Initially, J and I were averse to hiring a videographer. We both have traumatic memories of large cranes obstructing the view, obnoxious cameramen who squeeze their gargantuan equipment (and gargantuan behinds) onto the dance floor, and big spotlights blinding guests during dinner and dancing. We didn’t want that experience to be part of our wedding; nor did we want to watch hours of unedited footage of our wedding day. We lived it. We experienced it. But you want me to watch again and again? Non, merci!
However, we made this initial decision based on an outdated form of wedding videography. Current wedding videos are akin to cinematic events, if not emotional events. Good wedding cinematographers are able to capture the various moods of the day and represent the couple’s essence. I certainly discovered this while going through Rafael Ziah Franco’s blog. He collaborates frequently with Kumari, and he and his team do some amazing work.
Click on the link below for one of Rafael’s highlight videos. I absolutely love how the vows and soft piano play in the background and the images cut between the sweet ceremony and then to the cute, quirky photo shoot. I tear up every time I watch this video:
Now, that’s the kind of video I would watch again and again…
What do you think? Yay or Nay?