By Sean Boyle
We’re back ladies and gentlemen! In this one, we’ll be discussing wedding videography and why it’s better than plain old wedding photos. If this is your first time reading a Momentum 360 blog, welcome! We post weekly blogs and videos in order to help you grow as a photographer and virtual tour provider in today’s day and age.
Our goal is to provide you with as much valuable information as possible to help you succeed. We’re not here to sell you anything, we’re here to help you sell more as a photographer, or get more helpful information if you’re in the market for wedding videography, while also considering hiring Momentum 360, so we might be selling you a little ha!
To date Momentum 360 has worked with couples all across the country to shoot their big day, we have a pretty good understanding of what works when it comes to wedding content.
So it’s your big day and you’re wondering whether or not to hire a photographer or videographer or both. Why go with one over the other? In the next section, we’ll talk all about this at length to make sure you make the right decision for you and your special person.
Differences Between Wedding Photos and Videos
To someone who doesn’t do photography for a living, they probably can’t appreciate the way content is created for a wedding. There are subtle differences and reasons that people pick a video over photos, or vice versa. For photography, you do this to capture a moment in time. For a wedding you want to capture the ceremony, kissing the bride, the first dance, as well as a handful of other special moments.
Now for a video, it’s a lot more complex. With this, you’re looking to capture several moments all in one. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, while a video is worth a million. For a wedding, you want to capture the bride walking down the aisle, throwing the bouquet, amongst many other events that can’t be captured or limited with a photo. For a wedding, we obviously recommend getting both services done, as both pieces of content will serve a special purpose for your day, but we believe that it’s the video that you’ll be able to take more away from and sincerely enjoy more.
Contrary to popular belief, videography isn’t actually that much more expensive than photos. Modern technology has actually made shooting video at weddings a lot easier than before, thus the value for you as the happy couple will be so much more. The best part about this is you’ll have more money for the honeymoon as you won’t be paying that much for the wedding videography as before!
Why Hire A Wedding Videographer?
We already have covered this for the most part, but this section will be dedicated to going much more in-depth about videography. For us at Momentum 360, we’re known for working with many different wedding types and styles, so it’s imperative to use different cameras that can do different things!
Why hire a wedding videographer? Simple! We’ll create moments for you with our comprehensive list of cameras that your old school videography company can’t! Here are a few camera options that we’ve seen to perform extremely well:
This vintage style camera has been used for a long time, however it still has some of the best style around! The Fuji will be your cheapest option by far, while still providing value. We’d recommend using this if you’re just starting off in videography.
Whereas, if you’ve been around the game a little longer, you’d be better off to just search for a more expensive camera like the ones below that have more features.
Behold, the most comprehensive videography camera on the planet, not just for weddings either. This camera is good for real estate photography, wedding photography, event photography, anything in regards to content, obviously including video content!
To create wedding movies, rather than just videos, this will be your best camera for that. Since Sony has a lot of interests in video games, they obviously want to have their cameras perform good solid videos, rather than a focus on photos, although it can do that too. This is another solid option for wedding and events for that matter, the price is really solid and you’re able to add a lot of unique lenses and other gadgets for this too. We’d highly recommend this.
Pound for pound, this camera is the best DSLR for strictly wedding videography, which if you’re still searching for a camera to use for your big day, look no further. This is the camera you will and should be using.
This is also imperative too because some millennial and Gen Z people will start requesting 360 panos for their wedding, similar to doing those 360 booths.
If you’re looking for another cheap option, this is the best mirrorless option for you. The features will be able to simply capture amazing video content without having to worry about mirrors.
Wedding Videos Last Longer Than Photos
You go on your favorite social media, Instagram, Snapchat, especially TikTok. What gets your attention the most? Videos of course! But why is that? Several reasons, but let’s start with the most obvious. They’re more compelling, there’s more substance to them. They’re the most like our real life, since they’re in video format, just like how our life is to an extent.
We can add music to videos, and so many other features that photos can’t do. This is why we love video so much more, and why in the future video will control a good majority of our lives, instead of just regular still photos.
This isn’t just including weddings, but other niches like real estate, small businesses and so on. You can see from a lot of our portfolio that this is one of the truest things in the digital world today.
The Future of Wedding Videography
The future of wedding content is simple. Video will begin to take over more and more as millennials and Gen Z start getting married, while the older generations who prefer photography will cancel out and video will be primarily the main form of content being preferred for these weddings.
Next, there will be some other form of content I’m sure that doesn’t even exist yet that will take hold over video, it’s just the natural order of things. The only thing that’s certain is that things will change. Accept it now, so you can continue to innovate and learn from the people before us to invent newer and better technologies that can impact people better.
How to Hire Momentum 360 for Wedding Videography
Looking to hire one of our professional videographers for your big day? Awesome! We’d love to help you. To ensure that we deliver exactly what you’re looking for with the vast array of tools that we have, here is our step-by-step process to hiring us:
- Schedule a Quick 10 Minute Call with Our Owner Sean Boyle
- Created Quote Based on Call (Pricing, Expectations, Camera + Equipment, Final Deliverables, Date, Etc)
- Get Quote Accepted + Get Deposit Submitted
- Schedule Shoot Date + Review + Confirm Shot List
- Shoot on Your Big Day and Send Final Assets 48-72 Hours After
Our Philosophy for Wedding Content
Our process is very simple. We want to make sure that all of the big moments from your big day are captured, and captured well! To ensure that this happens, we need to set extremely clear expectations with each other. If this is done properly, then we’ll have a perfect day! If this isn’t done, or not done well…then we’re in trouble.
If we don’t communicate properly then it’s a lost cause.