family films

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY + FILMS

the Film experience

your film

the 's' family

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Have you ever wanted to hit the pause button? Would you want to watch the way your child twirls her hair over and over again? What about the way your son gives you the absolute best hugs.  What if I could give you that pause button?
This is what my family films are all about.

I will get to know you and your family through chatting and a questionnaire. and I will use that information to prepare for your film day and know what I am looking to capture. On the day of our session, I am like a friend hanging out with you for a few hours, documenting organic moments in your daily life. I will also take photographs during your session, so you will have a gallery of images to have as well.

Once filming is complete, I will head home and work hard to create your family's story through a short film. Choosing a song that best fits your family's film is usually the hardest part - but also very fun. Once I do that, everything falls into place and your film is created.
This process will take up to three weeks. 

This is a family of five that lives for their summer days and nights. When I spoke with Shannon, the mother, she really wanted to capture their typical summer afternoon and evening - swim, play, eat, and smores. Remembering those times with her children (7, 5, and 3) and her husband are absolutely priceless to her. This is the epitome of carefree childhood days and this family will have their film to look back on forever.

Erica grew up heading to their family's lake house on Lake Zoar. She would spend her summer days on the boat with her parents and sister... tubing, swimming, and learning to drive. She now gets to do the same thing with her husband and two children. This spot means so much to her, she really wanted to bottle it up and make sure she had these memories forever. I spent the morning with her family, speeding around the lake, listening to laughter, and documenting these fleeting moments.

I would absolutely love to talk to you about making a family film for you. If you think you would love to look back and see this time in your life, just as it happened, send me an email today! It would be my pleasure to meet you and your family and create something so meaningful and special to you.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

"Watching our finished product was emotional in the best way possible."

We had such a wonderful experience doing our family film with Ali. For starters, we hardly knew she was there and so it was easy to act natural and really capture genuine family moments. Somehow Ali manages to stay in the background and yet when you see the results of the film it seems as if she had a front and center view! Watching our finished product was emotional in the best way possible. I could see all the little moments that would otherwise go unnoticed that I now have locked away for a lifetime. We will truly treasure this video footage for the rest of our lives as we now have a keepsake of our rapidly growing kids to look back on and remember how little they once were. Thank you, Ali, for doing such a fantastic job, as always, of capturing our family.

SHANNON & MICHAEL

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Ali met us at our house, made us feel very comfortable, and found a gorgeous spot to take photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life.

I had such an incredible experience with Ali as my maternity photographer. I really wanted photos that seemed natural yet beautiful, and my husband and I were both worried we would come off too posed (What do we do with our hands?!). Ali met us at our house, made us feel very comfortable, and found a gorgeous spot to take photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life. If you want a photographer that is relatable, genuine, and knows her lighting, Ali is it. Worth every penny.

KELSEY & STEPHEN

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

I am forever grateful for this family film.
It is perfect.

I can't even put words to what you captured on film. Every moment, every blink, every important detail is on film that I will forever have to watch and relive.  I grew up going to the lake and now I am able to share those feelings and moments with my children, as we now spend every summer there, too. I will always have this time in our lives on film to go back and feel what these moments were like, how sweet their smiles are and how the sun hit my daughters hair. The details in the film were priceless, as you captured my parents home before they take it down and rebuild to retire there. This time in our lives is precious... and time goes way too fast. I am forever grateful for this family film. It is perfect. 

ERICA & CHRIS

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Ali was so pleasant in demeanor and so easy to with with.

We had such a wonderful experience working with Ali. This is our first child so we wanted to document this special time in our lives. We did both a maternity and a newborn session with her and absolutely loved the pictures. She was able to capture our special moments in such a beautiful, natural way that we will cherish forever. Ali was so pleasant in demeanor and so easy to work with. She made us feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. She even picked the most gorgeous location for our maternity shoot. I wouldn't hesitate to work with her in the future and would recommend her to anyone. Thank you again, Ali, for giving us such beautiful memories!!!

NINA & GUY

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

She has an amazing ability to capture the moment without knowing she is there.

Ali has a natural way when working with kids. She has an amazing ability to capture the moment without knowing she is there. I cherish the images of my children and family she has captured.

JESSICA & DAVID

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

She has a soft way of guiding you to make you comfortable during her sessions.

Ali is amazing. She has been photographing our family for many years. We trust ali to document many special moment in our lives. She has a wonderful way of capturing moments in a way that is relaxed and natural. She has a soft way of guiding you to make you comfortable during her sessions. I am always amazed with every image she returns and never worry about not getting the "right" shot. she blows me away with her ability to just capture the "feeling" of a moment in time. Ali really is so wonderful. We feel lucky to have found her to capture memories for our family for years to come.

LEAHKAY & JAMES

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

She makes you feel comfortable so that your photos contain genuine smiles and truly reflect the love within your family.

Ali's photos are clean and classic. They are the type of photos that you will be proud to hang in your home for years to come and they will never go out of style. She makes you feel comfortable so that your photos contain genuine smiles and truly reflect the love within your family. I love the emphasis she puts on photographing the every day moments and capturing them to remember forever.

SHANNON & MICHAEL

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

She comes armed with an incredible amount of patience and focus to make sure she captures those precious moments that will become treasured family photographs.

Ali has shot our daughter, Madeline, for both a newborn and now a 6 month session. Both times, we have finished up the session and my husband and I have been so impressed with Ali's attention to detail and flexible attitude. Newborns can be a little unpredictable - especially when you are trying to shoot pictures of them! - and Ali managed to work magic regardless of the fact that our daughter was a little on the fussy side. She comes armed with an incredible amount of patience and focus to make sure she captures those precious moments that will become treasured family photographs.

LAURA & JEFF

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Family Film sessions require more hours and editing time, not to mention licensing music. This is why film sessions are more of an investment than photo sessions alone.
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