Wedding planning can be a daunting task, and one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make is whether to hire a photographer or videographer, or both. Both options have their pros and cons, and in this post, I’ll explore which is more important, a wedding photo or a wedding video.
Photography is the more traditional option when it comes to documenting a wedding. A wedding photographer can capture intimate moments, emotions, and details. A good photographer will use their knowledge of lighting, composition, and framing to create a visual narrative of your wedding day that you can cherish as an album and as prints for years to come.
One of the biggest advantages of photography is that it tends to be less intrusive than videography. Photographers can capture moments without interrupting the flow of the day or drawing attention away from the couple. Although, how intrusive a photographer will be really comes down to who you choose. I’ve been a wedding videographer and photographer for half a decade and in that time I’ve seen pushy photographers and incredibly discreet videographers.
Another advantage of photography is that it’s generally more affordable than videography. Again, this depends on who you hire. Photographers, like videographers tend to charge what they’re worth, especially in Vancouver. If you want to see how much wedding videography costs in Vancouver read my post: “The Price of Wedding Videography in Vancouver”. Additionally, editing and processing still images is generally less time-consuming than editing video, so you may receive your photos more quickly than you would receive a video.
Videography is becoming an increasingly popular option for capturing weddings. At this point, it’s basically just as popular as wedding photography. Some couples even chose video over photo. A skilled videographer can capture the story of your wedding day in motion, including the sights, sounds, and emotions that make the day so special.
One of the biggest advantages of videography is that it can capture moments that photography may miss. For example, your vows, the speeches, or the emotion of your first dance together. A wedding film gives you a more complete and engaging record of the day.
Another advantage of videography is that it is more immersive than photography. A well-crafted wedding film transports you back to your wedding day, allowing you to relive the emotions and experiences of the day in a way that still images cannot.
Ultimately, the decision of whether to go with photo or a video, or both, will depend on your personal preferences and budget. Here are some factors to consider when making your decision:
Whether to hire a photographer or a videographer, or both, is a personal decision that will depend on your priorities, budget, and vision. Personally, I could never choose one, that’s why I do both video and photo for my couples. I always recommend budgeting for both photo and video as they are the only keepsakes you will have when the celebration is over. Consider these factors when making your decision and choose what best fits.
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Again, If you want to see know how much to budget for your wedding film in Vancouver read my post: “The Price of Wedding Videography in Vancouver”.