Some people just ooze happiness and joy, and I always feel so grateful when I’m asked to attempt to capture that positive energy on camera. So I was super excited to get to work with Vanessa Calcara from the Sunflower State of Mind blog and her adorable family a few weeks back! Vanessa is one of those people that makes you smile the minute you’re in her presence. I knew I would have a great time photographing her family, but I was even more pumped when we decided to do a lifestyle video along with still photos. While photography is my first love, I worked in video production early in my career, and I really enjoy creating these family videos. I think there are some things, like capturing a child break into a smile, that can be so enhanced using moving video.
These keepsake videos are such a wonderful gift for families. Vanessa actually shared about it on her own blog, and I think she said it best:
We have so many videos of our kids, but nothing…NOTHING…like this. There are so many things captured in these 3 minutes that I don’t ever want to forget…and now I won’t. Arden’s chipped baby teeth, her skinned knees, and the way she grits her teeth when she’s sneaking up on someone. Her pure innocence and her zest for life. Nash’s toddler walk, the ornery twinkle in his eye, and his potbelly that I’m sure will be gone before we know it.
It makes my heart SO HAPPY to hear such sweet words from a client. Thank you to Vanessa, Chris, Arden and Nash for such a wonderful evening!
If you’re interested in booking a family lifestyle session or would like to talk about adding video to your session, send me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org! I’d love to chat with you!