Why You Need a Wedding Cinematographer

Congratulations, you're engaged!

If you're a guy, you finally saved enough to get your girl the ring she always wanted. And when you asked her to spend the rest of her life with you, she actually said "Yes!"

If you're a girl, your man has finally grown up and gotten it together. He just got down on one knee in front of all of your friends and family and asked you to be his. How can it get any better?

And now comes the hard part…

Budget. Choices. The guest list. Very few engaged couples out there have a bottomless pool of money to spend on their Big Day, so tough decisions need to be made. Where do you splurge? In what areas do you cut back?

From my experience, when things get tight for potential clients, the first thing to get downsized, or cut completely, is the budget for wedding cinematography.

Now if anything that I just mentioned sounds familiar, or if you're just on the fence with whether or not you even need a wedding film, I think this entry will help you make a decision…



The wedding day goes by quick. If you’re the bride, you wake up at the crack of dawn for hair and makeup. You barely eat. You have a million little thoughts going through your head. Before you know it, it’s time to say your “I do’s.” Then you blink, and you’re cutting the cake. And before you know it, you’re hitting the dance floor with your new husband. And at the end of it all, you’re thinking –

“Where did the time go?”

Hiring a wedding cinematographer let’s you step outside yourself and relive the entire day. You get to see all those little moments that you missed. You get to admire all of the details that you invested in, from the cake, to the flowers, to the venue.

And that rush of emotion you felt when you said “I do?” It’s forever captured, and you get to re-live it each time you watch your wedding film.



We all have family members that live out of state, or for some of you – out of the country. And when you’re getting married, not everyone that you invite can make it out to your Big Day.

Having a professionally made wedding video allows you to share the biggest day of your life with the loved ones that couldn’t make it. And if done right, watching the film will make them feel like they were physically there.

A couple of years ago, one of my brides was sad because her grandmother fell ill right before her wedding. She would pass on a few months later, but not before the bride was able to share with her the films that captured her Big Day.

Memories are so important, and we need to treasure them and share them with those that we love.



One day, a few years from now, you’re going to have kids. Those kids are going to call you “mom” and “dad.” And for a good chunk of their lives, they’re only going to know you as their providers – the ones that put food on the table and clothes on their back. For a long time, it will be hard for them to see you as anything beyond that.

It will come as a shock to your future children that you were once young. A step or two quicker. A few pounds thinner. What will be an even bigger surprise is that you weren’t always married.

You were single, and then one day, you decided to change that.

Let’s change gears just a bit… We live amongst a YouTube generation. People today consume videos, not pictures, at an alarming rate. And this is a trend that’s going to grow as years pass.

Showing your future children your wedding film will do two things… First, it will let your kids watch one of the biggest days of your life (and ultimately, their life) through a medium that they are familiar and comfortable with. Secondly, it will remind them that their parents are actually…. People.



Here at Moka Visuals, we take documenting your Big Day seriously. We frame every shot cinematically. We will take the audio and video that we capture from your wedding and creatively handcraft a story… Your story.

We want to create a film with you and your fiancé as the stars.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Then how much more valuable is a film made up of thousands of individual frames?

Well that’s my two cents. I think I've said enough on the subject.  =] If you have any questions or comments, please let me know! We're eager to hear from you!