Your wedding is a once in a lifetime event and as such it should be carefully documented by professionals. It is a day you will want to look back on as time moves on and you deserve to have every moment and detail captured perfectly. Wedding filmmakers are able to create a living record of your day that will live on like no other medium can.
Memory can be a funny thing and the majority of married couples will tell you that the day goes by so quickly you hardly remember anything. In fact, the majority of brides surveyed by The Huffington Post say their biggest regret was not hiring a videographer for this very reason. Remember, a videographer is providing you with peace of mind.
One major advantage video has is the recording of sound. Subtle and discreet microphones are used throughout the day to capture all of the vows the you have penned for each other as well as the heartfelt sentiments of your friends and family. Having a film of the wedding toasts and wedding vows is something you’ll never regret. If video had no other advantage, the recording of sound is enough to make it a necessity.
The magic of the medium lies in that when you watch a really great movie you can’t help but be transported into the story regardless of how many times you may have seen it.
Wedding albums can be truly beautiful heirlooms ready to be passed down from generation to generation; their size and weight making them impressive and everlasting. However, not everyone unable to attend your wedding will desire their own album.
Sharing the story of your wedding is made that much easier through the medium of film. It’s amazing knowing that with video you can relieve your wedding day and share how it made you feel with those you love.
Many couples prefer to keep things low key and don’t like the idea of making a big show of their wedding. They care more about being in the moment with the ones they love than posing for photographs or videos. For this reason candid wedding videography has become increasingly popular. The aim is to create an authentic record that highlights the most important moments.
Contrary to what some people think, wedding videography is very discreet. While the photographers might pose you in ways that feel unnatural in order to “get the shot,” a videographer will mostly be filming from a comfortable yet genial distance and waiting for those moments of authentic emotion and you-ness.
There is a distinct difference between thumbing through a photo album (casting your mind back, relying on memory) and being absorbed into a film. The magic of the medium lies in that when you watch a really great movie you can’t help but be transported into the story regardless of how many times you may have seen it. This affect is even more powerful when you are in the film.
Vancouver has an amazing talent pool of wedding filmmakers and I’ve compiled a list of all of my favourite ones in this article Vancouvers Best Wedding Videographers in 2021. I provide video examples of all of their work and links to their websites so you can see what Vancouver has to offer. I’m certain you’ll have a hard time making a decision as all of them are great!