Oh my heart. And these sweet voices! What a gift to be invited to welcome this sweet soul to this beautiful family. Even better, is having the experience of knowing this family from the VERY START! I filmed Mike and Crystal’s wedding years ago, then sweet Savannah’s first year, as well as John! To say I was THRILLED when Crystal contacted me to make a little film of welcoming Luke to his new family is an understatement. What I wouldn’t give to have something like this of my babies when they were little. With me in it!! There is just something about the movement, and the voices of both the little ones and Mom and Dad that is just priceless. Even the bit of chaos and busyness of the kids is beautiful. This family also got about 15 images from this short little shoot. Thank you Mike and Crystal for having me back!!!!
As my kids get older I have the overwhelming regret that I didn’t record more video of them. Yes, this is what I do, but I don’t feel like I captured enough of these little stories before my little ones grew up. There is something about capturing the interaction and little moments between a young family that is just magical, and those voices! Doesn’t get any sweeter. This season we are offering a few spots for special mini-film sessions at a local Christmas tree farm. Take a peek at this adorable film and shoot me an email to reserve your time on November 14! They will go fast!
Here are the details:
30 minute film session at a Christmas tree farm on November 14. We will create a 2-3 minute film of your family as well as give you up to 10 low-res images for you to use for holiday cards (but don’t forget – you are getting something BETTER than a card to share with your friends and family – you are getting a VIDEO to send!) $800.00
There is something about seeing a family in motion – hearing them interact together and listening to their voices. It is just like stopping time.
These are two very special families and I love every squeal and giggle, even every cry. You might recognize my talented photographer friend Adrienne, we have shot many beautiful weddings together. And of course one of my most favorite brides and grooms and their sweet little man have made many an appearance on my blog over the years. 🙂
We are offering mini-film sessions in Kansas City in a few weeks – stay tuned for the sign up – they will go FAST! Please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get on the calendar. Sessions will be $800 – special discount to former bridal and portrait clients! (we will not be offering super8 film during these mini-sessions)
Oh boy – there is nothing like the sounds of baby babble. I really truly cherish this sound. I didn’t make enough videos of my own kids when they were little. At least I didn’t make “good” ones. I did the normal shaky handheld camcorder recordings and they are still amazing and precious, but I wish I had something like this with my husband and I actually interacting with our kids when they were tiny AND growing up. Take a minute to join Luke and his family for a few sweet moments this spring at The Nelson-Atkins. Sweet and simple moments like these are so fleeting. Everyone always told me that when the kids were little. I never believed them because the days felt so long. But they were right. It goes way too fast.
Location: The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Camera: Canon DLSR & Super8
Music: The Music Bed
This has become quite the annual event for us – Spring Ducks and Babies! I think this might be our 5th year doing these mini-sessions and we have SO MANY families who come back! I honestly think out of the 13 families I saw over the weekend, there was only one new one! This is the reason I do them year after year. Yes, the ducks are cute, but getting to see former bridal clients bring their babies in and special portrait clients come in year after year is really amazing. The ducks will go to their permanent home tomorrow, a friend with some land and a pond not too far away. We spent the evening playing with them at my house today – my kids will miss them and their ducky adventures. I am mostly happy to get my downstairs bathroom back!
Here are a few peeks into the fun that was had over the weekend! You can see more on our Facebook page!