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The Top 10 Must-Have Shots for Your Wedding Video


I've filmed hundreds of weddings, and I've seen every different wedding shot you can imagine in this post I want to break down 10 Must-Have shots for your wedding video. While there are countless shots and moments that you may want to include in your wedding video, there are a few key shots that are essential for any wedding video. Here are the top 10 must-have shots for your wedding video:

  1. The bride and groom getting ready: The excitement and anticipation leading up to the ceremony is a special part of the day. Make sure to include shots of the bride and groom getting ready, as well as any special traditions or rituals that take place before the ceremony. Let's face it a wedding day is hectic, and this is the part of the day most of our couples tell us that they don't even remember.

  2. The ceremony and vows: The ceremony is one of the most important parts of the day, and it is essential to have it captured on video. Make sure to include shots of the ceremony itself, as well as the exchange of vows and rings.

  3. The first dance: My opinion on first dances changed DRASTICALLY when my daughter was born, the dances have quickly become by favorite thing to shoot, they are so intimate and emotional. The first dance as a married couple is a special moment that you will want to remember forever.

  4. The reception and speeches: The reception is a time for celebration and fun, and it is important to capture these moments on video. Make sure to include shots of the reception, including the cutting of the cake, the bouquet and garter toss, and any special speeches or performances.

  5. Special traditions or activities: If your wedding includes any special traditions or activities, such as a unity candle or sand ceremony, make sure to include these in your wedding video. These moments add a personal touch to your wedding and are a great way to share your cultural or religious traditions with your loved ones.

  6. The venue and decorations: The venue and decorations are an important part of the overall aesthetic of your wedding. Make sure to include shots of the venue and decorations to give your wedding video a cohesive look and feel.

  7. The details: From the dress and flowers to the invitations and favors, the details of your wedding are what make it unique and special. Make sure to include shots of these details to add personality and character to your wedding video.

  8. The candid moments: In addition to the key moments of the day, make sure to include shots of candid moments and interactions between the bride and groom, as well as their family and friends. These moments add a personal and authentic touch to your wedding video.

  9. The sunset or night shots: If your wedding takes place at sunset or after dark, make sure to include shots of the sunset or night sky. These shots add a romantic and magical touch to your wedding video.

  10. The ending: Make sure to include a shot of the bride and groom leaving the reception, as this is the final moment of the day. This shot adds closure to your wedding video and gives it a sense of completion.

Our philosophy on wedding videography is that each video is custom and deeply personal, so some of these shots might not matter for one couple but may be a must-have for other couples. By including these key shots, you can be sure to capture the most important moments of your big day and create a wedding video that you will cherish for years to come. Want to learn more about having us film your wedding? Click here: blakepollino.com/contact

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