Post # 17
I have been to weddings where the videographers were like full on film crews with all the lighting and stuff. As a guest I found it very obtrusive – they set up right ion front of the bridal table so guests could hardly even see the bridal party!
Post # 18
I wasn’t worried about it before, but my videographer wound up being really intrusive. I think that was just his personality though, unfortunately I just I wish I didn’t book him in the first place (I’m not even happy with the final video). My photographer however was able to get all our shots and still stay discreet an not intrusive.
Post # 19
@traveller: Absolutely. I have loved watching our video and reliving our wedding day. The whole thing went by so fast, and there are things on video you can’t capture in a picture, like your processional music or how excited your groom sounds when he says “I do.” I’m also glad I can share the video with people who couldn’t come, like my grandfather who is too elderly to travel. I would 100% have regretted not getting video.
Post # 20
Both our photographer and videographer were amazing and not remotely intrusive. I’m shocked they got some of the footage that they did as it seemed that they just blended right in. Our priest said she sometimes has photographers/videographers that discract from the ceremony, but said ours were great. For the ceremony, he had one stationary camera set up on the side, and then was walking around sides (it was an outdoor ceremony). I absolutely love our video, and have shared it with family who couldn’t make it (it was a Destination Wedding for the vast majority of guests). Given your concerns, perhaps you could find someone who has lots of wedding experience, and read that person’s reviews. If s/he has a FB page, maybe you’ll be able to tell who is a former client and ask for their experience and thoughts about his/her intrusiveness. You can also be clear about what you want. Someone who asks people to share their thoughts for the happy couple, for example, is going to be more intrusive than someone who just documents the events as they happen.