A father’s touching words…four years later

21 Feb

Four years ago I spent an afternoon filming an adorable family at their home. After being reminded of our session years ago, the father of this family watched the film again and sent me this moving email…

Lifestyle films on 16mm

Hello Bridget,

Not long ago I thought about the film you made for us. A friend just asked me to give them your name because they had remembered it too. I probably have not watched it in over a year.

I just went and watched it again tonight and proceeded to start crying uncontrollably. It has taken me about 20 minutes to regain myself. It is a treasure. A document of the most wonderful, incomprehensibly valuable thing in my life. A living snapshot of my home, the kind of home we strive to create, filled with smiles and laughter and discoveries and above all, love. I think for quite a while I have lost that vision a bit. We need more smiles and spontaneous laughter around here, and I think this might be the inspiration I need to simplify and remember what is truly important.

Anyway, all this just to say thank you, so, so much for doing this for us. It is one of the greatest of my possessions, if I might even call it that. I look around at all the things in my life and what would I really want to keep if I had to give it all away? Well, I can say that it would probably fit in a small box. But your film would be in it.

I think we are due for another one soon. Are you free to come back and see us again this June? I really hope so.

Wow. It is such a gift to receive notes like these from clients and to be asked to return to make a sequel. Now that I have a little one of my own I truly understand how precious memories like these can be.

2 Responses to “A father’s touching words…four years later”

  1. Megan February 21, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    That is so awesome! I watched one of your films a couple summers ago. It was a montage of a few weddings you have done and it brought me to tears. I am happy to say that I am now engaged! We are planning our wedding for the summer of 2015 and I am looking forward to meeting with you to get this done for our wedding! Your films capture the best moments. Your work is amazing.

    • { First Kiss Films } February 21, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

      Congratulations on your engagement, Megan! And thank you for the kind words…looking forward to meeting you and discussing you wedding :)

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