Wedding videography has been a staple of my business ever since I got my first real camera. It's what I cut my teeth on as a videographer and to this day is one of my favorite project-types to work on. Wedding videos are challenging to plan, challenging to shoot, and challenging to edit- and I am a firm believer in challenging myself day in and day out. I jump at the opportunity to meet new people and I have met some of the most amazing people through wedding videography, whether it be the newly weds themselves or the vendors that all come together to make those special days possible.
As a wedding videographer it is my goal to make the couple as comfortable and relaxed as possible because then, and only then, do those unique personalities come out and translate through videography. Videography differs from photography in the sense that video calls for natural and fluid movement and actions as opposed to posed pictures. This is why I tend to make an attempt remain in the background throughout a wedding day. This allows me to capture those natural, raw moments that really make the videos come to life. In the end you don't get a video of you and your significant other statically posed throughout your entire wedding day - you instead get a video that allows you to relive that day as it really were; stocked full of emotion.
I've noticed throughout the years that wedding videography is often not a priority for brides-to-be; it's often only a consideration if everything else has been planned and there is still room in the budget. This has always bothered me because I truly believe that videography should be a priority. Pardon my bias, but coming from a strictly logical stand-point: venue, flowers, and cakes are all things that will only last a day while pictures and videos are treasures that you will cherish the rest of your life and give you the ability to re-visit and re-live your wedding day like nothing else can. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, then what is a video worth?