When it comes to weddings, every attendant desires to capture the moments. The popularity of good quality cameras and smartphones means that everybody can use them in weddings. Are there any guidelines that guests should adhere to? We sought suggestions from our experts and this is what they had to say.
Steve Schumacher says that while guests may enjoy recording exclusive moments on video; this distracts them from watching the event in real time. He suggests that even though weddings have a designated videographer, it is important to give the professionals enough space to do their work.
Next on line is Brandon Esparza who says that videographers include a clause indicating that they have been given the mandate to record the event’s video. To the audience he says, capturing shots while seated goes a long way in preventing a situation where guests mount video gear and probably end up blocking the main videographer.
Josh Rainwater reiterates the importance of allowing limited people to record the event. His opinion is that they are most likely to capture something that the videographer was not able to spot. After all, having limited cameras for a wedding event restricts the magnitude of captured memories; while having several cameras means that different people can shoot from different angles. He goes on to say that this helps create all inclusive memories.
Finally Mat Hawley says; wedding preparations can take a toll on the bride and groom. The fact that they hired a videographer should be enough indication that they trust them to deliver excellent work. He has some good advice for the couple when he says; the wedding day goes by rather fast. Couples should enjoy it while the videographer and his team capture the moments.
Following these tips enables both the official videographers and guests to coexist during the event.