Family Films FAQ


If you didn’t know, I don’t just offer photography services but also videography as well! If you want to learn more about this service, keep scrolling to see my top Family Films FAQ!

What Are Family Films?

Family films are short video clips taken during our session put to beautiful music. They feature your family in real life, doing things you love together! These can be done outside (A Family Highlight Film) or in your own home (a Day in the Life film, or a Newborn Film).

I want photos and video! Can these happen at the same session?

Absolutely! When you book a newborn film or “day in the life”, my main focus will be the video but I will switch back and forth throughout the session. For the family highlight film – served as an add-on to family photos – my main focus is the photos, but I am always happy to recreate some awesome moments for the video (and sneak in clips whenever I can during the session!). 

I want to do a Day in the Life Film, how can I prepare?

First, take a deep breath because not only will I make it easy for you, I’m going to help you prepare. Before your session, we will have a call to discuss different locations and I will walk you through the specifics. On the morning of your session, simply tidy the clutter and open your windows.

How long does filming take, and how long is the final product?

The finished film ranges between 2-4 minutes – about the length of one song. I like to say that they are long enough to capture your family’s love but short enough that you don’t have to feel guilty about watching them over and over again.

Can I choose the music?

In order for a film to be shared online, the music needs to be licensed. When families hire me for film, I include the cost of licensing into their package, so I choose the music. With that said, if you have your heart set on a particular song, I’m happy to make it work! The licensing for your song will simply be added to our session cost and needs to be discussed before editing. 

What locations can we use for a Family Film?

I’ve studied film techniques that don’t require extra lighting or equipment, so we can create your documentary highlight film wherever you like whether that be your home or outdoors.

When should I book a Family Film?

You don’t need to wait for a milestone. Some of the most authentic and meaningful moments happen between the “big” ones. When this season of your life is over, it’s often the everyday moments you miss the most. 

I hope reading through these family films’ FAQ gave you a better understanding of this service. To read more about family films, click here. To contact me about scheduling your family film session, click here.

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