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Remembering your New Zealand wedding

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

Is a wedding videographer a must have? Honestly speaking, NO. Wedding Photography is a necessity, but the wedding videography is more like a luxury.

We have spoken to a lot of brides and when asked about their wedding day, they all say it was such a fast-paced day that most of it was like a big blur. And that is very true. It’s one day when all the months or years of planning are becoming a reality, and yes, brides, you do plan a lot.

Relive Your Wedding Through The Eyes Of A Wedding Videographer

Groomsmen celebrating

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

What Will Wedding Videography Add?

There are some things you will surely miss during your wedding, like the groom waiting at the altar, entrance for your bridesmaid or the style they walked in, how did it feel like walking the aisle in your heavy wedding gown, those little pauses of emotions you took while reciting your wows.

With a beautiful cinematic video, you can see all these moments in action.

Brides& maids preparing

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Don’t Reminisce But Relive

We started as wedding photographers and then picked up wedding videography on the way. We do understand the importance of both of them. Photographs will show that you were laughing while your makeup was getting done, but a video will tell you what your bridesmaid said that made you laugh. Videos will tell you why your husband choked on his drink during the best man’s speech, or what was in your father’s toast which made your mum and you cry. For sure, you don’t want to miss your grandmother’s cool moves on the dance floor.

Photos will make you reminisce all those beautiful moments, but a wedding video is like your own romantic movie which you can watch over and over again and relive every single moment.

The Back Story

Sometimes the photographs don’t share the real backstory which videos can.

During the free pre-booking consultation, we very often show our clients a photo of bride and groom standing at the altar from one of the weddings we were part of in New Zealand . The photo shows the bride been very emotional with a tear rolling down her cheek, and every person we showed that photo to said that she is emotional as she has just seen her would-be husband for the first time on the wedding day. And they are all correct, as that’s what the photos show but there was more at play.

The Real Back story: a minute before this photo was taken, she walked the aisle with a photo of her father who passed away a year ago. She always wanted her father to walk her down the aisle on her big day, and that was the real reason for her tears.

Just Married

Photo credit: Reminiscences Wedding Studios

Make Your Future Family A Part Of Your Wedding

Imagine your children or even your grandchildren enjoying your wedding day unfold in front of them years after your wedding. They can live those moments the way you did. They can now be a part of the wedding, hear your wows, laugh at the funny jokes, and enjoy the good or the bad dance moves. Wedding films are a treasure not just for you but for your family to come.

Have A Tight Budget?

Fitting everything in your budget is a tricky mission. If you have to fit either a photographer or a videographer, then we would suggest you go with a photographer as that is a necessity. But if there is one chance to move things around to fit both, then the best way to create lifetime memories would be to hire a company who does both Wedding Photography as well as Videography. The average cost of getting a separate photographer and a videographer as two different vendors could be 40% more expensive as hiring a team who does both. They are already at your wedding to take the photos and would not cost them much to add an extra shooter for the videos. For an example, our team members can shoot both photo and videos with the same artistic ability so if we are shooting photos it’s a lot financially feasible for us to add another team member for videos as we are already there.

Don’t let budget be the deciding factor for you to have your precious moments saved for the years to come.

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BIO: Calgary’s Leading Wedding Videographer and Photographer

Reminiscences Wedding Studios is a proud joint collaboration between the happy couple, Saurabh and Rashmi. This dynamic real-life couple gets behind the lens to bring quality and creativeness to your special day. Based in Calgary Alberta, Reminiscences Wedding Studios has have woven their artistic magic into the weddings of hundreds of couples from New Zealand to Canada.

Being experts in the field of photojournalism, they have brought their aesthetics to weddings worldwide. As experienced photographers who have traveled all over the world, they bring with them years of experience in creating wedding photographs that evoke strong emotions of romance, fun and delight.

Each wedding photograph that they take is meticulously crafted so you are able to relive the moment as if you were still present there. The expert team of photographers takes extreme care in capturing all moments you will hold dear for the rest of your lives. Each photograph is crafted with elegance and style with a touch of candidness.

They have a team of six-second shooters and assistants who have been trained to deliver a similar style of creativity so they accompany Saurabh & Rashmi as and when needed.

They not only specialize in photography, but are experts in the field of wedding films. Reminiscences Wedding Studios takes special care in understanding how you envisioned your special day. With an impeccable history in bringing joy to hundreds of happy couples, Reminiscences Wedding Studios will capture all the memorable moments for you and recreate it for you to enjoy for the rest of your happy life!

Written By: Saurabh Salopal, Lead Photographer and Videographer

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Let your photographer dp his jpb

This entry is from our Expert Guest series where wedding and honeymoon professionals share their best tips on creating memories that last a lifetime.

10 Tips for Great Photos from a Wedding Photographer

By the time you walk down the aisle, you have spent countless hours planning your perfect day. You’ve debated all the all the details, hemmed and hawed over flowers and dresses and whittled down a guest list to include the people most important to you.  These decisions will all be immortalized in the photos of you and your loved one.

After all that time planning, you want to make sure your pictures reflect just how special the day is. Unfortunately, nerves can take over, brides hide behind bouquets, grinning uncles sneak into first kiss pictures, flower girls pick their noses…we’ve seen it all.

Ten Invaluable Tips From A Wedding Photographer

Here are ten tips from our veteran wedding photographers on how you can help ensure your wedding pictures are as beautiful as the day is.

1.      Let’s see that face.

Hey brides, when walking down the aisle, keep your bouquet in front of your belly button. Many brides get nervous and don’t notice their bouquet rising. It can make it look like you are trying to hide behind it. Also, if someone is walking you down the aisle, make sure you pause for a few moments to look at each other and smile.

 2.      Stand up straight.

During the ceremony, be mindful of your posture. Keep your chin up and a smile on your face. Even if you are nervous, keep smiling so it doesn’t show in your photos.

3.   Don’t hold back those emotions.

The goal of the photographer is to get emotion-filled candids of your special day. Concentrate on the person that you are marrying and let everything else fall away. A good photographer will be on the lookout for those little candid moments that will take your breath away for years to come. The more outgoing or emotional you are, the better the photos will be. If you are reserved and don’t show emotions, it will reflect in your photos.

Tips from your wedding photographer

4.   Let’s be seated.

Having a chair for each person gives the photographer the best line of sight in all directions. If there are multiple people standing, they can be a distraction to the photographer getting you that incredible shot.

5.   Don’t stifle creativity.

It’s fine to have a list of shots that you would like to get on camera, but remember, your photographers are the professionals. They are the ones that have been doing this for years and have a system of getting great photos for you. Talk through their process beforehand to ensure you two are on the same page. If you want them to stick strictly to your requests, you may be limiting their creativity and missing out on great shots you hadn’t thought of. A good photographer will always give you the option to fulfill requests after he/she has everything they need to round out your day photographically.

6.   Get outta the way, Father Joe!

Make sure the officiate steps out of the kiss photo. Your first kiss is epic at the end of your ceremony, and one of the most amazing photos of your day. Please make sure your officiate knows to get out of the way quickly after you have been pronounced. Then your photographer can get a great shot of this memorable moment without someone standing right behind or in the middle of you.

7.   Herd those cats.

Assembling a hodgepodge of different family members and friends for group shots can be one of the most challenging parts of the day. Have a plan and communicate that clearly to everyone involved. If family members need to stick around for pictures after the ceremony, let them know ahead of time, or else you will waste 10 minutes crowbarring Uncle Roger away from the cocktail bar.  A good photographer must be polite but also firm to get the photos they need, so trust us. If we get a little “firm” it is because we are there to capture your big day.

8.   Trust the pro.

The photographer you hired to shoot your wedding knows how, when, and where to get the best shots. Although most of your guests will likely have a camera on their phone, the best pics will come from the pro. Amateurs will take multiple photos while a professional photographer will know where the best shots are, when to get them, and what light they need to achieve the desired photo. If your guests are all holding up their cell phones/ipads/selfie sticks then these are likely to be a distraction in your photos.

9.   Trust the pro (Part Two).

Your photographer also brings with him or her the high-tech camera equipment to get the best shot. You may have guests with fancy cameras, but again,  you might have a great set of pots and pans at home… but does that mean everyone can cook? Your professionals know what they are doing… trust them.

10. This is the most important one RELAX AND HAVE A GREAT TIME.

Life is short, and this is a milestone moment. This is one of the most special days of your life. You and your guests should be enjoying the day stress free. Let the people you paid worry about everything else. This is your day.

Keep these ten tips in mind, and your photos will be a source of laughter, joy, smiles and cherished memories for years to come.
Enjoy your day for the best photos

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