Did you know that many couples share one big after-wedding regret in common? According to a nationwide survey by WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association International), 98% of brides regret not having a wedding video. That is a significant number, and the study shows that many of those couples did not think they’d need a video before that day. A wedding photographer and videographer can change that.
I understand why couples may be a bit hesitant about getting a wedding videographer. They feel like having two professionals (a photographer and a videographer) doing similar roles is too much. Additionally, some couples could have a limited budget.
This is why I’m introducing you to the concept of a hybrid shooter. A hybrid shooter is someone who does photography and video as a single person. Below are some important reasons why you should consider hiring a hybrid shooter for your wedding.
The research involved in hiring a wedding photographer, and videographer separately is a lot. You’ll have to check different portfolios, set up consultations, choose the best ones, choose packages, and so on. It’s easier to book both photos & videos together. Think one less vendor to keep track of, communicate with one less contract to sign and deposit to pay.
However, with a hybrid shooter, half of the work is cut out already. As soon as you find the perfect person, you can get right to booking them. They’ll handle your wedding photos and wedding videos the best way. All that stress of having to do everything twice vanishes immediately.
Hybrid shooters are an excellent idea for couples planning for more intimate ceremonies. It’s perfect when you and your guests don’t want to feel intimidated by several cameras pointing at you all day. So, if you’re planning a micro wedding, a hybrid shooter might be just what you need.
It’s also a fantastic idea for destination weddings. What’s better than flying a photographer and videographer from the UK for your wedding abroad? When the said photographer is a hybrid shooter, so you only have to cover one cost! Below, you can see an example of such an intimate wedding in Italy.
Having one person handle your wedding photos and videos certainly means you’ll spend less. You won’t have to pay for another professional and their equipment or backup equipment where necessary. The extra labour, travel costs, and insurance would be cut out. All you’ll have to do is handle the costs for your hybrid shooter.
There is no denying the importance of your wedding photos. I am a photographer; I would know (Haha). They help you preserve those valuable moments at your celebration. In the future, you can look back at them and remember how happy you were on that day.
Videos, on the other hand, give a different perspective. They have a way of taking you from the present and placing you right back in the joyous moments of your celebration. You and your partner deserve to have these two rich experiences.
There is a reason couples have a wedding theme and then coordinate their celebration based on it. It presents an atmosphere that is exciting, organised, and united. You can have the same for your wedding photos and videos. The video from a hybrid shooter will match the photography style because of the same creative vision. I personally edit it to my signature style as well as the photos.
Sorting out all that concerns your wedding photography, and videography is part of your wedding planning. If you have different teams working on this, they’ll have to be in sync. That would mean planning meetings where you express precisely what you need both people to do and deciding who has priority on the day.
You’ll have to ensure that this team is comfortable working together for the best results. You don’t want your photographer getting in the way of your videographer and vice versa. Finding two separate people that can work with a high level of coordination to achieve this can be hard. However, if a hybrid shooter is handling both, you can avoid any possible hiccups on the day.
One thing that the COVID lookdown has taught us is that family and friends are very important. We’ve all learned never to take our loved ones for granted and should always celebrate with them. However, the people you love might not be able to make it to your wedding for all sorts of reasons.
That’s okay; a video could help make them feel better. Picture how delighted they’d be to share in your joy as they watch a highlight video of your celebration. They’d never forget it! It’s a great way to share your wedding story with them.
Having a hybrid shooter cover your wedding is one of the best investments you can make as a couple. You’ll save costs and have your wedding documented in a unique way that you can enjoy for years to come. So, what do you say?
PS: If you wish to have the entire ceremony and speeches recorded, please hire a dedicated videographer.
Wedding planning can be very overwhelming and stressful. But every bride wants to have a beautiful wedding which everyone will remember.
Veronika Joy Photography & Film creates unique photographs & videos with an artistic touch, so every bride can feel proud of her memories that won’t be forgotten.
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