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Should I choose photography or videography service for my wedding?

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

Most couples decide to go for photography before doing any research to weigh out the value and importance of videography service first. They always hire a photographer first and then decide whether to go for a videographer or not. This, in my humble opinion, is wrong! Why? Let me explain. While wedding photography is a popular service, it has its limitations. You will end up with hundreds of photos of your wedding with people, groups, objects, settings and so on and that’s OK too. Photos like this for example:

You can go through them so many times, show and share them on social media and that’s as far as you go with them. They are just some lifeless stills. Yes, they look nice but there is no way a wedding photo album can compete with a wedding video highlight. Look at this video highlight for the same wedding you can see photos in this article and judge for yourself.

Is professional wedding videography expensive?

Prices for wedding videography service vary. Depending on who you hire for the job, would it be a freelancer or a video production company? While the latter sounds a bit fancy and expensive but believe me companies often offer packages for both videography and photography services that cannot be beaten. Because they can afford to reduce their prices to drive their competitors out of their market or at least be competitive. So it always pays to do a bit of research before hiring a videographer.

Do video production companies film weddings?

The short answer is yes, they do. And what’s more, they often are very competitive in offering reasonably priced packages for both videography and photography services. A video production company hires highly skilled cinematographers and photographers who are very good at what they do. They don’t work as a one-man band and they greatly care to uphold a high reputation for themselves because, apart from weddings, they also take on corporate and large clients for other fields and the last thing they want is to get a bad review. My company Afrang Media Productions LLC, for example, is a review-conscious company. Meaning, they often bend over backwards to satisfy their clients and the last thing they want is an unhappy customer or client. So for that reason alone, you can rest assured that they will take all measures to make sure your wedding or special event goes smoothly and that you are 100% satisfied with the work they produce.

What is the difference between a wedding photography and videography package and a single service price?

A wedding videography and photography service is always cheaper. If you were to hire a photographer for a typical 8-hour wedding the going rate would be about $300 - $500 per hour. So if we calculate the average between $300 - $500 per hour, then the cost will probably come to around $3200 for just photography. However, if you chose a package that offers both services, then you would probably save a couple of thousands and can enjoy both services. Furthermore, you’d only be dealing with one company who will take care of everything for you from start to finish. Here is a link to our pricing and plans so you can have an idea of prices on some packages.

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