(Closed) Photography, Videography, or both??

posted 4 years ago in Photos/Videos
  • poll: Photo, Video, or both?

    Photography Only

    Photo and highlight reel

    Photo and full length videography

    Videography only

  • Post # 2
    1385 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Most people I know got a professional photographer and skipped the videographer. A video would be nice to watch every now and then but it’s not as “portable” as pics (social media, photo albums, printed pictures, etc). I would forgo videographer and get a professional photographer.

    Post # 3
    5387 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    futurekk :  We are getting both.I’m actually more excited about the photo & video compared to my dress just to give you an idea. But like pp said, I know more people who just get a photographer and not hire a videographer. If your budget doesn’t have room for a videographer, is it possible to set up a tripod to capture the ceremony, first dance, toasts and cake cutting for example? Better safe than sorry later.

    Post # 5
    538 posts
    Busy bee

    wedding wire and thumbtack are great resources for affordable talent. get both if you can. everyone knows that photography is a must, but videography is just as special.

    i treasure my parents wedding video, especially now that my mother has passed on. hearing their young voices, and all the guests, just a very special moment in time to have captured.

    if you can, do it, even if its just raw/highlights.

    Post # 6
    782 posts
    Busy bee

    My video (highlight) is my absolute favorite!  My 1 year anniversary is this week & I still watch it regularly. If I didn’t have it, that’d be a huge regret on my part. Of course, photography is a huge deal too. For me, both were priorities & im so glad they were what I chose to splurge on. 

    Post # 7
    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’m getting both photography and videography (5 min highlight reel + ceremony & speeches) – they are absolute priorities for us! I love watching couples’ wedding videos, always brings a smile to my face. We were lucky and managed to find a PG and VG that were budget-friendly and produced great quality work.

    Post # 8
    26 posts

    We’re doing both. I used Thumbtack (like another poster mentioned above) which I would HIGHLY recommend.


    We’re getting 12 hours of photographr coverage with 2 photographers and all edited images for $1,700. Videographer is doing 8 hours, including drone footage, with 6-8 minute highlight reel and raw footage for $900.

    And both do AWESOME work, not cheesy or cheap at all. Something all of my recently-married friends told me was to do video. We’re giving up a photobooth and some other things to make that happen.

    Check out Thumbtack!

    Post # 9
    939 posts
    Busy bee

    I will be getting both because I LOVE photos and videos, our relationship and esp travels are full of candid ones and they are always so fun to look back at. I would choose highlight reel if you’re really strapped for cash, it’s better than no video at all! Videos are so different from photos, while photos give you those special moments frozen in time, videos feel much more personal and fuzzy with all the feelings. 

    Post # 10
    215 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

    What about having a friend or family member you can trust with a camera film your ceremony and important things during the reception (first dance, toasts, etc.)? I had planned on doing that, but my photographer offers videography for a great price, so I just did that. You may be about to find a photographer who works with a videographer and be able to bundle the packages like we did to get a better price than you would getting them separately.

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