Imagine being able to have a soundtrack of your life - to add sounds and motion to your pictures. I absolutely love photographs, but sometimes photos just aren't enough. Photographs cannot capture the little squeals of joy and infectious giggles of your baby, the unsteady way your toddler walks, the sweet voices of your precious kids when they mispronounce certain words, little quirks of your spouse, the tender way your parent(s) looks at you and gives you hugs.
Films might not be something you do every year, but they are an investment I assure you, you will never ever regret. They are a perfect way to futureproof your memories of life as you knew it, momentous occasions or milestones. These are home videos 2.0. Your days might seem ordinary now, but in a year or two they will be a truly treasured moment.
I took up filmmaking four years ago while my parents were visiting from Singapore, taking the opportunity to learn the skill while they helped take care of my son. I really wanted to capture the time my folks had with my son so he never forget them, this time they had together and the love they have for him (which is evident!). It was the first film I made...and I was hooked! My parents view it constantly when they miss my son, and he watches it often with a big smile on his face. That is why I make films. Click on the link below and check it out! It might not technically my best work but no one cares. They are just absorbed by the emotion of the moment and memories.
One of the hardest parts of parenting is not knowing when it's going to be the last time you do something for your child whether it's cuddling in bed with them while they fall asleep or helping them tie their shoes. They change often, and quickly. In a blink of an eye, you go from changing their diapers to sending them off to school.
I'll help you appreciate your unscripted, messy, busy, imperfect life - it is perfect the way it is and when you watch these films it won't even bother you that you didn't clean the house.
You can choose to do a newborn film, a birthday portrait, a family outing or y'all just hanging out at home.
Every once in a while you might cross paths with people who truly inspire and move you. Jonathan and Janetta are two. Their love transcends their circumstances. A few months after they got married, Jonathan was diagnosed with ALS. I can only imagine that their journey has been a challenging one but their love is so evident and deep - for each other, and for their son Tyson. I am so grateful and honored to have had the chance to spend time with their family making this little film and capturing Jonathan's voice before he lost his ability to speak. May their days together continue to be filled with joy, smiles and laughter.
This little film captured the Powell family just before they transitioned from a family of four to a family of five. I met Jordan and James when I photographed their wedding several years ago, captured the early years of them becoming parents to gorgeous twin girls and I loved being able to add music, sound and motion to the mix.
Whether it's a surprise proposal, an anniversary, an elopement or just because...these films are a celebration of your love for each other.
The way your partner looks at you, how they hold you close, the funny pet name they love to call you...these are the things that help define who you are as a couple.
I am a hopeless romantic and personalized vows give me life.
Michael and Kalee came to Panama City Beach, FL, to celebrate their love in the time of Covid-19. They had initially planned to have their wedding in Jamaica, but those plans got thwarted by the pandemic and they had to change their venue. As Kalee said, it wasn't the wedding she planned, but it's the one she'd always wanted. I thought it was so meaningful and beautiful. I was honored to be part of their celebrations and to witness their love for each other. It's so obvious to anyone watching them together. I wish them love and laughter always.
She wore her momma's dress - no alterations needed - and her grandma's pearls. His parents flew in from Germany and his dad officiated. They celebrated their nuptials by leaving their wedding ceremony with a dance inspired by The Office, a series they love. I've never seen a more laid back couple. and it was so sweet seeing how excited they were to become man and wife. They were just two people who put God, each other and their closest family above all else, and who wanted to kick back and really enjoy their special day with each other and those who were present. Here's to many happy, loving years! It was so much fun for me to be a part of this.
Memory fades with time. We eventually forget little things that were once so important: the sound of a voice, how a person smiled, the way they moved...
Legacy films are family heirlooms for generations to come. I love making films that you will want to watch over and over again. It's a responsibility I don't take lightly. Whether it features grandparents or parents, a beloved family pet, or someone close who is terminally ill, I seek to preserve memories of your loved ones and create something you will treasure. Legacy films provides a lasting tribute to those who mean the most to you.