We are so excited to offer wedding videography to our JW brides now! This decision came with a bit of hesitation from me. Real talk: I thought that adding videography would cheapen our brand. Let me elaborate. I pride myself in giving my clients an elevated, high end gallery of images and I have found that when a company wears too many hats, each medium suffers. ONE STOP SHOP DJ, photo, video, glamzilla, catering, Photo Booth, wedding convention, day of planner extravaganzas!!!!!!!!!!!……were never really my scene. I subscribe to the thought that you choose something and you do it extremely well and become a craftsman/woman to your chosen trade and deliver a quality product every time. Plus, those types of vendors seem to only be interest in a quick buck and sometime it just felt a little too “slick” for me. “COME IN NOW AND GET A BRAND NEW CAR!!!!”
Although Eddy has always shot video for personal work and other endeavors, I had never considered adding it to our services. It wasn’t until I noticed that more often than not, videographers tend to shoot video that is WAY more dark and moody than my photos.
The different shooting styles also required different directing and prompts used on our couples on their wedding day. I felt that this led to “over directing” our couples and in some cases it led to an inorganic energy that I wasn’t a huge fan of.
I could only imagine that our couples would want a light, airy, and vibrant video which matched their beautiful gallery. It was then that I realized I could offer just that! Eddy is so talented it hurts sometimes and I was confident that whatever he touched would turn to gold, so I went ahead with plans to add a video option to our packages.
Once Eddy stepped in we realized that we can work alongside each other without disturbing the flow of the day. I could set up a scene and we both could get what we needed seamlessly because of our similar shooting styles. There was so much value in that that I couldn’t ignore. I know that it would be better for everyone if we could do this together all of the time. The easy and comfort of our already nervous couples was resulting in pure magic. Not only for the gallery of photos and beautiful videos but the vibe of the day. All I want for our clients is to have a happy and carefree day and I’m happy to have found a way to do that.