedding video that has a cinema feel to it, not just someone following you around with a camcorder all day.  What I consider worthwhile costs as much as primary photography, or more.

    Also the benefits of a second photographer have nothing to do with your guest count.

    Post # 20
    Member
    1293 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    My best friend has a professional wedding video. So does my counsin, and countless other people I know. Guess how often they watch it. I’d splurge on more pictures that you can put around the house and keep as momentos.

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