THE TOP 3 TIPS FOR SMOOTH WEDDING COVERAGE
1. Your wedding's ambiance MUST BE RESPECTED .
Reflex works exclusively with Nick Thake Photography to cover a limited number of weddings each year. It is HYPER important that your Photographer and Cinematographer work as a team on the day. Many Brides leave this up to chance by hiring a photographer and video crew independently of each other. The result can be ABSOLUTE CHAOS. There has been a trend towards teams of film students being recruited to shoot weddings. Unfortunately, they often shoot up close and wide on massive gimbal rigs throughout the whole event. This WILL drive your photographer BONKERS and negatively impact your photos. it may even drive your celebrant and guests mad. You may even witness some nasty language between the photographer and video crew- who are now locked into mortal combat. In reality, you DON'T want a crew of video shooters (who will destroy your day's ambiance. Less is more) You DO want 1 experienced shooter working in symphony with the photographer. Maybe 2 experienced video shooters max if you really want to go for it. The trick is to sit back and shoot on a telephoto lens (which delivers beautiful intimate moments while also keeping the event clear of extra people). We go crazy with wide angles, drones and gimbals after the ceremony- so don't worry the creative cinema action will still be delivered.
Book both of us together and we WILL do a package discount for you. Our past clients love us!
2. A little bit of drone is great. But NOT DURING THE CEREMONY
I have seen this trend in wedding video. And some Bride's request it. Trust me- a few aerials before and after are great (location dependent). The last thing you want is a buzzing drone in the air during the intimacy that is your vows and ceremony.
3. UNPLUGGED CEREMONIES RULE! (ALOT)
You want your guests to be in the moment. You don't want them experiencing the day through a mobile phone screen. Ask your celebrant to make an announcement to this effect. The result is an engaged audience. Plus Nick and I get clean shots without 10 mobile phones and ipads hovering in the frame. Our shots are going to trump anything anyone shoots on the day because we are bringing professional lensing and craft to the show. This is such a simple approach that makes a massive difference to the day.