Family films are new and meaningful in a way that will make you feel. They are an authentic look at life and unique the connection present in your family. Films have the ability to showcase the small moments in between. The silly stage she's in and that one thing she says constantly in her little voice. The way he curls up in your lap at bedtime. All the individual nuances and tendencies of your child that change in the blink of an eye. You will forget. Films remind you.
Up to 2 hour session, film & photos
In-home or at location of choice
35 digital images*
2-3 minute final film
5 Artwork Credits
90 minute session, photos only
In-home or at location of choice
25 digital images*
4 Artwork Credits
Add a 1 min Moving Portrait for +$200
*Emerald & Emerald Everyday sessions include 25 & 35 digital images respectively. A password protected online gallery will be live for one week once digital proofs are available. Clients must choose their favorites within the one week period or may be subject to additional fee. All chosen images will be fully edited & touched up. Additional digitals may be purchased via artwork credits. Emerald VIP includes all the digital images from the session fully edited, touched up (typically between 40 & 60).
** Moving Portraits are 1 minute mini-films from the time during the portrait session. See www.emeraldrue.com/moving-portraits for examples
“Jen has captured our important family moments in both stills and video. She is incredibly talented, but what’s more, she is professional, flexible and has a wonderful skill working with small children. Her family films have brought tears to our eyes and I’m always taken aback seeing the small, intimate moments she captures when I don’t even realize that she is doing so.”
It’s simple: audio and movement. Imagine, your family captured on video during your day to day, showcasing the way you play and interact. Most importantly, voices and laughter (which change quickly!) are yours to own forever.
My family recently watched home movies from Christmas 1987. We laughed, cried and marveled at how we spoke, interacted and dressed. Such home movies have become treasures.
The goal is to remind you of life’s beauty. You’ll be surprised by how comfortable the process is. We will chat throughout and I’ll give light direction. All you need to do is be yourself.
Showcasing human connection is key. In order to do this, I’m going to ask to you be vulnerable. If you are moved to tears, please let them flow. It’s alright! Love up on your kids and significant other.
Because my style is documentary, I’ve found that kids forget I’m present. I’m not asking them to sit still so misbehavior is not likely. I am patient and will stop filming and step away if your child needs a break.
I understand how you feel, but time is fleeting. Your children will only be this little once and waiting for the perfect day will ensure you miss out on this glimpse of life. The best time is now.
As an auntie of five, a lifetime babysitter and a former teacher, I have much practice in being patient. If there are tantrums, I will wait. If timeouts are needed, I will wait. If naps are a must, I will film them.
Sample Everyday Ideas:
Morning routine (wake up, breakfast, brush teeth)
Dinner time (prep, pray, eat, conversation)
Outside play (Park, bike rides, swings, walks in woods)
Nighttime routine (bath, PJs, read books, tuck in)
A special event (birthday, holiday baking, family traditions)
Sessions include support throughout. You’ll be asked questions to help us plan. A consultation will be completed to ensure we have a plan.
Or, we can throw the plan out the window! It’s truly a customizable experience that highlights what’s most important to YOU.