We've all heard the adage that "time flies when you're having fun." In today's fast-paced world, most of us seem to be getting plenty of first-hand experience with time flying by whether we are having fun or not.
While we may not be able to slow down the pace required to make ends meet, we can create a Family Lifestyle Video that will truly encapsulate now forever. Yes, you read that correctly, a unique and interactive family lifestyle VIDEO in addition to or instead of a photography session that looks just like everyone else's on Instagram.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a family videography session this year:
1. Family Videography Isn't As Expensive As You Think
Does creating a unique and beautiful family lifestyle video like the one below take a lot of work? Absolutely. Does having one made for your family cost as much as a Google search makes it seem? Not at all.
Google will have you believing that each minute of professionally produced video content will cost you anywhere from $1000 - $5000. While some videographers do offer services at those prices, they typically don't work in the family lifestyle sector. We at Your Story Video offer two family packages, both of which can be customized to meet your budget. Plus our base package prices where you get up to a 4 minute professional family video are priced nowhere close to what Google would have you believe.
2. You Get To Hear & Remember Their Voices
We all know that our kids' mannerisms, characters, interests and so much more change over time, but being with them every day it's hard to keep track of how quickly they develop. One of the main comments I hear from the families I have worked with is that they love being able to hear their kids' voices at various points throughout the video.
Seeing them run around, interact with each other and with you, all while hearing them along the way creates a truly timeless memory that is bound to be rewatched and cherished for years to come.
3. No One Is Stuck Behind The Camera
Yes, thanks to the evolution of technology most of us have a high definition camera on us at all times. And while you may be doing your best to snap pictures and videos of your family at every key moment, your creations have two major shortfalls: (1) you're likely not as great of a phone photographer/ videographer as you would like to be, (2) your pictures are always missing someone important in them.
As great as selfies can be, we all know they just don't cut it, especially when it comes to video. So rather than limiting your family memories to just what you manage to capture on your phone, hire a professional to capture and create a video memory of everyone in your family -including you!
4. You Capture Your Home & Family Dynamic
Most family photography sessions tend to be staged in a photo studio or scenic location. While that comes with the convenience of not needing to tidy up your home, the end result is a picture of your family outside of your true element.
A family videography session truly captures the daily life of your family, plus it serves as a time capsule for your family home. Whether you eventually move or renovate it's always nice to have a video that also shows the way you once lived.
5. They Are A Hit To Share At Family Gatherings & Via Social Media
As epic as that beautiful picture of your family sitting in an open field as the sun sets is, chances are everyone you show it to has seen at least a handful of other families in a very similar setting. What they haven't seen is an interactive video that is guaranteed to be unique since every family's story is only theirs.
Plus if you happen to be an avid social media user, we all know that video reigns supreme when it comes to capturing the attention and engagement of an audience.