So… you are thinking of adding video to your photography package.
All I can say is Do It.
Of course the images of your day will be beautiful and amazing and and you will love, cherish and likely cry over them but also having a video, something in the future you can show your grandkids that little part of your love story or even just look back at yourselves and stir the memories of how things were, really is something that you cannot recreate any other way.
Yes, we are photographers, but we were newspaper photographers for a combined 30 plus years (oh god – is that how old we are… ok so we started young, very young!) and newspaper photographers get to do so many varied things, every day is so very different.
And it was here that we started to delve into the world of video. Once we got the bug… it was unstoppable.
As we gravitated away from newspapers and into our own business we started to get more and more questions about video and we were passing it off to other videographers that we knew (and who are amazing) but we quickly learnt that it is very difficult to keep that intimate, friendly, fun atmosphere that we like to have share with our couple.
And so we decided to give it a go ourselves.
Our first was a friend, they ended up just loving what we gave them and it just moved on from there, we just kept getting more and more bookings and we just get better and better (even if we do say so ourselves!)
It really is a win, win situation… we get to keep the cozy and engaging aspect of the day that lets us create the very best possible images (and now video) for you for your day and you get to concentrate on enjoying yourself without so many different people around.
What we offer is lovely little overview of the day, it is usually between about 4-6 minutes long and covers everything from preparation to sundown (which usually coincides with your disappearance into your reception party)
It includes music as well as audio from throughout the day (depending on the photography package you have it is usually from the ceremony and we find that this is where the most heartfelt moments are had)
I spend a lot of time choosing that perfect song for the video (so much that Stu -and also Chester who has taken to howling at certain songs if they are played too often – has made me start wearing earphones while I do it)
We want to make sure that the music and the footage are balanced and that we are able to convey all of those emotions from the day. The song we choose is through a combination of things… what you have been playing on the day, your choice of ‘moment music’ and also – You.
Of course we would love for you to just give us your favorite song and use that, but legally we cannot, and music we use we need to license and we have several websites where we do this through.
So, in short we do put alot of time, effort and sometimes even tears into getting it right for you, and we are very proud to say that 99% of the time we nail it and you are blown away by the end result. But if you are in that 1% and you really hate it, then please don’t leave it… having sleepless nights and getting all worked up about it, let us know straight away, I am sure we can work something out, plus that way I still have everything in the editing programs on my computer and I don’t have to set it all up again… Chester really hates that.
Check our Rosie and Robs Video here… They just loved what we did for them.