The Difference Between Videographers & Photographers

Did you just get engaged? (Congrats!) Are you starting to look at vendors and wondering how on earth to narrow it all down!!? That’s the equally fun & (sometimes) overwhelming part of wedding planning. 

I wanted to share the difference between videographers & photographers in this blog post!

Hopefully this will bring clarity to the media vendors on your day, and help you make the decisions that are best for you! 

wedding graphic with the copy "the difference between videographers & photographers" on it

The main thing I urge my clients to think about is: what are you going to want to look back on in 5, 10 or 15 years from now?

Unlike other vendors, you invest in videographers and photographers not exclusively for what we bring to your day but for the ability to re-experience your day over & over in the years to come. 

I’d argue that makes your media choices some of the most important vendor choices for your day! 

So how do you decide if you want a photographer…a videographer…or both! 

Let’s break down the difference between videographers & photographers so you can make an informed decision that feels good for your wedding day! 

Engaged couple walking in a field by Dallas wedding videographer Cydne Robinson Films

A Photographer is there to capture your wedding day in still moments.

Photographers are skilled at capturing moments in time that you will want to relive later. They are also really good at directing timelines & getting family members invested in group photos. They are creating heirloom art from your day that you will hang on the walls of your future home, and share the story of your big day. I love and appreciate what photographers do, and always love shooting alongside them. Some of my favorite photographers are Maria Rogers in Dallas and Amber Garrett in Las Vegas. 

A Videographer is there to capture the full experience of your day.

You know when your iPhone pops up a video from a fun event in the past? And you find yourself smiling at the memory? You’re immediately transported to a moment you absolutely loved through the film & sounds on the recording. That is what wedding videography gives you.

One day, if you have kids they will ask you about your wedding day, and you can turn on the TV and show them

Wedding couple at the alter in Las Vegas for special day

If you’re to ask my personal opinion, I think it’s really crucial to have BOTH videographers and photographers at your wedding day. This is an investment that you’re making for the rest of your life, not just on the day. A wedding cake gets eaten, a dance floor gets torn down, your wedding dress will go in a box – but your images & videos allow you access to relive your favorite day over & over. 

I know that both aren’t in every budget, so I hope going over the difference between videographers & photographers helps you make an informed decision! 

Couple in front of a colorful wall for their Las Vegas wedding

Did you just get engaged? (Congrats!) Are you starting to look at vendors and wondering how on earth to narrow it all down!!? That’s the equally fun & (sometimes) overwhelming part of wedding planning. 

I wanted to share the difference between videographers & photographers in this blog post!

Hopefully this will bring clarity to the media vendors on your day, and help you make the decisions that are best for you! 

wedding graphic with the copy "the difference between videographers & photographers" on it

The main thing I urge my clients to think about is: what are you going to want to look back on in 5, 10 or 15 years from now?

Unlike other vendors, you invest in videographers and photographers not exclusively for what we bring to your day but for the ability to re-experience your day over & over in the years to come. 

I’d argue that makes your media choices some of the most important vendor choices for your day! 

So how do you decide if you want a photographer…a videographer…or both! 

Let’s break down the difference between videographers & photographers so you can make an informed decision that feels good for your wedding day! 

Engaged couple walking in a field by Dallas wedding videographer Cydne Robinson Films

A Photographer is there to capture your wedding day in still moments.

Photographers are skilled at capturing moments in time that you will want to relive later. They are also really good at directing timelines & getting family members invested in group photos. They are creating heirloom art from your day that you will hang on the walls of your future home, and share the story of your big day. I love and appreciate what photographers do, and always love shooting alongside them. Some of my favorite photographers are Maria Rogers in Dallas and Amber Garrett in Las Vegas. 

A Videographer is there to capture the full experience of your day.

You know when your iPhone pops up a video from a fun event in the past? And you find yourself smiling at the memory? You’re immediately transported to a moment you absolutely loved through the film & sounds on the recording. That is what wedding videography gives you.

One day, if you have kids they will ask you about your wedding day, and you can turn on the TV and show them

Wedding couple at the alter in Las Vegas for special day

If you’re to ask my personal opinion, I think it’s really crucial to have BOTH videographers and photographers at your wedding day. This is an investment that you’re making for the rest of your life, not just on the day. A wedding cake gets eaten, a dance floor gets torn down, your wedding dress will go in a box – but your images & videos allow you access to relive your favorite day over & over. 

I know that both aren’t in every budget, so I hope going over the difference between videographers & photographers helps you make an informed decision! 

Couple in front of a colorful wall for their Las Vegas wedding

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