Sonia and Jahanzeb’s reception took place at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, Virginia. What amazed me was 60 degrees in the month of December. Not many bride and groom get to enjoy such weather in this month. It was an idle weather to capture bride & groom outdoor beauty shots. I like to take little time to explain why I believe that Sonia & Jahanzeb’s reception day was an idle event to make and idle wedding film. Find us on google by Pakistani Wedding Cinematographer Virginia.
During pre-event consultation, bride and groom usually mentioned that they want their wedding video to look like a film and lots of candid clips and not posed shots. Without failing, we explain them what needs to be done from our and their ends to make their wedding video look the way they want. Educating the client is one of the important aspect because more they know easier it will be on the day of the wedding.
Having a good camera is the last thing is my list because we really do not believe that one has to have top of the line camera to make a good wedding film. What we need is lots of pre-planning, understanding client exceptions (client taste for their wedding fim), lots of good contents from the wedding day (this cannot be created by Cinematographer). We do not like to stage(fake) anything on your wedding day. For example, we will not go to the groom and ask him to send a gift to bride or write a message to her. We always suggest bride and groom to think outside of box to add contents to their wedding day. For example, surprise him or her with a meaningful gift in the morning, unique bride & groom introduction during reception, speeches, vows (not typical in South Asian weddings).
To get candid clips, bride and groom must be themselves during the shoot without thinking about camera which is in front of them, have your jokes ready to make each other laugh and last but not least give us enough time for the shoot those happy moments. If any one thing is missing from above, there is very little change to get candid clips.
Sonia and Jahanzen planned their reception in a perfect way by adding contents to their event. Moreover, they were so real and themselves in front of the camera which resulted in good candid clips and gave us enough time on the event day.
Remember, as a bride and groom you want a perfect wedding video and as a passionate Cinematographer we want to make a perfect wedding video. Let us know what you want, we will discuss it, we will work on it and we will make it right. Find us on google by Pakistani Wedding Cinematographer Virginia.