(Closed) Photographer vs. Videographer. Are they both really necessary?

posted 9 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Should we hire a videographer

    Yes, I would have regreted if we didn't

    No, not necessary at all.

  • Post # 17
    149 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    It really depends. Do you have any family that can’t make it? I know many times elderly or sick relations really like to see a video!

    Post # 18
    490 posts
    Helper bee

    A photo says a thousand words. I am not going to be getting a videographer for my wedding. I’d probably never watch the video but I know I’d be making a scrap book and pulling it out all the time.

    Post # 19
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Everyone told us we’d regret not having a video, but honestly, I’m glad we didn’t spent the extra money.  Not a single regret, and we had an extra $2k in our pockets after the wedding.

    Post # 20
    1612 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I watch my video more then I look at my pictures and I got pictures my photographer missed out of the video!

    Post # 21
    87 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2013 - The bride's hometown United Methodist Church near Kalamazoo

    We’re not having a videographer. My parents don’t have a video and never missed it, and I don’t think we’ll miss having one either. I’m definitely excited about the print photography because print pictures are more the medium we prefer, but I think it’s to each their own–if you really think it’s worth it, get it, but for me, the pictures are enough to bring the memories back (and I personally HATE watching myself on film so I would never watch it anyway: despite the fact I like myself in pictures :P). 

    Post # 22
    7941 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    My videographer captured some amazing moments and conversations bewteen my DH and I. Half of these moments I didn’t even remember actually happening with all the whirlwind of the day. Yes I think it is necessary to have both if you can.

    Our photographer did a wonderful job but together with our videographer we have a complete record of our amazing day. I couldn’t imagine having one without the other. You can’t exactly capture your vows, first look conversations, toasts on film…you need video fo those moments.

    Post # 23
    840 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you would just like a record and don’t feel like you need a professional video, you could just set up someone’s video camera in an out of the way place.

    Post # 24
    274 posts
    Helper bee

    Personally I had never thought of it before but I think getting an affordable videographer is a good idea. I love the idea of being able to relive the ceremony for years and years and would probably make it a tradition to watch the video on our anniversary to remember the beautiful day. I also watched my parents wedding video once and remember it more than memorable to me than pictures and think it would be cool to have my kids watch our wedding video too one day. Besides for all the money that is spent on decorations, flowers and other things that don’t really matter I think a little money can be spared for something so special that will last long after the wedding

    Post # 25
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My brother does wedding photography while his Brother-In-Law does the videography. I helped them out last summer and now I know I have to have it! Video catches the moments that the camera won’t. There may be something really awesome that happens at the wedding that you weren’t in  a particular part of the room to see and video can capture that! 

    Post # 26
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2006

    There is nothing necessary in a wedding but two people who want to get married.  Photo and video are art forms – they can go way way beyond snapshots or just a camcorder set up to record your vows.  They can tell an amazing story – but not everyone understands or even cares about how power photos and video can be.  And that’s okay, there are plenty that do.

    Will you regret it? If it’s not important to you than no – you won’t.  But if it’s important to you, and you cut corners and don’t hire the right person then yes you’ll regret it.  Good photo and video are expensive and not many people have the budget to give both the same level of attention.

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