Hybrid wedding photography is when your wedding photographer captures both photo and video on your wedding day, so you get a highlight video as well as your wedding photos. While hybrid shooting by your photographer can in no way reproduce the results of hiring a dedicated videographer for your wedding, it does offer a very affordable option if you only want a short highlight video in addition to your wedding photos.
As a hybrid photographer, my main focus is on capturing the story of your day in pictures, whilst also taking short video clips of key moments in a way that won't compromise your photos. These short video clips are then used to create a 'highlight video' set to a music track of your choice. You can see a wedding highlight video below.
Recent advances in digital camera technology now make it possible to switch seamlessly between photo and video modes on professional digital cameras. As a result, a photographer can move between taking photos and video literally at the flick of a switch. The Nikon gear I use is particularly well suited to hybrid photography and performs equally well whether capturing video or photos. This means I am able to take both high quality photos and video throughout the day without missing a beat!