So, you’re getting married and looking at hiring a videographer, huh?
Congrats! Your wedding will be one of the most cherished memories in your life! I am just here to help you capture your day in a way you can appreciate all the aspects of your special day. If you are looking at wedding videography, the various options can be somewhat confusing and intimidating for those who do not work with media for a living. This post will hopefully explain to you what the options are, and how they will affect your overall end video.
Number of ceremony cameras
When shooting and editing together the ceremony, I use a minimum of two cameras, but prefer to use three or more. Why is that? Well, because it makes your ceremony more interesting to watch! Basically, more cameras = more camera angles = more interesting video. Also, different parts of the ceremony are easier to capture from different places in the room.
Here is an example of a wedding ceremony I shot with two cameras:
Here is an example of a wedding ceremony I shot with three cameras:
Number of Camera Operators
Both the highlight package and ceremony videos will benefit from additional camera operators. Another camera operator (with an additional camera) will allow coverage of another perspective of the day. For instance, two camera operators will allow for coverage of both the bride and the groom simultaneously throughout the getting ready portion of the day. Also, additional camera will allow for another angle or perspective, which allows for a more interesting edit of key moments, such as putting on the dress, first looks, first dances, bouquet/garter toss, cutting the cake, and all the special moments throughout the day. The additional camera operator also allows for another operated camera in the ceremony, which allows for additional close-up shots, such as having shots of both the bride and groom’s faces during the vows, or seeing the bride and groom’s faces when the bride walks down the aisle.
If you would like whole snippets of certain events during the day (instead of just highlights), I can do that! And if there are multiple camera operators, it allows me to film and edit those moments fully from multiple angles. These extra edits can include:
- First looks
- Ceremony Prelude
- Bridal Party Entrances
- First Dances
- Father/Daughter dance
- Mother/Son dance
- Cutting the cake
- Bouquet/Garter toss
- Other special moments
Any additional questions about options?
Let me know if I can clarify or explain anything for you! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will respond to you ASAP!