It is easy to find a reason to shoot Super 8 at some of life’s bigger events like weddings or the birth of a child. But Teryn & Steve have shown us that the medium can have a simple purpose, like a holiday greeting. They shot this short in their apartment with a small tree & some white lights, and a little creativity. We find so much beauty and charm in this little film. Let us know if we can help you produce something short but certainly sweet for a friend or a loved one.
This past summer, Lindsey & I went camping with our friends, Jordan & Audrey Mahy, to celebrate the beautiful weather. Camping was a big part of my childhood, and I wanted to bring the Super 8 camera along with us to capture the fun of being around friends and family. I love the silliness (Jordan and I setting up the tent, swimming, putting Penny on our shoulders) and the serenity (morning light, beautiful lake, lying in the hammock) that this film depicts.
I can’t recommend enough setting aside unique moments in life to document in a different way. I’m thankful to work at a place that encourages this kind of creativity and intentionality. Enjoy!
Every summer Lindsey and I get the wonderful opportunity to take some time off and travel to some of the most beautiful places in the world. This year we ventured throughout the Canadian Rockies and dipped into Montana to visit Glacier National Park. While there we took the Homemade Films camera with us on the trail and documented our hike, which was a grand total of 14 miles! We had a blast shooting the jaw-dropping scenery, the natural wildlife, and, of course, each other. Although the hike was difficult at times, I’m thankful we took the camera as the payoff was worth every bit of the work.
If you have been following A Bryan Photo for a while, you will know how special Teryn and Steve are to us. Back in June of 2010, they flew us to Calgary to shoot their wedding. When we got there, they treated us like we had been friends forever and we have been friends ever since. We sent our first ever Homemade Films kit along with them on their honeymoon to Victoria, British Columbia. Because they were naturally such great shooters, their footage blew us away and set the tone for the future of Homemade Films. We we thrilled when they contacted us in December to tell us of their trip to Iceland and we found ourselves as excited to get their film back as if we had shot it ourselves.
This is, after all, the reason why we do Homemade Films. These moments are extremely special to Teryn & Steve that demand preservation. We can’t physically be there yet still feel we can help tell the story of their lives… the moments that are beautiful and quiet and moving and worth reliving over and over again.
We hope you enjoy these films as much as we do. To us life is beautiful, and we are happy to be a part of showing that to you.
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For the second leg of their honeymoon vacation, Julia & Nathan did a tour of the south. They stopped and visited our team at our studio in Birmingham, Alabama. Next they went to the beautiful Blackberry Farm by way of Chattanooga, stopping along the way to eat ice cream and walk about in the rain. Lastly, they ended in the Nashville and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the Music City.
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