Once upon a time, the only people that could afford to buy a video camera were the very wealthy. The first video cameras were very large and bulky, with cassette tape style recording technology that would only capture short bursts of film before needing to be replaced by a new tape.
The original cameras were also made without the ability to record sound, so even if you could afford to buy a video camera and persuade someone to shoot some footage of your wedding, it would pretty much be a silent film.
Thankfully, technology moved on over time and these days you get a built-in camera on your mobile phone. Something photographers forty years ago would find hard to believe.
But just because every wedding guest has a camera on their smartphone, doesn’t mean that you should rely on them to capture your wedding. Even if one of your family members or friends has some decent camera equipment of their own, it doesn’t mean that they can be completely trusted to record and edit your wedding film for you.
Why you should hire a professional videographer
Although we all have access to the latest video capturing technology, it still pays you to hire a professional wedding videographer to record and produce a stunning wedding film on the most special day of your life.
Amateur or hobby video enthusiasts may be passionate about their interest, but they still lack the training, expertise and experience that a a professional videographer has. This is why big businesses hire them to shoot their corporate videos and special events. They need an experienced professional to handle this for them. This way they don’t have to worry about the results – they can put their complete faith into the service they offer knowing that they will get a high-quality production.
When you hire a professional videographer for your wedding, you can do this with complete confidence and knowledge that they have filmed hundreds of important events such as wedding and special family occasions that are a once-in-a-lifetime events. With weddings, there is no such thing as a ‘do-over’, so your videographer needs to get it right the first time. Could you really trust this important responsibility to cousin Andrew, who is known for his love of vodka?
By hiring a professional, you will not only be hiring a skilled videographer, you will be hiring someone with plenty of experience of covering very important events. They will know exactly how to blend in and act around your wedding guests. They will be working, so will not have their work influenced by any guests that they know well, or be tempted by the open bar.
Don’t forget that shooting your wedding video isn’t the only part of creating your wedding film. There is also the post-production processes to consider. Ensuring you get enough footage to create a comprehensive record of your wedding day is one thing, but what you do with that footage in the editing process is another thing entirely.
Professional videographers will have undergone specific training and taken courses to master every aspect of recording and editing a high-quality wedding film. This is something that cousin Andrew most certainly cannot offer.
Don’t trust the recording of your special wedding day to anyone other than a professional wedding videographer.