by Sharon Auld
Tip #13 – Consider a hiring a wedding videographer for your mountain wedding.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. You’ve chosen the beautiful and scenic rocky mountains as your wedding backdrop and you’re marrying the love of your life; why not capture it all on video? You’ve probably hired a photographer and that’s fantastic, but you may also want to have a living record of your special day that you can watch again for years to come.
It’s becoming increasingly popular for couples wanting to document their special day on video and this is especially true for mountain weddings. With couples coming to the Canadian Rockies from all over the world, it’s inevitable that some friends and family may not be able to make the trip. What better way to share your wedding with these important people in your life than a wedding video – it’s almost as good as being right there! Videos capture the emotions and events as they happen.
Many couples getting married in the Rockies are planning adventure weddings. Whether that means a wedding on the ski slopes or a ceremony high on a rocky peak only accessible by helicopter, there’s nothing more precious than being able to share your intimate ceremony with your loved ones. So really, you don’t have to miss out on your dreams of having an adventure wedding and your grandparents, who may not be comfortable flying in a helicopter, still, can watch you get married. Most videographers in the rocky mountains are active and comfortable going just about anywhere with you to capture your day.
Whether you are planning a small, intimate elopement or a church ceremony in the mountains, most videographers can accommodate your needs. Most offer a wide variety of services, whether it’s to capture your ceremony only, or to be there for the entire day and not miss a single, precious moment.
So what can you expect to pay? Every company is a little different in their services and what they offer. You can find services starting at $500. for a small elopement ceremony and up to approximately $2500. for full packages. Keep in mind that services offered can vary greatly and it’s best to consult with a couple videographers to see what works best for you.
How to choose a videographer? Videographers offer several different styles of video, from “fly on the wall”, reality type videos, to cinematic, straight-cut videos, to artistic, documentary style videos or anywhere in between. Many videographers will spend hours editing your video to offer you a beautiful, professional production. Videos can also be personalized or have all sorts of special effects added. Choose a videographer that fits your budget, that you’re comfortable with and that you communicate well with. Of course, it’s important you like their style too! Most videographers will have videos on their website that you can watch or you can view their portfolio to gain a better idea of their style.
Here are a couple links of rocky mountain videographers to get you started finding the right person to capture your special day:
Banff and area
Jasper and area
Fast Forward Productions 1 709 424-8567
H2O Video Productions 780-852-4226
If you know of other wedding videographers that service the rocky mountains, feel free to post them in the comments section. Contact us Naturally Chic, at 1.888.679.9056 (Toll-free in North America) for all your wedding planning needs.