Ah, the wedding video. One of the best ways to commemorate your wedding ceremony and reception, wedding videography has expanded greatly since its rise to popularity in the 1950s and 60s. Back in the old days of wedding cinematography, it use to be a family member or friend of the bride and groom who would film the wedding with a portable Super 8 film camera. These videos didn’t always come out great (or at all) because of the temperamental nature of the camera itself and because of the filmer’s lack of professional training.
Wedding Videographers Tips
Today, brides and grooms needn’t worry about finding a separate wedding videographer and wedding photographer as most wedding photography studios (especially in New York and Brooklyn) offer both services to couples. Our top tip for couples tying the knot and looking for a wedding cinematographer would be to find a photos studio that offers both. That way, the photographer and the videographer can coordinate and make sure they capture your wedding day in its entirety without having any miscommunications. This is especially important for brides and grooms who planned to get married in a big city like NYC where time constraints are very strict and inflexible. The last thing you want is two separate wedding photographers and cinematographers scrambling around trying to get a shot that they thought the other one had already captured. Choosing one company to film the wedding and provide the wedding photography will also ensure the consistency of their aesthetic and skill level.
Finally, always interview plenty of candidates. Your wedding photos and videos will be passed around for generations and you only have one chance to get it right. Be sure to see tons of samples of the photographer/videographer’s work to get a better idea of their style and skill. We have worked with NY brides who have admitted to watching their wedding videos at least once a week, so make sure it’s going to be a video you love! Although it may seem terribly stressful planning your wedding, it is absolutely worth it! We wish to congratulate all you engaged couples out there and wish you the best!
Rachel is a New York City based writer who first became interested in all things wedding after working for photography studio,Le Image Inc. Her articles have been published on several wedding and fashion websites including, BrideTide, Cityblis & Wedding Wire.