Guest Blog by Steph and Justin, owners and lead videographers of Tonemedia Studio
One of the most common things you will hear a bride and groom say is that their wedding “felt like blur!” or “it went by so fast!“. Most couples would agree that it would not only be amazing to relive the entire day all over again, but also catch some of the moments that may have been missed or may have already been forgotten.
For any engaged couple who wants their wedding to be documented, photo is usually the first thing that comes to mind. After all, images from your wedding day are traditionally the only thing that remains after the wedding day is over. Wedding cinematography has been on the rise the past couple of years with more and more couples seeing the importance of capturing their special day with both photo and video. Still, some couples find themselves asking the question, “Why would I need or want a wedding video?”
See, Hear, + Feel That Way All Over Again…
Video, in general, is more accessible than ever. Through our smartphones, apps like Instagram and Facebook are allowing us to easily capture simple everyday moments on the go. Most of the time, you don’t realize how meaningful those impromptu memories are until you look back at those video clips months, or even years later. Now think of all those feelings you get looking back at simple everyday home videos – the laughter, the joys, and the tears they bring. Wouldn’t it be great if you could capture one of the most important moments of your life on video, too?
Both photo and video capture stories; they document moments and, in a sense, make time stand still. Wedding photography is essential, of course, but think about actually being able to hear the sounds, see the movement, and experience the priceless emotions of the day in an extra dimension. A wedding video allows you to see and hear every moment in its entirety.
Moments that bring you back to the conversations you were having with your bridesmaids as you were getting ready. Relive the feeling of walking down the aisle and seeing your groom for the first time. The magical sounds of your vows or even how many times you stumbled as you spoke your vows because of all the nerves; it happens to the best of us!
The romantic shots and interactions of just you and your groom during your photo session; catching that sparkle in your eye. The loud applause as you were introduced for the first time as husband and wife! The tears of happiness listening to your maid of honor talk about how happy she is for you. Or the tears of laughter after listening to that embarrassing best man speech! Or that spontaneous dance-off you had with your niece who in fact is a better dancer then you are!
When you combine all the beautiful shots, candid moments, natural sounds of the day, and the ambient music, it creates a one-of-a-kind cinematic wedding film. A wedding film that will be a priceless memory and keepsake for many years to come.
Share Your Love Story
Video has the great power of bringing people right back into that special moment in time. It doesn’t matter if your wedding is big or small; there will always be people who aren’t able to attend your wedding, maybe because of distance or simply because you just can’t invite everyone on your friend list. With technology nowadays, you have the ability to share your wedding video with everyone! Whether it be through social media, blogs or email.
This allows people to feel like they were a part of your special day and witness this big milestone in your life. If you had the chance, wouldn’t you love to see a wedding video of your grandparents or parents getting married? Think about watching your wedding video on your 40th wedding anniversary and sharing it with your children or grandchildren one day. Capturing your wedding on video allows you to document history; one that will long outlive the wedding and be passed on for generations to come.
We are Steph and Justin, a husband and wife team specializing in story-driven wedding films. We believe in the power of stories; the kind that bring people together and ignite love. Our passion is telling your story in a way that allows you to see, hear and feel that way all over again.