Family Film FAQs

  • Can I book you for photos only?

    Unfortunately the short answer is no. I occasionally will open up a date in my schedule to seasonal mini sessions, but those are far and few between. Films are something unique that I offer my clients that help me tell the full story and that’s where my passion lies.

  • When is the best time to schedule my session?

    If you want to showcase your yard and go play outside, I would recommend mid-April to mid-October when the weather will be pleasant. If you’re happy just staying inside though, I film all year round.

  • How long are sessions?

    I’ve found that 3 hours is the magic number for filming, but I also offer a shorter film that would consist of 1 hour of filming. We can figure out what’s right for your family during your consultation call.

  • How do I see my images and film after the session?

    I’ll email a link to your private photo gallery 1-2 weeks after our session. You can order prints, download and even share to social media direct from there! A film can take up to 20 hours to edit depending on the length and will arrive 2-3 weeks later.

  • What should we wear for my session?

    Choosing the right outfits can greatly enhance the overall look and feel of your photos and film. I recommend wearing outfits that are comfortable and reflect your personal style. It’s best to avoid busy patterns (especially thin stripes)  or logos that may be distracting. Prior to the session, I can provide you with some helpful tips and suggestions to guide you in selecting the perfect attire.

  • What if I haven’t lost the baby weight?

    You’re beautiful mama! And I know for a fact that your children don’t care. Aren’t you doing this for them to have to remember these days forever? They will never care about what size pants you were, they will only want to remember you exactly as you are now.

  • How does your pricing work?

    A $200 non-refundable session fee is due at time of booking to secure your date and time for your session which includes all pre-planning. Family Film packages start at $800 and payment is due by or on the date of filming.

  • Do you offer payment plans?

    Absolutely! I understand that this is an investment and I am more than happy to work with you to come up with a reasonable payment plan to help you budget the cost.

Legacy Video FAQs

  • Do you use professional equipment?

    Yes, I will have a professional camera set up for the interview. I also use professional lighting, audio and editing equipment and software.

  • Do we hear you asking the questions in the video?

    No. The goal is to create a personal video for your family only, so my voice and questions are edited out entirely.

  • What kinds of questions do you ask?

    I have a list of over 100 thought-provoking questions that span various stages of life, from childhood to parenting and marriage. These questions are designed to authentically capture the essence of your loved one’s journey. During the interview process, I often come up with follow-up questions that are tailored to the individual’s responses, ensuring a truly personalized experience. In our pre-interview meeting, we will have the opportunity to discuss your family’s unique narrative and determine which string of questions will best showcase the depth and richness of your story. This collaborative approach allows us to create a film that is both meaningful and reflective of your family’s journey.

  • Can I include old family photos or videos in my legacy video?

    Absolutely! Incorporating old family photos or videos can add depth and richness to your legacy video. I encourage you to gather any relevant photos or videos that you would like to include in the video, and I will work with you to seamlessly integrate them into the final product.

  • What if I don't want you to share something I’ve said on the internet for others to see?

    Your video is for your family, and nothing recorded would ever be shared online for others to see without complete approval from all parties involved. Even if you say something that you wouldn’t want in your video all together, this should be looked at as a shared process. You can look at yourself as the co-producer to your own video.

  • Do I travel to your studio?

    I come to you! My equipment gets packed up and travels to where you get to feel the most comfortable, your home.

  • How long does the video production process take?

    The timeline for video production can vary depending on the complexity of the project and the availability of the individuals involved. Typically, the process involves pre-production planning, filming, editing, and finalizing the video. I will provide you with an estimated timeline based on your specific project during our initial consultation.