More and more people want their weddings documented in multimedia. Photos are a must, but brides now want videography with drone shots more than ever.
I know this because I do it all - video, drone work and photos - and I've seen demand rise for having all three methods of recording at weddings.
As Josh Nichols of Morning Light Film notes: "On your wedding day or rehearsal dinner, your family members and close friends are going to say very sentimental things about you. How we capture your day helps you truly remember the day how it was. I think that’s the value."
If it's a video job, drone shots are becoming expected. My crew and I are ready for this, but be aware that not all venues allow for this type of footage. However, I am usually able to work with venue owners and managers to set up specific drone shots with which they are comfortable.
The next step in the expansion of wedding documentation and commemoration will likely be streaming weddings on Instagram and Facebook. Streaming a wedding for family that couldn't make the trip has been a practice for years, but streaming to the world - that's different. It requires better production value than a Skype phone call - the traditional way to include far-off family. Videographers are starting to hear requests for social media services.
A wedding is a once in a lifetime experience. For many people, it's the best day of their lives. Surrounded by cheerful family and friends, it makes sense that a bride and groom would want to preserve the ceremony and reception (and maybe the rehearsal dinner, too) in a multitude of media. The resulting cinematic film and stunning wedding album will bring happiness to generations.
Random bit of news
Nice: Brittany Dalrymple and Benjamin Brown of Cambridge, Massachusetts, applied to be on "Say Yes to the Dress," but were asked to appear on its spin off instead: "Say Yes to the Dress America" wherein a couple from each of the 50 states plus D.C. and P.R. get married in NYC in a mass wedding. The show started airing on Jan. 4 on TLC, so keep an eye out for the locals!
Hi and welcome! I'm the lead videographer and owner of Western Massachusetts-based HaleChannel Wedding Films. I have two studios, a cinematic film production company that focuses on weddings and events as well as custom promotions and videos; and a wedding and real estate photography business. HaleChannel launched in 2011.