Your Best Momento, the Wedding Video

Telling your love story on-camera. The very concept can be daunting. But the right video will be your favorite souvenir from your wedding. Here's how to get it right.

When hiring a Sacramento Wedding Videographer, you'll have lots of options. What is your priority? Video is now de riguer in part due to science: Our brains processes visual information 60,000 times faster than words, and one minute of video is considered equivalent to around 1.8 million words.

So, where do you start? What do you say? How, in short, do you make a meaningful piece of video? Well, that’s why I’m here. To help you tell a concise and meaningful story, on-camera via Four Simple Strategies:

1. Start With the Engagement

By now we’re all familiar with engagement photo shoots, but we’re also loving the idea of pre-wedding videos, where couples can tell the story of how they met in a film documentary-style format.

Couples meet with the videographer before the shoot to choose a filming location that really expresses their personalities: whether it be a visiting a county fair, biking, playing miniature golf, or even just hanging out at home. Then, the videographer will conduct interviews with the couple, either just audio or with video as well.

2. Make it personal

. You may have produced 50 wedding videos, but to this bride and groom, their wedding is a unique event. Edit accordingly. Look at the colors in the bridesmaids’ dresses and flowers, for example, and draw on this color scheme when creating your titles and backgrounds. Whether the wedding is formal, casual, theme-oriented or traditional, choose everything from fonts to music to reflect the personal aspect of the event.

3. Have a Real Dance

For a lot of couples, the first dance is something to be endured rather than enjoyed and, not being dancers ourselves, we can sympathize! However, though it may be tempting to ask your DJ/Band to invite your family and friends on to the dance floor after 30 seconds, it really doesn’t leave us much time to get the shots of the dance we need for your film, so the longer you can spend dancing together the better from our point of view, and you never know, you may just enjoy it!

4. Be Realistic About Run Time

The 21st-century attention span has been shortened to mere minutes, if not seconds, so I zero in on the moments that tell the emotional story of your day: hands grasping, biting of the lower lip, the loss of breath before "you may now kiss the bride." That’s what you'll want to see in the years to come.

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