In the past few years there has been a new wedding trend on the scene. It has come with such vigour that it has been hard not to stop and take notice of it. This new format is a type of media that many millennial brides and grooms have been taken aback by at an alarming rate… it is the influx of wedding videography.
Wedding videography has been on the rise for a few years, but now, perhaps partly due to the rise of ‘reality’, or at least a sense of ‘reality’, has become more popular than ever, with many couples opting for a full-length film, rather than a full-length photo album. As such, we at Zankyou have been introduced to many amazing talents, such as Junior Acuna Films, who have kindly spoken to us about how we can react to this new trend, and why exactly couples are getting more and more excited about wedding videography in 2020.
Since 2014 Junior Acuna has been increasingly more interested in making videos. When he first saw a wedding video, his attention was drawn, and he knows that creating special wedding videos for newly married couples was what he wanted to do. It was when his friend got married, and he was chosen to record the day, that he realized the power of a wedding video, in its capacity to tell a love story from beginning to end with all of the frills and necessary details!
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Junior describes his style as original, born out of the three key attributes of being a wedding videographer: creativity, responsibility and authenticity. This authenticity is something which lends itself to the nature of wedding videography, and Junior tells us that one of the biggest challenges he and many others face is the task of portraying a natural and non-fictional love, not a facade of something that doesn’t exist, but to show their viewers who the couple really are with dynamism and creativity.
Talking specifically about his events, Junior says that one of his favorite moments to picture is the entrance of the bride to the altar, which he says is a super important moment since that’s when all the raw emotions of both the bride and groom, as well as the guests, are displayed. Another moment, is what he calls the “crazy hour”, when the wedding guests forget all the protocol and each person enjoys the event as if they were children… when people are having fun, they become more outgoing than ever in front of the camera, and this is what a videographer really likes to capture.
Junior Acuna Films is based in New Jersey, but Junior has worked a number of different style weddings. He recalls an unforgettable event in which he worked on. It was a Hindu wedding that lasted four days.
“It was full of rituals, events, people and moments that are never forgotten, the groom was from an Indian family and the bride from a Polish family. 5 rituals were performed, 1 for each day and on the final day there were 2 rituals, the Hindu and the American ceremony, the groom arrived by helicopter to the wedding venue, there was a carriage with horse and live music, more than 400 people, games, a lot!”… And all of this was captured on video; a format that captures what nothing else can!
If you fancy hiring a wedding photographer for your wedding event, make sure to get in contact with Junior Acuna Films, or check out Zankyou’s wedding directory for more information.