Every so often I get around to taking out my camera to capture photos of my own family.
This past Sunday, Ryan and I took our 21 month old to William Hawrelak Park in Edmonton. I’ll admit that the primary reason we chose this particular location was that Ryan had been told that it was a Pokemon Go hot spot. I will always mock him for his devotion to this fad, but I have to admit that it has had its perks – specifically getting him to be more active.
Anyway…the photographer in me figured this would be the perfect setting to capture a few images of Gracie. I have been wanting to practice my skills as a videographer as well, and the combination of the park and golden hour was perfect.
One of the benefits of being a photographer is having software to make beautiful videos. Creating videos is not a new thing for me …I’ve made them since Ethan was Gracie’s age. In fact, the very first video I made was of Ethan when he was 22 months old. I burned it onto a DVD and titled it “Ethan’s Summer”. Even now, at almost 12 years old, Ethan still brags about how he has his own movie.
I have always believed that taking videos and photographs of your children is a powerful way to show them that:
Ethan’s love of his early videos further confirms how special something like this can make a child feel.
This particular video I am calling “For Gracie”. The whole point of the video is to create something that I can leave for her. I want her to watch the video with her children and even then know that she made me smile.
Watch the video here: