No, you don’t actually need multiple wedding videographers to capture all the important moments on your big day. It may not be easy and you might need to make a few sacrifices, but it’s always possible, for the most part.
It’s just that most newlyweds-to-be don’t just want their wedding’s memorable moments documented. They want the story of their day, and whether that can be done with just a single shooter or not is a different story. Why?
Well, there are a few reasons, and we’re not just saying that because we happen to do wedding videography in NY and NJ. Read on to learn more, or you can just take our word for it.
No wedding videographer can be everywhere at once.
You may be having a very small, intimate gathering for your wedding, and in that case, a single shooter may indeed suffice, but if not, you need to think about basic logistics when it comes to enlisting the help of multiple videographers.
For example, are you and your partner getting ready in separate locations simultaneously? Are you planning a photo session which you want your videographers to be a part of during your cocktail hour? And if so, do you also want that captured?
The point is that a lone photographer can’t be in two places at once, no matter how fast they are. Again, if you’re willing to make certain adjustments and compromises, then it could work, but the point is that those compromises will absolutely affect your wedding video.
And even if you’re having a smaller affair, you still need to consider not just the big moments themselves but the reactions to them. Will you want to see not just the reciting of your vows but your partner’s reaction to it? And how about both of your reactions to your guests’ speeches? You get the point.
Multiple creative minds are better than one.
You hire wedding videographers for a reason, and it usually has something to do with their previous work. Yes, the way they communicate and the chemistry between you should also factor in, but you wouldn’t hire people whose work didn’t impress you in some way.
That indicates a certain level of talent, skill and experience, and you’ll only get more of all those things with multiple videographers. You’ll have have more eyes on your celebration, more minds thinking creatively about how to better tell your and your partner’s love story.
And take it from us as longtime NY / NJ wedding videographers, no two shooters think exactly alike. Yes, companies try to strive for a level of consistency, but the good ones encourage their videographers to be creative and to try new things, and the more of that the better when it comes to your wedding video.
More than one wedding videographer definitely won’t hurt.
No, you can’t have too many, at least if the videographers you hire are any good at what they do. Every single shooter should know how to do their job in a way that doesn’t interfere with or distract from your celebration, so the overall amount of them shouldn’t change that.
But in the end, having multiple shooters just means they’ll be more likely to catch any possible mistakes or issues, like a bridesmaid making an odd face in a shot, for example.
So, while it’s not mandatory, as you can see, enlisting the help of multiple wedding videographers is by no means pointless either. It’s your call, obviously, but just try to remember to consider all the pros, and the fact that aside from the added costs, there aren’t any cons.
About Us: Live Picture Studios is composed of a team of experienced NY / NJ wedding photographers, videographers, and editors who’ve been making memories magical in the NY, NJ, PA, and CT area for years with dazzling wedding photos and videos. Check out our photo gallery and video gallery for some examples.