This is one thing that I am SO SO GLAD we did. We're going to be able to watch footage from our wedding - getting ready, the ceremony, reception - for years to come.
If we have kids we'll get to show them someday. And they'll be like wow, mom and dad. Y'all were awesome. Haha.
I know that video is not necessary. A lot of people opt out of getting a videographer, but I knew that is was crucial for us and was worth every penny. Yes, I love pictures, but there's just something about video that I just adore.
The video captured moments that I didn't remember because so much happened that day or things that I would have never known about - like Jordan and his guys joking around in the groom's room, Jordan literally taking my breath away when he put the ring on my finger, the looks of love we gave each other.
When we focused on remembering what Christ did for us through communion during the ceremony, Jordan was praying (so just I could hear) and messed up what he was saying three times in a row, which I would have never remembered if it wasn't caught on video. Jordan had a microphone on him just for the video so we could hear what we were saying to each other later. We cracked up about it. I love it.
Our videographer was Josh Sliffe. You can use the link from the videos above to go see his other videos. He does videography for The Summit Church and it is amazing. Usually his website is joshsliffe.com, but it seems to be under construction. So I'd just go to the vimeo site if you're interested.
I also know another talented videographer who is one of our friends - Derrick Green. Like Josh, he is in the Raleigh area but I'm sure they are willing to travel. Both guys happen to love the Lord, so that's a plus too in my book. :)
If you're getting a videographer, you should read the contract very carefully. One thing I loved about Josh's contract was that I knew we were going to get a highlight video, I knew we could get multiple copies of the ceremony video, and I knew we would be getting ALL of the footage on an external hard drive. Also, he brought two assistants so he could have help and have multiple angles. Just know what you're signing up for when you do it.