Picture this: you’re newly engaged and have already started scouring the internet for Melbourne and Mornington Peninsula wedding photographers, stalking Instagram for hours getting a feel for the different styles, and dreaming about your own wedding day. And then it hits you.
A video shows up on your feed posted by a wedding videographer. The music, the video itself—all of a sudden you are tearing up over a stranger’s wedding. Crazy right?
That emotion that was ignited is the same emotion you can feel watching your own wedding back on video. This feeling of love and pure joy isn’t the only reason why you should hire a videographer so let us dive into six reasons why we believe hiring a wedding videographer will be one of the best investments you will make during the wedding planning process.
You get to relive your wedding day from a different viewpoint
When you look back at your wedding photos, you probably remember most of those moments—the first look, your first dance—but there are so many other moments that you may have missed like guests arriving while you were getting ready, or the cocktail hour while you were away taking photos. Although you were there and your bridesmaids walked down the aisle, don’t you wish you could have seen what everyone else was seeing?
A videographer will be able to capture these moments and create a one-of-a-kind wedding film allowing you to relive your wedding day over and over again.
You capture a different type of emotion
Whether you smiled the whole day, shed some tears, or did a bit of both, videographers capture a different type of emotion than a photographer does. A photograph is just a single shot, frozen in time. You can easily see the happiness or love in the photo.
A videographer takes that screenshot, and captures the movement and emotion that was happening before, during, and after that photo.
Being able to hear the cheering as you are officially announced as a married couple and the laughter throughout the reception as speeches are given is an unforgettable feeling, and you can relive that as many times as you want to when it’s on film. Not only is this great for you to look back on as you grow older, but if children or grandchildren are in the picture, this is a beautiful moment to share with them as well.
You capture a “stage of life” rather than just a day
One of the beautiful reasons to have a videographer at your wedding is the ability to capture a stage or season of life rather than just a day. We know as time goes on, we change. To be able to look back on the season of life where the flower girl was just learning to walk, or your grandparents were growing old but still able to watch their grandchild tie the knot is a memory you’ll hold near and dear to you. To look back and see how everyone has grown and changed is priceless.
Professional equipment makes all the difference
We know how badly the parents want to pull out their phones and capture their son or daughter as they walk down the aisle into this new chapter of life. But in the end, those aren’t the videos you’re going to ask them to send your way when you’re feeling nostalgic.
When you’ve put so much time, effort, love (and possibly money!) into creating a day you’ve always dreamt of, you want to show that off and capture it in the best way possible; that’s where professional equipment is key!
Because we will be using professional cameras and audio to capture your wedding day, we will be sure to grab the best moments in the best quality so no detail is missed. If you’re concerned about guests electronics getting in the way, you can consider an “unplugged” ceremony where they are asked to keep their phones in their pockets until after the ceremony and kindly assure them that you have the best wedding videographer here to capture your day (and would be happy to share the video with them after!)
Digitally including everyone who may not be able to attend
The year 2020 brought many twists and turns with couples completely postponing their weddings until a later date, to having an intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends (which will be the new trend for a while), or even deciding to elope.
We understand that there may be people who you wanted to have attend your wedding day but are unable to for different reasons and we know how hard that can be. That’s why we knew it was important to offer a live streaming service to our couples to ensure that everyone you wanted to have there to celebrate with you could be there, even if it’s virtually!
You won’t have any post wedding day regrets
We hear stories about couples who thought that a videographer wasn’t in their budget or they simply felt that just a photographer would suffice. You could probably guess what their answer would be if they were asked one of the things they would have done differently if they were to do their wedding over again.
If you want to skip the case of the what-if’s after the wedding day, make sure to jot “book Sorento Weddings” down on your wedding planning to-do list.
Your wedding is one of the most important, special, emotional days of your life. It’s a day that you have probably been dreaming about and planning for a long time, and if you ask any new couple about their wedding day, they will most likely tell you that the day went by in a blink of an eye.
We don’t want you to miss a thing. If you’re looking for a Melbourne or Mornington Peninsula wedding videographer, look no further! Get in touch with us to learn more about our packages!
Want to shed some happy tears? Check out some of our couples here!