As a parent we are constantly trying to capture memories of our kids, the milestones big and small as well as the everyday, mundane moments.
BUT I also believe it is just as important to capture and record the life stories of the elderly ones we love in our family. There is so much we can learn from our own families life experiences, and even those who believe they haven't lived an exciting life, still have many stories worth documenting.
What is a Legacy Film?
More and more people these days are researching their family history. While getting our loved ones to write their stories and memories down is a great place to start, it can be stressful and reading them can take a long time.
A legacy film takes that stress away. It's a way to document your senior loved ones life's story, from memories of their own parents, their own childhood and experiences, documented in their own, unique voice and mannerisms.
One day, when they are gone, their memories and stories will be gone with them. Don't live with the regret that you didn't ask enough about their lives and experiences, that you didn't document them in some way for your own children. It's such a beautiful, personal gift for them and future generations to come.
"I found the whole experience enjoyable, and the way you made me feel at ease and the interest you took in relating my life story was wonderful. I am sure that future generations will be able to look back at their ancestors lives and cherish who they are and where they have come from. I highly recommend Chantel for the chance to do this."
How does a Legacy film session work?
The best time to start documenting your loved ones life story is right now.
Between booking in and your session, I'll send through a quick questionnaire for you to fill out about yourselves and the person who you wish to document, to help me get to know them a little more. I also send through a session guide for you to give to your loved one, which will help them understand how the session and Interview process works, and to make them feel more comfortable and at ease.
Then, leave the rest up to me!
Your loved ones home doesn't need to be magazine worthy or absolutely spotless. Having an interview made at home, comfortable and surrounded by all their belongings is what makes Legacy films so meaningful.
All I need is a comfortable chair for them to sit in, in a well-lit room and we can create some magic!