A few days ago, the NBC Evening News ran a story on the increasing number of “older Americans” who have taken to online dating sites as a way to crank up their love lives. To no surprise, a number of websites targeting this audience have emerged—including one run by AARP!
For people in this stage of their lives, taking the step from dating into marriage typically doesn’t have quite the “pomp and circumstance” of the more elaborate weddings that take place in ones’ 20s or 30s. More often than not, these ceremonies are more simple—maybe not “justice of the peace simple”, but very heartfelt, nonetheless.
In this context, videography is often more about the relationship than the ceremony. A couple may ask a videographer or photographer to “tag along” and record some of the subtle nuances of the day. If kids are part of the picture, they may be included. As their videographer, I would be inclined to look at the “little things” that make the day special, and not necessarily the big expansive (and sometimes—expensive) activities, that may have been more appropriate at an earlier time in a couple’s life.
Sensitivity is the key here, and a good videographer will want to focus on what the couple really wants to accomplish. It is still a wonderful, special day!