I wanted to take the time to share this amazing video of our family when baby was just four weeks old. This unique and amazing video was created by Melissa Gomez at The Baby Mini Doc.
She's helping capture family's everyday and important moments in a mini documentary. Melissa is very great at what she does and her passion for the project is evident.
I can't say enough about how happy we are to have this beautiful memory.
How it works: Melissa asks you if there are specific things you are wanting to capture on film. This could be simple things such as a diaper change, singing a song or just playing with your family. Though you have goals for things you're trying to get on film, it doesn't feel forced at all. She spends time just filming the everyday, regular moments. She is not at all intrusive, even though she's just hanging out and filming for hours. You forget she's there filming, except for when she (or you) make a comment to something that's going on (which is so fun to share with her, by the way). We definitely had some laughs with her while we were filming. She was also great at making suggestions without making things feel posed or fake. It all felt so natural, even more than we expected it to be!
Doing a mini baby doc is an excellent way to capture those everyday moments, which go by so fast! It's a unique perspective too since these are the moments that are often forgotten when taking your own video or photos. Often as parents we find ourselves trying to get a photo or video of a milestone, but we overlook the everyday.
Working with Melissa on this project actually inspired me to try to capture my own video of the everyday (with a much less sophisticated iPhone camera). I have seen a couple articles about this come up too that suggest that you "take the picture", suggesting for parents (or anyone really) to take a photo of the "normal" daily stuff - reading a book, changing a diaper, feeding a baby, etc. It is so true and something we are striving to do with our baby and I definitely suggest every parent (new and seasoned) tries to do! These moments don't last long and time goes by so quickly, it's easy to forget. Even looking back on this video, which was about seven months ago, I can't even believe how things have changed. It feels like she's been in our lives for so long, but also so short at the same time!
We can't say thank you enough to Melissa for shooting this film, which is truly a precious memory and an experience we won't forget. I encourage everyone to check her out (especially those in NY area) and consider doing a mini doc!
Our video is here.
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A pregnant midwife living and working in New York City