A thousand dollars for photos, or a thousand dollars for video?
Surely, this is a normal modern bride’s dilemma. If I pick only one to be done professionally, which is better?
Or should I pick neither to be done professionally? Disposable cameras on the tables are very “in” now, and neither service is cheap.
How often do we really look back on photos? Greg: never. Me: I… like organizing things. On the flip side, how often am I going to watch a video of my own wedding? At our first anniversary? When I’m contemplating divorce in seven decades?
Okay, so maybe that sort of record isn’t really for me. It’s for our parents, any demons that get… spawned, and friends and fam who couldn’t make it or who didn’t get invited. Do they even care? I haven’t gotten a strong response from our parental units on the matter, but I always wanted to see my parents’ wedding.
Photos are easy to look at and pretty in an album, but also silent. The candid shots won’t catch what funny line in the toast people are laughing at. I’m not very photogenic myself, so posed shots are likely to look stilted at best.
Videos are very modern, of course, but they have a reference problem: how do I refer to specific events in the video? Am I really going to tag everything so I can find my soon-to-be-mom’s rendition of the “Cupid Shuffle“?
Actually… that I would tag.
I’m just a few months away from getting married, so the whole decision may end up driven by the availability of local talent, but I’m curious as to others’ thoughts.