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Documentary Style Wedding Videographer

Drangan Video has been producing documentary style wedding videos throughout Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork and all over Ireland since 2005. During my  career as a wedding videographer I’ve seen many  descriptions of videography styles been written and talked about  but none more  than documentary style wedding videos.

It’s a description that has been so misused,  it now gives out a confusing message or image of a videographer running around behind trees like a sniper, picking off close up head shots through a long lens, nothing could be further from the truth, is about an unobtrusive style of wedding videography which avoids directing the layout and timetable for the day allowing the couple and guests to enjoy themselves sometimes leaving bridal party and guests wondering if there was a videographer recording the day

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Documentary Wedding Videography Tipperary & Kilkenny

Documentary wedding videograpy is often referred to as reportage style wedding films or a news journalist approach to capturing your wedding day footage. What ever terms are used they all refer to a totally unobtrusive approach to shooting a wedding video.  Here at Drangan Video we document every wedding  with the same hands off approach allowing you to relax and enjoy what will  be one of the most memorable days in your  life. Finding the right wedding videographer is very important, do loads of research and look at lots of sample videos and reviews.

Documentary style wedding videography captures natural genuine moments from an entire wedding day. If the wedding documentary approach has been truly mastered the finished wedding film will  look natural with bride, groom and guests totally unaware that they are been filmed.  As with any documentary style of videography the film should convey  the true story within the wedding day atmosphere. Documented wedding videos should be able to convey  what is happening in the scene without the need for any explanation or credits.

Weddings are the the perfect gig for documentary style videographers, the variety of emotions throughout  the day makes a wedding day very special , the morning preps, the pre-wedding ceremony nerves followed by post ceremony celebrations this may be followed by a tear or two  during the speeches,  an absent family member or close  friend mentioned, then the first dance, greetings from  guests on camera and the disco.

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Drangan Video Documentary Style Weddings

Producing a wedding film is all about creating a beautifully captured and  emotive collection of video clips that truly tell the story of your wedding day. A professional wedding videographer will produce an unobtrusive documentary film that will be looked at  throughout the years and will take you back to the best day of your life, just imagine reliving that special day with your children and friends time after time.
I always feel a great sene of pride when asked to document such  a special day, its not  just another wedding video its an honor to be part of their celebration. Its an emotional wedding film capturing all of those little things that often go unnoticed, those emotions and memories that are unique to each individual couple.

It’s an honor to know that so many couples in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Cork and Waterford choose me as their wedding videographer, placing  this responsibility in my hands is a  genuine honor. I’m lucky to earn my living producing very personal documentary wedding film collections.

A documentary wedding videographers work should always create an emotional and entertaining  reaction. The authenticity  that I try to reproduce in my video productions right across the wedding day coverage is worth so much more than a selection of fake set up shots

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 Recap on what documentary wedding videography is

We are storytelling wedding videographers sharing the narrative of the day through a selection  of documentary style video clips each  wedding video clip needs to work on its own merit and show genuine captured moments, and not just a selection of posed set up shots. Individual video takes need to present subject  honestly, with authenticity and needless to mention  with no direction from the videographer.

The wedding film should show the viewer what is happening in the moment or the scene, It’s not just about being an unobtrusive wedding videographer there’s so much more to it than that. The focus is on storytelling, on creating an elegant,entraining documentary account of the best day of your life. Professional documentary style wedding videographers will source and capture footage that you didn’t see on the day and include it as part of your wedding day story.

If you are in the process of wedding planning and are thinking of hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary,Kilkenny, Dublin, Cork or Limerick,  please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video who will be happy to discuss our range of affordable documentary  wedding video packages for 2021 & 2022

Why Hire A Wedding Videographer

Following the latest getting Ireland back to work statement yesterday our wedding industry has good reason to be optimist going forward to  late summer and Autumn 2020.
Here at Drangan Video we are busy preparing for a return to wedding videography  in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford, Carlow and many other counties, over the past six weeks we have been assisting our couples with  moving their weddings to alternative dates later this year.

We are often asked the question ” should we have a wedding video ”  our answer is yes you should an obvious answer from any  videographer after all we are not going to turn way business!! on a serous note we have set out  a number of reasons in this weeks blog post, outlining the main reasons for having your special day recorded on video.

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Why hire a wedding videographer

Many couples struggle with the idea of having a wedding video, they see it as an unnecessary cost  here at Drangan Video we speak to couples who didn’t have a videographer on their big day, many say it’s one of their greatest mistakes

Wedding photographers are brilliant at capturing special moments from your wedding day, there are certain things they can’t capture for instance audio and movement Hiring a professional videographer will ensure that  you will  get all pictures and sound bites  from your big  day  included  in one memorable wedding film that  you will  treasure for ever.

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 Wedding videos are not like the old days

Some couples think that wedding videography  means  bright lights huge cameras   in your face all day.  Today’s wedding videographers adapt a more documentary  easygoing style of filming, meaning you might not even notice them at all during the day, here at Drangan Video one of our favourite compliemenyts  is “We didn’t  see you all day”

 Video captures audio and movement

The greatest reason why you should consider hiring  a wedding videographer, video captures magical audible moments  such as your mom’s  words of advice as she helps with putting on the wedding dress,  your Dad’s  reaction to seeing you in your outfit for the first time,  or the fun and laughter during the morning preps. These are the moments that  you’ll relive everytime you look at your video long after your wedding day,  there’s also no better way to document your vow exchange. Video will also capture those important moments from the wedding reception, such as toasts and songs and not forgetting the first dance.

Video captures the non set up moments

Your photographer will get all those sometimes boring set up posed  shots, but for everything for else  you will  need a professional discreet videographer. And since there’s no posing, you won’t have to worry about been embarrassed or looking  or awkward on video, just  enjoy the fun and celebrations into the late hours

 Wedding videos are not long dull epic films

Gone are the days that  a wedding video  plays out as a boring 3 hour slideshow,  your videographer will  capture all the emotion and fun from the full day and deliver as a short  engaging three  to five-minute highlights film.  Same day edits are popular  in wedding videography, meaning your videographer will capture the best moments from the morning preps up to and including moments from the ceremony  that  be viewed at the reception, short highlight films are also shared on Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo and Youtube

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 Videography offers more creativity

May couples are concerned about their wedding photos  looking  staged  or somewhat timeless  your video can be  trendier while still holding on to a traditional classic look. Here at Drangan Video we will  work with you , to find a creative style that works best for your wedding film.

If you are  are in the process of wedding planning and thinking about hiring a wedding videographer for your wedding in Tipperary, Kilkenny, Waterford or Dublin, please feel free to contact myself Eamon here at Drangan Video how will be happy to offer advice on our exciting range of wedding videography packages for 2021/2022

2020 wedding video Leighlinbridege Carlow

Ciara and Alastair were lucky celebrate their wedding in Leighlinbridge Carlow  on the eve of Ireland going into lockdown, 2020 will be remembered, talked about , written in to history for many reasons  families have lost loved ones people have lost jobs not to mention the pressure on our frontline medical staff putting their lives at risk taking care of the sick.
Ciara and Alastair are one couple who will have fond memories of March 13th 2020 the day they said I do in St. Lazerian’s Church Leighlinbridge Co. Carlow.

Ciara and Alastairs Wedding Video Memories :
Here at Drangan Video we love sharing our work  on Facebook, Instagram or here on on our latest blog post thanks to all our couples who allow sharing on social media.
Ciara and Aklastair’s highlights film has been getting lots of lovely comments online there is something about this video that makes you want to watch it over and over, they are a lovey down to earth couple and so nice to work , it was a pleasure to have been their preferred choice of wedding videographer.

Ciara & Alastair Leighlinbridge Carlow

Weddings In Leighlinbridge Co. Carlow
Leighlinbridge is one of my favorite wedding locations in the south east it has so many interesting and exciting locations for wedding photos and videography.

Arboretum Inspirational Gardens
The  Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre incorporates  the Arboretum Inspirational Gardens, which is a popular stop off for wedding photo shoots.

Leighlinbridge – Garden Village
The Millennium  Garden Village is a great choice for wedding video recording  it  consists of a number of  small gardens each representing  the story of life. Ciara & Alastair stopped off for a fun photo call before heading to Kilkenny for their  wedding reception.

Wedding In Langtons Hotel Kilkenny

Langton House Hotel Kilkenny
Langtons Hotel is a fab wedding venue it never dissapoints, Sean and the staff are always so friendly and helpful their attention to detail has to be seen to believe.
Ciara & Alastair enjoyed a lovely welcoming reception in the Set Theatre, finger food drinks and live music added to the magic and excitement of the day.
The langton House Ballroom was our final stop for dinner and dancing.

Thanks again to this lovely couple for choosing Drangan Video for wedding videography, I really enjoyed shooting and producing their wedding film.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Based in Drangan Co. Tipperary, Drangan Video is perfectly placed to provide wedding videography and drone footage to brides and grooms right across Kilkenny city and county. Every year we have the pleasure of filming dozens of weddings in Kilkenny and we love nothing more than meeting new brides and grooms who are in the planning stages for their wedding.

 Wedding Videography Kilkenny City and County

Whether you’re opting for a church wedding, a humanist ceremony or a civil partnership, the team here at Drangan Video would love to hear from you. Kilkenny has a wealth of venues for couples to choose from and we are incredibly familiar with all of the venues, scenic areas and amenities right across the county. With over 25 years experience filming weddings in Kilkenny, we can offer you and your partner a unique insight into the many choices that are available to you and will always be happy to advise on locations, local vendors, venues and musicians that we have worked with over the years.

Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Over the past 25 years we have seen many changes on the Irish wedding scene. Video technology has come on leaps and bounds, which means we can offer a service that is non-intrusive and discreet while delivering superior footage from every angle. We have also seen many changes in the way weddings are now celebrated across the country, from church weddings to humanist outdoor ceremonies, the world is now your oyster when it comes to getting married in Ireland, and the great news is, Kilkenny provides an incredible range of choices for couples of all beliefs and none.

 Wedding Video Supplier Kilkenny

When we first started providing wedding videography services in Kilkenny and every other county across Ireland, we found that wedding videos were never quite as important to the bride and groom as photography was. This has now flipped on its head and we see videography and photography working side-by-side at most wedding celebrations. In some cases, photography has now taken a back seat to wedding videography with guests providing the bride and groom with the images they have taken on the day via social media and image sharing apps.

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Another significant change we have seen for our Kilkenny weddings is the trend towards longer advance bookings. Most couples that come to us, upon first contact are at least one year out from the date of their wedding. In the past, we were no strangers to receiving bookings in the final months before a wedding, but this has all changed now, leaving the bride and groom with ample time to plan every aspect of the big day.

 Booking your Wedding Videographer in Kilkenny

If you’re planning your big day and looking for a wedding videographer in Kilkenny who is experienced and knowledgeable, please feel free to get in touch with Eamon here at Drangan Video. All wedding packages now include drone footage, which provides that extra something special for our brides and grooms.

Kilkenny’s Best Spots for Wedding Video Footage

Here at Drangan Video we love nothing more than filming weddings in the Kilkenny area. From the city centre to the beautiful countryside, Kilkenny is jam-packed full of wonderful backdrops to capture footage on your wedding day. We also now include drone and aerial footage with all wedding video packages, so you can be assured that we can capture the beauty of your Kilkenny wedding in all its glory.

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Wedding Videos at Kilkenny Castle

Kilkenny Castle is without doubt one of the most recognised landmarks in Kilkenny and with good reason. The mature parklands and stunning forested areas are the ultimate backdrop to any wedding video. Picture yourself and your new bride or groom seated in the formal terraced rose garden or on the banks of the wonderful lake with your bridal party beside you for the ultimate in photography and wedding video footage.

Woodstock House and Gardens Kilkenny

Situated just one kilometre from the town of Inistioge, Woodstock House and Gardens is a firm favourite with our brides and grooms. The restored walled gardens and the views across the River Nore Valley are absolutely breath-taking and always look great in wedding videos and photos. Take a walk through the terraced garden or rose garden and enjoy the wonderful surroundings as we work our magic and capture the moment on video for you to remember long into the future.

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 Wedding Videographer Kilkenny

Kilfane Waterfall and Glen
Is there anything more magical than a waterfall in the lush green Irish countryside? Many of our brides and grooms ask us to recommend backdrops for wedding videography and photography and as one of our top choices (weather dependent), we will always encourage couples to visit Kilfane Waterfall and Glen. Perhaps take a stroll there yourself this springtime, when the leaves are just starting to appear on the trees and experience the wonder of the area first hand. You won’t be disappointed!

Jenkinstown

Whether you want to capture some images or photos in the woodland or at the old house in Jenkinstown Park, you can be assured that this area is the perfect backdrop to set the tone for your big day. Lush walkways and grasslands coupled with Irish flora and fauna will ensure your wedding video is a magical experience.

Wedding Films Kilkenny

 Wedding Videos Kilkenny

Drangan Video have been providing wedding videography services across Kilkenny City and county for over 25 years and love nothing more than advising our couples on the many hidden gems that adorn the county. We are blessed to have so many wonderful scenic locations within a stones throw of most of Kilkenny’s wedding venues and we would encourage you to do some exploration yourself on the lead up to the big day. From hidden gardens to magical waterfalls, Kilkenny has all you will ever need to ensure your photographs and video leave a stunning impression.

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Should you require some advice on locations, please do feel free to get in touch with us here at Drangan Video. We will be happy to show you sample footage from previous weddings and will work hard to accommodate any requests you may have. Keep in mind that our aerial footage is now included with all wedding videography packages so we can capture the magic of your favourite locations from a unique perspective.

If you are planning a wedding in 2020 or 2021, please give us a call to learn how the team at Drangan Video can provide you with expert wedding videography at an affordable price.