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4 ways to get the best wedding video EVER!

Let me guess, you’ve never done this before? And that’s ok, most of my couples haven’t either so you’re in the right place! If you’re entertaining the idea of having a video made of your wedding day and you’re putting the feelers out for what you’re looking for, here are some tips to get the best wedding video EVER!…

1. Get to know your videographer

I love hearing from couples who want to make sure I’m ‘the one’ that they want to share their day with because I also feel the same. I talk about my clients as my ‘perfect couples’ and you want to be sure you’re on the same page as your perfect wedding videographer. To have the joy of sharing the day with, who knows how to make your film extra special.

2. Trust your videographer

So now that you’re BFF with your videographer (lightning quick!) it’s time to sit back, revel in the moment and trust that they know you and your lover so well that they might as well be finishing your sentences for you 😉

In all seriousness, if you’ve taken the time during the discovery process to get to know your videographer and the work they do, you’ll know they are a professional wedding filmmaker and they know what they are doing. Undoubtedly you’ll already have seen some of their work and fallen head over heels with it, saying to yourself something like, “I want my wedding to look like that”.

Trust the process and relax. They know what they’re doing and they have listened very carefully to what you’ve told them you want, you can be sure of it! 

3. Shift focus from the camera to your partner

So at this point you:

  1. know your videographer like a long lost relative, and 
  1. trust them with your day knowing that they will work their butt off to make you and your partner look fabulous in the debut screening of your wedding, 

But now it’s time to forget about them. 

I know, this sounds a tad harsh – especially as you’re new BFFs, but now it’s time to focus on the love of your life.

Why? Because firstly your partner wants your undivided attention of course… a given on your wedding day. But secondly, you’ll begin to relax and behave as the natural you, which is what this is all about. 

[This would be a great time to open up a new tab for later and read my blog on4 top tips for capturing the most authentic wedding videos’, where I go into more depth about just being you on your wedding day.]

4. Keep moving

OK, this might sound a little weird if you read it without context, but hear me out and you’ll thank me.

Photos are distinctly and obviously different from videos. When watching yourselves back would you rather have several minutes of film where you’re posing for family portrait photos, or would you rather see the 30 seconds beforehand where everyone is interacting, laughing about standing in the wrong spot and sharing moments of deep connection with each other? 

Now just to be clear, this isn’t bagging photos at all, it’s just highlighting that they are as different as they are similar.

So, what do I mean by ‘keep moving’ then? Couples can sometimes be hung up about being the next Tom Cruise or attending acting classes to have the best wedding film – this is not true. In fact, I cover this exact topic in my What to expect from filming your wedding blog.

What I’m saying is that just like the family portrait analogy above, movement and moments are gold! 

“But me and my partner are more reserved”

Totally cool! It doesn’t mean you have to dance on cue, do star-jumps for that perfect mid-air shot or behave like a top-ranking TikTok account. In essence it comes back to just being yourselves. Go for a walk, hold hands, flirt. Whatever you’d usually do is perfect, because you guys doing you, is perfect in every single way!

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Have you picked your location yet? How about your wedding videographer?If you’re ready to get hitched and record the memories in a bespoke wedding video, get in touch and let’s work together to create something you’ll never forget.

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