How focusing only on the couple, can leave your wedding film feeling unbalanced.
When local Cincinnati bride Lisa K. heard the question, she paused and then repeated it back. “If I didn’t have my wedding captured on video, what would I have missed the most? Wow, I never thought of that”. she replied. “I think getting to see both of our families gather in one room, that’s probably never going to happen again. But in particular, getting to see my grandparents there, and being in the moment with them.” They’re both in their late 80’s. I want to remember their faces celebrating with us”
This question reminded Lisa that family is one of the most fundamental aspects of our lives. Einstein said it best; “The family is the nucleus of civilization.” And when it comes to a wedding, family plays an even more crucial role. A wedding is not just the union of two individuals, but also the coming together of two families. By featuring them in the wedding film, we immortalize their love and support for generations to come. The children and grandchildren of the newlyweds will be able to look back on the film and see the faces of those who came before them, who helped shape their family’s history.
Look for the the family component in a wedding film and see if it’s there. The decision to feature mainly the couple in a wedding film depends on the videographer’s style, but to leave out the family presence in the wedding film is to neglect an essential element of the story.
Photo courtesy of We Choose the Moon Photography
Even if a family member has passed away, we still want to make sure they’re featured in the wedding film.
Here’s Anna and Jeff from March 4, 2023 at the Transept in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anna had lost her father Bob 7 years earlier. We added in not only photos, but also a short video clip of her Dad at the beach. Her voiceover about him completes the story.