We have compiled a small list that details what videographers will need to fully capture your love story. Apart from actually hiring your wedding videography and photography team there are some steps that you as the bride or groom can take to ensure that everything you want captured, will be. We have narrowed down our list to 10 essential wedding videography tips.
1. Hire Wedding Photographers and Videographers from The Same Company
When it comes to the allotted time for couples’ portraits, the team you get will have had enough experience with one another that the time will be spent wisely. The time will not be wasted on directing and redirecting shots since the team’s shooters will have similar directorial styles.
2. Video Style
Ultimately it is up to you and your significant other to decide what you want your video to look like. Always discuss this with your wedding videography team beforehand so they know how to shoot your special day.
3. Wedding Day Preparation
You may think “why do I need shots of my makeup artists putting blush on? Or shots of my fiancé hanging with their wedding party?” Well to a videographer wedding preparation is a crucial element of storytelling. Not only is it where a lot of emotions occur (suspense, excitement, happiness etc.), but also videographers get more time to get establishing shots to show the environment of the wedding day. These shots allow us to tell the full story of your day.
4. First Look
During the first look videographers have the ability to gather more footage of pure emotions coming from both you and your fiancé. The first look also allows you and your fiancé to see each other before the ceremony thus lessening the pressure and stress the day has put on you both.
Having time for a first look also makes it easier for photographers to get the wedding party photos done, so the time after the ceremony can be used just for the two of you.
5. Time for Wedding Photos and Videos
Having a sufficient amount of time in your wedding day for couple portraits is key to creating a wonderful wedding film. It allows videography and photography teams to get the shots needed to create your beautiful love story without the disturbance of the craziness of the day. If you would like to see what a videographer and a photographer’s ideal timeline looks like click here.
6. Important Vendors
From venues to florists your wedding day is your vision and as videographers and photographers we are there to document everything. Having vendors that are familiar with each other’s work is as important as having a photo and video team that shoots in the same style.
7. Have Fewer Locations
Having a couple of locations means less time spent on shooting and more time enjoying the best day of your life. Narrowing down the list of locations you want to be shot in will allow the videographers to get numerous angles and shots from the best locations. Having many locations does not always mean the outcome of the video will be any better.
8. Letter Readings & Personalized Ceremony Vows
Personalized Ceremony Vows and Letter Readings really add a storytelling aspect to any wedding film. Letter readings are intimate notes that can be included in your wedding video as a voiceover. We record these whenever we have down time (this usually occurs after prep shots). If you do not have personal ceremony vows, we highly suggest including a letter reading.
Both letter readings and personal vows, when added as a voiceover on your wedding video, make your film feel even more personal and heartwarming.
9. Sunset Hour
One hour before sunset is the best time to shoot creative portraits, the sun is not as harsh and there are no shadows on your faces. More angles, more volume, better results.
10. Memorable Moments
To get the most natural looking results it’s usually best not to look at the camera and imagine that it’s not there. Think of a memorable moment like the first kiss, or how you met.
As Spanora Media, we believe it is a privilege to capture and tell the story of your wedding day. That is why each of our wedding videos are hand-crafted and tailored to a couple’s unique personality! We have a hands-off approach to capturing weddings, and we let the love and emotion happen. This creates raw, genuine moments between our brides and grooms!
Be sure to contact us on Phone/WhatsApp +256 393 208 410 to book your wedding date and capture every single moment of your big day.