Freeze Frame Time : Family Photographer - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
If I’m being honest, one of the most difficult parts of putting together a slideshow is picking the music. I have, without exaggeration spent 2-3 hours, per slideshow, listening to bands, artists, reading lyrics, matching notes with images.
A few years ago my cousin sang a cover of Brandon Rhyder’s, "Freeze Frame Time." This song resonated with me. … and a year ago, no really an entire year ago, when Gina and I started talking about doing an at home session… I knew this was THE.SONG. Well…then we found out she was pregnant, and thought, "..ahhhh we have to wait for the at home session til the baby is born…” then sweet Luke came along… and a piece of my world came crashing down with the passing of my dad the very next week. Once again… session on hold. Months passed by.. but last week the stars aligned and I headed over to their home the morning of 4th of July.
In the last three years of friendship, we know the deal: Hug, Coffee, mention of toys everywhere (sorry, not sorry haha)…then right into whats been going on. When I walked into her house the morning of the session, her husband was upstairs playing with their oldest, Gina was holding baby Luke, and M (3 years old) was asking me where Rowan was. We spent the morning like they would any other. It was random, chaotic, full of “let’s do this, then we’ll do that.” Sneaking cookies, baby giggles, coffee, car races, legos, book reading, bath time, more coffee.. and more than anything, getting their entire family in the frame.
This morning, Gina dropped by my house to watch her slideshow…(Remember: Hug, Coffee, mention of toys everywhere (sorry, not sorry haha)…then right into whats been going on: picking up her birthday gift (only a week late… thats how we do it y’all <3). I danced around my living room with Luke, while Gina got to watch 5 minutes of 2 hours built on the last 12 years:
“ Honestly, that video is my life, at any given day, in all it’s glory… we created it and you captured it in a way that I can always remember. It’s like I always get a freeze frame of this time. Because as crazy as it is i know i will miss it and feel sad when its over. And now I’m crying again.”
Thank goodness she teared up.. because I did. I always do.
When we add our own soundtrack to life.. when we see the moments, with out hearing the laughs, the “babe… can you grab this?,” or “mom, watch this, and this, and this,” the text message dings, the cries, the whines… its all pretty damn amazing.
Music by: Brandon Rhyder “Freeze Frame Time”
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