Today was a rare occasion…a Bride just bypassed the generic “Bride statement” that I often hear – “photography is the most important thing to me” – and instead brought up specifics about why it is important to her. Actually she was already embracing the importance of photography when the conversation started, and had steered her attention to video. She was definitely focused on some important moments that she wanted to be able to revisit in the years to come. The funny thing was that she had also already mapped out how she would most enjoy reliving certain moments – some seeing photos and others watching video.
Obviously I wouldn’t bring this up if all Brides thought this way. Most Brides are unsure of what is typically even covered at a Wedding, though they usually have a vague idea. The answer is everything. But more specifically, I can list some of the things that this particular Bride told me she wanted captured at her Wedding, in both photo and video: her Mother helping her put on her veil and jewelry, the first time her Father sees her in her Wedding gown, her Groom’s face when he first sees her walking down the aisle, her first kiss with her new husband, her first dance with her Father at the reception, and her Grandparents enjoying her Wedding day.
The core message here is that on your Wedding day you’ll have both “motion” and “emotion”. Some things are easily captured in single frames and the impact is felt in a single expression on the faces of the people in the photo. Other moments unfold over time and need to be seen in their entirety to fully convey the emotions at play. The combination of excellent still photos and video footage will give continuity to all the important moments of your Wedding day and allow you to relive those memories completely.