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Videographer or a second photographer?

Lynnie, on May 27, 2019 at 09:05 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 36
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If you had some extra room in your budget, would you rather hire a videographer? 馃帴 Or upgrade your photography package to add a second shooter? 馃摳 Which would you rather?



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  • BunnyBride
    Expert August 2021 Nova Scotia
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    Second photographer. May not be the popular opinion, but my FH and I talked about it and neither of us actually believe we would re-watch a video. We know we would talk the photos out and look at them though

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  • Mikaela
    Frequent user August 2019 New Brunswick
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    I think I might be the unpopular opinion, but I think I would go with neither. As long as I have a couple good photos that I will display or look at often, that's all the money I would want to spend and our photographer we have is affordable and amazing! I would rather put the money towards upgrading my wedding menu to surf and turf since it's on the east coast and I can never have too much lobster!! Realistically with the price of videographers it would probably come out to being the same price, haha!
    Instead, we will do surf and turf for our rehearsal dinner and we are happy with that!
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  • Melissa
    Devoted May 2019 Alberta
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    We had 2 photographers and it was amazing. It's cool to be able to see the posed pictures, as well as the candid view from a second photographer.

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  • Allison
    Frequent user June 2019 Ontario
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    My parents got married in '99 and my Papa (my moms dad) filmed the whole thing on a held video camera - I find it so sweet to be able to look back with my parents at their special day and so we caved and hired a friend in the business of videography.

    I do think Pinterest and Instagram has created an unrealistic expectation because many of those photos are staged - or cost a fortune. However if you do a little digging you might just find someone with an amazing talent that also fits your budget. I trust our photographers to capture our day beautifully I am only worried about my opinion and criticism of myself in those photographs.

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  • Erin
    Super May 2021 Ontario
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    I would upgrade my photography package. I don't have time to watch tv right now let alone a video of my wedding.

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  • Nelly
    Curious October 2019 Ontario
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    Videographer I鈥檓 so happy we got one
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  • Jenna
    Frequent user February 2021 Nova Scotia
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    Definitely a videographer. I was pretty bummed we couldn鈥檛 afford one.
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  • Becky
    VIP September 2019 Ontario
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    Videographer by far!

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  • Seleena
    Super September 2019 British Columbia
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    I absolutely LOVE the little clips from videographers, so I'd have to go with that. They are just so sweet and all the music and stuff that goes with it. They are just wayyyy out of my budget range. Again, bring on more money!

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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
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    Videographer. I鈥檓 pretty confident in our photgraper
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
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    We had a second photographer. So I would stick with that choice!
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  • Mandy
    Devoted July 2019 Alberta
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    Second photographer. My mom is gifting us a videographer for the wedding.
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  • Candace
    VIP May 2019 Ontario
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    We had two photographers and two videographers. I can鈥檛 imagine it any other way
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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
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    Ditto to what Holly just said!

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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
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    Videographer because we already have a second photographer!
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  • Amelia
    Super September 2020 Ontario
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    Second photographer was a must for us. We need all the angles.

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