WHY DO YOU NEED VIDEOGRAPHY OF YOUR WEDDING?
Andrew and Jessica locked eyes as she walked down the aisle on her father’s arm at their family home. Fresh tears welled up in her eyes as she saw him, the man of her dreams. The closer she got to him, the more the tears flowed. It was a beautiful outward representation of how they both felt inside. “You’ve been a part of this family, today makes it official, and we love you like our son.” Jessica’s dad just confirmed how everyone in her family and friend group felt.
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Why has wedding videography been trending with modern weddings recently?
It’s not what you think. The days of cheesy wedding ceremony video shot from a tripod on a VHS camcorder or uncle Joe’s vertical iPhone video are finally behind us. First of all, the fact that camera equipment has gotten a lot better and a lot more affordable has made high-quality movies possible for more young couples.
You’ve probably heard us say a million times how important we think it is to hire a videographer for your wedding day. Whether you see a video as a lovely reminder of the big day or instead consider shelling out more money on ‘memories’ an unnecessary expense, you’ve got to admit there are a lot more reasons to have one than not. When the big day is over, and all you’ve got to remember it by is your hazy recollection of doing the Macarena on the dance floor at the end of the night, you’re probably going to wish you could relive it again without it being such a blur?
He had been a part of their family long before their wedding day made it official. You could feel that energy throughout their wedding. Everyone there was so welcoming, kind and encouraging. They were indeed in awe of the love, and Joy Andrew and Jessica have found in one another.
Candace and Jim have a remarkable story - that you’ll get to hear in this video. Their wedding day was a fantastic reflection of who they are as a couple and how their love grew over time (and several chances to meet again!).
Their Ceremony at Atkinson Country Club was so beautiful, personal and filled with individual markers of their story. And, the reception was a killer party!
So now we can make a Hollywood like a cinematic film of your wedding day, where YOU are the star of the movie, for a very affordable price, you can see yourself on the big screen with rich, vibrant colours, and entertainment like slow motion scenes. When this is edited into a cinematic storyline, it’s easy to get into it.
So, we asked Sean of Sean White Wedding Films to answer some of the most common questions about wedding videography and why it should be considered as an investment for your future.
Why should I have a wedding video / why would I regret not having one?
Things are changing in the land of weddings: videography is quickly becoming a must-have on your wedding day, and for a good reason, too. But with this being said, there are still plenty of regretful brides and grooms who wish they’d had a videographer.
With so many Wedding Videographers out there it can be confusing to choose the right one. Check out our top picks here.
For their wedding, they wanted everyone there to have fun and to feel their excitement! They planned every detail meticulously, making their wedding day truly unique to who they were and chose the amazing family farm for their wedding venue. From Jessica wearing her mother’s wedding veil to their old restored getaway car, it was magical.
“Love is much work, and yet in the effort, there are blessings beyond our wildest expectations.”
Julia and Dan’s wedding day was a great depiction of their relationship: beautiful and full of adventure! Their CeremonyCeremony was very traditional with beautiful music, and the reception was an all-out dance party with a fun band!
Storytelling is what photos and videos are all about. A picture can only tell a short, simple story. But video can get the emotions of the day, the butterflies, the laughter, the joy, and revelry of it all. The story will take you through the day, starting with the girls getting ready with hair and makeup and, of course, mom helping pin-up that beautiful wedding dress.
The most common reason I find for people not booking a videographer is that they hadn’t thought of it until they had spent their wedding budget on other suppliers… So what is there to regret? For me, it comes down to three things: story, emotion & memory.
Our favourite part of the day though, wasn’t the gorgeous details, how stunning Jessica was, or even Bryon’s amazing speech welcoming Andrew into the family. Instead, it was watching Andrew and Jessica walk into marriage with so much joy, so much enthusiasm, and so much love. Andrew kept talking about how selfless, beautiful, and intelligent. Jessica could not be more correct. In return, Jessica shared with us Andrews's loyalty, passion and thoughtfulness that brings sustaining energy to their relationship.
E loved the details of their wedding - the engraved oars as their “guest book,” showing off NH’s famous maple syrup and, of course, the pie dessert bar. Who needs cake when you can have all of the pies?
Over in the guy's room, they confidently laughing and joking as they button their cufflinks and tight up the ties will surely be swung around wildly on the dance floor 6 hours from now. But they must look good for now. The CeremonyCeremony starts in 55 minutes.
The Wedding Story
Videography is an immensely powerful storytelling tool; that’s why we watch films rather than look at picture books. A powerful wedding film carries us back through the sequence of the day, from the anticipation of the morning through to the excitement of the evening. However, it will also take us back to the day you met, how you met, what adventures you’ve had so far, and where you want to take your first steps as a married couple.
Seeing them, best friends and now man-and-wife, it was sweeter than we could ever say! It was a real honour to document their wedding video for them!
They rented an Airbnb in Portland where they could spend the weekend. Plus, they both got ready there (ladies upstairs, guys downstairs).
Capturing the CeremonyCeremony is probably an essential part of a videographer’s job. The words that are spoken are sacred and recording clean audio and steady video matters here the most. Husband and wife will make promises to each other that are meant to last forever, and so should the record of these vows.
Luckily for videographers, we have sound on our side, and every videographer worth their salt should be using the audio from throughout the day to tell your story.
Check out our list of wedding videographers to help you capture your special day.
I can honestly say I have tears in my eyes at 90% of the weddings I film, and it’s an even higher proportion for the number of times I get all watery-eyed while editing. My lovely wife Joanna is my emotional video test – every film I finish, I ask her to watch: If I see a tear in her eye (or most often streaming down her face), then it passes quality control!
What a perfect wedding day. The early morning fog lifted and became the most beautiful sunset. Nicole and Dan were the perfect bride and groom. They were obviously in love with each other (I mean to get married already, right?), and their friends and family were thrilled to be there and witness this day.
A photo can show you that you were there but not what was said, not what was promised, not the light sound of sniffles while he pours his heart out to you in front of all of the most influential people in your lives. Only video can save every small laugh and cry from these 20 minutes of CeremonyCeremony. It goes so fast that before you know it, you will be on the sunset photos on the lawn.
One thing that makes weddings so sacred is the emotions they can evoke, and wedding videos are especially good at capturing those incredible feelings.
Your wedding day flies by! The culmination of adrenaline & emotion can leave you wondering how it was all over so quickly. This is where videography steps in.
Your first moments as husband and wife will be with your photographer and videographer strolling and giggling about what just happened. YOU GOT MARRIED! It’s all so much to process. At this point, relax and have fun, this will be some of the absolute best parts of your wedding day film. Buttery smooth slow motion in warm magic hour sunset lighting. Smile because it finally happened, after all of the planning, all of the calls and emails, you did it! Smile and just love.
For every planned event in your day, that are ten spontaneous moments that you would otherwise forget without a videographer: friends laughing together in the morning; the groom fighting back the tears; speeches that tell you things you never knew (or needed reminding of); the two of you glowing as you walk hand in hand. When I make a wedding film, I know it’s a family heirloom holding precious memories that would have otherwise been lost. Memories like this are priceless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Wedding videography can be a significant investment within your overall wedding budget. After all, video footage is one of the only elements from your big day that you'll be able to cherish for a lifetime.
In the beginning, you can charge a day rate for the time on set. Then, as part of that commitment, you will edit the video within one week of turnaround time. A great starting point for your day rate is $150/day. Videography is a specialized skill, so $150/day comes out to $18.75/hour.
Video editors tend to make almost an average of $59,500 as an annual salary as per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average hourly rate of a video editor can be $40 (in the US). The professional editor can make $80,000, whereas a fresher can earn up to $40,000 per year.
As a film/video editor, you'll manage material such as camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects to produce a final film or video product. This is a key role in the post-production process and your skills can determine the quality and delivery of the finished result.
The average cost of video production per minute is between $1,000 and $10,000. This includes a wide range of production related costs such as script-writing, location scouting, cameramen, and actors.