If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine how much more a film is worth.
As moms, we often question ourselves, struggle with feelings of inadequacy and we easily fall into believing we aren’t doing the best for our children. Motherhood is exhausting, chaotic and stressful. However, there are so many nuggets of beauty, indescribable love and incredibly deep connection. It’s just that often, the negative worries seem to weigh heavier and it steals our confidence.
Having been through 7+ years of the “early days” with kids at home myself, I can attest that although it’s hard and it feels like you’ll never be able to swim above water, before you know it, the phase is over. You start wondering if you read them enough books, cuddled them long enough, spoke enough words of affirmation, breastfed them long enough, played on the floor with them enough, laughed with them enough. Even though you may have, often the chaos of the early years blinds you from seeing that you did well.
This is why creating Family Films is so important to me. I want parents to be able to see their relationships with their kids from an outside view, so that they can see and believe in the beautiful riches of love that they are fostering in their home.
I also want their children to have tangible memories captured for them to look back on, to hold on to, and to treasure. I want them to remember the good moments, just as much as I want to affirm the parents in those good moments.
They’re there, and they’re beautiful. It may not be a grandiose thing, but it’s the little moments that kids are nurtured through, and I want to be there to document it before that stage in the parenting journey is over.
Last week I spent a morning with the Wall family in their quaint home on a quiet street in South-East Winnipeg. Chelsea wanted to make sure we captured the moments they cherish the most: reading books in bed, cuddling her toddler with his bottle, playing outside, and capturing their children’s beautiful eyes, blond curls and curious hearts. The moments were so sweet, especially when Iver whispered a secret into his dad’s ear. (you have to watch that part!) Every time I saw that clip during the editing, my heart just melted.
They are a sweet family with big hearts and strong love. It was an absolute delight capturing the “early years” for them. I hope that this film will forever be a reminder to them of the richness they are pouring into their kids on a daily basis.
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I also took a few photos throughout the film shoot so that the family would have images they can print and put up on their walls.