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Family Films

Are family videos for you?

You may have been asking yourself if a family film/video is right for your family. It’s a question I often think about with new clients because I truly believe every family deserves their story to be more fully preserved in a way that includes sound and movement. The big question is WHEN. Honestly, there is […]

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Candid group family photo taken on the sofa in the living room during a family photo and video session in the bay area

Family Films

It all begins with listening | A Day in the Life Film Session with the R-P Family

The stars + planets have been aligning just right because I’ve come to meet some pretty fantastic families. This one, in particular, will always have a warm place in my heart. They initially reached out because their 91 year old grandmother was visiting, and they thought they would value some photos of this special time […]

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Family Films

A Year with Lucy | San Francisco Family Photographer & Videographer

Film has always been something that has filled my cup in more ways than I could ever put into words. It’s not just about the film I create with my client-families, but also the journey I have the privilege to witness. And this Year in the Life film is no exception. As the name suggests, […]

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Family Films

What is a Day in the Life session?

Have you ever wished you had a time machine to magically transport you back to a moment to relive from your childhood? I would give almost anything to revisit and re-feel what a day in my life looked like when I was little. To see how I moved and sounded. To see how my parents […]

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Family Films

A Day in the Life Film for the G Family – San Francisco

The most rewarding thing about what I do is the connections I make with my client-families. It’s humbling to witness these intimate spaces. But sometimes, my heart gets so sentimental and protective about the work we created together that I feel it’s too special to share. That’s how I felt about this video, but this […]

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Family Films

Favorite Moments of 2021

As I reflect on 2021, I can’t help but think about all the families I created with, and my heart is full. I care so deeply for them and about this work. Documenting their family stories and crafting meaningful experiences and art for them is a true honor. Some of my favorite memories: It was […]

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Family Films

Dunham Lampoon’s Christmas – COVID Edition

You know it’s desperate times when a group of introverts break into comedy to spread joy. In lieu of gifts for my birthday this year, I asked my family if we could work on a project together. Because much of the holidays are spent with our loved ones in Michigan (who we’re missing terribly), it […]

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mother and daughter comforting each other during a family session with BLM signs behind them

Family Films

Celebrating the Here and Now with Video

My heart’s been weighed down by the gravity of this year and I’ve been trying to find ways to show up for humanity and give some kind of solace to families as we navigate these tough times. Creating ways to respectfully capture these times have been tough, yet necessary because I believe that we’re making […]

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Personal

Oh, Enzo | A Love Letter to my Dog

They say that what you do on the first day of the Lunar New Year will set the tone for the rest of the year. If that’s the case, I think I kicked it off right by combining my love for my family with my crush on filmmaking. Thanks to the first of many workshops […]

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Family Films

What is a Day in the Life Video Session?

Nothing turns my heart into mush like a Day in the Life Session. These family video sessions memoralize your typical day, your routines, and everything in between so that you can return to it anytime you’d like. There’s nothing quite like capturing your family this way. It’s real. It’s golden. It is a part of […]

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