Pure Moments ~ Films
It’s that moment hearing your baby coo, the sound of your baby eating, the way he softly touches your face as you are snuggling…. It is that moment watching your little girl run in the field chasing a butterfly or the sound of laughter as the bubbles ticklers her nose….
It is the pure moments of childhood.
Jax Creations Photography is proud to offer a special collection ~ Pure Moments ~ a collection of both print and video collections. Capturing not only the moment in time, but also the sound, the feeling, and emotion.
Pure Moments Short ~ $400
Simple, intimate, beautiful pieces of a short story.
Your story. Your moments. An intimate living memory.
Your Film Includes:
- film session planning consultation
- your session time (up to 2 hours)
- a highly edited, unique short film that encapsulates the essence of your family/ child, set to thoughtfully hand selected, independent licensed music. No images are included in this collection.
A creative fee of $150 will be required to secure your booking + is subtracted from the total amount of your package. Full payment is required seven days prior to your session date
Pure Moments Film Collection ~ $900
Capture the daily nuances of your daily life. Preserve the reality of your children with great fidelity.
You are real and authentic, and this time in your life is worth documenting and capturing in an authentic and meaningful way.
Your Session Includes:
- session planning consultation
- your session time (up to 4 hours)
- 20+ high resolution images delivered via digital download
- custom keepsake album or keepsake box
- a highly edited, unique short film that encapsulates the essence of your family set to thoughtfully hand selected, independent licensed music.
A creative fee of $200, required to secure your booking, will be subtracted from the total amount of your package. Full payment is required seven days prior to your session date
Q: OK, so what is it you do, exactly?
A: I do short films and photography for your family. I film your family and take some photos while your children are just playing at home, playing outside, or are out doing something fun like visiting a farm, getting ice cream, going to the beach, or maybe just a part of your regular routine. I film very short clips, then I edit them together and pace them to a song that suits the mood and personality of your family, to tell your story of love! I use a digital SLR camera, usually with some small equipment attached to the camera to help stabilize it. I don’t use flashes or lights, because I find they are distracting to kids. I also take breaks to just play with your kids and talk with them, because I love playing and it makes them more comfortable.
Q: Why would I want a video? Aren’t pictures enough?
A: When you are old, what is it you’ll remember (or want to)? Is it the way your family looked? Or is it the small moments among you, your interactions, the details of your children’s tiny hands, the sound of their voices? The way you & your spouse sounded when you laughed? Photos are a wonderful snapshot in time, but a video is like being with someone. I would love to have a recording of my uncle laughing and telling jokes before he passed away. Voices are rarely captured in high-quality format, but it’s a key part of my videos. I give you both.
Q: How do you shoot in a house that’s, y’know, not magazine perfect?
A: I know what you’re thinking, that you’re worried your house will look dark or cluttered or dirty or something. I get it. I live with 5 kids and men; I know. I’m not going to be photographing your clutter unless pieces of it are part of the story. Storytelling film and photography include your environment and things, but in the context of what’s going on. The focus is still on you. Take a look at my client photos and videos – I told them not to worry about cleaning up, and they didn’t. Real is better than perfect. I also send you a guideline on what you should do to prepare, guidelines on what to wear, etc. so you’re not flying blind.
Q: Can you set my video to our love song, the theme from Titanic? [Or another popular song?]
A: No. I do not take requests for popular songs, because they cost like a bajillion dollars to license, and I try to keep my films affordable to families. But honestly, I rarely use them in my personal work, and here’s why. First, popular music will date your videos quickly. Second, family videos are sentimental. Sometimes I cry when I’m editing. If you’re a crier like me, you will almost assuredly cry the first time you see your video. But you don’t want to cry every time! It’s not a memorial to a time lost forever; it’s a fun video about a (mostly) fun time in your life! Keep it light.
Q: Can you set my video to a rock & roll song?
A: No. I find that most popular songs on the radio overpower the tender baby sweetness of a small child and their subtle movements.
Q: Can you add in this reeeeeally cute cell phone video I took?
A: No, because most cell phones take video at a different frame rate(i.e. the number of pictures per second) than a professional film camera, and it’s the slower frame rate that gives that cinematic look, among other things.
Q: Will you do just photography for me?
A: Yes. See Investment for options.
Q: Can I have a release that states I can print the pictures anywhere?
Q: Do you offer any specials?
A: Not usually, but you can Like my page on facebook on to follow any possible specials.