Travel Family Photographer | The Howard Family

December 16, 2021

Months ago, Sadiee (who has followed me for like 10 years!) reached out for a family film and photography session. She wanted me to travel 10 hours to her home in Tampa Bay, Florida, and spend a few hours capturing her family. I was so excited! It is my first time being hired to travel to capture a family and its something I would love to do a few times a year, between births.

Marcus Family Film:


The week leading up to her session, I practiced mindfulness to keep my creativity going through the stress of travel and the pressure of creating a film in 3 hours and not being able to reschedule. Its a lot of pressure – one Im sure wedding videographers are well aware of. You can’t really re-do it, so things need to work well!

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Sadiee emailed  me a review about her family’s experience being videoed and photographed by me. “I’ve been following Jennie’s photography on social media since before I even had kids. I’ve always looked up to Jennie as a photographer and just as a human in general! Her style of photography always seemed to capture more than your typical photo. Over the years, I’ve watched her style evolve into something I can only describe as magical. The way Jennie documents families is truly priceless. I knew I had to hire her to capture our little family of four. This was an investment that my husband and I worked together to budget and made a priority purchase, and I’m so glad we did!

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The session itself was the most laid-back session I’ve ever experienced. The idea of having someone come into your home to take pictures of everyday life can be somewhat daunting, but Jennie just rolled with our chaos, and with a three & four-year-old, there is never a shortage of chaos. There was never pressure to get ‘the photo.’ We were able just to be ourselves. Jennie truly was there to capture us as us without any judgment for how the day unfolded.

I cannot express how grateful I am for how much Jennie poured herself into capturing our family. She captured our everyday moments that are often looked pasted, but I’ll miss these the most when I look back at raising toddlers. Life can be fast-paced and overwhelming with kids. Sometimes I don’t even realize how fast they grow until I look back at old photos and videos. She captured all the little things that make our family who we are, from cooking breakfast together, reading books, and an afternoon swim. We have already booked our family film for next year, and I’m not going to lie, I am already emotional about how much my babies will change when she captures them next.

Thank you, Jennie. You truly are one of a kind, and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for what you captured for us. This session is truly a family heirloom, and we can’t wait to see you again next year! ”

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The day was absolutely magical. This was by far, my favorite family session to date. I will tell you why. They never were stressed by children’s behavior. They just let things be as they were. They were the most chill family I have ever had and that is the key to an amazing session.

 

They had the most entertaining breakfast. So much laughter and conversation. I love how they’re all standing in the kitchen making breakfast together (their own Saturday ritual). After breakfast, Marcus and his kiddos rough house – which is their norm. and I was there for it! So many giggles and fun moments captured. So authentic! I rarely see rough housing during films in America. I watch many film makers in Australia capture this often. We Americans have become too serious! ?

 

We ended their film in the pool! The go pro was so fun to use! Want to have your family filmed and photographed? I would LOVE to capture your family. Contact me. 

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