I'm excited to share this family film and the news that I'll be updating my package options soon to incorporate the addition of family films! It's been a labor of love and growth over the past year+ to learn the art of video, crafting clips into films, and how best to weave that into my documentary family photography sessions.
I fell in love with documentary style because of the natural way it elevates the beauty and meaningfulness of everyday life. Looking at images of real, everyday moments with our family reminds us how sweet and fleeting this time is. It's a visual reminder that what we do matters, even the seemingly mundane daily tasks that make life happen and keep our little people alive. ;-)
The movement and sound of video adds another layer of emotional connection to the documentary experience. Seeing your life in motion, hearing your child's sweet voice (and the adorable way she says "Dada") is incomparable to memories that fade and even photos that present only a static visual reminder.
That's why, for me, creating family films is a perfect marriage with photographs. You can't print a film and put it on your wall or flip your fingers through its pages of moments. A film is another piece in the gallery of your family's story. It's another way to share this glimpse of your family's life in this season for yourself, your children, and future generations.
Not to belabor the point, but the future generations part is something that really excites me. As a daughter of our family's genealogist, I would have found my family's history much more interesting if I could actually see it. Even with old pictures as a visual insight, I found myself wondering, "What were they really like? What did they do all day?" That question of what daily life is like is one that anthropologists spend their careers seeking answers for.
So I'm going to make it easy for future generations to answer this question for my family (assuming the zombie apocalypse doesn't wipe out computers and cloud storage) and hope that this insight into our family's everyday will give them a fun glimpse of where and who they come from.
I hope you enjoy this fun film with this sweet family.