The Problem With Videographers
The dream is to possess a discreet documentary wedding videographer capture your day, the matter is these people are rare.
We’ve all seen them. Wedding videographers who cause you to cringe as a guest and vow you’ll never have one like that at your own wedding. you are feeling pitying the couple at the time, you think that someone should ‘have a word’ with them and tell them to prevent spoiling the day for the guests, who can’t see what’s happening during the key moments. In short, your blood is starting to boil.
Well, now’s the time to select your videographer and above every supplier you would like to book- you would like to form sure you don’t find yourself with one among them behind the camera. Thankfully you landed on us.
Our entire filming ethos is made around first and foremost being discreet on the day. We are constantly conscious of guest eye lines, not contributing to feelings of tension during what are often a highly emotional day for our couples and not disturbing proceedings by drawing any attention to ourselves. Our aim, quite simply, is that the bulk of your guests won’t even know you’re having a marriage film made on the day.
As switched on professionals, we’re in tune with couples and guests feelings on the day, if people see us filming them we will sense the unease, we simply advance and film something else. We don’t want them to feel awkward on the marriage day and successively we might feel awkward ourselves knowing they know we are filming- a lose lose situation.
A bride and groom embrace tightly outside
Our Experience Creates Subtleness
Videography is hugely different to photography when it involves asking for shots. Whilst you'll got to pose for a few of these more stunning photographs, with video it’s all about capturing the small in between moments, these got to be natural. So what’s the simplest thanks to capture naturally beautiful wedding footage? By not interrupting, being in your face with a camera or staging anything.
We’re not complete animals though, we would like you to seem your best on film, and who wouldn’t on their day . So we do offer guidance like where to steer through that has the simplest light but that’s it, from then on we shoot it how it happens.
Our discretion goes deeper than that, our equipment and footprint is additionally influenced by not being seen as ‘the video person’ during the day. We film on small cameras, probably smaller than your photographers, yet still capture all the action in 4k and HD definition. We’re probably more discreet than your photographer the whole day. We don’t use on camera microphones either- just to feature to guests ease. People don’t feel too uncomfortable when the photographer’s around, perhaps because they know it’s only getting to be a selected moment being captured which there’s no sound of them being recorded too, this makes them act more natural so we would like to mirror that level of comfort they need with their photo being taken but with video. Not having on camera microphones may be a small but subtle way of achieving this with guests and couples.
For the foremost part we film handheld except during speeches and ceremonies- where you'd assume the video guy goes to use a tripod anyway so we don’t look out of place. Using tripods also means we don’t move around you during your ceremony, we cause such a lot less noise and movement than even the simplest photographers do. Being on tripods also gives us the benefit on having the ability to shoot on longer length camera lenses- thus we will be at the rear of the aisle beyond guest views or off to the side and still capture the action perfectly. The added bonus for your photos is that we won’t be in their shots either, your photographer will love us- a win win all round by everyone involved within the entire day!
A blonde haired bride smiles warmly during a garden area
What past Couples Say
Some of our Google reviews, well quite lot of them infact, point to only how good we are at being near invisible on the day. There’s a some below which at the time of scripting this post are simply the three latest reviews we received:
‘Confetti and Silk blend into the background on the day but manage to capture everything. You’d hardly know they were there.’
‘The team were excellent on the day they blended in so well with our guests and captured all the small moments that we omitted on.
I have been to some weddings within the past where the videographer and therefore the photographer block views and are really quite intrusive, the Reel Irish Wedding aren’t like this in the least . They were a joy to possess with us on the day.’
‘Couldn’t have wished for better videographers – they were super chilled and relaxed on the day (which is simply what you would like when getting ready!), blended into the background with our guests but got the foremost beautiful shots.’
Your Next Step
We could continue quoting but we won’t. So if you’re after a top quality wedding film, created with none drama, and don’t want your wedding to show into a movie set contact us now and let’s have a talk about how things work.
Derek Lawless is a professional Wedding Videographer based in the Garden of Ireland, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.