The presence of wedding photographers and videographers is considered most important as wedding photographs are a crucial part of any wedding. They are the memories of your D-day, which you can relive as and when you want through those pictures.
Videos are created to keep those memories of a special day. A wedding video helps you have a mini-story of your wedding with sound and movement and is as important as wedding photographs. However, many couples these days consider videography an extravagance. Well, it is absolutely up to you whether you want to have a videographer or not.
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What common mistakes do you see couples making?
Skipping a video! I know I am biased given that I film weddings, but I say this from personal experience! Nothing brings back the feelings from my own wedding day like watching my wedding video.
I still tear up watching it years later! My wife and I didn’t initially plan on a wedding video and we couldn’t be more thankful that we got one. That experience is what inspired me to start filming weddings! I understand what it’s like being on a budget but this is one thing you won’t regret paying for!
What’s the best tip you have for a couple planning a wedding?
Use a wedding planner! Some couples, as I did for mine, want to plan their wedding entirely on their own. You certainly can do it, but the experience is not as smooth and not as enjoyable.
Instead of searching endlessly for venues and vendors, you can talk with someone who has seen them in action! Instead of running an event on your wedding day, you can relax and enjoy.
What don’t couples know about your business that they need to know?
I will watch your video as much as you will! I get messages after delivering a video about couples rewatching videos to no end because of the joy it brings them. I love hearing that and I want them to know that I feel that joy as I am also right there watching it over and over!
What questions should couples be asking that they don’t know to ask?
“What will the lighting be like during the ceremony?” Depending on the location and time of day, the sun can be an issue for ceremony photos and video. Try to avoid a bright window directly behind the altar or the sun shining directly toward the guests and photographers.
What is your best piece of advice for couples planning a wedding?
Start early and enjoy the process! Give yourself plenty of time so that there isn’t too much pressure on making decisions. Have fun together trying food and cake, touring venues, and looking through photo galleries!
What’s the most unusual wedding you’ve ever had?
I filmed a wedding at the Alton Amphitheater in Alton, IL! The ceremony took place on the stage with the guests in the tiered seating set up like a concert! Dinner and dancing was set up on the band stage afterwards. It was a fantastic venue unlike any that I filmed before.
What was the most memorable wedding you ever worked?
A wedding I filmed recently began with a traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony! This included a beautiful display of candles, traditional attire, and red decorations throughout the bride’s family home. The bride’s family welcomed the groom and his family, who presented gifts upon arrival.
A representative from each family introduced their side of the family to the other. The couple then poured tea for both sides of the family. The bride’s family ended the tea ceremony with a Vietnamese lunch before going to the wedding ceremony!
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