Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Maresch Family '09

A while back you saw Brent's experimental edit of our annual Maresch family shoot. The parents finally decided on a song for the "real" edit and now I've completed it. It's different than Brent's- softer, gentler, sweeter, I think. I wanted to focus on the kids' adorable faces and the way they look interacting with their environment. I threw in some shots of the carnival rides for a little spice and to allow the viewer to "rest" their eyes for a moment. It's interesting how those ride shots somehow remind me of a graceful ballet dance.

These kids are so sweet. When they played the little rubber ducky game and were able to pick out any toy they wanted, after much deliberation they all ended up picking out the red "Love" teddy bear after the oldest chose that one first. They love each other so much and get along so well; I hope my kids are just like them!

The Maresch Family '09 from Vanessa McKellar on Vimeo.

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Allen Arrick said...

Ah! I love both edits. It's so hard to decide. This one definitely focuses on the wonder and innocence of childhood. It almost makes you want to go back 20 years and be a kid all over again.

Nicole said...

Nice work. Both edits are great, just two different feels.

Vanessa McKellar said...

Cool, I'm glad you can't decide! I think they're both a perfect compliment to each other, really. (Although I might lean a little in favor of Brent's because I'm just so proud of him ;)