When chatting with brides, one of the things I always encourage them to do is get their wedding filmed. Photos are obviously important, they help feed my family, and they are something that you can place all over your house and look at over and over day in and day out. A good wedding video is a completely different thing. It really becomes like your favorite movie. When it first comes out, you may watch it 2-5 times over and over. (Think back to Titanic girls.) Then, as the years go by, you watch it once or twice a year. It becomes a way of refreshing your memory of your day. The sounds and music remind you of the feelings you had or tell part of the story you may have already forgotten.
When Danielle and I were married, we just had a few friends with cameras film it for us. It is the single biggest regret we have about that day. We have plenty of “home movie” like footage of our wedding, but nothing at all like what a good videographer would have been able to document for us. I can’t encourage you enough to book a videographer; it’s just something you HAVE to do.
Anyway, one of the best videographers in the area is Vanessa McKellar. I love her work and I love working with her and her husband, Brent. I thought I’d share a few of her recent videos from weddings we have shot together just to give you guys a taste of how powerful video can be.
Erika & Phil (Wedding Post)
Some Super 8 video goodness.
Stephanie & Michael (Wedding Post)
Davi & Jonathan (Wedding Post)
This is a super example of where photos just don’t do the moment justice. This is a shot from their First Look.
Now, watch this trailer and see that First Look in action.
Kim & Josh (Wedding Post)
Click here to jump to Vanessa’s blog and see more of her work.