Do i need a videographer for my wedding?

So you already have your wedding planned and everything is on target

But you are still undecided about the video…

Videographers are just as expensive as photographers and with good reason, they need even more equipment, tripods, microphones and assistance too.

But do you really need one?

What are the benefits of having a special wedding video?

Most people who have a wedding video done will tell you they will watch it once and never have it on again,  the idea of watching a video of yourself is enough to put most people off and people don’t like to see themself.

But what are the benefits of having your wedding recorded onto a pretty video for you to watch

The short answer is “Memories!”

These videos are certainly not going to be your Saturday night takeaway and there are only so many times you will watch your own wedding video, your friends and family will want to watch it more than you most likely.

The average couple will watch their own wedding video once in the first 5 years, and that’s likely the day they get it.

So should you not bother?

Weddings are the one time in your life you can get all the people close to you in one room, you won’t get other opportunities like it again, even your divorced parents may be in the same room together and that may never happen again in its self.

A wedding video will form part of your memory box and whilst you may not watch it yourself, others will.  mainly your children.

Seeing the day their parents got married as they weren`t there themself (or too young at the time)will form an ever-lasting memory as if they were there, they will get to witness their parents’ most magical day ever.

If you had a wedding video of your parents special day, you would watch it over & over again.

Isn’t my wedding photography enough?

A picture they say speaks a thousand words, and a video is made up of 30 pictures per second, the average time a camera captures when you combine all the pictures together is around 10 seconds of your day, freeze frames of everything together and that’s all you get for your photos.

But I can`t afford a videographer?

Yes videographers are not cheap, but there are options outside of this, after all the production of the video isn’t what you care about – it’s the content(for most) – come 10 years those special effects on the video will look cheesy anyway! you will cringe at them and the styling as things evolve, so the editing and how pretty it looks will soon after time become irrelevant.

Photos bear the same trend, candid shots 20 years were not much of a thing it was all about a few special moments and group shots.

So what are my options?

There are companies that will hire you cameras for a day for £3-400 allowing your guests to capture it for you.
Phones, everyone has them – is asking someone to film the important things a big ask? (particularly the speeches) – and asking a technical friend to edit it for you?

There are even students out there dying to do these things and will do it cheaply to build up exposure for themself, as above – sometimes the quality of production is not important to everything, it`s what’s on the video that counts.

Videos are watched and seen less often, so stepping down a few levels on a budget will make this a more viable option


My biggest regret was not getting a videographer…

Those who got one will watch it once, and those who didn’t get one will regret it 20 years down the line.

For most having a photographer is a done deal, but the question of video always lingers over people’s heads, don’t listen to your friend who says “I’ve only watched mine once”, because no doubt they would  also be saying “I regret not having one” if they hadn’t of got it made.


The choice is yours

But it’s better to regret wasting £500-£2000 on a video, than to wish you had a video done.

Money can be re-earnt, but your wedding day can never be re-enacted again. 

The one sad truth is that the day will come when loved ones start to pass away and your video becomes your one ever lasting memory of them and it’s a memory you can’t ever get back.

Whilst photos will remind you of the day the video will help you remember how they sounded & acted which is a quality no photo can ever have.

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what's included

All packages come with these great features!

✯ Pre-planning meetings before the wedding
To find out what’s really important to you.

✯ Professional Photographer (me!)
Experienced, professional and most importantly fun

✯ Your personal online gallery
To showcase and download your high res watermark free images and share with guests

✯ 2-4 week turnaround
No waiting around for months for your photos.

✯ Every image edited
All images will be professionally edited to my signature style

✯ 350/400+ Images
Silver package typically return around 350 images whilst Gold/Platinum packages will return 500 however this is a minimum. I simply send as many as i can.

✯Wedding support prior to your big day
From ideas, planning, suppliers and more i am with you every step of the way and access to guides ive written to get the most out your photos
✯ Inclusive travel within 2 Hours of Leeds
Any accomodation and travel fees are inclusive of the price (Small charges apply outside of 2 hours)
✯ Coverage till after the first dance

I wont be vanishing after the first dance but instead will be capturing some of the evening antics, i typically a little after the first dance but if there are extras such as sparklers and any night shots you want i stay till the job is done

Availability notice

2024 – Fully Booked – You can check anyway – off peak i may be able to help but summer is full 

2025 – Almost full (Summer has a couple of dates left – Spring/Autumn has good availability)

2026 – Good availability at present

Please feel free to enquire anyway and i will let you know either way

Digital packages

Digital only packages  – Where your images are returned to you in digital format via your online gallery

Silver

The important bits 
Half day coverage – Digitals

✯ All of the above

✯ 8 Hours – (Ceremony till first dance coverage or bridal prep till speeches)

✯ 350+ Images

 

£1100


Gold

Bridal prep till late
All day coverage – Digitals

✯ All of the above

✯ Bridal prep

✯ 500+ Images

✯ Coverage till 1-2 hours after first dance

Currently on offer this week- save £250

 

£1300
£1550
 

album packages

Digital & Album packages – receive your images in a digital format plus a printed wedding album

Platinum

Platinum package
All day coverage + Digitals & and album

✯ All of the above
✯Coverage from Bridal prep till 1-2 hours after first dance
✯ 500+ Images
Digital delivery of your photos
10″ X 10″ 20 page wedding album
(Upgrade to boxed album + usb for £75)

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Currently on offer this week- save £300

 

£1550

£1950

 

Platinum+ Extra

£1995

All of it 
Plus 3 albums & print

  • All of the above
  • Full day coverage from prep till party
  • Digital delivery of your photos
  • 1 x 30cm + 30cm 20 page wedding album + Boxed + USB
  • 2 x 20cm x 20cm copies (Perfect for parents)
    1 X Canvas Print(Various sizes up to 90×60 available)
    • Special offer till  31/01/2024 

      Complimentary upgrade

      Free wedding shoot Plus Extra photographer worth £500

      Booking must be confirmed prior to end of February

Extras

Extra photographer

£275

  • Added coverage of your day
  • Perfect for larger wedding or at large venues
  • Recommenced with weddings of 90+ Guests
  • Add’s around 300 photos to your collection

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Album Packages
 

From £275

  • Selection of albums available in various sizes
  •  Choose from 25×25/30×30/20×30
  • Add additional pages from £10 per page

    See more information here

Wedding Preshoot

 £250

Get some practice in before the wedding and enjoy a preshoot  + 50 images to  download

Video Packages

From £955

I have teamed up with a fellow videographer to deliver a discounted rate on video packages when combined with a photo package

Having 2 companies each specializing in their own field will deliver the best results for your special memories

 

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I have hidden this amongst text for a reason.

Couples who go the effort of wanting to know as much about me as possible are the sort of couples i love the most!

The one’s who want to know as much as possible about there photographer for there big day as they know it’s a big decision for them!

So here is a special treat for you – Enjoy £100 off your booking just write “I read your stuff” when you inquire and i will apply the discount to your booking if you decide to go ahead.

It’s just a sweetener to say thanks! as you are the type of couples i love to work with! :)


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