I first had the pleasure of meeting Sarah James, founder of the family, style, fashion blog Whoorl.com when I produced the Southern California portion of the Levi's Curve ID web campaign for Scott Compton of Remedy Editorial. Sarah and her family wanted to make a "goodbye love letter" to their California home that Dustin, Sarah's very talented architect husband, redesigned before they moved to Oklahoma. We had a VERY loose shot list. Sarah wanted us to capture all the little everyday things they do together... watering cactus, reading, making smoothies, playing games, riding bikes....
Since motion is not yet my area of expertise, I was lucky enough to wrangle Shawn Corrigan on to this project to shoot with me. We edited through hours of footage and stills! Shawn did a fab job with the sound design- (which I didn't even know was a thing before this project.) Editing was more than half the work! I'm known for delivering tons of images- just can't help it. I want my clients to see their day and energy as it was, not a super tightly edited...or a too art directed non emotional version. I want my clients to look at the photographs I create and recognize themselves and their emotions. We are all so camera aware these days so when you have the right recipe of time, trust, positive energy, and love I think it's possible to create images and find those sweet moments in between where the genuine energy lives. Capturing this for people brings me great joy.
I think Shawn and I made an excellent team in capturing the energy of the Door family. We spent the entire day with The Dorrs and were able to document all kinds of moments. Laughter, wacky energy, smiles, melt downs, love, quiet moments, portraits.... The real stuff life is made of! I hope you enjoy this!
LINK TO THE VIDEO on Whoorl: http://whoorl.com/archives/20486
& on Shawn Corrigan's Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/105641548
Remedy Editorial: https://vimeo.com/remedyeditorial
Dustin Dorr: http://www.johnwoodeninteriors.com/about/dustin-dorr/
Shawn Corrigan: http://www.shawncorrigan.com/
Aurelia D'Amore Photography: http://www.d
From Sarah James the founder of Whoorl.com :
"Goodbye to the place where I spent some of the most important years of my life. The place where I became a wife and mother. The place that taught me about myself – who I am and who I want to be. The place that sustained me through hard times and mistakes, but celebrated my strengths and accomplishments.
The salty, ocean air, warm sand under my feet, and bright sun always served as a refuge for my soul and will always be fully imprinted into my heart. I won’t forget.
However, sometimes the magnificent ocean and welcoming sun aren’t enough.
The photo says it all. The four of us surrounded by natural beauty and a stunning sunset, but.
Life isn’t just about a perfect backdrop.
Three months later, our lives already feel so much fuller in Oklahoma around family and old friends. It was the right move.
But we will never forget you, California. A huge space will always reside in our hearts for you.
Before we left, the talents Shawn Corrigan and Aurelia D’Amore shot a video of us in our element, and I will forever cherish having this to remind me of our life in California. I hope you all enjoy it too. (Click the bottom right full screen icon to enlarge.)
VIDEO LINK: Filmed by Shawn Corrigan