Winter Specials

Winter Specials

05/11/18

I love the Winter time. It's a time for slowing down and really basking in the time we have available. As the days start with darkness and the afternoons draw to a close much sooner it gives us time for reflection and hibernation.

 As the cycles in Nature change so do we. I find myself drawing inward more. Sleeping more, long cosy evenings by the fire reading, and spending more time reflecting on the year. Lots of snuggles and films and indoor games with my family and generally relaxation. I write and journal and make photographs of my life throughout my year and am mindful of the wonderful moments that are surrounding me even during difficult times. When I come to the end of the year, I feel like I take the time to actually reflect and really see how many wonderful moments there have been.

I had the film clips made by the artist for the film below and my lovely friend Lucy who came to spend time with us and I then created a film. I think it's important for you to see and know a little about the artist who documents your family. I am open and love to share what is important with others. It always plants a seed of love within others too in helping them think about what is important to them.

My Beautiful Everyday - by Jade Langton Evans 2018 from jade langton evans on Vimeo.

 

I believe it's important to document our lives as we can see where we have come from, the troubles we have faced as well as the good times. I believe it's important to document throughout all stages of life in what we label good or bad as too, it helps gives us perspective on our lives and the cycles throughout our lives. The ways I find myself documenting the most are Photography, films and Journals.

 I also have my own family documented by an artist once a year. I believe it's important to be documented by someone else, you can't really be in your own photographs and they be honest and authentic and I can actually be in them and not be taking them. Sometimes we have photographs, films or both made by artists. 

 Here are a few of our family pictures from the beginning of 2018 in the winter months. A typical morning for us in Jan 2018 was breakfast in bed whilst snuggling and watching some tv, a bit of washing and chores, playing with blocks, looking at some photographs, dancing around the living room, getting our waterproofs on and going for a walk, splashing in puddles, visitng our neighbbours horse and hot chocolates.

 

Having your family documented by me couldn't be easier, it's all about being yourself, living life as you normally would and I hang out with you and document it, I show you all the little things I notice that I believe are the most important things you will need to see and then I create those memories into the form of photographs and films for you to keep forever and give to your children.

 

I think that sometimes as Mums we kind of get a bit lost inbetween all the different mum stuff that we do, from cleaning, cooking, taking care of the kids, working, car trips, sorting out washing and bags and snack boxes etc etc We can often feel that we are serving up everyone but "us" There's always stuff to obviously. It doesn't just end one day until then it does... and our time with our kids is gone.

In amongst all the "stuff" that goes on in everyday life, there are so many wonderful crackers . Moments in between moments in between moments.

 There are all kinds of stuff, it's not really much but it's also EVERYTHING.

So what do I really mean by that?

Well the minutes flow into hours, the hours flow into days, the days flow into weeks, and the weeks flow into months and before we know it another year has gone by and we have barely noticed it's passing.

Within the moments inbetween moments, inbetween moments unless you are paying attention you won't notice the beautiful little crackers happening in every moment.

They are ALWAYS there

Home is where a lot of the most important things happen

Home is where the heart is

Children find out where they belong in their families. They find out what they are apart of.

LIFE IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN FRONT OF YOUR VERY EYES

Every day of your life MATTERS

Every moment counts

inbetween sogginess, messiness, fed up ness, dirtiness, never ending washing, never ending pots, never ending snacks, never ending tiredness, 

 IS WHERE REAL, HONEST, BEAUTIFUL LIFE IS

All the best bits of life, they ARE NOW in the PRESENT

Willing you to notice them, willing you not to live in the past or in the future BUT TO LIVE NOW.

So everyday when you think ahh I didn't get to do my hair again but maybe you got to have a shower (yay!)...but you took time instead to notice your child and play with them, that matters.

When you are doing each task on it's own: nappy changes, baths, dinner time, cleaning up, it might seem like you are not really doing much, or really even achieving anything but then suddenly when you see your story come together and see how wonderful all those little things are when they are all collected beautifully together by someone who notices you, who notices those beautiful passing moments and how delicate they are, how easily missed they are, but I can see them.

You see your memories stitched and bound together lovingly.

You finally KNOW, there you are in the thick of it all, living a real, honest, beautiful life, and right then YOU WOULD NEVER CHANGE ANY OF IT.

Because you realise all along how perfect it's always really been amongst sogginess, messiness, fed up ness, dirtiness, never ending washing, never ending pots, never ending snacks, never ending tiredness.

Because all of that was the most beautiful. It always was.

That is love

That is home

That is family

That is EVERYTHING

 

The Bernardi Family I think it's important to see a film and a photographs gallery from a family so you can really see the results and also how they both fit together, what is captured on film and what is captured as still moments. Below is the film and the second video is the photo gallery.

Bernardi Family from jade langton evans on Vimeo.

 

 

Bernardi Slideshow from jade langton evans on Vimeo.

3 Benefits to having me over at your home for a Documentary family Experience - written by my gorgeous clients

 

Sue 

Having someone who get's to know you better than you know yourself!?

It's the human intuition bit that sets you apart from people. Because you are so genuinely interested in other people, we relax because we can, because it feels like being with a friend.

You also give off an aura of making me feel safe - like whatever happens is OK I know you would never put anything on film that would make me feel uncomfortable.

You take time to observe the interaction between us, not the flagship sensational moments, and next time you come here, please remind of of that again!! It's the little moments that make a family and that's what you seek. You are brilliant!

 

 Bethan

 I guess you showed us the beauty in our everyday lives when you did the first film for us 2 years ago. Since then I definately feel like we have definately grown as people and as a family.

 

I loved that we chatted about appreciating the same things in family life.

We discussed the challenges we are facing as the next generation - from the way we were parented to the way we are parenting. All without judgement and a mutual understanding.

So we get as a super lovely set of photographs every year, a film that documents life as it is and a meaningful chat that is open, honest and without judgement.

 

 

 Rosie

I feel like Jade's work is unique really, becauser it's totally non - judgemental when she documents. She does this with so much compassion that you can't help be touched by the photographs and films that she creates.

It was emotional because it's not very often that you get to see your life described through the art of somebody else. It was amazing.

 

There's so much trend in having perfect looking images, they are beautiful, but they are too perfect in fact. We are not perfect, the things that make our family amazing are our unique qualities and imperfections.

 As a parent I spend a lot of time worrying about how I could be better or thinking what I should or shouldn't have done for my children and I wanted that encorporated into the final results in that it wasn't always going to be airbrushed and polished and perfect.

 

 

 Here is another Family Gallery and film

 

Tamsin Wheatley Slideshow from jade langton evans on Vimeo.

Tamsin film from jade langton evans on Vimeo.

Here we have the Winter Special

 

There are only 6 spaces available between Jan - March 2019

Booking date opens 6/11/2018 and closes on 22/12/2018 Sessions must be booked within this timeframe. This offer is only available for this price and within this timeframe.

 

 

 Slice of Life 

INVESTMENT £750 (total value of collection individually would be £2000 saving £1250)

This experience includes the following

- free zoom consultation to chat and make sure we are a good fit

-travel within 1 hour from Oswestry to families location 

-4-5 hours hanging out with your family on a typical day photographing and filming

-images will then be backed up safely on external harddrives

- images will then be culled and edited in my signature style I give you ALL of the best images

-film will be created and colour graded - music will be chosen with a music license to suit the style of the film

- cinematic online viewing with me up to 12 weeks from the date of the experience

-final digital files of all the best images - these sessions there are typically around 100 final images of your story

-beautiful large linen box with a copy of every final image printed on a beautiful silk finish paper

-Final film -3 -5 minutes 

- beautiful slideshow to music with all of the final photographs for your keeping (BONUS GIFT)

- beautiful 12x16 bespoke framed image of your choice of image (GIFT)

- downloadable online gallery plus slideshow link to share with family and friends

 

 

 

 Slice of Life 

INVESTMENT £550 (total value of collection individually would be £1400 saving £850)

 

This experience includes the following

- free zoom consultation to chat and make sure we are a good fit

-travel within 1 hour from Oswestry to families location

- 4-5 hours hanging out with your family on a typical day photographing and filming

-images will then be backed up safely on external handdrives

-images will then be culled and edited in my signature style. I give you ALL of the best images

-cinematic viewing up to 12 weeks from the date of the experience

-final digital files of all the best images - these sessions there are typically around 100 final images of your story

- beautiful large linen box with a copy of every final image printed on a beautiful silk finish paper

-beautiful slideshow to music with all of the final photographs for your keeping (BONUS GIFT)

 

Slice of Life 

 

INVESTMENT £350 (total value of collection individually would be £750 saving £400)

This experience includes the following:

 

-free zoom consultation to chat and make sure we are a good fit

-travel within 1 hour from Oswestry to families location

-4-5 hours hanging out with your family on a typical day photographing and filming

-images will then be backed up on external harddrives

-images will then be culled and edited in my signature style. I give you ALL of the best images

-cinematic viewing 12 weeks from the date of the experience

-beautiful large linen box with a copy of every final image printed on a beautiful silk finish paper - you can expect around 100 final images of your story

 

 

When can I book my session?

 

I typically like to book sessions on Saturdays. I can be flexible as I only have 6 spaces between Jan- March

Please do ask though if you have any particular requirements. I will sometimes travel out Monday - Wednesday if it fits in with my family.

I take a £250 deposit to book your session - you can choose your collection AFTER the session at the viewing at ordering appointment.

I will be photographing and filming at each of these sessions.

 

Want to book or want to chat?  lets connect

I love to chat with you to get to know you and make sure we are a good fit. I can't wait to hear about your family and what you enjoy doing together. I love to hear about what is important to you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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