Firstly I shoot wedding ‘Films’ not videos! There is a big difference!
When you decide to get married and set the date out come the lists – so many things to organise and pay for! Often having a wedding film made is not at the top of the list and may even be somewhere down the bottom. The term ‘Wedding Video’ often conjures up mental images of a 1980’s camcorder-wielding uncle or friend of the family that delivers you a VHS poor quality epic 2 hour film filed with shaky footage and lot’s of shots of either people dancing (badly) or stuffing their faces- neither of which you want to see. Those type of videos get watched once and then shoved in a cupboard never to see the light of day again.
We have come a long way since those days and you do not need a Hollywood budget to produce a cinematic wedding film that beautifully captures all the best parts of your day and immortalises those memories like only video can. Pictures are great and you certainly need them, but a well-made wedding films captures so much more than pictures alone ever can! I cannot tell you the amount of times a couple after having watched their wedding film for the first time have said to me that they just cried. In fact, I don’t feel I have done my job well unless they tell me that. Those precious emotions experienced on your wedding day deserve capturing forever so that you can re-live them again and again. Think too of relatives or friends who may not be able to make it to the wedding- how wonderful that they can share the joy and experience those emotions to. Relatives living abroad can watch your wedding film via an Internet link and experience the day with you from afar.
Yes I believe that having a cinematic wedding film made should be right at the top of your list.