"something more" to capture the movement and sounds of your once-in-a-lifetime elopement day
I've worked with and am friends with some excellent videographers, but my partner and I just...didn't hire one. With how small our elopement was going to be, and for how private and introverted we both are, the idea of another camera in our faces--another vendor up in our business--was too much.
My dad set up a wee camera on a tripod to record the small group "processing in" down the narrow dirt trail instead.
And I watch it all the time.
Sometimes when I'm looking back on the photos from my own elopement, I close my eyes and try to remember the little details. But the further I get from that day, the less I remember.
Even a few seconds so I can hear the excitement in our voices and see the way my dress moved in the wind.
The last thing I would have wanted on that day was to whip my own phone out, sacrificing the experience. I wanted to be present for every moment (and I'm so glad I was!).
Without worrying about another vendor, another camera. It's been a labour of love, friends. I have been brainstorming and testing for months, trying to come up with the perfect solution for you.
Eloping is an entirely different experience than the traditional route, right? You don't have 200 guests taking photos and videos on their phones, so preserving your own memories and being able to share them with others is even more important.
At the same time, adding an extra vendor with a lot of gear, another lens in your faces...it's a lot, right?
Giving you "something more" to remember your day and share with the people you care about, without any extra stress.
stoked on this; let's make it happen!
STARTING AT $800
BEHIND-THE-SCENES FILM OF YOUR ELOPEMENT DAY
- 1-2 minute highlight film
- Online streaming for easy sharing
- Downloadable file
- Quick delivery: your film will be delivered with your photo gallery!
- Separate audio recording of your vows
- Expedited editing (video + photo gallery): 1-week turnaround
get in touch to book your elopement highlight film!
Yes please! sign me up
Since photography is my priority, and I'm not creating feature films, these highlight videos are the "in between," if that makes sense. Way better than some nonsense filmed on a phone, but not the same as a videographer focused solely on that job. If you want the highest production quality, please do hire a videographer!!
I adore these highlight films, but I want to be super transparent about what they are and what they aren't. So if you want some more clarification or to chat about the details, feel free to email me!
Can I hire you instead of a videographer?
Short answer: no
Longer answer: Photography is my passion, my job, my wheelhouse. I am a photographer first, and if I have to make the choice between getting the photo and getting an uninterrupted video clip, I'm going to choose the photo, every single time.
will the photography suffer?
I'm not going to give away all my secrets, but essentially, I use a wee camera clipped to my backpack or camera harness to record behind-the-scenes clips in 4k while I'm photographing.
I also switch to holding the video camera in my hands and taking some deliberate clips when I don't need to be ready for photos. So, partly in the background, partly deliberate filming!
How do you do this...?
At the minute, I'm only offering these highlight films as an add-on, so they're only available for couples who are also booking photography packages.
do I need to book a photography package too?
Your highlight film will be hosted online to make sharing with your loved ones super easy, but I'll also transfer you the original file, for keeps.
How do we get the video?
Nope; you can add a highlight film to anything!
They're especially fun for adventure sessions or engagements. Memories are memories; they don't have to be the "biggest day of your life" to matter.
Are these just for elopements?
Absolutely not. Think of the video camera as a fly-on-the-wall observer. Your elopement (or adventure session) is going to go exactly the same, with or without the film. All you have to do is show up (:
Is there anything we need to do to prepare?