Wedding Videography vs Photography The Epic Debate

Wedding Videography vs Photography the Epic Debate

Your big day will be one of the few days in your life where your loved ones will gather together to share a day of love and celebration.

The problem that most couples face. Should I book a Videographer, Photographer, or both?

It’s a tricky one, especially when trying to stay within your budget. We have found that the wedding life cycle of services you will secure is typical, the venue first, photographer, décor and if there is a budget videographer will be considered.

Do I really need both?

It’s a personal consideration. Do you want something to hang on the wall? Do you want the stories behind the pictures to be captured and remembered? A wedding documentary really does capture everything and emotions not only in a one-frame visual but in sound, atmosphere, and the option to relive absolutely everything.

One medium does not replace the other, they add to each other.

It used to be that photography was THE way to go since old-school wedding videos were lengthy and boring because they were limited to a camera on a tripod. Not to mention that the quality of actual the film left much to be desired. With huge advances in video formats over the years, creative people like us have been able to create cinematic videos. So now wedding videos are actually beautiful to watch. This trend has led couples to invest more money into videography and less in photography.

It’s an Investment

The problem that most people are running into when ONLY purchasing photography is that they aren’t able to remember all of the nuances of what their wedding day was really like. And when you put it into perspective, only video can capture the actions and sounds of that day.

How much did you spend on a dress to wear it for a single day?

How much did you spend on flowers for one day?

How much did you spend on food that only lasts a few hours?

How much did you spend on a weeklong honeymoon?

How much are you willing to spend on media that lasts a lifetime?

Without quality photos and videos, all those expendable items from your wedding are guaranteed to be lost forever. Photo and video are what help preserve them in your memories.

The best thing that ever happened to me was a bad wedding video. I realized coming from a broadcast and media background spanning over 14 years what an incredible gift this is for couples to themselves and their families.

Photographs are irreplaceable in a wedding. What else would you hang on the wall of your new home? If you really want to capture the emotions and feelings of your special day you have to include a videographer. A photo alone cannot capture a speech, atmosphere, or interactions with family and friends.