While they both involve cameras, wedding videography and wedding photography differ on so many levels. However, they are definitely both important services for any wedding. Besides photography and videography, there are no major wedding services that actually last beyond the day of your wedding – except for your marriage of course! The catering, venue, DJ, dress, makeup, etc. are all purchased for that one day. Videos and photos, however, are purchased for you to keep forever. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life, so why wouldn’t you want something to remember it by?
Major Differences Between Wedding Videography and Photography
Now that we’ve established the importance of the two mediums, let’s look at the differences between wedding videography vs wedding photography. They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. I generally record video at 30 (frames) pictures per second. So, video must be worth 30,000 words all in one second! What I’m getting at is that photography is wonderful to capture those special moments of your wedding day. On the other hand, video is the way to capture the overall feel of the day.
I’m a wedding videographer so I may be a bit biased, but the impact of seeing a video is incredibly different from that of viewing a still image. In our videos we not only record from all different angles, but we also record all of the audio from the vows, toasts, speeches, etc. Our final products play like cinematic movies – where you are the lead actor. Wedding highlight videos are also a fantastic way to share your special day with friends or relatives who were not able to attend the wedding. These highlights can be shared on social media or put onto custom DVDs so that anyone, anywhere will be able to watch and experience the sights, sounds, and atmosphere of your wedding.
Now the purpose of this page is not to deter couples from hiring a professional photographer for their wedding. Rather, I believe that no wedding is complete without both a wedding photographer and a wedding videographer. Check out my website for more information on wedding videography or to see sample videos.