I offer a range of different photography and video services and options but one that its very dear to me (however still relatively new in my portfolio), are family films.
So, what is a family keepsake film?
A family film is like a photograph coming to life. It’s a family portrait, it captures the essence of a family or a person and translates it into a tangible memory. Instead of moments frozen in time on a picture, in my films I add movements and sound which makes a memory so much more real.
Like with everything I do, I concentrate on a documentary approach for my sessions. I’m something between a fly on the wall observing your family’s dynamic but also right in there with you to capture everything I see.
The power of video
The impact video has on people, is universal. Imagine you could bottle up the way your child mispronounces a certain word. Maybe let me capture the way you make breakfast together with your fiancé. Anything that seems to be a routine in your life will feel special a few years down the line. You’ll remember you first home together. Or the afternoon coffee at your nan’s. All of that and more is a keepsake I can document for you – to relive it in a month or in 20 years.
Who is it for?
Family films are for anybody who would like to preserve memories in more than just photos. Even though the product is called “family film”, it doesn’t mean you have to have kids in order to book a session. It could be you and your boyfriend or girlfriend or fiancé or even your best friend. Or it’s about you and your grandparents. Or even your beloved neighbours celebrating your weekly Sunday afternoon tea time. I will collect the memories that are dear to you and so full of life, it will bring this day back to you in years’ time as if it was yesterday. Hearing those voices again, seeing how her hair is blowing in the wind, the way he’s rolling around on the grass with the family dog or that routine of brewing coffee with hearing the sound of the kettle… Imagine that.
Here’s a bit of a different approach to a family film. It’s a birthday video where I interviewed two daughters about their dad in order to create something for him that shows how much he’s loved by his girls. It was a birthday present that he gets to keep forever. No idea how this can be topped in the future but that’s another story…
I could go on and on why I think family films are worth it but I’ll stop talking now. Please do get in touch if you have any further questions. Or feel free to book a session if you’re already sold.
Family keepsake film: £950
• up to 3hours of me documenting your day as a family
• includes your immediate family (no extended family members)
• priority is video, your family film will be 3-4mins long
• additionally you’ll receive 20 photos as high-res download via an online gallery
• photos come with a personal printing license but you CAN order prints through your gallery
You can also book an extended photo session with video for £1700. This means a “Day in the life” photo session plus a full day family film.
To learn more about my “Day in the life” photo sessions, please have a look here: Day in the life session
Before your session:
• 20% deposit required to secure your date
• final balance due 1 week before session
• I’ll send you and email questionnaire after your booking is secured to find out more about your family
• We can meet over coffee (in or around the Brighton area) or have a (skype) call to get to know each other and discuss the day ahead of shooting
I can offer a payment plan for you if you require one. However, the full balance needs to be paid before you receive any photos. At least 75% of the full balance needs to be paid before the session happens.
Get in touch with me if you would like to book a session or click the link below to find out more about my other booking options.