By Lisa Ridd, Smitten Films
10 Tips for Capturing Perfect Family Videos
“The team at heymama loves to travel, and believe it or not, we love to travel with our little ones in tow too! We’re constantly scouting the latest destinations and comparing adventures, and are always up for help from our community members to make our trips ones to remember. This past March, Nancy Deane, our Senior Editor, ventured off to Portugal with little expectations and an openness to discover whatever came her way. Before she left, the lovely Lisa Ridd, founder of Smitten Filmscame to us with one of our favorite partnerships yet. All we had to do was capture raw video and photos and deliver it all upon Nancy’s return, and Lisa would magically transform it into the most beautifully preserved memory in the form of a film. Naturally, we obliged. Smitten Films is built for busy mamas, and they have the time that we don’t to take all of your pictures and videos that are collecting dust in your smartphone, edit them down to the best bits, and then weave them together into a poignant, engaging, and shareable film. Want to learn from the pro herself on how to best capture the most perfect holiday moments? Read on…”
Since starting Smitten Films 5 years ago, I have had the privilege of poring over countless hours of pictures and videos from our clients’ travel footage shot all over the world. Between my experience at work and my personal experience traveling with my 3 kids, I’ve learned the best ways to capture amazing travel footage on your family vacations that you will treasure forever.
When we received the footage of Nancy’s trip to Portugal, I was amazed – she instinctively had done pretty much everything I recommend to clients on a regular basis. As a result, she took an amazing and varied amount of footage, from which we were able to create an awesome film commemorating her special family trip to Portugal. Since you may feel overwhelmed by the very thought of getting started, we’re here to tell you that it’s as easy as following the ten steps below. These are the official Smitten Films travel tips to capturing amazing vacation footage on your family travels.