Family Videography  Film Session

Every year I host a Family of the Year giveaway, which includes 3 family narrative photo and video (videography) sessions over the course of a year. The Smith Family was my 2019 family. This last year I got to know the Smith family and in some ways you can look at them on the surface and think they are a perfectly adorable family of four, but once you go beyond that they certainly wear their heart on their sleeves as they face the many health challenges of their youngest daughter. As Scarlett’s biggest advocate this family chooses to celebrate life together well and in all they do! I was so lucky to get to tag along and document the heart of their everyday story.

Scarlett was diagnosed before birth with CDH (Congenital diaphragmatic hernia), which is a defect in an unborn baby’s diaphragm, the muscle that divides the chest cavity and abdominal cavity. In her one year of life she has had many major surgeries (including open heart) and a number of ICU admissions, among many other complications. She travels from Ohio to Florida regularly to see specialists. The Smith family is the sweetest and work tirelessly to get her the love and care she needs. Working alongside of them this year documenting their family narrative was a joy and honor. I was able to document their first Christmas tree selection, Scarlett’s first birthday celebration and a session at their home remembering their everyday family life being so much more than medical stuff like physical therapy and g-tube feedings but the play time, books, snuggles and cuddles in between it all! All these days and moments are fleeting and I love being able to preserve them and shine a light on the big love in the small moments of life and mundane. My favorite of all was this video really showing life with the Smiths


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