Post # 1
From the video, i can get “stills” at an extra charge.
We were NOT going to do any posed pictures for the photographer, all the photography would be “candid” shots.
My Fiance and i were thinking that we never looked at our previous (this is encore weddings for both of us) wedding photos… we both travel tons and it would be nice to play our fav song on the iPhone and watch the video .
However, i guess its so traditional to have a photographer… that i’m afraid to choose the video over the photos…. it’s not reasonable for us to have both… the venue is on a yacht and i think it would be overkill to have 2 people running around taking pictures for a small wedding.
Post # 3
photog, def. If you HAVE to choose… you can do soooo much more with photographs! (even down to setting the photograpsh to your favorite song and making a slide show! It just takes some work and planning/initiative when you first get the pix back)
Post # 4
Without a doubt, photographer.
Post # 5
Photography for sure. How many times after you initially watch the video will you watch the video again? Everyone loves photos. =)
Post # 6
Photographer for sure. To b honest I never even considered a videographer.
Post # 7
Photography, hands down. I’m not even having a videographer because I don’t think they’re really worth it…
Post # 8
Photographer, no question.
Post # 9
Videographer is not necessary really. I would much perfer to have some great pics!
Post # 10
Photographer. Photographs are better for sharing. Also, photos are not as big of a commitment to look at. It takes a second to look at a picture, but much longer to watch a video. Pictures also last longer, they are the things that are passed down to future generations, you can frame them…. there’s so many reasons why photography is the better choice.
Post # 11
photographs!! You want to know how many times I have seen the video? 3 times
1. me and my husband
2. Me and my family
3. Me and my inlaws
and that’s IT!! and no one will go to your house and be like hey what do we do.. I know let’s watch the video of your wedding again!……….. BUT….. pictures are good to look at over and over again plus the video is boring its only people dancing LOL! If I have one regret is paying so much money for a video that has been sitting on a shelf since I got it.
Post # 12
i hear you all and that’s my fear, so i’m facing my fears!!!
here are the sample of the videos – since it’s only 1 song long (3 minutes), i would put this on my iphone and watch it over/over like listening to my favorite song.
i just finished speaking with them and i can easily print photos from the raw footage i’m getting, so i can get unlimited photos too!!!
my bff also has a video she never watches because it 45 minutes long… but this is like a 1 song music video!!!
the more i thought about not doing it… the more i wanted to do it… so i guess that means i really want it!!!
Post # 13
I wish I could have gotten both, but I think photography is much more important.
Post # 14
Photography will be referenced and enjoyed more often. It’s easier to pull an album out, or email some photo’s, share them on social networks, or hang some images on a wall in your home which you will enjoy every single day, than sit and watch a video. If you shop around, you may be able to find a budget video for raw footage only for under 1000. Then down the road you can edit a highlight.
For the photo, what does 200 proofs mean and then a DVD of ALL images?
Post # 15
I agree with the photographer, 100%. Photos taken on friends point-and-shoots aren’t the same, especially if it’s a low-light situation. All of my friends’ photos of the reception came back blurry and/or dark. As Joy2011 pointed out, many brides collect their wedding photos into a slideshow set to music–might that work?
If you really want video, I’d suggest buying a cheap video camera and having a friend record the ceremony (and maybe the speeches and first dance). My husband and I bought a video camera for cheap and had our brother-in-law record the ceremony since we were on a budget, and I thought that was a good compromise. It’s definitely not the same as having a videographer, but I’m still so happy I have the footage. And later on, if you have some extra cash laying around, you could have this raw, cheap footage cut by a pro into something more professional looking.
Just wanted to comment on one more thing–I too was a candid only bride but in the end agreed to a few posed shots on the big day. I’m so glad we did the ones we did–in some cases, they’re the only shot I have with a given person (in this case, my mom–she got sick and had to leave right after the ceremony). Certainly do what you want, but I’d suggest doing a few posed shots–one with parents, one with the bridal party, and one with your husband. It will take 5-10 minutes and you may be really happy you did them (or maybe you just won’t use them).
Post # 16
200 proofs + all pictures on DVD means of all the pictures are on a DVD given to me, and I can take the DVD to WalMart and get whatever I want printed.
200 proofs is the 200 pictures the photographer liked from the DVD when he went through them… in case I don’t ever want to sift through the 1000’s of pictures on the DVD.