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Why Wedding Videography Is Worth the Investment


Capture your wedding memories with the magic of videography! Relive every emotion, laugh, and tear with a wedding film that tells your unique love story.


Here’s Why Video Is Just As Important as Photo for Your Wedding Memories!


Why Video is Essential for Capturing Your Wedding Day

Of course you want to hire a wedding photographer, but you might wonder if you really need or want a wedding videographer on top of this? The short answer is YES - you will not regret the outcome of having both photography and videography to document your wedding memories. More specifically, this bog will focus on the power of wedding videography along with helpful wedding tips and advice. If you are planning your wedding and wondering about the true power of videography, please continue reading!

Videography is often overlooked, but hopefully this blog will change your views on documenting your memories with video. As we all know, wedding memories will be some of the most important and special moments of your life. Months are spent planning each detail, from the perfect venue to the dream dress, from the floral designs to the photography/videography team. You invite your closest friends and family to share this special celebration with you and your partner. You want to capture every moment and each emotion of special day. The best way to capture ALL the love and joy in your special day is to not only have photography, but also a videography team to document your once-in-a-lifetime wedding memories!


Capture every moment to relive forever.

Wedding video highlights at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens,  wedding film video by Paper Birch Collective, California Wedding Photographer in Orange County

Some thoughts and concerns you and your partner might be having: "Is hiring a wedding videographer worth it?" "How often will I even re-watch my wedding video?" "How do I find the perfect wedding videographer?" No need to fear, we have a list of reasons why you should seriously consider having a wedding videographer for your wedding.

Wedding videography is more than just a camera on a tripod. It’s an art form that uses cinematic techniques, creative editing, and storytelling to create a film that reflects your personality, style, and unique love. A wedding film is not just a collection of clips, it’s a narrative that showcases the highlights, the emotions, and the special details of your wedding day. Wedding videography can capture each moment with beautiful detail and intimate emotion for you and your partner to relive forever! Since wedding videos are so easily shareable, you can and will likely want to watch it over and over again (if done well). Just like most investments, you get what you pay for. And if you have the budget for it, a wedding videographer is 100% worth the investment. Your wedding day is one of the most magical and special days of your life, you will not regret splurging on this forever gift. Read below for 8 reasons why we are such strong advocates for the art of video at your wedding (on top of your wedding photography).

8 Wedding Videography Benefits

  • Relive your wedding day like a love story. A wedding video is the most life-like way to forever cherish your wedding memories. You’ll be able to relive the atmosphere and the energy of your wedding day. How magical is that? See your day in full with a wedding documentary or see the major moments with a stunning wedding highlights film. Re-watching your wedding day like a movie will never get old.

  • Videos from your wedding do not just mean stunning and lively visuals, but audio as well. Hearing emotional audio, whether its tears of joy or laughter and cheers, is a beautiful way to relive a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

  • Dynamic storytelling. Videos can capture not just a single moment frozen in time but a sequence of events. Video is a beautiful way to immerse you into a story or memory. Whether it's a wedding ceremony, dancing on the reception floor, or a memorable speech, videos allow us to relive the entire experience, including the raw emotions.

  • Wedding videography stills can make for beautiful additional photos to remember your wedding day. You can screenshot any moment in your wedding highlight video or documentary that might not have been captured with the photo camera.

  • Videos help you remember your wedding memories with more detail. They say pictures are worth a thousand words, so how many words are a video worth?! I'd say a good video can hold a great amount of detail in comparison to photo.

  • Wedding videography can capture the raw emotions of your special day. A wedding film is not just a factual record of what happened, but it is an emotional expression of how you, your partner, and loved ones felt. A professional videographer will know how to use music, angles, transitions, and effects to create a mood and a tone that matches your wedding theme and personality. A wedding film will make you laugh, cry, and smile all over again - and that's what makes wedding videography so special.

  • Wedding videography allows you to see moments you might have missed. Time really does fly when you're having fun. Your wedding day will definitely go by quickly, and unfortunately, you won’t be able to see everything. For instance, you won’t see your mother-in-law shed a tear when you say “I do”. You might miss your parents dancing while you’re mingling with guests. But a videographer can capture these all of special moments on video, allowing you to watch them as though you were really saw it. Wedding videography helps you, your partner, and loved ones see even more moments than you were able to on your wedding day - giving you the most complete look and feel of you special celebration.

  • Wedding videography is easily shareable. Today, videographers are able to upload wedding videos onto platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. This allows you to easily share your wedding film with loved ones who couldn’t attend or who want to relive the day with you. Your videographer may also be able to create short clips for you to share on social media. Hiring a videographer is especially ideal for those who are having smaller or destination weddings where you can help family members and friends who were unable to attend feel like they were actually there.


While photography is a wonderful way to preserve the still moments of your wedding, it can’t capture everything. Photos cannot record your vows, the laughter and cheers of your guests, the music of your first dance, or the movement of your dance moves. Photos can certainly capture memories beautifully, but they simply cannot tell the whole entire story of your wedding. This is exactly why photography AND videography go perfectly well TOGETHER! They compliment one another in capturing all the love and joy in your special moments.

If you are on the fence about whether or not you should pick between hiring wedding photographer or videographer, we highly encourage BOTH! If you find the perfect team, it will be 100% worth the investment. After all, this is a souvenir filled with priceless memories and can live on for generations. Your wedding memories deserve all the love and attention possible so that you and your loved ones can forever reminisce on this special occasion.


  • Pick your style. Cinematic VS. Documentary are two common ones.

  • Search or ask for testimonials from recent weddings.

  • Set up a meeting to get to know the videographer better.

  • If your photographer is part of a team that specializes in video, take advantage of their combined services because booking the same team for your photo and video memories will have a positive impact on your wedding experience and wedding memories.


One of the best ways to make sure you get the most from your wedding photo gallery and wedding highlight video is for you to book the same team for these services. Booking the same team for photo and video has many positive advantages that can enhance your wedding experience and wedding memories. This option might not fit everyone’s needs and budget, so it is important to do your research and compare different vendors. However, if you are looking for a hassle-free, high-quality, and harmonious service for your wedding photography and videography, we highly encourage booking the same team for both! Read below for why.

4 Reasons Why You Should Book the Same Team for Your Wedding Photography and Wedding Videography:

  1. More cohesive team chemistry & clear communication.

  2. More consistent quality & style.

  3. More comprehensive coverage.

  4. More value for money.

**(More detail in the blog linked below!)

Why It Is Important To Book the Same Team for Photo & Video

WHY WEDDING VIDEOGRAPHY with Paper Birch Collective?

Wedding video at La Mirada Golf Course by Paper Birch Collective, California Wedding Photographer in Orange County

Our videos will capture your most precious moments. Every tear of joy, laugh, and all of your love and emotion will be forever frozen in your video. There's nothing better than being able to relive your happiest moments. We stay on the cutting edge of camera technology to ensure that the quality of the footage is always at its best. Everything will be shot in 4K in order to capture every little detail!

Below are 5 reasons why you should pick our team at Paper Birch Collective to capture your wedding memories.


We are not just a cohesive team, but a FAMILY! We love working together, traveling together, eating together, and just hanging out! Our strong bond results in an efficient and successful workflow for capturing wedding memories.


We specialize in all types of photography and videography, from proposals, to engagements, to weddings, commercial, music videos, and more! Our team has experience working weddings from many different cultures, such as Indian Weddings, Vietnamese Weddings, Middle Eastern Weddings, Jewish Weddings, Chinese Tea Ceremonies, and we LOVE destination weddings!


We are always willing to deliver a product that is worth your time because our team is committed to coming together as one and giving our 100% at every event!


Below is one of many 5 star client testimonials. View this blog to see more! We absolutely love making you and your loved ones happy with beautiful images and videos of your special memories. We are truly honored to be a part of so many wonderful people's big moments.


Reviewed On The Knot - 12/28/2023 by Hannah E.

These beautiful pictures help me re-live the best memories

"So grateful Norbert at Paper Birch came out to Oceanside to be a part of our wedding day. He was so professional, quick on his feet, and creative with his shots. Our photos came out BEAUTIFULLY with such intentional access to the gallery. With the wedding day going by so quickly, his pictures help me re-live the best memories. I was nervous because we didn't have a lot of daylight after our ceremony, but our pictures came out perfect nonetheless. He had the equipment and eye for capturing the best shots--and he made it fun! Very easygoing with no pressure -- which I appreciate as I'd rather be behind the camera than in front. I HIGHLY recommend him and his team for any and all types of photos."


Our team has been awarded and featured in the following: The Knot, Wedding Wire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Basic Invite, WedAward, Maharani Weddings, Wedissimo, Style Me Pretty

Romantic bride and groom portait under veil shot by Paper Birch Collective, California Wedding Photography and Videography in Orange County


As you can see, wedding videography is a worthwhile investment that will enhance your wedding experience and preserve your memories for years to come. If you’re looking for a professional and creative videographer for your big day, contact us today. We would love to hear your story and create a wedding film that reflects your unique vision.

If you are planning to marry the love of your life, a big congratulations to you and yours! We hope this blog has been helpful to you for your wedding photography and videography experience. Our team is passionate about preserving your life’s precious milestones, and we are committed to producing images that help you relive the joy of your special day. We want to help you create unforgettable memories with your loved ones! If you need more help or advice, you can always contact us or visit our website for more information. Our team at Paper Birch Collective wishes you all the best for your wedding day and your future together. 😊

Let's Make Some Memories!

To make things easy, we offer a couple simple packages. Our packages come with unlimited photos during your event with no upcharge for any delivered images. All our images will be edited to reflect how your big day truly felt. Each package can be customized to your liking including more hours or a second shooter. If you are looking for an elopement package, we have that too! For any specific questions or requests, feel free to reach out and contact us and we will get back to you as soon as humanly possible! Let’s make some memories!

~ Your friendly neighborhood photographer and videographer team (PBC)


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