Sunday, October 4, 2009

Why Hire a Wedding Videographer?

Alright - we confess. We can be a bit biased on whether or not couples should consider having a professional movie made of their wedding. Michael and I truly believe that they are one of the most heart-grabbing, wonderful keepsakes a couple can have. Just the other day, we had one sister of the bride thank us for doing her sister's movie and told us it had her in tears (the happy kind). It's wonderful to be able to provide a part of the wedding memories for the couple and their families. We provide wedding videography partly because we know that most every couple wants a great video. Yet, for many couples it is an afterthought.

We have discovered that a bride usually realizes she wants a good quality movie AFTER the wedding. Wedding Videographers are commonly known as one of the first things people whack off their budget.  Check out this finding from the Wedding and Event Videographers Association (WEVA) when they did a survey of how brides ranked videography before and after their weddings:

"The brides were asked to rank videography on a personal “Top 10” list of wedding priorities. Prior to their weddings, barely 50% of the brides listed videography as a Top 10 item. However, after the weddings the emphasis changed dramatically. A whopping 79% of the brides placed videography among their Top 10 items for wedding planning."                     -
You may be only so-so on having a professional videographer at your wedding, but after the Big Day, there's a very good chance you're going to miss not having it. Check out this video from a couple who talk about why they are bummed they didn't hire a wedding videographer. We do not personally know the couple or the company who did the video, but they give some great insight direct from a bride and groom.

One of the things they mention is about the obvious difference they saw between the photography and a wedding video. We often hear about whether or not a couple decides to hire a professional videographer is that they prefer photography. There's sometimes an unsaid battle about what is more important - like you have to choose between them. We actually believe they go together! Not only do you receive these beautiful moments captured in time - but you can see the day with sound and movement. Don't think of it as an either/or decision, but a way to preserve the memories in a complete way.

Don't wait until after you're wedding is over. Capture your memories with a wedding movie from Ober Digital Media. Trust me - you will love it! Give us a call (509) 961-7444 or email us at

And you can visit us at the Three Rivers Bridal Show in Kennewick, Washington October 18th from 11am -4pm. Come see our work on a big screen TV and be ready to get some special discounts - only offered at the show.

Happy Planning!

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