Family Films

Emotive, natural, timeless pieces of a multi-part story.
Your story. Your moments.
An authentic living portrait.

Let’s capture you just as you are.

All family film sessions include:
- a session planning consultation (virtual)
-your session time (typically 2.5-5 hours with plenty of breaks)
- a professionally edited, unique short film (generally 2-4 minutes) that captures the essence of your family to thoughtfully selected music that is independently licensed
- a private virtual gallery viewing 8-10 weeks following the session to view your finished video and still images
- 15-20 high resolution images with print release

($250+hst payment required upon booking. 50% of the balance is due 5 days prior to our scheduled moving portrait session and the remaining 50% due upon completion of the film/gallery. Pricing and turnaround time are subject to change based on the characteristics of your order. Pricing is locked in upon booking. All sales are final.)

View examples of family films and some testimonials from past clients below:

"Nicole, I want to thank you for giving me the gift of seeing all of my blessings through someone else's eyes. These four people right here - they are my most perfect treasures. This year and every year, I have all that I've ever wanted. Invest in your memories, guys. I'm sure glad we did."

Nicola & Family

“A while back I read a quote in reference to parenthood, "the days are long, but the years are short". These seemingly ordinary, but to me, completely extraordinary, moments captured of my family are everything. This video is timeless. As the years go by, I can come back to it and relive the joy, love and pride that comes from being the mother to these two beautiful little girls. We will cherish this, along with the annual moving portrait sessions to come as they help tell our story... this, is us."
The Bowles Family

This is a personal project I took on to capture some day to day moments of my children and their "old grandma" at her cottage. These moments are nothing grand or spectacular but at the end of the day it is these little love filled times I want to look back on and cherish forever.

“6 years ago, we built a home that we knew we would raise our children in. The day we moved in, we had a 6 week old baby and a 2 year old and if I would have known then how fast time would fly by I would have tried to slow it down to enjoy all of those little details just a little bit more. In the last 6 years, we had so many firsts in that home– first bites, first steps, first words, first days of school… before we knew it, our kids were 6 and 8 and life had taken us in a whole new direction. The time came for us to say goodbye to the house that had seen so many of our happy memories. My children were not thrilled to say goodbye to the only home that either of them knew, and the minute that “Sold” sign went up out front, I knew I needed to document one of our last days in that happy place so that we could look back on it and cherish it forever.

I hired Nicole to do a moving portrait of a day in our lives right before we started packing to move, and I’m so very glad that I did. She expertly captured every little detail… being a busy parent and business-person, you don’t realize just how many little details that you miss until somebody else has shown them to you. Thankfully, I now have this beautiful keepsake that will not only remind me of the time we spent in that house, but also how my children looked at me when they were still so very small. I can’t even express my gratitude for the thought that Nicole clearly put into this video, from beginning to end. She managed to capture every little thing, from the way I mindlessly twirl my daughter’s hair, the words of wisdom that my son wears around his neck, to our beloved pets; one of whom won’t sadly be around much longer.

I truly believe that the art of photography and video is so important because time marches on and doesn’t care if we’re ready to march along at the same pace. I can now move on to the next chapter in our lives feeling content that Nicole has frozen a day of our lives in time through our Moving Portrait Session. Thank you, Nicole, for going above and beyond. I will cherish this work of art forever!"
The Schmidt Family

This is a personal project I took on to capture some day to day moments in my children's lives. These moments are nothing grand or spectacular but at the end of the day it is these little love filled times I want to look back on and cherish forever.

"We hired Nicole to capture our family. What we didn’t expect was that she would capture the very essence of who we are as a family in a moving picture that literally moved us all to tears of joy. She was very professional in planning our session from beginning to end. Asking questions about the things we enjoy doing as a family, organizing wardrobe, & choreographing the event so we could relax & be ourselves. Our family is full of early risers. All three of our boys are awake to greet the day at sunrise so we decided that a sunrise session would be perfect for us. Nicole found us the perfect beach location where we watched the magic happen as she captured every beautiful detail. Our three boys ran wild as she captured each one of their unique personalities. This video will be cherished for a lifetime. I know as the years go on it will become more & more priceless to us. Thank you Nicole for so perfectly capturing this stage in our lives. We’re forever grateful for all of the hours & heart work you put into creating such a treasure for our family."
The Hall Family