Monday, August 20, 2007

The Whole Picture

It's one thing to see a highlights montage where the absolute best shots from a wedding (or several weddings) are cut together to music with lots of effects and fast transitions, but you should really ask to see a complete wedding - not just highlights - in order to get a real feel for what your Wedding Videographer can do for you. Things you want to pay close attention to:
  • image quality, of course; not just outdoors in beaming sunlight, but also in a dimly lit church
  • sound quality; Can you hear the vows? Is there distortion when audio levels go from a very quiet "I do" to thunderous applause or has the editor done a proper sound mix?
  • coverage; are there close-ups, tears, shots of the whole family and bridal party? Are all the magic moments (the exchange of rings, the ever-important first kiss) all caught on tape?
  • camera movement; you want shots that vary and cover different angles, lots of close-ups, and NO jerky movements

Here is a complete church ceremony from beginning to end. Emma and Daren's wedding was so beautiful and elegant, it was such an honour to be a part of this amazing day. I hope you enjoy it as well...

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