Hire A Videographer?
when I have a Photographer?
In the excitement leading up to
your wedding, amidst all the planning, decisions and expense, putting more
effort and more money into filming your special day might seem little
You’re not alone. According to a recent survey, only about 50 percent of
about-to-be-married women thought videography was one of the top ten things
to include in the wedding.
But after the surveyed women were actually married that number climbed to 78
percent. In another survey, an amazing 98 percent of newlyweds said they
would recommend videography to other couples.
Wedding videography is evolving fast. David Belfield, of Albany-based
AtoZ-Visual Wedding Videography, has filmed weddings throughout the southern
half of Western Australia for over 10 years and is always up with the latest
developments in wedding videography.
All wedding vision should now be at least high definition, however now there
is a new standard called 4K, which is four times the quality of high
definition video and retains quality during editing, zooming and panning.
Still images edited from
4K are equivalent to 14 megapixel images - handy if the photographer missed
something you really want!
Recent developments in super slow motion can help you capture gorgeous
vision of the moments you really want to remember.
Seemingly normal actions take on an ethereal and romantic quality. Smiles
grow slowly, reflections linger in bubbles, confetti falls like snowflakes,
the bride glides regally.
When you say "yes" to professional wedding videography, don't forget about
the bridal photo shoot. This is another great time to film in super slow
motion. As well as many staged shots, unexpected things often happen.
Official wedding photography catches beautiful and memorable scenes, but the
‘in between moments’ are easily recorded on video and can only enhance your
memories of that special occasion. Remember, video also records sound and
movement that bring a new range of emotion and intensity to your wedding
These days you can even have your wedding stored in movie file format so it
can be viewed anytime through any computer or high-definition television
(HDTV). These recordings never deteriorate.
Is it enough to just have a
photo of you and your groom standing at the altar – or would you also
like to hear the vows you said to each other and share that with your
Is it enough to have a photo
of your first dance as a married couple – or would you like to hear the
song you danced to and see the results of your ballroom dance lessons?
Would you like to hear your
father’s speech exactly as he delivered it on your wedding day?
Beautiful pictures can only do
so much, so consult David Belfield at AtoZ-Visual Wedding Videography. You
may not realise how important it is now but in the years to come, you will.
Your wedding video is not just a video, it is a family heirloom that will be
cherished for generations to come. If you think about it, video is not
expensive, it is priceless!
10 reasons why you
should get a videographer.
The Sound of your Vows
Being able to relive the moment of you hearing the vows you make on your
wedding day is something special for both you, the guests who were there,
but most importantly, to the loved ones who weren’t able to be there. A
quality videographer will have a microphone that is discreet enough to be
hidden, and high quality enough to capture the audio in the best way
possible. You’ll be able to hear inflections in your voice, and the whispers
that show the love and devotion (and nerves) you have when you are up there
to show the world how much you love your spouse. On board audio from your
uncles camcorder or mobile phone just can’t do that.
2. The Toasts at
There is nothing that will wrench your heart and soul like seeing a proud
daddy not being able to complete a sentence during a toast because he’s so
incredibly proud to see his baby girl grow up and be so successful. These
are the moments when no words say so much more than the most brilliant of
3. Seeing Your
Grandparents Dance to their Song at your Reception
Now I don’t mean JUST your grandparents. I mean every adorable couple that
you know. You know when you’re dancing at your wedding, there’s a lot of
love in the room. Your parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers are there
to celebrate with you and, in many cases, relive what it was like to dance
at their own wedding many years ago. Twenty years from now, when you’re
showing your grandchildren what it was like at your wedding, you’ll be able
to show them the people they might not have had a chance to meet.
4. Seeing the
Preparation or the Guests Interacting When You’re Not Around
There is an awful lot of stuff that is going on while you’re busy getting
all dolled up for the ceremony, or when you’re out taking photos. Video
allows you to experience a lot of the things you aren’t able to see on the
day of the wedding. Often couples will see things they didn’t even know
where at the wedding. Sometimes even people!
5. Hear the
Songs and See the Dances That Were Cool When You Got Married
Whether you’re going to admit it or not, the songs you are listening to
right now MAY not be the coolest thing on the planet 10 years from now. I
know how cool you think Katy Perry is at the present time, but your children
may get a kick out of making fun of you for listening to Ke$ha when they get
an earful of her musical styling. If it was up to me, I’d make sure the
Cupid Shuffle gets played at every wedding for the next 30 years, but in
case it doesn’t, you can remember how you looked when you attempted to do
the “Charlie Brown”. Oh, and if you don’t know what it is, you can reference
6. Being Able To
See His Face When He Sees You Over Again
There is nothing like seeing your bride, or seeing your groom for the first
time on your wedding day. Whether you have a private first look, or if you
make eye contact on opposite ends of a long aisle, being able to witness
that moment again, or show your friends and family again is beyond
Your niece singing a song, your fraternity sisters singing a song for you or
your cousins dancing a routine.
8. Let Your
Guests Enjoy Your Wedding Fully
Many people can’t help but bust out their cell phones at your wedding to
capture events to tweet about. Having a professional whose sole purpose is
to document your day means your guests can stow the cameras and simply sit
back and take in the moment. Why doesn’t the bride take a few pictures from
the alter during the ceremony? Well, she’s concentrating on every little
aspect of that moment: The way he looks, the feeling of him steadying your
trembling hands in his, the sound of the minister’s voice. You are doing
everything you can to breathe in the moment, and you know that a
professional is capturing every little detail. Your guests should have the
freedom to do the same.
Having a great cinematic wedding video that you can watch on your
anniversary really helps to remind yourselves why you love each other so
10. Share the
Video with EVERYONE!
Having a wedding video allows you to share your love and adventure of life
with everyone. This is a tremendous thing that allows you to share one of
the most amazing days in your life with people in a way you could never do
before. Your children, grand children, new friends and family can experience
your day as if they were there with you.
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