If you didn’t know there is a stigma attached to documenting weddings. Especially if you’re a scene photographer or videographer capturing the coolest of the cool in the downtown clubs and Brooklyn Lofts. As wedding videos go, it’s document at your own risk. If you’re not careful you might just get your hipster pass revoked. As a result the best tend to only shoot weddings for friends and the occasional client. After which they are discreetly passed to the client in some digital back alley in the hopes that it disappears into digital anonymity. Some however like the recent Dj Sanchez wedding posted on Lastnightsparty go against contemporary wisdom and put it all out there. It should be mentioned that it was posted with a disclaimer “Even DJ’s get married” as if to highlight the reason for this particular exception. The fact is when you break it down in terms of the elements of storytelling there are few things more rewarding than documenting a wedding. Great locations, dramatic costumes, family drama, and intense love. And the clients tend to be less critical than corporate clients granted you capture a few key moments.
Sounds like all we need is someone who is willing to embrace the Wedding video and make it theirs. Well someone did. Today I came across a wedding video from A.G. Garza that was quite good. A.G. specializes in the wedding video and I say good for him. I posted one of his videos below. Cool edits, terrific framing and I love the dolly shots even if they are a bit overdone (I am sure his clients had no complaints). All in all I have never seen such a high level of production value in a wedding video.