It’s quite ironic but there is for the most part a general feeling of animosity between many wedding photographers and their videography counterparts. My guess is that a lot of them feel like they are competing with one another during the wedding and so they either get in each other’s way or they are jealous of the fact they have to share the attention of the bridal party.
For many years I personally thought the use of a videographer during a wedding was a little over-rated. Perhaps I struggled to see the value in what they produced for their clients. It seemed like a lot of what was created was shot poorly and incredibly clichéd.
Clearly it shouldn’t have to be this way and so it’s always a pleasant surprise to find a videographer who not only produces a high-quality product but is also a pleasure to work with. One such outfit is Power Productions headed up by Dave Power and his partner Erin.
I’ve now worked with Dave and Erin on a number of occasions, shooting both weddings and commercial assignments together, and in every instance they have been far superior to the majority of videographers I’ve experienced.
Interestingly, I now believe there are elements of a wedding that videography can do better than photography. Certainly the vows and speeches are best recorded with video. But then there is also a certain dynamic that occurs between people that is often nicely displayed through moving pictures rather than just stills.
What I love about Power Productions is that they are quietly discreet and unobtrusive preferring to document in a more candid and natural style, not unlike ourselves. And they are experienced enough to be able to contribute to the lighting and composition of a subject that is so important in getting the best shot.
What’s more, shooting on the latest high-end high-definition video equipment, they will ensure the necessary time and effort goes into the editing process so that the final DVD reflects your personalities. And they’ll achieve it in the way that only professionals can do - capturing the fun you had on your wedding day along with all those romantically intimate moments shared between you and your spouse.
The end result will be a video you will treasure. Watch it over and over as you fondly recall your day!