A wedding is a once in a lifetime event. One remembers the beautiful and delicate ceremony fondly. Simply taking photographs is not enough. To better preserve these memories, to share them with kids and to simply relive the moment, videography is the best option. Videography captures the wedding ceremony, the reception, the tender moments of affection and sentiment between the bride and the groom and the families in an unobtrusive manner for posterity.

Wedding Videography can record the wedding ceremony, the reception, as well as the associated revelry in detail. It helps remember the wedding vows, the exchange of rings, and the walk down the aisle, the toasting, and the tinkling laughter years after the wedding. Hence, it is important to hire a professional wedding videographer who can do justice to the entire event and create an excellent masterpiece that one can cherish forever. The wedding videographer is today an integral part of every wedding as he plans the entire filming to capture important images and emotions.

Wedding videography first made its appearance in the 1980s with advancement in video technology. Only keen hobbyists pursued videography as the film and equipment was bulky and expensive. Bright lights and an assistant were required to shoot wedding videos. Editing and making copies resulted in loss of recorded material and poor image quality. Technological improvisations made the video camera portable and a part of every home. The first wedding videographies were essentially home movies shot by close friends of the couple. The cameras could shoot only small films and that too without sound. Making wedding videos was a costly affair with few professional videographers around.

Today professional wedding videographers shoot weddings with the expertise and finesse of Hollywood directors. They place a number of cameras to get the best angles and on site sound equipment to capture every spoken word between the couple and the guests during the wedding. Post filming, they conduct expert editing and highlight segments to make the wedding film interesting and entertaining. VHS and DVD are the two different types of videography available today. Most videographers will convert the videotape to DVD for a nominal amount. The DVD is longer lasting with better picture quality and image resolution.

Wedding videography now includes elaborate photomontages, thematic films, music videos, and family histories of the bride and groom. Simplistic styles can be in the form of a plain vanilla documentary style videography that is a mere presentation of the event, but is not the preferred style for obvious reasons. An expertly filmed wedding videography can be in the form of a story, perfectly edited with special effects, graphics, and sound bites for dramatic effect. The introduction of digital technology has made it possible to produce slick videos with special audio and video effects for greater impact.

When choosing a wedding videographer review samples of his previous work before short listing. Price should not be the only consideration since shooting a wedding video requires creativity and skill to understand the tenderness and sensitivity of the event. The chosen videographer must have the skills, latest technology and interest in his work to produce the best possible results. Involve the videographer in your wedding preparations and discuss the exact nature of the wedding videography you want. This will avoid confusion and the result will be a piece of art treasured by future generations as an heirloom.