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Choosing Wedding Videographers Is An Important Aspect Of A Wedding Planning

May 26, 2008
For most couples who got married more than twenty years ago, most of them do not have the option of being able to pop a video tape in the VCR to watch a review of their wedding day. But things today are very different and for most couples who are in the midst of planning their wedding, selecting wedding videographers is just as important as choosing wedding photographers. This allows them to have a DVD of their special day that they can enjoy for many years to come.

Of course, also hiring a wedding videographer to chronicle the event in video does add another expense to the marriage budget and each couple must sit down and consider how great a priority they place on videos of their weddings parties as opposed to still photos only. The tradition of having a marriage album of photographs to show off and to thumb through is still very strong and is considered essential by many couples.

At the same time, the younger, "digital" generation is much more used to making extensive use of video technology for all kinds of applications, so in that sense it is no wonder why wedding videographers are more and more often being sought out. Of course, there are also those who always strive to use the latest and greatest in technological advances, so using videographers is a must for such people.

There is no doubt that capturing details such as the couple's first dance, with the bride swirling across the dance floor in the perfect wedding dress is better suited for video than for still photography. At the same time, there are many moments during the marriage and the reception that people like to have captured in a singular photograph that can be framed and displayed. As a result, guests are more frequently seeing both wedding photographers and videographers circulating around wedding ceremony sites and reception venues.

In order to save some money and try to skip hiring a marriage videographer, couples might be tempted to ask a friend or a family member to casually shoot the videos of their marriage. However, this usually leads to disappointment for a number of reasons. The main reason is that the overall quality of amateur videos is poor.

Typically, a professional wedding videographer will have higher quality video equipment than what is available to the amateur videographer. With an amateur, this means lighting will be very poor, sometimes making it hard to even see who is in the picture, let alone being able to capture important details such as the wedding cakes. In addition, the sound is often very bad when low quality equipment is used in large spaces, such as those used for marriage receptions.

Another problem with asking a friend or a family member to try to record the event on video is that the friend is understandably drawn into conversations and celebrations throughout the day. This makes it hard for them to be objective and to circulate and catch all of what is going on. A wedding videographer will have the advantage in this way because they are able to move about the room and focus on important happenings without being distracted.

Wedding videographers capture some of the best memories that a couple will have of their day. When looking for a videographer to record your special day, be sure to ask for video samples of their work and also ask for references. Speak to a few couples who have used the videographer about his or her reliability and professionalism.
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