What are the benefits of a wedding film and should we invest in one?
The core team of byLumiere – Kate, Brent, Elizabeth and Mark – are all what is known as hybrid shooters. We can shoot, and enjoy, both photography and filming. Each discipline offers a different and special way to time travel and relive memories.
Many couples are still unsure about whether they want to invest in a wedding film. A film offers a very different memory of your day to your photography – video captures and conveys the emotions and atmosphere of the day in a particularly dynamic and immersive way. We believe there are some very important benefits to film – not over, but in addition to – photography.
Capturing Movement and Sound
- Unlike still photographs, a wedding film captures the movement, actions, and gestures of the day. It allows you to hear the spoken vows, laughter, and the music. This auditory and visual combination can evoke strong emotional reactions and help you relive the day more vividly.
- A well-edited wedding film can tell a narrative that unfolds over time. It can showcase the progression of events, from the initial excitement and anticipation to the heartfelt moments during the ceremony and the joyous celebrations at the reception. This storytelling aspect can elicit a deep emotional connection.
Moments in Real Time
- Video captures moments as they happen in real-time, preserving the genuine emotions and reactions of the couple, the guests, and the wedding party. These authentic moments can be very touching and bring back the feelings experienced during the event.
Movement and Expression
- Video allows for the capture of the full range of facial expressions, body language, and physical interactions that can only be captured in fraction of a second in photographs. These nuances can provide a richer emotional experience by showcasing the subtle but meaningful moments.
Voice and Speech
- Wedding films capture the spoken words during vows, speeches, and toasts. Hearing the voices of loved ones, their emotions, and their words can be incredibly touching and emotionally resonant.
- Music plays a significant role in weddings with much thought put into planning before the event. We can combine the ambient music from the day with cinematic tracks that heighten the mood of the film.
Reliving the Day
- A wedding film can transport you back to the day, allowing you to experience the sights and sounds as if you were there all over again. This can be especially meaningful for capturing the essence of the day and the emotions shared with loved ones.
Family and Friends
- A wedding film can highlight the reactions and interactions of family and friends. It’s not just about the couple; it’s about the people who were there to support and celebrate with them. Seeing their emotions and connections can be a moving experience.
Dynamic Viewing Experience
- Wedding films provide a dynamic viewing experience that engages the viewer for a longer duration, allowing them to immerse themselves in the memories and emotions of the day.
- A well-made wedding film can serve as a timeless keepsake, enabling future generations to connect with and understand the emotions and relationships of the couple and their families at that specific moment in time.
And the benefit of having byLumiere capture both your wedding photography and film?
- We work as a team, shoot on the same cameras, use the same lenses, finish our work in a specific brand style and critically work with light in the same beautiful and creative way. Meaning that there is no conflict of style or approach and your wedding memories look and feel exactly the same. Magic. We have written an article specifically about this as we get asked the question a lot!
- The film below is a selection of clips from weddings at Ashridge House