If you'd asked me 3 years ago whether I would have a videographer at my wedding my answer would have been a resounding "Aww heck no!" You see - my only exposure to wedding videography were the clips I watched on my beloved America's Funniest Home Videos. And they looked just that - like home videos. Blech. No thanks.
Then, after starting a largely weddings-based business, I became entrenched in all things party perfect and was introduced to the way wedding videography could be. And I fell in love. I fell hard for the personality, movement and sound bites that videos can capture.
To prove my point - I direct you to the first 13 seconds of THIS adorable preview from the uber talented Meg Simone. (To give fair warning - don't visit Meg's site if you're at work (and you actually do work at work) or adhering to any sort of schedule. You're going to want to give yourself a good hour or two to watch the oodles of amazing videos on Meg's site. Don't say I didn't warn you.)
Umm, hello? How adorable, hilarious and awesome is that little boy? And how thankful must that couple be that they have that sweet moment on film? I know I'd be pretty pleased.
These days, videography is more than just documenting the day on film. It's an art - complete with a soundtrack, artful editing and all seen through the creative lens of a videographer who knows just what perfect moments each couple will watch over and over again.
I'm a hopelessly devoted photography nut (Hi, Emilie! I heart you!) - you all know that - but I'm fast learning to appreciate the art of the motion picture as a valuable asset to capturing your big day.
Truth be told, though, that little boy could have sold me on anything. Oh boy I love this one too. Looks like a super fun wedding, right?