1. Wedding videos are not what you think.
No more does a wedding videographer mean lights-camera-action in your face all night. I embrace a more documentary style of filming, meaning you might not even notice me until I'm handing you a stunning video of your day.
2. Video captures movement and sounds that your photos can't.
Video captures audible moments, such as your mom's tearful words of wisdom before the ceremony, your father's reaction to seeing you in your outfit or your grandmother's laugh as she dances with your grandfather. These are the memories you'll cherish long after your wedding day, and a video will preserve them forever. And whether you write your own or go traditional, there's no better way to document your vow exchange. Video can also capture important reception moments, such as toasts and songs (first dance, anyone?) for you to share with your family in the future.
3. Video captures the in-between moments.
Yes, your photographer will get both posed and candid shots, but for everything in between, you need a videographer. And since there's no posing, you won't have to worry about looking stiff or awkward on film. All you have to do is enjoy the party.
4. Wedding videos are not hour-long sagas.
Forget the idea of a wedding video that plays out like a boring slideshow. Instead, I will simply capture the sweetest highlights and package them into an engaging three- to five-minute reel as well as a 60 second upbeat film.
5. Capture friends and family in that stage of life
Whether you’re inviting grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, small children, teenagers or babies to your wedding, it will be amazing to look back at your wedding video in years to come, to see how people have changed from then to now. Having that lifetime memory of grandparents, for example, could be priceless.
6. Watch your wedding video again and again.
While you can’t hang your wedding video on your wall and see it every day like you can with your photos, you can find special times to watch it and let the memories come flooding back. Host a viewing bash with your wedding party, or watch it every year on your anniversary. Your wedding video will make a special occasion even more special.
7. A keepsake for your future children
If you plan on having children in the near future, of if you have them before you get married, having a recorded memory of your wedding day will be something for them to treasure and watch back in years to come.
8. Share your wedding video on social media
Aside from watching your wedding video on repeat at home – I include a smaller file and a 60 second film for you to share with your friends on social media.
9. No regrets
You won’t want to get to the day after your wedding and then realize that you wish you would have hired a wedding videographer! It’s always best to exhaust options during your planning if it is something that you want.
And if this isn’t enough proof that you need to hire a videographer, check out these words of wisdom from real, recently-married couples:
"Lexi made our wedding video and I couldn’t be more in love with it. It’s been four months and I still watch it pretty much daily - to which my husband just says, “watching it again, huh?” Yes. I am. Always. Lexi is a dream to work with. She is professional and so friendly to everyone present. You would think she knew them all for years. She also has the coolest talent of getting amazing shots without you even knowing she is there. I can’t recommend her highly enough. I want her to be present at every big event - or small event - in my life because she turns every moment into MAGIC." - Lauren, married in Manti, Utah
“If you are on the fence about getting a videographer—do it! We are so happy that we have a video that captures our favorite moments from the ceremony and reception. The day goes by in a blur and photos won't give you the same effect as hearing special moments on tape.” —Susan, married in Sharon, Massachusetts
“There’s so much to take in as a couple on wedding day, we so appreciated having video of the ceremony, first dances, speeches, and all of the little details we worked so hard on planning for a year before our big day. There were little things that I didn't notice on our wedding day because there was just so much going on and it goes by so quickly. The video helped make those small details feel totally worthwhile.” —Whitney, married in Nashville, Tennessee