When I first meet with couples, I get asked a lot of questions, and one of the most common questions is ‘should I hire a wedding photographer as well as a wedding videographer?’. Now, as the founder of Drangan Video, I’m obviously going to sing the praises of wedding videos, but here’s something that may surprise you – I think wedding photography is great, too! In fact, I think that if you choose a videographer and photographer that work well together and compliment each other, you’ve got the perfect package. It’s not a case of either/or, as both wedding services offer very different benefits.
Wedding Videography in Ireland
So why hire a wedding videographer in Ireland? Quite simply, I like to think that there are some aspects of the day that work better on video than they do on camera. The speeches, the bride walking down the aisle, the emotion and happiness of the two families coming together, and the cheeky personalities of the littlest guests are just some of the things that I think work better on film.
Wedding videography has evolved rapidly over the years, and I’ve had first hand experiences of these changes from the work I’ve done at Drangan Video. One of the hottest wedding trends today is to have a documentary style video created – and I have to admit, I love it! No matter how prepared and ready you are for your wedding, the day will go by in a flash, believe me! Practically every bride and groom says ‘it went so fast’, and those little details that you thought you’d remember – the look on the groom’s face as he saw you for the first time, the beautiful words of Dad’s speech after dinner – will soon be gone. A wedding video allows you to look back on the day, and relive it. It shows a more realistic version of events, rather than the more posed style that typically comes from photography.
Wedding Photography in Ireland
So, believe it or not, I wouldn’t discourage you from hiring a wedding photographer! I actually think there are many reasons to hire a wedding photographer in Ireland, as there are some parts of the day that work better on camera than they do on video. Wedding photography is a wonderful, unique chance to get some shots of the happy couple against the stunning Irish scenery, it’s a chance to capture the beauty of the wedding dress, and above all it’s a chance to get some classic shots for the wedding album.
And the Winner is….
Well, I have to say wedding videographers are better, don’t I? I don’t want to be a traitor to my craft! However, I really do think that it’s hard to compare the two art forms, as they each offer something different. It’s like comparing a pastry chef with a saucier – ultimately they perform a similar function, but the methods that they use are completely different. I’m a big advocate for having both a photographer and a videographer at weddings, so when couples ask me if they should have both, I always say yes. Of course, at the end of the day it’s entirely your choice, but I’m happy to help.
Building the Perfect Team
Creating the perfect photographer-videographer team isn’t as difficult as you may think! Since launching Drangan Video, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the most talented wedding photographers in Ireland, and together we’ve helped to produce everlasting memories for brides and grooms all across the country. Call me – Eamon – for more information on my videography packages.
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