Theo, Beau and Evangeline; My Favorite Videos
I fell in love with photography around the time when Zoe was born and Jack was 19 months old. I had just gotten an iPhone, so the concept of social media, personal devices and digital iphoneography was all brand new to me. It took until Beau was born 5 years later that I began actively sharing photos on social media aside from my blog.
There’s something incredibly special about the still life of a photography. There is much interpretation left to the beholder, which, aside from a small caption is exactly what I love about how photos, as candid as they are in their intention, are open to perception. The message, mood and overall feeling of a photograph has so much life within the four sides of the display box. Being able to capture one of a zillion moments between my children that I am so lucky to witness every day is incredibly meaningful to me. It’s a form of art and therapy that I honestly don’t know how I’d manage without being able to process the varying degrees of everyday life craziness without.
Moving into capturing and using video has been new and a little intimidating for me. I’m not interested in over-editing the real life moments, but I also can’t seem to figure out how to get the moving motion digital clips into a cohesive, digestible space. Unlike photography, video leaves very little room for interpretation. It’s made for quick and easy consumption, especially when shared on Vine or Instagram. The past two years, I’ve played a bit with video on both of those platforms and while I am certainly nowhere near a place where I can consider them usable, these are moments that bring me instantly right back to the time when I captured them. That is a concept that is nearly invaluable to me as a parent.
Because I’ve shared these videos so rarely, I’m compiling a few of the most popular here with the promise that I will attempt to take and share more as I get more comfortable with that medium.
Some of my most favorite moments with Theo and Beau and Evangeline, too. Enjoy!