What do lobsters and wedding films have in common?
And no, this isn’t a trick question!
The thing lobsters and wedding films have in common is perceived value.
In an article (having nothing to do with weddings or films), Mateo Askaripour writes about how people didn’t always see lobsters as fine dining. At least not in areas where they were found in abundance. But for inlanders, lobsters seemed like an exotic thing, so train owners started selling them in their dining cars. A little later in the piece, he writes:
“This shift in the public perception of lobster can be attributed to many factors…but what it boils down to is perceived value, which is a person’s assessment of the value of a product or service, based on a handful of criteria, in comparison to its peers. And like everything from lobster to Beanie Babies, perceived value has an immense impact on how we value art…”
Whether you love or loathe lobster is neither here nor there.
But how much value you place on a wedding film will make a difference.
Here’s what we’re getting at – if it’s not at the top of your priority list, we highly encourage you to put it there. And not for our benefit. Because while, yes, we do gain something from working as your videographers, your wedding film will benefit you the most.
Here are five big reasons why.
We believe your story is the heart and soul of your film. It’s what makes it original and what you’ll want to remember. This is why every film we create is different. Like the people we create them for, each one has a deeper meaning and a unique personality. The film matches the couple, and the day it’s depicting.
Of course, you’ll never forget your wedding day. And you can pass the overall story down through talks and photos. But things will fall through the cracks over time. Like the funny things people said during toasts, the sweet words whispered during a prayer, and the moments you may have missed.
These puzzle pieces come together to create your wedding film and transport you back to your day in a totally unique way.
We often hear, “I don’t know what it is, but your stuff is just different from the others.” Couples looking for a wedding videographer know that our films stand out, but they can’t completely pinpoint why.
While we know it’s a culmination of many elements, we also know a big part of what makes our films special is that we capture the moments and sounds of your day and include them in a creative and meaningful way.
Sound is one of the many wonderful things about film. It can take you right back to a time or place in a way a photograph can’t. And audio is instrumental for storytelling – right down to the smallest details. We capture ambient sounds, like birds chirping, wind blowing, laughing, and clapping. And then there are all of the big audio moments, like the letter readings, vows spoken, and the toasts.
A lot of videographers just put music to their wedding films. But we know how important it is to hear people’s voices, the footsteps, the chimes in the background. These things will make a difference in how you experience watching your film.
View this post on Instagram
Photographs are a freeze-frame of a moment, but video allows you to savor every detail of the experience. There is just something different about seeing exactly how it all went down. Especially since you can’t be everywhere at once. You’ll cherish watching people’s reactions when you were at the altar or during your first dance, or whenever!
Movement adds interest, intimacy, and fun. Think about looking at a photo from the 19th century versus watching a reel from the same era. What a difference seeing the people move makes! They’re no longer static figures from history. They’re people who lived and breathed, laughed and cried just like you and me.
Whether a stranger watches your wedding film 200 years from now or not doesn’t matter (although that would be amazing!). What does matter is that you and your loved ones will be able to delight in the details for many years to come.
Do you ever have the kind of dreams you wake up from that feel like they really happened? And you can recall everything in crystal clear detail? But as the day goes on, the details start to fade. What was so fresh in your memory just a few hours ago is now like Marty McFly in his Back to the Future photo. Fading…fading…gone.
Next to photos, your film is one of the most tangible ways to relive your wedding day. We are recording real-life moments exacting the way they happened. Because human nature guarantees that the subtle details will begin to fade. So, having a film is the closest thing you can get to actually being there in real life.
The colors, the sounds, and movements will all be in your film just as they were at your wedding. And the feelings, too.
Listen to this incredible toast from Frank’s Father and Best Man
It is priceless to have a video of your grandparents tearing it up on the dance floor or your parents helping you get ready. These are moments you can never get back, but you can relive them through video and continue to pass them down through the generations.
And imagine the gift you’re giving family members who can’t be at your celebration, your kids and grandkids one day, and most importantly, yourselves.
Your love story is part of your legacy. Let it live on!
We would be over the moon to hear your story and capture your day on film.
So let’s connect.
We can’t wait to meet you!
Nick & Jenn