Video vs. Photo: Traditional Roles

Videography & Photography are different services, though the convergence of technology has led many in the wedding industry to offer an overlap of services in recent years. Certainly, there are wonderful cameras available that can capture both still and video images, but I thought it worthwhile to discuss the differences in the traditional roles of the videographer and photographer.

Obviously, photography service has been around a lot longer, and so we traditionally think of the photographer coordinating the group photos & getting all the formal shots. This requires them to call for people, give instruction, move people around, and do all the other things necessary to accomplish those tasks. Videography, on the other hand, takes the perspective of the fly on the wall, watching the events of your day unfold and representing them back to you as a cohesive memory. As a videographer, no one wants to hear me talking in their wedding video.

So even though the jobs are different, the videographer and photographer are a complimentary team for capturing and preserving your memory. We can work off of each other with ideas for setups, and integrate services to give you the best coverage possible. That is one of the biggest advantages of the trend to package these services together as you consider building your wedding team. We now offer package options for additional lighting & photo coordination, still image & photography services. Inquire for details.

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