life at home
A DOCUMENTARY STYLE FAMILY VIDEO
MODERNIZING A FAMILY SESSION IN A UNIQUE WAY…
My passion for photography started with families, and it’s never stopped. I have worked with so many incredible families over the years, capturing their beautiful kids and life at home. Giving each family a series of images that they could look back on as their little ones begin to grow. But, there was a piece that has just felt like it was missing. As I was invited into each home, there were so many incredible moments that didn’t have the same emotional impact in photography as I remembered in person. You smiled at the images because you remembered the moment, but why not see it play out all over again in front of your eyes!
There is such an emotional impact with video. And with the digital media taking hold in such an accessible way, the “home video” is no longer a relevant way to document your life at home as our parents did. We document in snip-its. 10 seconds at a time from our phones shared for the next 24 hours or archived on a cloud that we will one day get lost fishing through. But what if those one of those days you spend at home could be beautifully composed into a home video showcasing all the things you love to do together. Game night, Thursday evening walks, making breakfast, riding bikes, simply seeing your kids faces as they laugh and play, and whatever else you enjoy most together!
WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WITH THIS SESSION? HOW DO WE PREPARE?
Preparation for a lifestyle video sessions is very much the same as photography. Wear clothes that you’re comfortable in, but coordinate well with your home! I am a lover of color, so any fun and bold colors are welcome.
Time of day is a bit more important in video than it is with a photography session. With photography I can supply external lights to rely on. With video we are going to be a bit more dependent on available light within your home. So, we’ll plan on time when the sun is at it’s brightest.
Video sessions do ask for a more of your time. Typically about 3 hours, but these less staged, less posed and so much more candid. Think of it as a relaxing day of play. I will simply be there to enjoy and capture it all!
Below is an example of a photographer/videographer team I have grown to love! This will help give you a visual on what to expect!
YAY! At this stage, I am really looking for some outgoing families who would be comfortable with me sharing their home video on my webpage and social media. You will be my first few to share as examples to others as these sessions become available. Because of that, there is no charge and the final video will be all yours in exchange for your time.
I can only offer this initially to a handful of families, but will have something special to offer to all those who express continued interest! If you don’t mind taking time to fill out the small forum below, this will help me get to know your family a bit more!