Wedding videos are one of the most important keepsakes from your wedding day. This is something that you will have to look back on 20 years from now with your kids (and grandkids). Its not just pictures – its also audio, candid clips of those most important to you – and its also music. Its a full production of your wedding day. Most of us do not spend a lot of time in front of a professional videographer, so a frequent concern we hear from couples is that they’re worried about looking awkward or not knowing what to do in front of their videographer.
At Blair Global Media, its important to us to capture the best moments of your wedding day in a simple, unobtrusive manner that captures you in your most authentic moments. As videographers, we are also able to capture “still photographs” from our video clips. This is why video is so versatile – we can produce both videos and fabulous photos of your entire wedding day. All the photos in this article are photos that we captured during the videography process (wedding photos taken in Ottawa, Canada).
Here are 5 ways to Look Effortlessly Perfect in Your Wedding Video (Even if You Feel Awkward!):
Get lost in your love. Sounds cliche, but it really helps with nerves. Stare at your honey, or give him a smooch! Sometimes the best video clips are captured when the two of you are in your own little world. You need to be able to not worry about what you look like and just have fun. Your video will be stellar if you just relax and let go a little.
Get Very Comfortable. Its important to set the stage early on. From the beginning to the end of the video, the aim is to have an effortless look that flows well. This includes the entire bridal party and getting them to look relaxed as well.
Limit alcohol intake. Yes, a few glasses of wine is just fine, but please no keg stands before we get a few shots of the two of you! It is true that a little liquor does help loosen you up, but there is a fine line between loosened and needing some serious makeup touch ups.
Be ready for anything. I’ve had brides pose on grand pianos and in other areas to make use of the various aesthetic surfaces in a room. Staying calm and being creative helps you get some of the best images and videos possible.
Finally, trust your videographer! As a professional videographer I am trained and groomed to see things differently. The camera will pick up images and color specifics of background landscapes that you may not be able to see. Just keep in mind that what your videographer sees will most likely be completely different then how you are looking at the setting. A well trained videographer is priceless for your wedding day!
Contact us to talk about ideas for your wedding video and photos.