In-home Lifestyle Video and Photography | Elling Family Breakfast

  • Apr 7, 2020

The Value of In-home Lifestyle Films

Can I share with you why you’ll remember an in-home lifestyle video session more than any other day?

It comes down to presence. You see, in order for a positive memory to imprint in our brains, it takes at least 15-30 seconds of really being present. Often, we’re physically present but our minds are elsewhere. During a film session, the phones are away, the to-do list can wait and you’re there. You have a chance to be present, active and engaged. Your brain is imprinting the memory during your in-home session.

So, let’s talk Sunday morning breakfast. It’s a family staple here in the Midwest. I have fond memories of going to church, then heading to my small town’s diner. Sunday breakfast was my family’s time to connect, be heard and enjoy each other’s company. Of course, this was pre-phone, so we really had to sit and be present with each other!

For the Elling family, the morning looks like jammies and pancakes. It’s the entire family in the kitchen, at the table. There’s dancing, signing and questions. Of course, there are sticky syrup kisses.

February of 2020 was a long time ago and by the time you’re seeing this, these children have grown and changed. Bryson is talking, Lyla is reading more and she has new questions. However, these parents will have this keepsake. I can guarantee, they will also have vivid memories from their perspective as well, because they were present.

This beautiful family took part in The Continuing Story, a one year, multi-film journey to document all of the most precious moments. The Continuing Story includes four in-home (or location of choice) lifestyle film and photo sessions. Also, a mac daddy culmination of all four films with a personal, meaningful touch. For more information on The Continuing Story, see this page.

For more information on in-home lifestyle video and photography for your family’s time, contact Jen.

Young brother and sister play fishing game, perspective from above.

Family makes pancakes together in the kitchen during in-home lifestyle session.

The family enjoyed time making pancakes together.

Young boy laughs while mother cuts pancake for him.Young girl grins at the camera with a milk mustache during an in-home lifestyle film session.Young girl reads a book on the couch. In-home lifestyle video session.

Four family members sit at a table to eat breakfast in-home.

The family sit down is so beautiful!

Young children pose for silly photos.Mother, father and two children play blocks during an in-home film session.