When you elope with Young Hip & Married we provide your wedding officiant (of course!) and all of the ceremony and vow writing resources you need. We can even provide a photographer and helicopter! But are you ready to take your intimate elopement to the next level and create memories you can relive over and over again? Then this exciting announcement is for you: You can now add videography to your elopement!
Young Hip & Married has partnered with Vancouver videography company, Capture Media, to offer a videography add-on to all of our Vancouver + Lower Mainland elopement packages, including helicopter, seaplane and Whistler elopements!
In addition to photography (which is available or included in our elopement packages already), you can now add on professional video coverage! Simon and his team at Capture Media will film all of the important moments of your elopement and create a five minute highlight film for you to watch back and relive your memories forever.
Want to add videography to your elopement?
Simply fill out our contact form with your elopement details and tick the box to let us know you’re interested in videography.
You can also check out our elopement packages below to learn what’s included in our videography add-on, pricing and more. This package is currently available in the Lower Mainland of BC.
- Intimate Elopement
- Intimate Elopement + Photography
- Helicopter Elopement from Whistler
- Helicopter Elopement from Pitt Meadows
- Seaplane Elopement from YVR
Interview with Capture Media: Learn more about what happens when you add videography to your elopement
Get to know our videography partner, Simon of Capture Media, in the below vendor interview. Learn all about his videography experience and style, plus find out what couples get wrong about wedding and elopement videography!
Take it away, Simon!
Please introduce yourself! How long have you been a wedding videographer and what first got you into videography?
Hi! I am Simon and I have been a wedding videographer for 10 years. I started my professional career in computer science, but was never fulfilled due to the lack of creativity, sitting at a desk for hours, and lack of interaction with people. I had always had an interest in the art of creating films, I started creating highlight videos of family vacations, adventure videos, etc.
In 2013, I started my videography business when I provided videography for my wife’s sister’s wedding, and my journey began. After a number of years, I eventually went full time and still love the creative outlet that it provides me.
Summarize your videography style in 15 words or less!
Capturing magical moments, having fun, being creative, making the process as easy as just hanging out!
What can couples expect with you as their elopement videographer?
My working style is laid back, fun and creative! One of the most important things as a videographer is to make my couples comfortable on camera and I do that by being human, not a robot with a camera, and having fun together!
Why do you love elopements?
Elopements are a great way to get married because they typically provide a day that is more intimate than a regular wedding and you get to experience your wedding day fully without all the stress of a large wedding. It is a much more simple and beautiful way to get married as elopements are more focused on the couple’s love in a more private setting.
What are your favourite elopement locations in/around Vancouver?
Stanley Park, Whistler, Squamish, Golden Ears, or any mountain top. If not accessible by helicopter, I am always open to packing my camera and hiking up with you!
What are your best tips for couples eloping? How can they prepare for their elopement videography session?
Enjoy and cherish the day! Many couples can get caught up in the stress of getting married, but with an elopement you don’t have to! Your videographer & photographer are here to make sure that you not only look amazing on camera, but also to make sure that you enjoy your day and not feel awkward on camera.
As far as preparation, just show up and be yourself! Trust that we will be there to guide you through the process.
What do couples get wrong about wedding or elopement videography?
Some couples think they need to practice poses, work on their smile, etc. prior to their wedding or elopement. They may be looking at other wedding videos or photos wondering how they are going to pull that off. But if you have a good videographer, they will direct you and all this will come naturally.
Share a favourite elopement memory with us!
One of the best moments actually came after the elopement when I was delivering the video to my couple. Instead of just a thank you email, the bride went out of her way to call me and was in tears of joy over the phone.
“Wedding & elopement videography can be hard work but when you know that you are impacting a couple’s life with a video they will watch forever, it makes the job very fulfilling.”
When you’re not filming elopements or weddings, how do you like to spend your time?
I enjoy spending time in nature going on adventures, camping, and unplugging from the digital world we live in. I love fitness, so naturally I love trekking mountains, enjoying the views and quiet time that it provides, and in the winter getting on my snowboard to enjoy some fresh powder. Golf is another one of my passions; I usually am out on the course a few times a week as it’s the perfect way to recharge.
Where can we find you online?
Ready to add videography to your elopement? Fill out our contact form with your elopement details and tick the box to let us know you’re interested in videography!