Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Videographer for your Wedding

videographer Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Videographer for your Wedding

1. Uncle Joe or Cousin Eddy may video your wedding for free but what happens when they run out of tape, the battery dies during your ceremony, or they are drinking at the bar during the cake cutting. I think you get the idea here.

2. If you do decide to have a friend or relative video your wedding, chances are that the tape will sit unwatched for years because you don’t have a finished DVD that is interesting to watch. Are you going to connect the camcorder to your TV every time you want to watch the tape? Probably not.

3. Grandma and Grandpa. Unfortunately, they won’t be with you forever. How lovely to watch them dance at your wedding AND have that moment forever captured on your wedding video.

4. Being a bride and groom is the busiest day of your life. There will be many things happening at your wedding that you simply will not know about. Having it captured on video and seeing it later is priceless.

5. Capturing the moments that photography can’t such as the first dance song, the best man’s speech, and your father giving the dinner blessing. I am not advocating that you should hire a videographer instead of a photographer. But I am saying that before you toss out the idea of hiring a videographer,consider what is most important to you now and in the future.

Your wedding video and your wedding photographs appreciate in value as the years go by. The ability to revisit those moments on your first, fifth or 50th wedding anniversary may be more valuable than you think.
Wedding videography in Denver typically starts around $1000 and can go up to $10,000 or more.

Debbie Orwat, Colorado Wedding Planner

2 comments on “Five Reasons to Hire a Professional Videographer for your Wedding

  1. As a producer of wedding films here are a couple of things from my point of view and of what I see and hear:
    1. Film to me is Art, not just pressing record, but the ability to create a blend of vision and sound to create a story. Like a painting that was made just for you.

    2. Many Uncles don’t or cant edit. It’s not easy, and post production is a huge part that takes even more time than shooting the wedding itself.
    3. I hear this too much and it’s sad: BRIDE: “My photographer was horrible and ruined the pictures is there any way you can take some out of you video so we have at least some photos that are good?”

    So of course I agree too with hiring a professional,
    me at Unknown Films specifically 🙂

  2. Years ago we used my uncle to video our wedding so I can add a few more.

    1. Sure it’s free but do you want more video of Uncle Frank’s family than your family – really I was so disspointed to have so much footage of their table and then..

    2. Yes, they ran out of film and missed the the most awesome moment of our reception because of it.

    So I agree do yourself a favor and hire a professional and cherish ALL your moments forever.

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