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The Power of Visual Storytelling: Why Photo AND Video Are Essential for Your Wedding

Updated: May 16

Have you ever watched a movie/TV show or even a video online that made you laugh, cry, or feel something deeply? Or have you ever looked at a photo that captured a moment so perfectly that it actually took your breath away? If you answered "yes", then you have experienced the power of visual storytelling. Visual storytelling through photo and video is a powerful way to communicate emotions, stories, and memories that words alone simply cannot fully express. When it comes to your wedding day, visual storytelling is essential for forever preserving and reliving this important moment in your life. In this blog, we will explore why photo AND video are both important for your wedding, why you should book the same team for these services, and how to find the best photo and video team for your wedding.


The power of visual storytelling is truly incredible! Both photo and video are so important for your wedding day because they can each capture different aspects of your wedding day that you might not notice or remember. For instance, photo can capture the intricate details of your dress, your rings, your cake, your flowers, etc., while video can capture the sound of your voice, your laughter, your tears, and of course, your heartfelt vows and speeches to forever relive. Photo and video together complement each other very well and create a more complete and immersive story of your special wedding day. For example, a photo can freeze a moment in time, while video can reveal the deeper emotion of that moment by capturing every little moment along with the all of the audio. Beautiful visuals paired along with heartfelt vows or speeches are the ultimate tearjerkers in the wedding highlight films that we create. On top of that, photo and video can help you relive your wedding day in different ways, such as creating photo albums, slideshows, prints, social media posts, etc. Photo and video can also be shared with your family and friends, and even with future generations, as a way of celebrating your love and legacy forever.


They say pictures are worth a thousand words. That means videos can be worth a thousand times more! Having pictures to hang in your home and to forever cherish your wedding day is essential to remembering this special occasion. Having a wedding video or wedding highlight film is also essential to forever remember the emotions you felt; letting your relive some of the most magical moments in your life. We will now dive into why having it is essential to add video to your wedding photography package for the ultimate wedding gift to yourself. Video is often overlooked for many weddings - but if you can add it to your wedding budget, you will certainly not regret it. The gift of forever remembering with such detail is truly priceless!

5 Reasons You NEED to Have Your Wedding Captured on Video:

  1. Videos can capture every moment magically, big or small.

  2. Video means having audio too - it's so special to listen to all your laughs, cries, and cheers, especially your vows and speeches from your loved ones.

  3. Video allows anyone to intimately experience this special day - whether you to relive it or share it with those who weren't there.

  4. Videos help you remember your wedding memories with more detail and emotion.

  5. Wedding memories go by so fast, but videos are forever!

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One of the best ways to ensure that 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 advantages that can elevate your wedding experience and wedding memories. Of course, this option might not suit everyone’s needs and budget, so it's important to do your research and compare different vendors before making a final decision. However, if you are looking for a hassle-free, high-quality, and harmonious service for your wedding photo and video, we highly recommend booking the same team for both!

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

(See more detail in the blog linked below!)

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


Booking the same team for photo and video is not quite enough. You and your partner also need to choose the best team for your wedding day. A photo + video team that matches your style, budget, and personality. Here are 4 tips on how to pick the best photo and video team for your wedding memories. First, check out their portfolio and look at their online reviews. See if you like their style, quality, and personality. Second, ask to meet with them in person or online, and ask them about their experience, equipment, process, packages, etc. This is a great time to make sure your photographer/videographer has a personality that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. After all, your photographer and videographer is with you almost more than your own partner on your wedding day; so it is super important there is a good connection. You can also make sure they have enough experience and expertise to handle your wedding day. Third, communicate your expectations and preferences, and see if they can accommodate all your needs and wishes. Fourth, just trust your gut feeling, and choose the team that makes you feel both comfortable and confident.

Below are a list of questions that might help you and your partner decide on your wedding photo + video team. We hope they are helpful!

11 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Photographer + Videographer Team:

  1. Do they have a style that matches your dream wedding vision?

  2. Does their overall quality meet your standards and expectations?

  3. Do they have a transparent process and clear communication?

  4. Do they have a package/price that fits your wedding budget and needs?

  5. Do they fully understand your dream vision and goals for your wedding day?

  6. Do they listen to your ideas and suggestions?

  7. Do they also offer other options and solutions?

  8. Do they respect your boundaries and limitations?

  9. Do they make you and your partner feel both valued and appreciated as a client?

  10. Do they help make you feel confident in your wedding day?

  11. Do they help make you feel excited and happy about your wedding day?

How to Choose a Wedding Photographer


You might be wondering why choose Paper Birch Collective to capture your Wedding, Engagement, or special event. Read this blog to see 15 client testimonials, reviewed on The Knot, Wedding Wire, or Yelp. We hope these reviews help you build trust in our work. We deeply appreciate all of our clients who have trusted us with capturing their precious memories. It is a true gift to be a part of so many wonderful peoples' important moments.

Client Testimonials

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We appreciate you for taking the time to read our blog. We hope this has been helpful, especially if you are on your wedding planning journey. If you are planning to marry the love of your life, a big congrats to you and yours! This feat is nothing short of momentous and it so deserves to be captured with the utmost attention to detail and care. Our team at Paper Birch Collective 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. Our mission is to help you create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. We will work hard to ensure that your celebration receives the attention to detail that it deserves, from each loving glance to the big "I Do" moments. Thanks again for reading!



 "I do believe in the power of story. I believe that stories have an important role to play in the formation of human beings, that they can stimulate, amaze and inspire their listeners." -Hayao Miyazaki



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