Photographer, Videographer, or Both?


Capturing the bright smile on your face, glowing skin, and the twinkle in your eyes – a photographer or videographer is hired to make sure you never forget the memories. In some cases, couples opt to spend the extra money to hire both a photographer and videographer, but is it really necessary? Perhaps the following information will help you formulate your own opinions on the pros and cons of both selections:

The Pros of a Wedding Photographer

Choosing a wedding photographer means you will have easy, instantaneous access to the results of your special day – meaning no fumbling to stick the DVD into the player. All you have to do is retrieve your precious photo album and flip through the pages. Your photo album is portable, meaning you can share your memories with family and friends pretty easily. If you like to send emails with images to loved ones, photos are quite easy to transfer from one computer to another. All you really need is a file or a scanner.

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A wedding photographer can capture your special day in many different ways, offering a variety of styles, from the traditional group photo that hangs over your fireplace mantle to the artistic approach where touches of color are added to black and white photos.

The Pros of a Wedding Videographer

An increasing number of engaged couples plan the expense of figuring a wedding videographer into their budget because they want a unique memento. However, many brides aren’t too pleased with straying from tradition. For them, a wedding is an intimate event that seems tainted by the presence of cameras, which have a knack for situating themselves in awkward positions. The cost of videography is often more than what a couple expects to pay for this part of the wedding planning.

But, a wedding videographer can freeze special moments in time. You can play your brother-in-law's infamous reception toast over and over again. Seeing the father-daughter dance again could bring a flood of tears. In later years, the video serves as a remembrance of your deceased grandfather during happier times. A wedding videographer can capture the tears, jeers, and laugher in a way that a photo cannot.

Choosing Both a Wedding Photographer and Videographer

If your budget allows it, choosing both a wedding photographer and videographer isn’t such a bad idea. You'll have the best of both worlds – an unforgettable page-turner and the power to stop time, rewind, and play again your special day. It's the traditional approach paired with technological advancements.


Last Updated: August 3, 2013 at 11:05 pm
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