Over the course of the spring and early summer, I have been doing a number of portfolio building sessions to experiment with adding video to my Welcome to the World sessions, and I have to say that I am absolutely hooked! I started dabbling in video last year, creating short films for my own family and I'm excited to be able to start offering it to clients as well. To me, video is a natural extension of documentary photography; it captures moments authentically as they happen, and you get to preserve not only the visuals of those moments but the sounds and movements as well. And especially for these hospital sessions, it is just priceless to be able to capture baby's yawns, stretches, and all the cute newborn sounds.
For the Welcome to the World sessions, I have been creating fusion films, which are a mix of video and still images edited together and set to music. Below is the link to my most recent one of sweet baby Ellie. Make sure to watch in HD!
I plan on offering fusion films as something you can add on to your Welcome to the World session at an extra cost. And, at some point, I would love to be able to also offer family film sessions; documentary style family sessions with the goal of creating a 3-4 minute video of what life looks like for you. There would be some regular still images as well, but the main product would be the video. If you are interested in something like that, let me know as I will need a few families to practice on.