As a photographer, I love to capture true connection and interaction in real time, but there’s just something about video that crystallizes memories in greater detail.

There’s nothing like a photo to take you back to a moment in time…except for maybe a video. Capturing video of your family and creating a film, set to music, is an heirloom you’ll cherish for years to come.

^^ Three different video options are available to meet your family’s needs. Please inquire to add a newborn or family film to your photo session!

Family FIlms
Created by Cedarburg, WI Videographer Tara Fay

Family Films

I love my work as a newborn and family photographer, but the opportunity to tell a family’s story through video is one of my favorite services. Each family is unique, and so are your interactions, from the way your child’s smile takes over their whole face to the conversations that take place as you share a meal.

Wherever your family is or whatever you enjoy doing together, I'm here to record every detail while you simply soak up time together.

Family films can feature just your newborn, all of your children, or your entire family. Some families choose to add-on family films to their newborn or family photography sessions, while many choose to book a standalone “Day in the Life” family film to capture the ordinary moments in time (the ones that become the foundation of your family memories). Please inquire to plan the best film package for your family!

Photos freeze time – video tells your family’s story.

Newborn Film

Day In the Life

Family Highlight

Wondering what your highlight reel should look like?

Your baby can be a solo star or invite their parents and siblings to take part in their first film (your new most prized possession).

My most popular film option! We spend 2-3 hours together capturing what a day in the life looks like for your family, during this stage of your adventure.

A family highlight film is a slightly shorter film and instead of being booked separately, is added onto an outdoor family photo session. 

Let's record your family's most cherished moments

Check out My Latest Film

Tara photographed our family and also did the most amazing video for us! To say that our experience was incredible would be an understatement! Every time I watch this video, I tear up. She really captured our family and who we are. This is the first time we have ever had a video done and now I can't imagine not getting one every year. Her work is so amazing and I will cherish the photos and video forever. Do yourself a favor and book your photo/video combo today! I promise you won't regret it.

- Erin, the scott family

If you are like me and want to remember each and every moment with an impossible level of detail, I highly recommend booking a highlight film on its own, or adding one to your next photo shoot. I first came across the idea of these highlight films from a photography group, and when I saw all of the little family moments, I wanted one so badly for myself.

I knew if I wanted one, other moms would want the same. And to this day, I still cry editing each and every one

Family Films Starting At $350

My own littles are still young, but I can already tell you I’ve wanted to hit pause at least a hundred times.

book your family's film

frequently asked questions

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 addon 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’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.

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.

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.

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. 

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. Let’s capture them! 

All Images Copyright Tara Fay Photography

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