What’s a mini-doc?
What do you film?
Do you film babies older than 12 months?
My baby has an older sibling – can they be in the film as well?
How early can we start filming?
What should I expect in a filming session?
Can I gift this to a prospective parent?
What are the payment options?
In our mini-docs, we use a documentary “fly on the wall” approach to put a filmic and artful spin on the “baby / family video” genre. Each mini-doc is a short film that is edited to music using footage that we film with your family in an authentic, intimate setting. We can also incorporate existing home video footage into the final film.
We specialize in capturing families with young children, including babies, toddlers, and older siblings. We focus on capturing the magic of everyday moments as well as the thrill of milestones with your children.
The stillness and intimacy of the first 7 months in particular makes this an especially perfect time to capture natural bonding moments with loved ones, as well as babies’ growing perceptions of and reactions to their environments.
Everyday moments can include:
– Tummy time / playtime
– Reading books
– Nap and bedtime routines
– Interactions with siblings
– Interactions with family pets
Milestones and “firsts” can include:
– First bath
– First smiles and laughs
– First teeth
– First time eating solids
– First attempts at rolling over, sitting up, creeping, crawling and walking
– First haircut
– First time in a swing
– First birthday
TODDLERS & OLDER SIBLINGS
We also love filming toddlers and older siblings! The supreme busyness of these later stages often makes it difficult for families to even remember to pull out a camera. Let us take this item off your ever-growing to-do list, and create an evocative momento capturing the beautiful energy and innocent wonder of these post-baby stages.
Yes! See answer above.
Yes! Capturing relationships and interactions with older siblings and other family members (including pets!) is a great way to tell your family’s story.
We can start filming as early as you would like – either during a home birth or once the baby is born.
We use professional but minimal HD camera gear while filming, allowing us to be as unobtrusive as possible in your intimate family spaces.
Our priority is ensuring your family’s comfort level in front of the camera, so that you can just “be” while we capture those irresistible, ever-fleeting, natural everyday moments with your littlest ones.
Yes! Gift certificates are available for all our packages, and make thoughtful one-of-a-kind presents for spouses, expectant parents, or any family with young children.
Payments can be made via PayPal or check. A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking, with the balance due upon receipt of the final mini doc.
Contact us to find out more and get started on your family’s mini documentary.