Wedding Videography VS Photography: The Debate Continues
Well, it’s not a debate, and I don’t want to make it a debate either. Anyway, I came across many articles on the Internet on this hot topic. Wedding Videography or wedding photography? Which one should I have? It may be the burning question in every couple’s mind who are planning their weddings. I will explain the importance of both with examples. Then you can stop the debate and give a value for both the professionals.
Let’s talk about Wedding Videography and Photography individually. I am giving you definition of Wikipedia on wedding photography, “Wedding photography is the photography of activities relating to weddings. It encompasses photographs of the couple before marriage (for announcements, portrait displays, or thank you cards) as well as coverage of the wedding and reception (sometimes referred to as the wedding breakfast in non-US countries). It is a major branch of commercial photography, supporting many specialists.” It’s a very informative definition, right? Wedding Videography, on the other hand; is about videotaping a wedding. The final product of Wedding Videography is the wedding video (wedding footage, wedding movie, and wedding film.)
Wedding Videography: As mentioned, it involves documenting the wedding function. The videographer you hire capture the best and traditional moments depending on your like and dislikes, then edit the raw footage and produce the final footage to a style. Let me ask you a question. What would you prefer? A picture of your loving wife or a video? Well, I prefer the video because I can feel and hear her if I have a video. The photo, on the other hand; would give me good memories, but I can’t hear my wife. A photo is a great piece to store the memories. A video allows us to live the moment again and again. We, humans; tend to forget the moments so quickly. A photo will bring back memories, but not every detail (our brains can’t retrieve every detail of the big day.) Anyway, when you have a video; every smile, every tear, and every moment will come back to you.
While a photo will save the moment your wife gave the speech about the relationship as a single moment, a video will save the whole speech as it is. So, a video has some advantages over a photo. For example, what if the news reader shows a picture and says, “Hurricane Katrina blew up the trees.” And then she shows a video of the Hurricane Katrina blowing up the trees. Now which one will give you more goosebumps?
Which one should you have?: It’s dead simple. You should have the both. You should give both the same priority. So, when you plan your wedding budget; make sure you include the both Wedding Videography and photography. Book both the professionals in advance. People spend so much money on flowers that die at the end of the function, but they have second thoughts about the photographer and videographer. Well, you need the flowers, but which is more important? I prefer Wedding Videography over photography, but both are powerful memory bringers. In summary, there’s no debate. Every couple should invest money in these memory bringers. If you don’t have that much money, then cut back other superficial things.