Annalaskev Photography

SHOULD I HIRE A WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHER?

A Wedding Video is THE best way to preserve the memory of the event.

There’s a 99% chance that if you’re getting married you’re also hiring a photographer. Why is that? To preserve the memory of a day that is over so quickly. While photographers do a great job of capturing moments, they are fleeting. It’s a single moment without context, a before or an after.

Just think about this: A Wedding Videographer captures 24 photos every second that the camera is rolling. Those are a lot of images! And you get to see them play out in a sequence so you can see the change in expression, the difference in light, sound and a whole lot more. Video captures the nuances in behaviour and reactions that photos simply cannot. In fact, I’m coming across more couples who realize this and they are hiring and photographer and videographer.

Emma&Jussi

Summer 2022, Espoo

Angella&Jonny

Summer 2019, Vasa

A Good Wedding Videographer Tells a Story

Those 24 images per second mean that we are constantly capturing a sequence of moments. Those sequences combine to create stories. And those stories tell us who you are, where you were, what you did and why you did it.

My wedding films are so much more than just “wedding videos”. I want to create something that reflects your personalities in an authentic way. If a stranger were to watch your film, I’d want them to feel like they got to know you. Why is this important? Because over time you’ll change. In thirty years time you’ll be different people but you’ll always have a wedding film to remind you who you were and why you chose to spend the rest of your lives together.

A wedding is a pivotal moment in your life and a wedding film is an anchor that takes you back to that moment. We show our wedding video to our children all the time because they love learning about who we are and where they come from. They loves seeing all their relatives and our friends dancing and having fun. We all have our own personal histories, and we’re lucky to have the means to record them.

A Wedding Videographer is a SOUND recordist too!

You don’t just see a wedding, you hear it. Sound helps to recall so many memories and it makes sense to record them as well. This is a huge reason why is is important to hire a wedding videographer. We are likely the only people at your wedding who will be professionally recording your vows, speeches, letters and other great moments that you will never hear again.

Watch my films, and listen to how important sound is. I use it as the base of our narrative and it’s what I edit before I even touch the visuals. Sound is 50% of the experience that deliver and you’re getting twice the sensory stimulation that photography can provide.

Martta&Pauli

Summer 2022, Vantaa

Sanna&Tuomas

Summer 2022, Ähtäri

Wedding Cinematographers Capture Movement.

This goes back to the whole 24 images every second thing. Movement is a huge differentiator between photography and videography. How did you walk down the aisle? How did you guys move for your first dance? How did you laugh? How did you cry? How crazy did your friend get at the party? Seeing these actions in motion, either again or for the first time is priceless. We communicate mostly through body language and you simply can’t see those amazing moments again without the movement being captured.

Wedding Cinematographers Capture Movement.

This goes back to the whole 24 images every second thing. Movement is a huge differentiator between photography and videography. How did you walk down the aisle? How did you guys move for your first dance? How did you laugh? How did you cry? How crazy did your friend get at the party? Seeing these actions in motion, either again or for the first time is priceless. We communicate mostly through body language and you simply can’t see those amazing moments again without the movement being captured.

I also give my cameras motion to guide you through the wedding experience. These movements reveal details, change perspective and add emotion to scenes. Movement changes with energy, sometimes synchronizing with music or just the general feeling of the action. Life is never static and neither are I when I film weddings. I want to take you on a ride through the most incredible day of your lives! And I’m the only person at your wedding with the technology and skill to do so.

Milla&Toni

Summer 2022, Helsinki

Eeva-Liisa&Ari

Summer 2022, Oulu

Wedding Cinematographers Capture Movement.

This goes back to the whole 24 images every second thing. Movement is a huge differentiator between photography and videography. How did you walk down the aisle? How did you guys move for your first dance? How did you laugh? How did you cry? How crazy did your friend get at the party? Seeing these actions in motion, either again or for the first time is priceless. We communicate mostly through body language and you simply can’t see those amazing moments again without the movement being captured.

I also give my cameras motion to guide you through the wedding experience. These movements reveal details, change perspective and add emotion to scenes. Movement changes with energy, sometimes synchronizing with music or just the general feeling of the action. Life is never static and neither are I when I film weddings. I want to take you on a ride through the most incredible day of your lives! And I’m the only person at your wedding with the technology and skill to do so.

By Hiring a Wedding Videographer, You’ll get a Whole New Perspective of your Wedding Day.

A wedding film isn’t just about re-living an experience. It’s also about seeing it from another perspective. We are that fly on the wall at each moment of the day, whether you are there or not. We’ve had our own wedding and we know that there is so much to miss.

When you’re thinking about whether or not to hire a wedding videographer, think about all those moment’s you’ll miss. From not being with each other when you’re getting ready to not seeing the reaction on your parents faces as you say your vows. You might be getting some fresh air while the party is raging on or you might be having photos during the cocktail hour. You only get to experience a small part of your wedding day. But by having your wedding filmed, you get to see it all! Oh, and you might get to see some cool aerial shots too!

Christine&Joonas

Summer 2022, Tampere

Juulianna&Timo

Summer 2021, Kuopio

Our creativity can add to the experience of the day.

A Wedding Videographer can often come up with creative ideas for you to enjoy your day. For example, an interview or lifestyle shoot might reveal small details about your individual perspectives that might not be known otherwise. Your nerves about reading your vows might mean that we suggest that you to stage a “mini-elopement” during the day.

I have no intention of making your big day into a film set, but I have been present at hundreds of weddings and know what works and what doesn’t.  Planning a wedding is hard work but I can bring in some fresh ideas and inspire you to think of something that’ll make your experience more enjoyable.

When you wake up on the morning after your wedding day you’ll think about how fast the day went. How all that planning and preparation is done. Post wedding blues is actually a thing by the way! Knowing you’ll be able to re-live the whole experience again will be a huge relief. And whether you work with me or one of the many many fantastic vendors in Europe, I guarantee you won’t regret the decision.