Amber + Alex's Family
Kristen + Nathan's Family
Why are in-home family photo sessions gaining popularity?
One of the reasons, I think is simply this. Authenticity.
In a world that's a little nuts, we crave the truth.
We want to see the love that fills our daily lives just as it is.
And, oh, how breathtakingly beautiful that real love is.
Four Generations of Love
Maybe you've read those two little words on Facebook, alongside a birthday photo of your friend's son or daughter.
Maybe you've thought those same words about your own children.
The truth is, we all blink.
But it IS possible to hold onto the sweetest parts of your family's life together.
What would you give, to have a film of your grandma, your mom, you, and your babies, all together in the same place, at the same time?
Dance Parties and Snow Days
I cannot. stop. watching. this film.
10 Things I Love: Christmas 2016 | Albuquerque Photographer | Family Films
What I want to remember about January, 2017:
A Morning Together: With the Grandkids
Every time I watch this film, I'll remember these 10 things and so much more.
Eliza is home!
Growing up, my grandparents were the sort who would drop everything for my sister and me.
My grandfather would chat away with us during "coffee time", which included slices of apple pie and a Sun Drop for us girls.
My grandmother was always available for curling up on the couch together with a book or teaching us to knit for the 100th time.
We'd feed the cat, play Clue, and beg for another guided tour of the basement "treasures" - the highlight being a set of animal traps my grandfather used for hunting as a boy.
Mountain View Montessori | Albuquerque Photographer
After a year of hospitalization, including major heart surgery and a throat surgery to correct breathing issues, Eliza is home!
This film is a celebration of Eliza's life, her homecoming, and the love her family shares, both with her and for her. My hope, is that in the years to come, they'll look back and see how far they've come.
Our family has been a big fan of Montessori education for a long time. The individualized education and focus on independence, self-esteem, and peace just can't be beat. Each of my children has gained a solid foundation in math, reading, and geography through the hands-on materials and practical skills they learned in the Montessori setting, and I'm always telling people what a great experience a Montessori education is.
So when I got the opportunity to spend the morning at Mountain View Montessori to create a film for them, I was beyond thrilled.
Saturday Morning with Melissa & James's Family
This fall has been a tough one for my family. My husband and I have had busy work schedules, and between the boys’ school and after-school commitments, sometimes it’s felt as if I couldn’t catch my breath. Can you relate?
In all the running from place to place, reviewing spelling words and Spanish vocab, and making sure lunches are packed every day, the weeks have flown by, with weekends whipping even faster.
Baby Charlotte | Newborn Documentary Films | Albuquerque Newborn Photographer
While Melissa and I sat outside in the warm morning sunshine, brainstorming the memories she wanted captured in her family photo session, her four children played around us.
At one point, I remember her saying, "I wish a photo could capture their little voices. The way they talk to each other. The way they move."
Films are memories in motion. Preserve the sweetness and beauty in your life.
Documenting our lives in this exact phase, complete with sound and movement, film is the perfect addition for those of us who realize how wonderful these days truly are.
I'm so thrilled to now offer newborn and family films, along with my photography, to help you hold onto this fleeting time for a lifetime.
I fell in love with Family Films from the first time I saw one, and I knew I had to learn how to create them.
I know that the movement and sound captured in these videos will take our hearts back in time in a way that's totally different from photos, and just as valuable.
Long after our boys are grown, we'll have their little voices, their foot steps, their hobbies, and their giggles in this time capsule.