Today we have a very special treat for you. We met up with Cory Okeefe of Him & Her Wedding films and discovered some excellent wedding videography (or cinematography). Cory started Him & Her Films to offer a higher level of videography for couples getting married in California. His style is artistic and cinemagraphic, while retaining the story line that is unique to each couple’s wedding day. Here’s a little something from Cory of Him and Her Films:
My heart is to create genuine connection with each and every couple, as to allow their honest personality to shine through on the day of their wedding. I do not necessarily see it as videography, but as a short film about two unique people beginning a life together. Their wedding is one day that in every sense of the word encompasses the essence of those two people. From the friends, family, and attire, to the food, colors, and venue location. Every detail is hand tailored to represent the characteristics that make up their personalities.
Knowing these things, a wedding film should be put together in a way that allows those qualities to freely shine through. Free to capture the joy, the humor, the details, the quirkiness, and the entire range of emotions that occur on such a monumental day. The end result is to create a story that reflects the nature of these two in the past, them joining together, while ending with a joy of their life to come. It is to capture the heart of their story, their love, and their future. The camera is only a means to tell this story.
3 Video Tips For Brides
- The common question is, we have photography do we really need to budget in a wedding film? There are so many moments that go uncaptured through the photography lens. Your day goes by so quickly, that is ever so important to have those priceless moments captured. A wedding film is truly an investment allowing you to relive your day, your story, and all the details you worked so hard hand crafting. A wedding film truly tells the story of your wedding, and in many clients opinion is a top priority!
- Ok so I understand I want video at my wedding, why pay a high free rather then having Grandpa Ted film for free? Grandpa Ted is going produce shaky footage of your reception that may be out of focus and is going to leave you disappointed. Hiring someone to do your wedding film is reassuring that every moment is going to be captured in a quality and creative form. Someone that understands the vision of your day and will produce results you are thoroughly pleased with. This day happens once, and spending the money to have someone you trust documenting your entire day is going to be an investment you will be so grateful you chose to make.
- Ok I will hire someone, but their are so many other costs that go into a wedding, how do i decide by video budget? Your wedding film is going to capture all the details of the day that you are investing so much time and money in. Giving you the ability to relive that day forever, to share your day with friends and family, and to have a staple item that represents the two of you celebrating the choice to journey through life together. Finding a videographer where their creativity matches your level of creativity is very important. You want the vision of your wedding to transcend through every element. Setting this budget takes time researching who does great work in your area, travel costs if you find someone out the area, and what specifics you want from your film. I can guarantee you will be quite thankful you ditched the high-end linens and payed extra to have a great videographer attend your wedding and create a timeless wedding film.