If you’re still not sold on the idea, scroll down and find out why hiring a wedding videographer will be the best big day planning decision you’ll ever make Getting married is a massive milestone. And your wedding is one of the few times you’ll get to dedicate a whole day to the celebration of your love for each other, and experience some extraordinary moments surrounded by your dearest friends and family. Capturing these ‘once in a lifetime’ moments on film will mean they’re never lost and can be re-lived time and time again, and that’s why it makes sense to work with a wedding videographer. These days modern wedding films are more than just a simple recording of a wedding day. Today’s wedding films are engaging, emotional, and inspiring ensembles that bring together creative editing, wedding cinematography, music and professional sound design. A modern wedding videographer uses colour and tone to enhance a film’s feeling and overall presentation. Sound a little complex? Yes, it certainly can be. This is one of the main reasons why we refer to them as wedding films and not just simple wedding videos. Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer for Your Big Day 1. You Can Trust Your Videographer Don’t think of your videographer as somebody who simply shows up, films your wedding and passes on a movie a few weeks later. Instead, understand that your wedding videographer is passionate about helping you capture those joyous, crazy, and heartfelt one-of-a-kind moments that you can never relive. Your videographer is someone who can anticipate all those special moments, understand how to capture them & showcase your enjoyment, naturally. Long before your wedding day arrives, your videographer will be there to offer suggestions, answer questions and provide support. 2. Capturing Memories for Everyone, Even for Those Who Can’t Attend Unfortunately it’s not always possible for everyone to attend your wedding. But by hiring a wedding videographer you’ll be gifted with a unique memento that can be forever shared, copied, gifted and shared again to all of those that couldn’t be there on the day. One of the best things about having a professional wedding film is that you can present it to those who were unable to attend, helping them to experience your wedding day in all of its excitement, joy and laughter. By forever capturing these moments, every person who watches your wedding film will wholly experience what it was like to be part of your special day. It’s not the same as being there, but it’s the next best thing. 3. Our Memories Fade How well do you remember life’s important milestones? Even the most special memories become a little fuzzy as time goes by. Imagine being able to watch your wedding film in two, five or even 20 years time, you’ll be amazed by how things have changed and the memories will come flooding back. 4. Technology Modern wedding videographers use digital motion cinema cameras that are about the size of a grapefruit. This helps videographers blend in to your wedding party seamlessly, most of the time you’ll forget they are even there! Aerial drones can also be utilized during your wedding day and help to provide scenic context as part of your wedding film. These Aerial drones capture dynamic, illustrative and breath-taking videos, offering a unique and grand perspective of the beautiful location you’ve chosen for your wedding day. Being able to see your wedding from the air is something extraordinary. 5. An Investment for the Future. You might not be at that stage yet, but imagine being able to show your children and grandchildren what your wedding day was like. That will be pretty special! Unfortunately, those who came long before you most likely didn’t have the option of working with a wedding videographer, but you certainly do! Your wedding film will become a cherished family heirloom in the future, a rare and treasured piece of your past. 6. More Affordable, Than You Might Think Weddings can be expensive, there’s no denying that, but how often do you get to spend a whole day with all the most important people in your life, celebrate your love, togetherness and the brand-new chapter you’re embarking on? When you consider the opportunity to fully relive your special day over and over again, booking a wedding videographer starts to make a lot of sense. Once your wedding day has come and gone, what are you left with? Your guests probably won’t remember the floral arrangements, your celebrant’s words or what colour suits the groomsmen wore. With a professional wedding film they will be able to reminisce the interactions they shared, the fun, the tears and most importantly, the fabulous memories. These moments are so unique, and they are all that we have, they make up our whole existence and shape our lives. How could anyone possibly put a price on capturing one of the most memorable days of their lives? 7. You’ll Miss Moments, but Your Wedding Videographer Won’t I bet you have heard married couples say, “I can’t believe it went so fast” or “our wedding day just flew by” Unfortunately this is pretty common. With so much going on, you’ll likely miss many of the beautiful moments throughout your big day. You’ll miss the nervous excitement as your partner gets ready before the ceremony, your bridesmaids holding back tears of joy as you read your vows or that adorable moment as your flower girl enters the reception for the first time. Even though your wedding day might feel like it just flew by, a professional wedding videographer is experienced in capturing all those moments, ensuring those beautiful memories aren’t lost forever. 8. Photos Can’t Capture Sound and Motion Photos are essential, but they don’t tell the whole story, paint the full picture or move you with emotion as video can. As the years go by and our memories become a little hazy, photos can often become subjective. Unlike photographs, video and sound reminds us of precisely what we were doing, saying and feeling during that particular moment. When we watch a wedding film, there’s audio, so you’ll be able to hear all the laughter, jokes, music, cheers of excitement and tears of joy. It’s the way people move, the way our eyes connect, our body language that shows love, fondness and all those subtle emotions that photographs just can’t replicate. 9. So Many Options In the past, wedding videos had a bit of a bad stigma attached and probably rightly so. They were pretty bland, shaky and usually didn’t do the couple any justice. Nowadays, wedding films are nothing like the average offering that came before. They are vibrant, fun, emotional, stylized and personalized. Modern wedding videographers are cinematographers, producers, colourists, drone pilots, sound technicians and editors all rolled into one. This allows professional wedding videographers to craft wedding films that meet a massive range of styles and options. A wedding highlights film is an essential inclusion when choosing a wedding videography package. Your highlights film is most likely the film you will watch the most, gift to guests who couldn’t make it on the day and share with family and friends via social media. Other fantastic options should include: An Instagram edit. A short compact edit that can be shared on Instagram A short highlights film perfect for Facebook A medium/long highlights edit. Perfect for sharing on Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo A feature film (20 minutes plus) Perfect for sharing on YouTube and Vimeo. 10. Creating an Amazing Wedding Film There are many fantastic wedding videographers out there, but before you make your decision, check out their website and Facebook page for all the vital info. Don’t just look for the cheapest option, choose someone who makes you feel relaxed and comfortable. Choose a videographer who is willing to work with you, rather than dictate. Look for a wedding videographer whose films you can connect with. Do you love the colour, the feel and the flow of the film? Does the film resonate with you and engage you? Do they have a Google business page? Do they respond promptly to your emails? If your answer is no to any of these questions, that may be a red flag. Your videographer should be keen to chat with you over the phone or via a zoom/video call before you have even met or signed any contracts. 11. A Much Different Experience than You Might Think It’s not uncommon for some couples to feel a little uneasy about being filmed during their wedding day. They envision cheesy posing, bright lights and a camera shoved in their face. Choosing the right videographer however, can be a very natural and organic experience as they will shoot from a distance and go with the flow of the day rather than stage fake scenes. Blending in as if one of your guests, a good wedding videographer may go almost entirely unnoticed during your wedding day. Looking for a wedding videographer in New South Wales and think that Dion Cario Films might be the perfect match? Get in touch via my contact page. Get in touch today!