Expert advice about videography

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your East Anglian Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@youreastanglian.wedding

 

Caught on camera

Caught on camera

Q. Although we'd love to capture our big day on film, because we're getting married in the winter and it gets dark so quickly, we're worried there might not be the same range of footage available compared to a summer wedding. What would you advise?

A. Mike Savory says: Personally, I love winter weddings but it does take a little more planning to make sure you have time in the schedule for excellent photos and video. Making sure you have a videographer and photographer that work well together helps to ensure you capture all the important moments and saves time. Also talk to your videographer about timings, an earlier ceremony is a good idea as it does give you a little more scope but even if you go for a later slot, there's always plenty of options. Sunset is always a magical time for special shots and even in the winter we get some great sunsets.

I also carry lighting which gives options for creative night scenes, sparklers and smoke bombs can be good fun and create wow-factor too.

So don't worry, winter is definitely an excellent opportunity to have a killer wedding film made. Just because it gets dark earlier doesn't have to deny you the chance to relive your wedding day time and time again!

Mike Savory
www.mikesavory.co.uk

 

Lasting memories

Lasting memories

Q. We're on a fairly tight budget and we're not sure we can stretch to having a videographer as well as a photographer to cover our big day. We'd love to capture all the special moments on film though and just can't decide. What would you advise?

A. Mike Savory says: For me, it's all about working out what's of value to you once your wedding day is over. It's important to find yourself a good photographer, as there are things that work as stills but not in motion, however a good wedding videographer can bring all of your memories to life. Your day will fly past and having a film to look back on can allow you to relive all those perfect moments that you want to remember and some that you never even saw on the day!

As one of my brides once put it, a wedding film can give you memories that last forever. Sparklers fizzle out, sweets are eaten, favours are often not kept, but a video is viewed time and time again and can be watched and enjoyed by many.

Mike Savory
www.mikesavory.co.uk

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