The benefits of hiring a Videographer and Photographer Team for your wedding day

Having worked together creatively for many years we’ve found a really cohesive style as a Wedding Videography and Photography Team. We really believe that the matching look of the final product that you receive is one of the biggest benefits of booking us a creative duo. Documenting your wedding results in a story being told about your day and when those stories align it makes those memories so much stronger.

5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Photography and Videography Team

Generally, the most significant decision right after you select your date and venue is who to hire to document your day? In this article, we want to discuss what are the benefits of hiring IVY LEAF for both your wedding videography and photography needs in a combined wedding package. Here are our 5 reasons you should consider bundling your wedding photography and video package.

  1. Shared Vision
  2. Same Priorities
  3. Teamwork
  4. One contract
  5. Discounts

1) Shared Vision, Edit and Style to both photos & film

Booking a combined package to include a photographer and videographer with us ensures you have a team with a shared vision in how we will approach documenting your day. We always spend time as a team before the wedding discussing how we plan to approach documenting your wedding day.

We share very much the same vision and creative approach to documenting a wedding which you can see in our showreel on our ABOUT US page.  We’ve also been working together for many years.  Consequently, we know how best to achieve our clients shared vision. Furthermore, this generally means you have a much more consistent shooting and editing style. Independent photographer and videographer teams will each have their own way of shooting and editing. This can mean couples can be left with distinctly different looking finished products.  It’s just something to bear in mind when hiring independent firms.  Ultimately the final film and photographs are to tell the story of your wedding day. If your wedding photographs have a completely different vibe than your wedding video, the story can become a little blurred.

By choosing to hire IVY LEAF for a combined wedding package, there will be consistency and cohesiveness to both the shooting style and finished edited products.  This can be harder to get from two individual companies.

Here is a sample wedding that shows the style consistency between photo and video:

2) Same Priorities and Accountability

With separate firms wanting to deliver the best final products they possibly can for their couples it is understandable that they may have separate priorities to each other.   As a result, they can sometimes compete for similar angles and shots or unintentionally get in each other’s way.  They will also be sharing limited time with a couple on a busy wedding day. This can be tough if not used to working together.

To give you an example we had an unfortunate situation where a videographer stepped right in front of us during the bridal entrance nearly blocking our view. Although a literal army roll has saved us in these scenarios, it could have been avoided.  It was never intentional, it was just they had their own priorities and didn’t think about ours.  So at that time, their priorities competed with ours as we were both in the same place at the same time.

By hiring IVY LEAF Wedding Photo and Film, we essentially align these separate priorities. Both the photographer and videographer want to create the best possible final combination of products.  Because we have a shared vision we will be co-operating and not competing to make sure everything runs smoothly and get the best footage required from both photography and filming.

This combined photography and videography also makes just the one company 100% responsible and accountable for the final results.  The quality of the product can’t be affected by someone with different priorities.

3) Teamwork, Communication & Anticipation

We have experience of working together as a team to orchestrate your wedding day.  So we are able to maximise on coverage for film and photo and avoiding issues that can compromise the end products. Whilst we love working alongside other creatives, our years of working together means that we can anticipate each other’s needs and share time, communicate, and coordinate much more effectively than two firms that may not get to work together often.

A sports team that has played together for years are statistically more likely to win a match than a bunch of strangers. The concept is the same for documenting your day.

4) One vendor, one invoice, one contract

Using IVY LEAF for both your photography and cinematography will cut your admin in half.  This means more time to deal with the fun and exciting things you have going on. Why? Well, you will only be dealing with one vendor. That means you’ll just have one set of people to communicate with.  You’ll only have the one contract to read and sign.  Just the one invoice to keep track of and the one set of details to provide. Booking your wedding photography and videography separately essentially doubles your admin, and increases the amount of time spent communicating. Your time is precious, and we’re sure there are 101 more fun things out there for you to do.

5) Wedding Photography and Film Discounts

Providing a combined wedding service at IVY LEAF means we don’t have as many overheads.  This gives us the unique ability to help you, our clients save money. We have the potential to save you money when you book both your wedding photography and videography together in comparison to individual firms.  That means more money for flowers, details, decorations, or that extra pair of shoes you’ve had your eye on.

Conclusion

We hope we explained the benefits of booking a Wedding Videography and Photography Team.  Don’t get us wrong, we love working with other creatives. However, we have now come to a conclusion through our many years of experience that we actually work best together.  Primarily this is why IVY LEAF as a studio offers both photography and videography services.  If you have already booked a photographer or videographer and now thinking you should have booked the same company – don’t panic.  We love meeting new people in the industry.  Just let us know who we’ll be working with.  We can then reach out to them to make a plan together for the day.

BENEFITS OF A VIDEOGRAPHY AND PHOTOGRAPHY TEAM

Working together creatively we’ve found a cohesive style as a wedding videography and photography duo. We believe this really benefits our couples.

STYLE & APPROACH

We'll spend time as a team before the wedding discussing how we plan to approach documenting your wedding day.

COMMUNICATION

We have experience of working together as a team to help orchestrate your wedding day.

ONE CONTRACT

Booking IVY LEAF as a team results in one contract and less admin for you.

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