This is a big milestone for me.  I filmed and finished processing another video. *insert big fist pump*! I am sure many of you photographers can relate. First you see a beautifully shot and edited video (can you say Hailey Bartholomew), then you think, "I want to give that a go!". And so you do. And you shoot and shoot. And film and film. Then you try to sit down and edit the beast, and three days later, pull yourself out from behind your computer. Yea? And let's not get started on sourcing music. Again, yea.

HOWEVER, after I returned from the NAPCP retreat in January, Rya inspired me to get back at it. Her class, and discussion around motion, was such a good reminder as to why I love it so much. 

What I am also finding is this. And perhaps it is just my kids, or the fact that they are boys, but they are really drawn to motion (and videos) much more. I can often find them reminiscing and watching the past videos I have created. (You can find a few uploaded on my Youtube channel HERE.)

So. While we were in Palm Springs a few weeks ago, and I was doing one of my favorite things (watching my boys golf together), I managed to film these few (okay a lot) clips. I have been wanting to document this story for a long time. Because these are the days I don't want to forget. And I don't want them to forget. And I feel it more stronger than ever that photos and stories only grow in value over time. 

Here's them. On the course. February 2017.

Banff Travels. Red Deer Photographer

Because it's tuesday.  And this was filmed in April.  And it's already October.  And I can't believe how much kids can change in six months.

Thought those were good reasons to share.

A little video of our Banff travels.



Summer days adventuring together is the best.

A little note for any of you interested in playing with video.  First, I created and filmed the mini videos on the 8mm app all on my iphone.  I then moved the videos I wanted to add to this reel into an app called reeldirector, which cuts the video, allows you to move the order, add music, etc.  Exported the final product to youtube and voila.  Super simple and an easy way to remember a few details from your day.



  When you are a storyteller you are always looking for the best way to communicate what it is you feel needs to be told.  I've always respected and admired videographers for their access to so many mediums through movement and voice and music.  At the end of the day, photography is absolutely what pulls at me the most, but sometimes trying something new allows us to see it from a different perspective.

This was my first attempt at a little filming this summer.  Naturally, on my family, who are thankfully easy going enough to go along with my ideas ;).

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