Should you hire both a wedding photographer and wedding videographer? When planning weddings, most people immediately know that they want to hire a wedding photographer. They want to be able to capture those dreamy images that they can display all over their home to remember this special day. But, you want to know the number 1 thing I hear when I ask people what they regret about their wedding day? That they DIDN’T hire a wedding videographer…

10 years ago wedding videography wasn’t super popular, but as the years have gone on and videos have become dominant in our everyday consumption of media, wedding videography has started to become a must. People are realizing that they don’t want to just be able to look back on their wedding day with photos. They want to be able to RELIVE that day with a wedding video!

In this blog I talk about the importance of hiring both a wedding photographer and wedding videographer for your big day!


So Why Wedding Photography?


There’s a reason that so many people make hiring their dream wedding photographer a priority! Wedding photos are timeless and something that you can always look back on and have hanging around your home. They are a constant reminder of one of the best and most exciting days of your life. As long as you hire a wedding photographer that you trust, you will never regret having those moments captured! 

Things to Consider when Hiring a Wedding Photographer
  • What is your budget?
  • What style of photography/editing are you wanting?
  • When are you getting married?
  • Where are you getting married? Is it a destination wedding?
  • What is most important to you when it comes to wedding photography?
  • Do you want someone that poses you or someone more natural?
  • What personality do you want your photographer to have?
  • How important are these photos to you? What is that worth? 
bride and groom right after getting married
bride and groom veil photos
first look wedding photos at this Vancouver Island wedding

So Why Wedding Videography?


Like I said before, a large percentage of my brides say that their biggest regret for their wedding was not hiring a wedding videographer. Pictures are amazing and capture the moments so beautifully, but there is just something about a wedding video that will have you crying tears of joy.

Being able to watch your wedding video on your one-year anniversary and relive your first look, your vows, your first kiss, and everything else is something that you can’t get with wedding photography. How crazy would it be that 40 years from now, you could be showing your grandkids a video of your wedding day? The Speeches, Vows, Music, Laughter, Words Spoken, and Cheers Cannot Be Captured In A Photo!


Things to Consider When Hiring a Wedding Videographer
  • What is your budget?
  • How long of a video do you want? If you have a smaller budget for wedding videography, you could opt for a 2-3 minute trailer instead of a 7-8 minute video.
  • What style of videography were you wanting?
  • What emotions do you want to be showcased in your wedding video?
  • What is a MUST HAVE moment that needs to be on film? 
  • Does your wedding photographer also offer wedding videography? This is a big plus because it is often times cheaper to use the same person for wedding photography and videography.
  • What are the most important moments you want to be captured on your wedding day?
  • Is audio important to you? Or do you just want music?
  • When you watch your wedding film for the 100th time, how do you want to feel when you watch it?

So, should you do BOTH?


Because wedding photography and videography both serve such different purposes on your wedding day, I would argue that they are both equally as important. Photos remain a constant reminder throughout your home of the most special moments throughout your wedding day. But, wedding videos are something that you won’t look at every single day, but rather once a year or once every 10 years. So when you sit down to watch it, you will feel as though you are back on your wedding day marrying your best friend all over again!


If you know that you definitely want both photo and video on your wedding day, but aren’t sure if you can afford it, here are some tips that might help:

  •  Find someone that offers both wedding photography and videography and has a specific package for that. It is typically much cheaper to hire the same person to do both. They will typically just bring on an extra shooter.
  •  Decide if you would rather have more photos or a longer video and allocate more of your budget to whichever is more important to you!
  • Do your research and make sure to find someone that has experience doing both photo and video.
  • See if there are other things for your wedding day that you can decrease spending on. I promise you, you will be happy you chose to do both photo and video over a massive overly priced desert table lol

Planning your wedding on Vancouver Island or anywhere else in British Columbia and need a Wedding photographer and videographer?

I offer both wedding photography and videography and I would love to chat with you about how I could capture your big day! Let’s work together and customize a package that is just right for you!