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Moments…

Summing up what Wedding Film Making is all about…

Videographers try and get creative in thinking up ways to sell their Videography packages to couples planning a wedding. They may play on the ‘fear of loss’ idea telling a couple that if they don’t have a videographer present to film their wedding it will be their biggest regret afterwards, or they may focus on the positive by suggesting that having their wedding filmed will help them ‘re-live’ their wedding day over and over again!

I suppose both approaches have some truth in them in that, yes many couples do regret not having had their wedding filmed but not every couple will feel this way.  Yes it’s true, being able to look at a wedding film of their big day will bring back many memories and emotions that they experienced on a day that often takes month’s if not years of planning but on the day seems over as soon as it begun but videography is not the only way a couple can look back on the Big day, let’s not forget about Photography! But I think there is a more compelling reason that a couple should consider having a wedding film and its this; moments between the moments. What do I mean?  Well, having filmed many weddings I got to thinking that while I am there on the day anxious to capture those BIG moments- you know, the first look of a father as he see’s his daughter in her wedding dress for the first time, or the walk down the aisle- yes how many a little girl day dreamed about that moment when she would walk down the aisle, or the cutting of the cake, yes you must capture that! I got to see that there are many more interesting and equally emotive moments captured during the wedding day as those mentioned above and they are the moments between the moments, in other words the things that happen between the big events. Let me explain…

 

Moments between the moments…

When we are on show with all eyes on us often that can make many of us feel very self conscious would you not agree?  Who of us like to have everyone’s eyes on them?  Who of us likes to be in the spotlight, so to speak, few  of us right?  Yet I have witnessed many times as I film weddings that couples do the things that they are expected to do and are culturally ‘the norm’ at a wedding such as, the cake cutting and the first dance but while they force themselves away from their guests to ‘perform’  I often notice that many couples feel awkward and uncomfortable and can’t wait till everyone else joins in on the dance floor, or the cake is now cut and everyone gets their photo of the event to post the next day on social media.  The moments that are often overlooked and not thought about that a couple can get to re-live, if you like, is those precious in between moments when the couple were not on show (as much) and were simply in the moment enjoying themselves. What are these ‘moments’?  Well I have observed that they are often when the couple are alone together during some portrait shots or just after, when they are walking and talking about how the day has gone so far, or the Groom asks his Bride how her morning was getting ready. It’s often a simple look between the couple just after the ceremony, it’s that moment when the couple feel like they are the only two people in the world, despite the fact they are surrounded by most of their family and friends.  It’s the couple dancing together after the first dance. In other words it’s all those special moments in between the moments. I really do feel that these are the moments that many couples will not be thinking about when they receive their wedding film some weeks after the wedding but it will certainly be the moments that they are talking about after watching their wedding film for the the first time.

 

Manchester Wedding Film Maker captures ‘moments’ from weddings all over the World

I felt so strongly about this idea of the ‘moments between the moments that I decided to put together a montage video with some of those moments in it, and as you’ll see when you watch this brief one and a half minute montage is,  their are no shots of the couple cutting the cake, not even the bride walking down the aisle but instead moments of a couple unaware of a myriad of eyes upon them and instead in the moment with each other. This brief montage video also contains other ‘moments’ captured from other people close to them and again this helps a couple to be able to see things they didn’t witness on the day- it’s a different perspective.  Now don’t get me wrong choosing to have a wedding video is important for capturing those BIG moments like the Bride walking down the aisle these are pivotal and once in a lifetime moments that should be captured but let’s face it, a couple expect to see them when watching their wedding video, but the ‘moments between the moments’ are like hidden gems that take a wedding film to a whole new level! Yes, as a wedding videographer based in Manchester shooting weddings in Manchester, the North West,  around UK and even abroad I want to capture the BIG moments but also those little unexpected ones too that will make a couple so glad that they chose a wedding videographer.

 

Here’s the video entitled; ‘moments’  enjoy!