I feel like I can't stop gushing about how wonderful video is for rounding out a documentary session. Capturing the motion and sound of family life and turning it into a film has been a joy for me to add to my sessions this year. From the fleeting details of babyhood to the hilarious antics of toddlers and beyond, video is perfect for preserving family life. Compiling clips and carefully setting them to music to tell a story that gives a glimpse into a family's everyday is like magic. Watching it months or years from now instantly transports you back to that moment in time, bringing about memories and emotions already forgotten.
Here is one of my favorite family films from early summer. You can check out this sweet Washington, DC family's images from their session here.
Want to learn how to document your own family's day-to-day? Check out 4 Steps to Stop Time and Savor the Moment with Your Family. It's a simple and fun guide to documenting your family's life with beautiful photographs.