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Wedding Photography / Video – Simple But Important Information to Optimize Your Destination Wedding

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By Roger J Curley

Sure it’s OK to bring your own video camcorder to your Dream Destination Wedding; but before you assign a Loved One to be stuck watching your entire Dream Wedding through the camera’s tiny peep-hole… Consider This!

More often than not, that Loved one is not a professional and may not even get the thing turned on and recording, I’ve also seen numerous times the battery dies out or the memory chip runs out of space part way into the Ceremony.

The times the video is recorded, the tiny microphones built into most camcorders, iPhones or tablets can’t clearly pick up the softly spoken personal, heartfelt vows unless the camcorder is placed Obtrusively close to the Ceremony which also spoils the otherwise fabulous High Resolution still shots being taken.

Most couples tend to speak their Heartfelt Vows in a soft intimate voice, so using a Clip-on Wireless microphone ensures the best clarity while the Minister’s Ceremony, Conch Shell Blessing, Flute Blessings & the wonderful sound of the ocean is picked up perfectly with an Audiophile quality microphone. We highly recommend covering up this mic or any other obtrusive gear that needs to be placed in the Ceremony view with a mix of tropical flowers & foliage.

One consideration that seems to get overlooked with every wedding that does not include video is, the Ceremony Audio is often way more precious than most would expect! The Heartfelt vows, the quivering emotional little voice, sniffing back a tear, the relief of the “I do’s”, not to mention when couples have worked out special things to say adding to the vows and making truly a “one of a kind” True Love Story–like this Amazing line – “I only wish I could kiss you for each time my heart beats”. Wow, that’s sure to raise the bar for the ‘Romantically Challenged!’

Also consider whether you would like to have your otherwise grand professional pictures of the darling wedding couple with the priceless Destination Island views sort of ‘compromised’ by having a bevy of camera toting guests in the picture!

Oh sure, it’s cute to have Auntie Eagle-Eye workin’ a tablet video camera only to be forever captured as a headless wedding embodiment… just an iPad with a body in every picture at just about every camera angle – This is highly distracting. Hire a professional wedding videographer and let All your loved ones enjoy your Destination Dream Wedding on the Beach… and get better still shot photography as well!

A lot of still shots will capture all the honorary guests, whether or not they are hiding behind a camera or worse, the huge tablet video camera. If you would rather see their lovely faces instead of ‘camera holding human tri-pods’… Let your guest know they should take only an occasional shot & not stand there the entire ceremony behind a camera.

Be very aware of what the ‘not cheap’ Professional Photographer is shooting at so as not to compromise otherwise priceless pix with a highly distracting ‘Scene Killer’ view of an amateur videography “artist”.

It’s fine to have a loved one shoot video, but they need to become more of a ‘Camera Crew’ & less of a guest in attendance. They will need to coordinate their shots with the Professional Photographer – this way they both get great shots.

When getting both video and still shot photography, inquire about having a Photo Fusion Video created from the enhanced High Resolution wedding Highlight images. With professional high-res pictures, you can draw focus to inspiring details by zooming in, then out and panning… The moving picture that is created is a very unique production that brings great still shots to an even greater perspective. These Photo Fusion Videos can be edited into the regular video to create a longer version of the main wedding video, but often both the main wedding video and the photo Fusion Video stand on their own perfectly well. When showing these at a reception, it is best to have two shorter videos than one big one since attention spans decrease exponentially with each drink!

If at all possible, scout your perspective wedding locations beforehand at the same time of day as the wedding will be. The best video camera angle will be ‘the sun’s view’ so that the subjects are being nicely lit by the sun that’s close to directly behind the video camera. You’ll want to take note how the background looks with these considerations. Most people choose a great sunset beach for their wedding expecting glorious off shore views as the background of the video, but on west-facing beaches the video would then be pointing directly AT the sun with the wedding party subjects reduced to just dark shadows contrasted with an overblown sun that hasn’t set yet. With photography you can use powerful flashes shot closer up and heavy Photoshop to tame the brights & bring out the shadows, but most wedding Videos don’t normally use big production flood lights to spoil the romantic vibe and aggressive highlight/shadow modifications to video can easily add un-desirable side effects; so it is imperative that the video camera is positioned with the sun close to directly behind it.

Another aspect of wedding videos that is certainly overlooked is the Aerial Videos with remote-controlled un-manned ‘quad-copters’. This is still very new but rapidly gaining popularity. The main reason for having a destination wedding is because it’s so beautiful. Still shots and ground video capture the intimate close up detail of the wedding party and their view of the wedding site’s natural beauty, but the ‘Jaw Dropping’ Awe-inspiring views from above are breathless! The ‘quad’ can elegantly fly smoothly by the wedding party and rises to expose the dynamic beauty of the shoreline with rocky outcrops and clear turquoise water. These flying camera views are for the most part ‘never seen before’ and the real helicopters would not be able to get in that low to people.

If you hire a professional photographer that is there to capture every emotion and offer lots pictures there is no need for a beautiful wedding party to morph into a presidential press release event; just make sure your photographer will be shooting and offering ‘many to all’ the pictures taken to include something for everyone. Plus, most technically hip photographers offer to post the highlights on Facebook right away so this should take care of everybody in the wedding party trying to take their own pictures to post on Facebook. Let the professional photography pick out the highlights and apply the standard enhancements and post to Facebook, the entire wedding party is encouraged to jump in and tell all their friends by sharing the wedding highlights.

All of these tips are highly recommended to consider before hiring your destination wedding photographer and videographer. You can certainly have all of these amenities for a fraction of the cost that you would previously imagine. The average cost of a US wedding is over $30,000.

For just over $1,000 you can get your Dream Destination Maui Beach Wedding with Professional Photography/Video, music, flowers and “Aunty Eagle-Eye” can enjoy the wedding too! No more headless embodiments! Visit our website for further details.

If you will be having a Destination Wedding consider coming to Maui, our Tropical Island Beach Weddings are great all year long. Contact the Maui Marrying Muse for all your Maui Destination Wedding Planning Wishes. A ‘Tried and True’ locally based Mom and Pop – One Stop Shop!

Bobbie Jo and this article’s author Roger Curley have a deep connection to the ocean and the Tropical Islands they have sailed to and lived among during their nearly 4 years of Sailing Adventures with their son Robin aboard their ‘ol 51 foot sailboat ‘Hipnautical.’

We Bring the “Spirit of the South Pacific with the Soul of Aloha” – Joining loving couples in the deepest expression of Love!

Prior to our Sailing Adventures I enjoyed the experience of a 30+ year career in Hollywood’s Film, TV and Audiophile recording industry while Bobbie Jo has been performing Harp and Vocals at Wedding Ceremonies for over 30 years as well.

We bring our highly technical photography, video and worldly experiences together for Simply Elegant Dream Weddings on a Tropical Island.

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December 30, 2014 |

Wedding Receptions at Your Destination Wedding Can Be Arranged Easily With These Important Points!

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By Roger J Curley

From just a cake & a bubbly toast for two on the beach to ‘Full on Abundance’ at a Palace like Resort, you can easily arrange your wedding reception. Sort out your dreams, wishes, plan ideas and, of course, the almighty budget thingy.

If you are on a budget, it’s best to go small and simple; unless you are blessed with a generous loved one, then by all means allow them the pleasure of creating whatever their big heart & wallet can manifest! This can never be planned but when it happens, dreams come true for so many that would otherwise not get to come to a Dreamy Destination Wedding Location… And, they say, it’s better to give than receive!

The smaller the wedding parties the more flexible the arrangements can be which tends to create a more personalized, carefree, relaxed and romantic reception; while a large party can have the time of their life and their privacy by ‘buying out the venue’ or chartering one’s own Wedding Charter Yacht for their exclusive use.

Small, intimate wedding receptions aren’t just for the budget conscious, but for Romanic Dreamers of all walks of wallet size. For about the price of dinner at most any top restaurant in a desirable destination location, you should be able to find a mobile chef that will show up on a grassy ocean overlook near your Beach Wedding and set up an impressive Romantic Dinning Experience that will be forever fondly remembered; if not seek out caterers and local Delis, all kinds of restaurants offer delivered food or food for pick up for more savings.

Larger parties on a budget can still have all the big family fun, but save HEAPS by having the reception at a public park with a ‘Bring your own dish’ buffet style ‘family style wedding reception’. Since most everyone will be at a ‘destination wedding location’, everyone would have to spend precious time shopping for reception supplies, so it may be worth just having the family picnic catered since the ‘reception venue’ was ‘cheap to nothing’.

Smaller parties can always just get a table section that is sort of to themselves in most bustling trendy restaurants, but why not make it more special by finding that smaller venue–like a private vacation rental or Bed & Breakfast place that has a reception area just big enough and at the right price for your party. Either your wedding coordinator or the venue staff will be able to arrange for catering at many budget levels along with a ‘Bring your own dish’ family buffet style ‘ accommodations.

There are advantages to having a reception ‘Just Steps Away’ from the Wedding and there are certainly different advantages to have two locations. For all the reasons you choose that spot for your wedding, it would also make it awesome for your reception, plus not having everybody from the wedding party drive to another location and re-park adds to the convenience. However, you can enjoy the inspiring advantages of having Two Honeymoons by having a Morning Wedding at a nice location with all its glory… Then saunter back to your Love Nest for a Private champagne brunch and enjoy your ‘HoneyNoon’ at the peak of your day! Why wait until the very late hours of a long day of extra big smiles all day before finally getting around to your Honeymoon – You would be just like a HoneyMooner… just a little bit Sooner!

After a luxurious refreshing nap, meander over to your reception to enjoy a second photo session that captures this stunning location with the sunset and all your guests being entertained by romantic live music. After the festivities, in the traditional manner, you are now expected to depart for your Honeymoon… Making it Two ‘HoneyNoonMoons’ in one day! (No extra charge with most reasonable wedding planners)

Find a good local wedding planner that can cheerfully work with you to fulfill your dream Wedding and Reception wishes within your budget. They can confirm any issues with obtaining the required location wedding permits and reserving the use of the park for your event. Look for a complete, one-stop-shop wedding package with a wedding planner that actually performs the ceremony, this is the best way to insure that the details you provide in the planning stages are expressed to the right person; by the wedding day you will feel like good friends. If you’re really lucky you will find a wedding Ceremony Minister that has musical talent to offer both the Ceremony and the reception, there would a nice savings here by keeping the hired personnel to a minimum.

If your Destination Wedding Dreams include a Tropical Island, consider coming to Maui and get Married at a True Tropical Island Paradise – Hawaii’s Best Wedding Beaches are on Maui! Bobbie Jo and this article’s author Roger Curley have a deep connection to the ocean and the Tropical Islands they have sailed to and lived among during their nearly 4 years of Sailing Adventures. Roger experienced a 30+ year career in Hollywood’s Film, TV and Audiophile recording industry while Bobbie Jo has been performing Harp and Vocals at Wedding Ceremonies for over 30 years as well.. We bring our highly technical photography, video and worldly experiences together for Simply Elegant Dream Weddings on a Tropical Island Beach. A ‘Tried and True’ locally based Mom and Pop – One Stop Shop!

http://mauimarryingmuse.com

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December 30, 2014 |
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