It seems like wedding videographers are the last professionals to be hired by the bride. It always amazes me because after just about every wedding brides tell me that they are so happy that they did hire me as they prefer their wedding film over their wedding photos.
Photos are great but do they really tell the story? Not really. Photos won’t tell you exactly what was said during the toasts, and it won’t show the sweet dance moves by the grandparents.
Have a wedding video and you can show it to your kids and your grand kids. In the long run it will be way more valuable then the photos were.
You can have a friend or two take photos and they can be pretty darn good. But it is impossible to have a friend shoot video for you. You need a professional wedding videographer to do that.