Planning a wedding takes time. And it should. Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your life. Some brides have been planning that special day in their heads since they were little girls. But after all that time spent planning and detailing, the actual day can end up going by in such a whirlwind that many brides end up saying: “I don’t remember that happening, I wish I remember that!”
For wedding videographer Daniel Ross, owner and creator of Best Bytes Media of Albany, one of the best things he likes to hear from a bride and groom after watching their wedding video is: “We never even knew that happened during our wedding!”
So when planning your special day, don’t forget the videographer!
This way you will remember everything. You’ll see Grandma finally busting a move on the dance floor, you’ll catch the up close emotions of the groom as his bride walks down the aisle, and even experience that first kiss over and over again.
“One thing that makes us different from other videography companies is that we always have two manned cameras at every wedding,” Ross said. “This way, we can capture even the smallest details like the parents shedding a tear, the grandparents blowing bubbles with the grandchildren, and even shots of the bride’s shoes as they are being kicked off her feet on the way to the dance floor.”
When Best Bytes Media was formed in 2005, Ross had initially began it as a graphic design company, working with other businesses to help advertise and market them competitively through such things as brochures, web design, business cards, logos and posters, among a list of other things.
It didn’t take long for him to transition into doing wedding videography stating his motivation was spurred on by his own wedding.
“I realized just how much time and focus goes into a wedding [as a videographer],” Ross said. “Watching the video on our anniversary brought back all of the emotions all over again.”
Being able to hear the vows spoken between he and his wife, see the tears and watch their first dance made everything come back to life again for Ross. At that point, Ross knew what he had to do and made the decision to start doing wedding videography.
“It’s a great honor to be asked to shoot someone’s wedding,” Ross said. “They are putting a lot of trust in your hands and there is nothing more exciting than delivering a final product and receiving ‘Thank You’ messages from the fans.”
Check out some of these “Thank You” emails on the Best Bytes Media Testimonial page.
With two other team members, Scott Koblich and Josh Rask, Best Bytes Media has built a team that really knows how to utilize themselves. A “behind the scenes” member to Best Bytes, Koblich handles the graphic design and website for the company, who just launched their new website last week. Ross asked Josh Rask to become a member of the Best Bytes team and described Rask as having “an eye of catching moments that most people never think about.”
What more could a bride want?
“We formulate a ‘story board’ so to say and learn how to work around the photographers as well,” Ross said.
The story of a Best Bytes Media wedding video begins with the bride getting ready, capturing emotions of a mother watching as her daughter prepares to begin a new journey and excited bridesmaids getting decked out for an amazing day.
Then heading to the ceremony site a little early, Ross and his video partner Josh Rask analyze the scene, creating a plan for the ceremony, finding the best locations to stay out of the way but still making sure that all key moments are covered in an up close and personal way.
“Usually, the ceremony reminds me of my own wedding day and I remember why I love these events,” Ross said.
For Ross, the reception is just plain old fun. Being a part of the day in a different way, enjoying the music, capturing all the fun dances and special speeches really just adds to his overall feeling of success after the day is done.
“It’s up to Josh and I to capture these mixed emotions at twenty four frames per second,” Ross said.
One of Ross’ favorite parts of doing video during a wedding are the “cake wars,” as he calls them.
“There is one thing a still photograph can not capture – that certain ‘thud’ sound of frosting hitting and unexpected recipient,” Ross said.
What bride and groom won’t want to replay that moment over and over again?
So how does this video story end? With success. With brides and grooms laughing and smiling, with a story that can be relived over and over again.
Visit the Best Bytes Media webpage for more information about this company and what they have to offer. But, before you do, check out a sample of their work in the video below. (The music in the video is “Happiness” by local artist Rich Ortiz.)