Wedding Photography vs. Videography: What’s More Important for My Big Day?

Ah, the good ol’ question every couple asks themselves at some point during the wedding preparation process: “Babe, should we opt for wedding photography or videography services?”

If you’re struggling to answer this very question with your partner, you’re not alone. Couples across the nation generally struggle to figure out which option is worth investing in and which one they can skip without regrets.

In this blog, we’ll help you make an informed decision that’s right for your big day. Let’s get into it!

Ask Yourself: “Can I Stitch Memories Together From Photos?”

a couple embracing in a field after their wedding ceremony
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Some people have the uncanny ability to simply look at a set of photos and easily visualize how an event played out. If you and your partner can stitch memories together from photos, invest in wedding photography.

However, this is a slippery slope. Your family and friends may not be able to recall the memories as precisely. Moreover, your future children will be left out entirely!

Ultimately, investing in both wedding photography and videography is the best call as it helps you both capture stunning moments and preserve the fluid experience of your big day. If you must decide, prioritize photos and opt for a shorter video as an added treat.

Ask Yourself: “Is My Wedding Intimate or Grand?”

a couple posing on their wedding day
couple wedding hall

Couples who have intimate weddings generally prefer photos over videos, whereas those who have grand weddings request both photos and videos. This is because there’s a lot going on at grand weddings. There’s so much planned that couples don’t want the best moments to be captured through photos alone.

However, this isn’t a set rule. It’s possible that you’re having an intimate wedding, but still want to capture the most wholesome, fun, and tender moments of the day through a video. Review your wedding planning and think of how you want to remember the big day: through photos, videos, or both?

Wedding speeches almost always have heartfelt moments and jokes that deserve to be preserved forever in video. Similarly, you don’t just want to visualize your wedding ceremony through a set of photos; you want to re-experience reading your vows to each other through a video. Discuss both options with your partner and make a decision that feels right.

Consult a Team of Professionals

If you’re still having trouble deciding, consult a team of professionals. At TLIC, we’ve covered hundreds of diverse weddings over the years. While most couples know what they want, some of them are undecided. They walk us through their wedding details and ask us to recommend a package that fits their needs.

Once you give us a call or visit us, we’ll request some information to get a better understanding of your big day. Based on these insights, we’ll recommend wedding photography, videography, or both. We offer a wide range of options.

If you choose wedding videography, you can choose among many options, such as a ceremony film, 1-minute film, raw footage, highlight film, live stream, vlog, or full feature film. You can also choose from different wedding photography packages, including wedding photo album, boudoir shoot, wedding photo box, two-day coverage, etc.

Take a closer look at our packages to figure out what works best for you. We also recommend browsing through our portfolio to decide if we’re the right pick for you. Let’s get started!

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