Wedding videos: Priceless keepsakes

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Most people don’t know what they want to be when they grow up. For Leyda Cordova, that was only partially true.

“My vision for myself was to always be creative,” said Cordova, the wedding videographer for QSaltLake’s sponsored wedding.

She has been filming and editing wedding videos for about eight years, and while most weddings have similarities, there are always individual moments that can be highlighted in each wedding, she said.

“I really like knowing the tastes and motivations of my clients,” Cordova said. “I like to show the personalities in the wedding. My videos are more than just nice pictures with music in the background.”

The videos will include the marriage ceremony in its entirety as well as the speeches. However, after that, every video is individualized. The music included on each video is different and used to reflect the personality and style of the couple, she said. The wedding attendees will never be asked to pose for a shot or manufacture any situation, she said.

“I like to take a very genuine approach to filming,” Cordova said. “I like to mirror the memories that people will already have.”

While the technology has changed significantly over the past decade, Cordova likes to see technology only as a tool to reflect her own creativity and the magic of the moment in the wedding.

“If you’re considering a wedding videographer, it shows great foresight on your part,” Cordova said. “Pictures are nice, but videos are an excellent way to capture so much more than that; your voice and your movements. Really, the videos will be priceless.”

Before a wedding, Cordova will plan everything out with the bride and groom to make sure she understands what they want in a video. After that, just leave everything to her. However, it is important to note that a videographer does not replace a photographer.

For more information or to see samples of some of Cordova’s favorite wedding videos, go to www.Rockmelon.net.

Seth Bracken

Seth Bracken is the editor of QSaltLake

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