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Hiring a Videographer vs ‘Getting a guest to do it’


It's important to recognise the distinct roles that guests and professionals play on your wedding day. While guests are there to share in your joy, celebrate, and create their own memories, a professional videographer assumes the role of a dedicated supplier. Their primary focus is to artistically and skilfully document your day.


Professional wedding videographers bring a level of expertise and skill that goes beyond the capabilities of an amateur or well-intentioned guest armed with a smartphone. When a guest takes on the role of videographer, there's a risk of them becoming unintentionally immersed in the day, missing out on the joy and celebration. A professional videographer, however, seamlessly blends into the background, allowing you to enjoy every moment without distraction. Their unobtrusive presence ensures that the authentic emotions and candid interactions are preserved without interference. After all, we’ve spent years mastering the art of ‘blending in’!

Blending in doesn't just mean hiding behind a bush, it also means just letting you enjoy the day without having instructions on what to do barked at you constantly!

Professional videographers invest thousands of pounds in high-quality equipment, ensuring that your wedding film is not only visually stunning but also technically superior. From crystal-clear audio during your vows to cinematic slow motion shots capturing every aspect of the day. The gear is tailored for the task. Additionally, a videographers expertise extends to post-production, where careful editing transforms raw footage into a well polished cinematic film. Quality Video editing is something that takes years to learn.

When you hire a seasoned professional, you gain the peace of mind that they have the experience and backup plans to navigate unforeseen challenges. From ensuring they have the right equipment to having contingency plans for unexpected scenarios, professionals are prepared to overcome obstacles, ensuring that your memories stand the test of time.

This is one of my favourite gimbal shots, low to the ground for that cinematic effect.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and investing in a professional videographer is a tangible investment in your legacy. While friends and family are essential components of your celebration, entrusting the task of capturing the day to a professional ensures that the memories are preserved with the utmost care, allowing you to relive the magic for years to come.


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