A family film is like walking into a memory
You deserve to be REMEMBERED for the AWESOME PARENT you are
If you love the idea of having a family film that captures this time of your life, like a memory that you and your kids can replay anytime, this session is perfect for you. A family film is like breathing life into a photography where all the members are present and in the moment, rather than someone having to control the camera.
Some parents worry about their kids misbehaving during the filming session with me, or think that their family dynamic will make it difficult to make a good film. However, the purpose of my art, including family films, is knowing how to capture love and vulnerability. My mission is to turn those real moments of your life into beautiful pieces of art, and I know how to make it work. Ultimately, life is art in its truest form.
The process begins with a call, where we plan your session around what's most important and meaningful to you.
-2-3hr filming Session (in-home or outdoors)
-3-5min expertly crafted Film (with licensed music)
-All post-production Grading & Editing
-10-20 high-res Images
Why hire me?
I don’t have a lot of memories from my childhood, and that is one of the main reasons why I decided to make Family Films. I know how meaningful it would be for me to be able to remember, at this point in my life, how much my mom and dad used to love each other, as well as some of the real, everyday moments when we were all happy and together as a family.
When I am working with a family, I feel grateful and aware of my responsibility to capture those vulnerable, beautiful moments so that one day, when your kids are grown up, they can remember you as the awesome parent you are. No matter what happens in the future, they will have that memory.
But, why hire me when you could just take the photos and video by yourself?
Well, first of all, it is hard to be in the frame if you are holding the camera.
But also, when we are working together to make your Family Film, you will have a special time to connect with your family, where you can unplug, relax and focus on loving one another, while I find the best way to capture and show all the details that make your family special and unique. I promise you, there's a really special kind of magic when we collaborate like this!
When you hire me, I will take the natural beauty of your family and showcase it from a new and and unforgettable perspective.
How early should I book my session?
You can book your session up to 8 months in advance. My availability is limited to about 3-4 sessions per month, so if you have a specific date in mind, I would suggest getting in touch with me as soon as possible (ideally at least 1 month in advance).
Do I need to do anything to prepare for my session?
Yes. Once you lock in the date by paying the booking fee, I'll send you a Questionaire and we will have a call to discuss the details, any concerns, and even talk about how to prepare your kids so they don't feel weird by me being there. But nothing too overwhelming, though :)
Do you give advice about what to wear?
The idea is for you and your family to wear clothes that you feel good in, and that you feel relaxed and comfortable enough to move around and don’t worry about it during the session. But if you want advice, or you want to send me photos of ideas you have, I can help you choose outfits based on what I know will photograph well.
Do you travel for sessions?
Yes! Although with the COVID situation, I am not booking sessions outside Canada. If you live outside Metro Vancouver, we can discuss travel expenses on a case-by-case basis.
What if my kids don't want to cooperate during the session?
I totally understand how sometimes kids can go nuts. They are tiny humans with big feelings, so I know they can get messy/wet/dirty during the session. And I am totally ok with changing behaviors and chaos. I won't be judging anything, I understand because I'm part of a family too. And don't worry, I also know when to stop filming. My job is to find the beautiful moments in any situation.
What is your rescheduling policy?
If I'm not feeling well, I am going to reschedule your session. I am not willing to risk anyone's health in the middle of a pandemic, and I would expect the same from you. Seasonal allergies, etc., are one thing; but if you and/or your children are unwell, please let me know so we can reschedule. I have a couple of extra days built into my calendar specifically for this purpose. Let's keep each other safe!
Can we do our session in two different locations?
Yes! We can do the session anywhere you like. We just need to consider light and filming time, but we can discuss that during your planning call.