There’s no question that if you choose the wrong videographers for your big day, then your chances of getting a great wedding video will be slim, at best. After all, they’ll be the ones capturing and putting together the story of the day and for more on that, check out this post, Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Videographers for Your Big Day, but there’s more to it than that.
First off, this is your wedding we’re talking about here, so you and your partner will be the stars of the show and just as critical to getting a great video as your videographers, but we’ve been doing wedding videography in NJ for a long time now and take it from us, you two and your videographers aren’t the only keys. Read on to learn about a few more.
We get it. When most people start thinking about their wedding video, they envision the walk down the aisle, the reciting of the vows at the altar, the reception entrance, the dances, the speeches, etc. It makes sense. After all, these are the kinds of major events and rituals that separate a wedding day from the rest.
But we’re not talking about what separates a wedding day from the rest. We’re talking about what separates a great wedding video from the rest and that starts with good storytelling. It’s not just a compilation of all the major moments, it’s a window through which viewers can travel and be immediately transported back to the big day, with all the details and nuance.
That’s why including the prep portion of your day is such a good idea. It may not contain any of those major moments, but it does almost always contain a ton of emotion, energy, and excitement. That tends to lead to some pretty unforgettable moments, moments that will help to start telling your story and building toward the big finish.
No, we’re not just saying this because we happen to do wedding videography in NJ. We’re saying it because it’s true. Like mentioned above, a great wedding video must tell the unique story of your big day rather than simply capture the events and document the details. That’s never easy, but it’s a whole lot harder when you’re asking just one person to do it.
Multiple videographers mean more storytelling moments. They mean getting more candid moments and reactions. They mean more variety in terms of positions, distances, and angles of shots. Perhaps most importantly, though, is that they mean more creative eyes and minds in attendance to determine the best ways to capture your love story and tell it.
For more on that, check out this post, 3 Reasons Our Wedding Videography Team Believes Multiple Shooters Are Key, but the point is that enlisting the help of multiple videographers isn’t just a way of giving them more money, it’s a way for you to capture more of your story in more beautiful and creative ways.
Even if you’re 100%, head-over-heels in love with your wedding videographers’ galleries, that still doesn’t mean that you should want your video to look exactly like someone else’s. A true great wedding video doesn’t just look really good. It also often allows viewers to experience something new and completely original.
Again, that’s not an easy thing to do, but it starts with the originality of your celebration, which is why it’s always a good idea to make things as personal as possible when it comes to your wedding planning. Whether it’s some personal touches you add to the decor, personal vows at the altar, or you read some wedding-day cards you wrote to one another, things like that will go a long way toward making your video more unique.
For more on that, check out this post, 3 Tips from Our NJ Wedding Videographers for Making Your Celebration More Personal, but those aren’t the only ways you can make things more personal. It’s also imperative to live in the moment and be yourself throughout your wedding day itself. Trust us, if you’re posing and pretending all day, then it’ll show in your video.
As longtime NJ wedding videographers, we know what makes a video great.
The bottom line is that every single couple wants their wedding video to be amazing, but not every couple is willing to do what it takes to make that happen. Too many believe that simply hiring the most expensive videographers will do it, but as you can see, there’s more to it than that. We hope these tips help, and check back with us for more in the future!
About Us: Live Picture Studios has been doing wedding photography and wedding videography in NJ, NY, PA, and CT for years, and we don’t just document details, we create to inspire. Check out our photo gallery and video gallery for some examples.