Thursday, February 2, 2012

November Wedding - A Learning Experience

Yesterday I got asked AGAIN to do a video/photo combo at a wedding in September, so I thought that I would re-post this blog :)

If you don't already know by now, my day job is that I am a high school special education teacher. As if I don't already have enough to do with a 2-year-old and the extra duties I took on at school before she was born (that I haven't been able to talk my admin out of yet - hint hint, if you are reading this), I decided that I would further my summer business of wedding videography.

Last April, I bought an SLR to help me with HD Video. In order to figure out how to use it, I had to learn the art of the SLR. Hence came my new photog friends and then my new love for photo. As I was starting to get into this, some people at work asked me to help them out with senior photos. Then, my co-worker Lexie mentioned she was looking for someone to do photo and video for her wedding. She was willing to let me experiment as my first wedding doing both - SOLO.

Let me tell you.  It was a beautiful wedding! And it was fun!  But, I don't know how many of those I will do again, unless I have a 2nd shooter.  I was worried the ENTIRE time that I would miss something. But, I think it turned out great and she loved them, too. YAY! If you want to see any of my "reviews", you can always click the "Wedding Wire" link to the right...

I learned a lot of what I liked and what I didn't like. I also got a lot of tips on wedding photography from my photography friends.  There are a lot of things that are different from being the videographer and just following the bride around.  One of my favorite tips was to make sure that I had one designated person to ask who different family members were (in case I forgot). I wanted to make sure I had a lot of shots of them in both photo and video so the bride and groom could remember who was there. I have used my favorite pictures before in some posts, so I tried to pick new ones for this post that you may have not seen before.

Here was their demo video! (Done to a song that her sister sang at the wedding)

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