One of the most anticipated nights of a teenager's life is unquestionably: PROM. Annabelle's mom called me up and asked me to create a film of her daughter's prom. I loved this idea. Especially, because I love Moab's prom. They do it the old fashioned way. Months and months before prom, the kids start learning a choreographed waltz. Practically the entire community comes out to the gym to watch the anticipated promenade. Every couple gets their own entrance where their names and their parents names are announced. And then they promenade. And then they dance with their moms or dads. And then all the grownups leave, the lights go low, and the true dance begins. When I first moved to Moab years ago, I thought it was so strange. Now I think it's wonderful!! Just what prom should be. I loved the opportunity to document these fun teenagers at such a joyful life event. And teenagers love being in front of the camera, which makes my job incredibly fun.
Last October, my entire family was able to be together. I have three siblings, and we all have families of our own. Two of my siblings live in AZ, and two of us don't, so having everyone together happens only every few years. On this trip, due to conflicting work schedules, we would have one dinner with everyone together at my parents house, and then in Mexico, we would have literally 12 hours where every single person would overlap. We will take what we can get and cherish it!!
I knew that I had to bring my camera, and I knew that for Christmas, I was going to make my parents a film or two. Rocky Point, Mexico is a 4.5 hour drive from Tucson. It is one of my favorite places on the planet. I've been going there since before I could walk and I truly think it is a piece of heaven. We sail, fish, paddle board, kayak, hunt for shells, swim, eat. It's the best.
I love everyone in this film so much and I am so grateful to be a part of this family.
To see a short film from our family dinner click here.