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Combining Wedding Photography and Videography Packages

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Wedding planning comes with a lot of big decisions, and among the most crucial is how you'll capture the memories of your special day. Enter the age-old debate: what's our priority: photography or videography? But why choose when you can have both?

Today, many couples opt out of wedding videography, and then we see it first on the list of major regrets that couples have after their big day. But why miss out on such a critical service when you can have both?

Wedding videography and photography packages promise a comprehensive experience capturing more of your wedding day in the most efficient way. It's especially beneficial to secure both services with the same team. This allows for the most coordinated approach to capturing your wedding day.

Understanding the Essentials of Wedding Photography and Videography Packages

Before diving into the specifics, it's important to understand what typically comes in wedding photography and videography wedding packages. A standard photography package often includes coverage of the couple getting ready, portraits, ceremony and reception, edited high-resolution images, digital delivery or a physical album, and sometimes an engagement shoot. Videography packages, on the other hand, usually offer ceremony and reception coverage, a highlight reel, and a full-length edited video.

What's Included in Photography Packages?

Photography packages capture the still moments that you'll treasure forever. They generally include:

  • Pre-Wedding Consultation: To discuss styles, must-have shots, and the day's itinerary.

  • Coverage: Full-day coverage of most weddings is between 8 and 10 hours.

  • Shooters: The most common number of photographers to have on your wedding day is 2.

  • Deliverables: High-resolution images, online galleries, prints, and albums.

  • Extras: Some packages include engagement or bridal shoots. These can be a major difference as a many clients tend to opt out of having video on these events to save money.

What's Included in Videography Packages?

Videography captures the motion and emotion of your wedding in a cinematic storytelling format. Standard offerings often include:

  • Coverage: Videography coverage often ranges from 6-8 hours.

  • Cinematographers: It's very common to see 2 videographers on a wedding day.

  • Edited Videos: A highlight reel that captures the essence of your day. Full videos of your ceremony and speeches.

  • Raw Footage: Some packages provide the unedited footage as a separate option.

  • Audio: Professional audio recording of vows, speeches, and ambient sound.

The Benefits of Combining Photography and Videography

Choosing a package that includes both photography and videography ensures no moment is missed and provides a richer narrative of your wedding day.

A Cohesive Storytelling Experience

By combining both mediums, you get a more layered and complete account of your wedding. The photographers and videographers often work together, ensuring a cohesive look and feel across all your wedding media.

Shared Creative Vision

When booked together, the photography and videography team can collaborate on the creative direction, resulting in a consistent style and tone across your photos and videos. Teams like ours can coordinate the logistics of capturing the planned portraits on time, so that the wedding day can proceed according to the schedule. That's why planners love us!


Booking a package deal with both photography and videography services can be more cost-effective than hiring separate vendors. Many companies offer discounts when services are bundled together. Combining also gives you the opportunity to have video at your engagement session, bridal session, and or rehearsal dinner since it's far easier for the team to provide both than to come out to provide them as individual services. We've designed our combined package to be a significant savings over securing these services separately.

Wedding videography and photography package featuring a bride getting ready in front of a window at a luxury hotel in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Package

When meeting with potential photographers and videographers, it’s important to ask questions to ensure their services align with your expectations:

  • What is your style of photography/videography?

  • Can we see full galleries/videos from past weddings?

  • How do you coordinate coverage if we book both services?

  • What is the turnaround time for receiving our photos and videos?

  • Are there any hidden costs we should be aware of?

  • How do you handle audio in your videos, particularly for vows and speeches?

Finalizing Your Decision

Consider Your Budget

While it's tempting to want the best of everything, be realistic about your budget. Determine what's most important to you and allocate your funds accordingly.

Think About Your Wedding Day Timeline

Some packages offer more hours of coverage than others. Consider your wedding day schedule and ensure you're getting enough coverage for the key moments you want to capture.

Reflect on the End Product

Envision the final product you want to have after your wedding. If you dream of flipping through an album and reliving the day frame by frame, prioritize photography. If the thought of hearing your vows and watching your first dance moves you, then videography might be where you want to invest more.

Wedding photography and videography package showcasing a bride and groom getting married on a beach at sunset on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.


As you compare photography and videography wedding packages, remember that there's no one-size-fits-all solution. What matters most is choosing a package that aligns with your vision, budget, and desires for your wedding day. By carefully considering your options and asking the right questions, you'll be able to find a package that beautifully captures every moment of your special day.

Whether you lean towards still images or moving pictures, or decide to embrace both, your wedding media will serve as a timeless treasure of one of the most joyful days of your life.

Ardsley Park Productions is now offering wedding photography and videography combined packages. You'll be seeing some changes to the website in the following weeks to reflect these new services, so stay tuned, but if you're looking for a great value on some of the best cinematic wedding videography coupled with incredible wedding photography, then go ahead and contact us here:

Also check out our brand new listing at the up-and-coming Savannah vendor page:


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