Quick Guide on Styles of Wedding Videos

wedding videograpphy WaterfordA lot of couples wonder the different style of wedding videos people offer. They all look the same and eventually, is about recording the day. What else is there to differentiate?

Just like pictures, wedding videography Waterford can be divided into 5 styles. Each videographer has something they are better at, although most will able to provide all 5 styles should you inquire.


People tend to confuse journalistic and cinematic style of videography. Generally, wedding video packages are divided into cinematic or traditional style. That’s why people tend to think journalistic is part of cinematic. A video of this style will typically go for an hour or more, like a movie.

Cinematic style, like the word, takes the video into a movie form. It requires a lot of editing and manpower on the wedding day to get various shots of several scenes. That is also why cinematic wedding videos tend to cost more with less duration.

In this style, the people involved in the wedding, including the guests, are expected to be able to move according to the videographer’s direction. The videographer is highly involved in the process to make sure that he gets the necessary scenes to create the movie.


The most basic style is the one that uses the fly-on-the-wall approach. This basically means the videographer will remain behind the scene while recording everything that happens from the morning preparation to the last seconds of the evening reception. The video will be edited in a chronological order and in a reportage style.

Throughout the day, your videographer might invite the couple and parents to go through a short interview session. A journalistic style isn’t complete without the journalist interviewing the people involved. Videographer from does wedding videography Waterford in this style.

A single videographer can do this as the day is recorded in a linear way and interviews can be done intermittently during the wedding day or before/after the party starts. Similar to cinematic style, a journalistic wedding video’s length goes around 60-90 minutes.

Traditional and short form

These two styles are opposite of each other, but some videographers like to include them both. Traditional style is the one where your videographer will cover the wedding day and does only basic editing while keeping the majority of the wedding day in the video. That’s why the length of a video in this style can last up to 4 hours depending on the coverage.

Traditional is also one where the videographer remains as a cameraman behind the scene. He’ll capture everything without meddling in at all. Editing is only meant to cut off unnecessary parts and polish the transitions.

Short form wedding videos are like the short versions of the full-length video. It’s often shown in a cinematic style, like the trailer of your big day. A short form video is usually no longer than an hour and would be best to be as short as possible.

Some videographers provide a traditional or full-length video of the wedding day together with the short form. They complement each other in terms of style and documentation.


This is a video that is planned for days and even years that build up to that special day. Believed to be the most expensive style, storytelling needs the couple’s and videographer is planning to workout. Wedding videography Waterford in this style usually has a preview that you can show on your wedding day and full-length one for you after it.