The Importance of hiring a videographer for your wedding

Guest: Stephanie Cerny | Professional Photographer & Videographer | Faithful Photo Co.

I’ll be the first to admit, if you’re not familiar with the wedding industry, video can seem like an unnecessary expense for a wedding budget.

You think:

“I’ve already hired my favorite photographer, so it seems like a waste of money.”

“Everyone has their smart phones and will be documenting the day."

“My Sweet Uncle has volunteered to use his camcorder to record the ceremony, which is really all I want anyways.”

This is legitimate reasoning. You ARE a smart person, trying to make the best decisions for what is hopefully one of the happiest days of your life. I’m not here to try and persuade you one way or the other, I just hope to be helpful and give you my thoughts on something I’m passionate about.

You should hire a videographer because:

1. Photography and Video are different

They are two completely different artistic mediums that require different equipment and fulfill a different purpose. Comparing them is like comparing Apples and Tacos. They’re two completely different food groups with different value.

My style of Video is true-to-life and intimate, I love capturing the emotions in between moments. You won’t believe how much you didn’t get to take in on your wedding day, until you see it play back before you in real time.

2. Your guest are there to enjoy themselves and celebrate YOU

One of my favorite parts of videoing any wedding is capturing the guests and how they interact with the couple. You are surrounded by the people who love you most, and it’s nice to know that they enjoyed themselves, and were honored to support you on that day.

I have also had instances where loved ones have passed, or the couple isn’t near family anymore and some of the footage taken on that happy day is one of the memories of that person my clients treasure most.

3. You really DO want the ceremony recorded, but not by a relative.