(Closed) Videographer INSTEAD of Photographer? Is this a thing?

posted 7 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 17
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1282 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had both on our day.  I try not to have many things, but the things I do have are functional and/ or I really love them.  I think if your take is simply that you dont want a lot of worldy possessions and you are going to pick on or the other, you should go with what is the most important to you.  i will say that our wedding video left a lot of the guests out… it was mainly us and the activity on the dance floor, but the photos did a lot more for me to remember the day.  Also, our photog did an excellent job touching up the photos, and these will be the things that we display, not the wedding video.  Also, another point worth mentioning is close relatives and their want for photos.  I don’t know of your situations, but our photog package came with the disc and an album for us, but also two albums for his parents and mine.  I gave my dad one, and I gave hubby’s mom the other, and they really enjoyed having them.  I also got some pics printed out to give to my aunt, who was also my bridesmaid.  They didn’t get a chance to take any photos, and they wanted the opportunity to have some memories too.  Our photog got some great ones of the whole family at the altar, etc.  A lot of times family likes to display these in their home, because let’s face it, when is everyone else going to be looking their best and altogether again?  Just some ideas.. playing devils advocate.  But ultimately, I say you need to do what you and your Fiance want most!

Post # 19
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135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Getting a good still out of a video is way harder than you’d think. 

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Overjoyed:  have you been videoed before? im asking as when i had my bridal shower my Mother-In-Law got a videographer and i felt (and looked) a bit awkward and uncomfortable.he videoed every single second. I wouldnt have known beforehand as well, no one ever videoed me before!!

if you are 100% sure you would prefer a video and you arent the kind of person to feel awkward in front of the camera then go for it!

Post # 22
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1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We are having both a videographer and photographer. We also thought long and hard about the decision because it is a lot of money. however, ultimately, we decided our money was better spent here than anywhere else.

With that said…it is ultimately the quality of the work that the professional does. I’ve seen absolutely horrible videos and wedding pictures that have taken my breath away and made me teary eyed…and vise versa. It all depends on the talent of the person you hire – and of course the love you two have for each other. 🙂

Post # 23
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560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would love to have both but I thought to myself… how many times am I gonna watch my wedding video?  So I decide to get a pro photographer and let a family friend tape our wedding ceremony.

We also thought about using WeddingMix and edit ourselves so we can post it on Facebook.

To me, photos > video

Post # 24
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504 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

you can’t airbrush a video, I look like hell in video but a good photograher can filter you to make you look beautiful..when my grandkids look at these, I want them to say wow you were beautiful not who is the goof in the video

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Coming from a professional wedding photographer & planning bride: YOU WANT PHOTO’S OF YOUR WEDDING!

If its candid photo’s that moves you, look for a photographer that will capture the natural magic and initimacy of your day. For our own wedding in November, we considered hiring this particular photographer who is brilliant, charming, world-class (expensive!) but in the end we chose a photographer friend of ours whose natural style of photography & easy-going nature suit’s our personalities more.

If you’re still keen on videography, consider getting a friend to video the ceremony only?

Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Coming from a professional wedding photographer & planning bride: YOU WANT PHOTO’S OF YOUR WEDDING!

If its candid photo’s that moves you, look for a photographer that will capture the natural magic and initimacy of your day. For our own wedding in November, we considered hiring this particular photographer who is brilliant, charming, world-class (expensive!) but in the end we chose a photographer friend of ours whose natural style of photography & easy-going nature suit’s our personalities more.

If you’re still keen on videography, consider getting a friend to video the ceremony only?

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