Lately I feel like time is flying by. Sometimes the days can feel so long. But then suddenly a month has gone by. And then a whole year. This is one reason I love and believe in family films. Video is such a great way to capture a time and a phase of life. Next year the Hoffman family will look different. Their baby won't be much of a baby and their oldest a teenager. I love the opportunity to create pieces of family history to be cherished with the passing of time.
I was lucky enough to travel to San Clemente, CA for a week back in July. If I could split my life between Moab and San Clemente, I would. Surfing Donuts, SUP surfing at Old Man's, Pedro's Tacos, beach all day everyday with the kids. I barely saw my boys all week they were so busy digging and boogie boarding.
While I was there, I was able to film two lovely families. I tried something different and created an interview style family film. Audio adds so much emotion to a wedding film, so I've been dying to try it with a lifestyle film. I absolutely love the result! I love watching the parents' eyes sparkle as they talked about their children. I loved the thoughtful things they said about each child. Their words were not scripted nor rehearsed nor too rosy.
I can't imagine having a film of my parents talking about me as a little one. About how cute I was without my two front teeth, or what a stubborn toddler I was (both true ;).
One of the mothers said her film showed her kids as they truly are. That is what I want!!! I want something that will become more and more of a treasure as time passes, both to the parents and the kids. I want to create films showing families in their true, authentic ways, doing what they do. Something more than families posed and smiling. I wouldn't mind filming a few more 6 year old knock knock jokes, or brothers putting sand in their sister's hair either.
My husband loves antique cast iron. And he makes the most delicious food in his cast iron. A few months before Fathers' Day he found a killer deal on eBay for a 1920's twelve inch Lodge dutch oven. So that was his gift. But I love surprises, and he just had to have something to open on Fathers' Day, so I made him a short film.Read More