What is a Family Film?
The first time I came across the concept of a family film, I was completely hooked, and knew it was something I absolutely needed to do. To me, it just seemed like the absolute perfect combination of beautiful things. I've always appreciated film as a form of art, and am a sucker for the emotion it can induce through strong visuals, music, sound, and story. I'm a huge music buff (nerd), with a tendency to get emotional to the sound of a tune I love. I'm also a photographer, a
A Motherhood Film & Photo Session
with Simone North and her family In early February, I had the absolute pleasure of spending an afternoon with Simone North, her partner Sheldon, and their two girls—Satiya, 2.5, and Symphony, 3 weeks old. Oh, and also their cat, Picnic. Simone is a yoga instructor, focusing on yoga therapy, and a mental health & addictions counsellor. She is an advocate for self care and self love, and aims to raise her daughters in an environment that is accepting and empowering. Simone and
A message to the Mothers—it's your time to shine.
This one is for you Mamas. I see you there, behind the camera snapping photos of your family. You're always seeing those special moments that you want to capture on photo or video. They're cute; they're funny; they're something you want to remember—and that's really important! The only problems is, you're never IN the photos because you're always taking them! I totally get you. I'm a) super camera shy and b) always the one taking a million photos and videos of my family. But
The Dowdall Family
It was so much fun hanging out with these guys for a day, and getting some great footage of them hanging around at home. This session started out early in the morning as the family awoke to make breakfast. My favourite scene is by far the family sitting together on their son's bed reading some of their favourite family books. One of which was The Wonky Donkey—Pierce's all time favourite. Their daughter Abby Lou was one of the chillest little babe's I ever did see. As an added