After dedicating months, and perhaps even years, to meticulously planning your wedding, it seems a shame to let the day fly by in a second. If you and your partner desire to preserve every intricate detail of your special day, there's no better way of savouring it than counting on the expertise of a wedding videographer. They boast the artistry to capture every cherished moment and craft a breathtaking video that will evoke emotions for a lifetime.

At White Villa Photography and Films, we’ve had the delight of encapsulating the exchange of two rings from every cultural and thematic background you can imagine. In fact, it’s unique personalities that we thrive on, however if there’s one thing all our clients agree on it's their decision to capture real moments in action through a wedding photography and videography package.

Allow us to explore the invaluable contribution a wedding videographer can bring to your special day.

Why hire a wedding videographer?

1. A life-long keepsake

Wedding photographs capture timeless moments that will be cherished and displayed in frames or albums for years to come. They allow us to relish memories frozen in time. However, if you desire to relive those precious moments repeatedly, opting for a wedding videographer can be a game changer.

Couples often express to us that watching their wedding day unfold on film evokes a more emotional experience compared to looking at photos alone. A videographer for weddings has the remarkable ability to capture the raw emotions that play across people's faces, which photography cannot fully convey.

Videography has the power to document the entire ceremony, providing a comprehensive perspective with spoken aspects of the day, including heartfelt vows and memorable speeches, as well as any delightful, spontaneous moments that occur throughout the celebration. Plus, with the use of drone cameras, breathtaking aerial views of the wedding venues can be captured, adding a stunning visual element to footage you can keep forever. 

2. No posing required

For couples who feel camera-shy, collaborating with wedding videographers brings a sense of relief. Unlike some wedding photography, which often involves posing and directing attention towards the camera, wedding videography takes a more organic approach. It aims to capture moments as they naturally unfold.

At White Villa Photography and Films, we place great emphasis on reportage and documentary photography as a significant part of our approach to capturing your wedding day. We understand that different couples have varying preferences when it comes to the balance between portraits and candid moments. Some may desire a more focused approach on their portraits, while others prefer a relaxed and spontaneous style.

Rest assured that we are adept at adapting to your specific requirements, ensuring your comfort throughout the process. We believe in creating a natural and effortless environment that allows you to be yourself, resulting in photographs that truly reflect your unique personality and the genuine essence of your wedding day.

3. Every subtle moment is captured

Wedding videography provides an ideal means of capturing the significant moments that unfold throughout your precious day, from the emotive entrance down the aisle to the heartfelt vows and the joyous cake-cutting ceremony. However, it's important to recognise that the real charm and tenderness of a wedding lies within the smaller, more subtle moments.

Even the most organised planner may miss some of the intricate details that transpire during their wedding. A skilled videographer excels at capturing these intimate, hidden moments that are truly worth witnessing. Whether it's the tears shed by parents or the energetic dance moves of your sister, brother or cousin, a videographer ensures that these heartfelt and entertaining instances are forever preserved for you to relish.

People often find these preserved moments particularly special when a loved one is no longer with us, it offers a source of comfort, a video to revisit, to witness their emotion in real life movement once again.

4. Share with friends and family 

If your guest list is restricted or some family members or friends are unable to attend, a wedding video becomes a precious means of sharing the complete experience with them. Once your cinematic wedding film is completed, you have the freedom to share it with all your loved ones, regardless of their presence on the day. 

Ultimately, hiring a wedding videographer serves as a timeless gift that can be enjoyed and cherished by everyone, continuously providing joy and reliving the magical moments of your wedding day.

5. Creativity is endless 

Our aim is to produce a cinematic experience that your children, and even your children's children, will delight in watching, allowing them to reminisce and glean insights from your memorable day.

The realm of 'Wedding Videography' or 'Wedding Cinematography' has evolved into an art form of its own, far surpassing the conventional service it once was. At White Villa Weddings, many couples express that they were completely unaware of our presence, as we seamlessly blend into the background. Unlike the bulky equipment used in traditional wedding videography, our modern cameras are lightweight, and our microphones are discreetly hidden within jacket lapels. Moreover, we utilise unobtrusive glide-cam devices for a significant portion of the day, ensuring minimal disruption.

By employing these advanced techniques and equipment, we strive to capture the essence of your wedding day without imposing on the natural flow of events. The result is a visually stunning and emotionally captivating wedding film that is led by your wishes.

What to look for in a wedding videographer

When selecting a wedding videographer the most crucial factor to consider is your unique style and preferences as a couple. Each videographer has their own distinct approach, so it's vital to familiarise yourself with their filming and editing techniques before committing. 

It’s important, just like every other aspect of your wedding, to take the time to do your homework. Don't solely rely on pricing. Visit videographers' websites and thoroughly explore their portfolio, beyond the snippets they share on Instagram and social media. Your wedding day is one of the most significant moments in your life, and choosing a videographer is an investment that will last a lifetime.

By dedicating time to understand the videographer's style and evaluating their body of work, you can ensure that their artistic vision aligns with your own, leading to a personalised wedding film that not just captures the essence of your special day but who you are as a couple too.

Ask yourself, how many years of experience do they have in capturing weddings?

The significance of experience in a wedding videographer cannot be underestimated, as it can make the difference between being present at the right moment to capture a once-in-a-lifetime memory or missing it entirely. Are they relatively new to the wedding videography industry, having started capturing weddings within the past year or two? If so, this may be reflected in their pricing. It can be more valuable paying that little bit extra for an established business with a proven track record, backed by multiple testimonials and a consistent history of creating breathtaking work, rather than relying on just one or two edited showreels. 

Often overlooked, it’s also vital to consider a wedding videographer with adequate insurance and back up plans for not only your footage but also the person capturing the day. Say your chosen videographer was sick or couldn’t attend, are there arrangements in place so everything can go ahead as planned.

Do you need a videographer at a wedding?

If you’re wondering how to film a wedding, at White Villa Weddings we work as wedding photographers and wedding videographers across the whole of the UK, including the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire, Bristol, Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire and more including destination weddings in Croatia, Spain and across Europe. 

Thinking about a videographer at wedding?

Get in touch with us today! 

01934 611 865

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