And Now For Something Completely Different
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I am officially launching Family Film Sessions.
Most of my supporters, clients, friends and family have heard me get all giddy about these sessions. Most of you have probably even seen a couple. However, this winter, I made it a goal of mine to be able to release a body of work by the summer to show this community what I've been chattering about.
I'm ready to do that today! I have had the pleasure of working with several Michiana families since January, and have plenty to show you.
But first, let me tell you why I love Family Film Sessions.
The everyday moments of your family's life are worth remembering. Those moments are not only worth remembering... the ho-hum daily grind is also beautiful. That's right, dishes in the sink and all. We all know how fleeting this life is. We all shake our head in affirmation every time someone says "They grow up too fast". Has anything ever been more true than that statement?
These sessions offer your family a time capsule, a moment frozen in time... except... it's not frozen. It's moving, smiling, hugging, crying, speaking. They are frozen moving moments that you will be able to revisit again and again. Family films allow you to "go back in time" and re-watch your own history. Two hours of your life can become a time capsule of nostalgia.
Most of you know that my dad passed away last year. During the times when I am missing him the most, I pop in an old home video. It helps to see him and hear him and remember. This is not just something I love to do, something that puts my creativity to good use, or something to pass the time. This is important. I take it very seriously.
I see you all, looking through your phones all the time. You show me videos of your kids. The funny things they did, or the cute way they said something. You guys already know how important capturing their every day is. But who, my friend, is capturing you? Don't you know it is just as important to those little darlings you are raising to see their parents in a video? To see you interacting with them? To hear your voices and watch how you react to them? I hear my dad's voice in my own family videos, but since he was the one taking all of them, there are very few with him as the star of the scene. Let me tell you. From this place of loss (that I hope none of you have to endure for a long, long time), I wish there were more of him. More of us together. Lots more.
Stringing these scenes along my editing timeline like beads on a necklace, adding the music, bringing out the voices... this gives me such joy. Not just me. Listen to what my first clients are saying.
Please, grab a favorite drink and a cozy seat. It's movie time! These are some of my very favorite pieces of work I have ever signed my name to. Enjoy! And remember to scroll down to the end for a special offer.
What a good dad, right? Who else would let their children paint all over them? I can't say I'd be that fun.
Those cookies were just as fun to taste as they were to make. These two pals were a blast to follow around all morning.
Dandelions and curly hair in slow motion. Dreamy.
Ohhhh my heart. That newborn time goes so quickly. In the moment it feels like it will never end, but it's gone before you blink. I'm teary eyed with this one.
Since I have two boys, it is so interesting to do these films with two little girls. It is a foreign world to me, but I love it!
Can you tell a story in a minute? I think I did. This is one of my favorites. This is what my boys do every day at this age, so it is precious to me. Plus, it has that gorgeous light, so it makes my eyes turn into hearts.
My first and still one of my favorites. This was shot over several weeks, so it's a little different.
Family Film Release Promotion
The first 4 Family Films booked are only $350. These films need to be scheduled between now and August 31. Email today to get the promotional price!
These are the available dates as of this writing: