A New Kind of Home Movie | Documentary Family Films

As my love for documentary family sessions has grown, I have thought more often about how much video can add to a session. There are some things that still photos just fail to truly capture. The sweet coos of newborns, cute toddler voices, the funny things kids say – all these things that we wish we could bottle up. Sadly, photos can’t touch them. Inevitably, when I have added fusion films on to client sessions, it brought it to a whole new level. It has made me want to learn more, and to make video a bigger part of what I can offer clients, but also what I capture of my own kids.

Happily, I also happen to LOVE taking part in photography workshops. To be honest, I’m kind of a big nerd. And feeling like I’m back in school brings me great joy. It used to be that workshops involved travel and a huge investment of time and money. But now there are so many fabulous workshops online. It’s such a fun way to learn or refresh skills, take part in the larger photography community and to just get inspired. So when I came across The Film Workshop with Emily Mitchell, I was in. I just completed the class and it did not disappoint! I so enjoyed spending the last month not only photographing my family, but shooting video of them as well.

In the end, I created this little home movie with all the clips I’d shot. I have to say, I am in love.

I can’t wait to take more video of my own kids. But, I also can’t wait to create modern family films for YOUR families! Over the next month, I am going to be offering just a few discounted family films. If you think you might be interested, get in touch! I would love to chat!

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My name is Katie and these are my people. You can get to know us and see my family's story in pictures here. I would love to hear your story too.