Canyon Pet Hospital recently opened their brand new boarding facility. I had the opportunity to film some adorable cats and dogs hanging out in this beautiful new space. It was so much fun to trade filming human brides and babies for animals. By the end, I kind of wished I could spend a weekend away here. It was clean, modern, and the staff was so friendly. The animals were obviously treated with love and respect. I would have absolutely no problem dropping off my animal here, or recommending it to anyone in the Flagstaff area. If you have any concerns about where to board your fur baby, this will put your mind at ease and you can 100% know that they will be in the best of hands.
MOAB, UT WEDDING
Katya and Matthew grew up an ocean apart. One day, nine years ago, he walked up to her during a California evening. It's amazing how life brings people together.
Matthew's parents are documentary filmmakers, and now Moab residents. His father Michael Chandler was nominated for an Academy Award for his editing in "Amadeus", a best picture winner. He worked on multiple films from the 80's and 90's, one being a personal teenage favorite of mine, "Empire Records" (Rex Manning day anyone?). Later he produced documentaries, including one for PBS. In 2015, Michale Chandler and his wife Sheila Canavan (a very successful attorney) created a documentary together that was picked up by Showtime.
I love the incredible people I meet as I film weddings, and I am always grateful to couples and their families for trusting me to witness and capture important, intimate life events.
AZ NEWBORN VIDEOGRAPHY
This session brought me so much joy. They were lovers and cuddlers and just the sweetest people I could ever hope to spend my morning with. Little Jesse was 10 days old when I came over to film. I loved seeing how the family had adapted to being a family of 4 and watching them in their new routine. I was impressed with how productive they had already been. This family lives in a rural area outside of Moab. They built everything they have. Everything! Since Jesse was born, Dad had built a playground for big sister, and Mom had been out digging a new fire pit. This morning filled me with peace and helped me remember what really matters.
Preview film below, full film above.
This film is a great reminder that even if you don't have your newborn video filmed in the hospital, this time is just as precious from home. I don't think there is a bad place or time to film a family in love with their new baby.
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.