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 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
Welcome Baby Leo
There really is nothing like those very first days with your first born child. The feelings that consume you completely—love, fear, wonder, curiosity, anxiety, hope. It's such an insanely sleep-deprived whirlwind of an experience for the parents, and often our memories of this phase feel like a total blur. This is why I feel so inspired to capture this time through film and photos. I love the idea of documenting some of these super intimate moments between the brand new paren
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
The Kleinpaste Family
What an awesome family these guys were to film. The two kids—Tucker Bobby and Scotty Jade (can we talk about what great names those are?!)—were so lovely, with such contrasting personalities. This was something that Colby, the mother, had mentioned to me ahead of filming, so I had made a big effort to portray their personalities throughout the film. Tucker the sensitive, gentle soul, and Scotty the fearless independent. One of my favourite parts of this session was how import