Reinvented Home Movies // July Family Film Challenge

I have been keeping busy with lots of awesome work this summer! Filming some fun jobs and connecting with the right people. I cannot wait to share it all!

On a personal level, I have been following my Reinvented Home Movies Family Film Challenge. I’m working on building my own family film library and this is the perfect opportunity to be a little more creative and challenge myself. If you would like to join in, I am hoping to do another challenge this fall! Follow me on Instagram to see my boys and our adventures (and every day moments).

Baby Girl S // Fresh 48 Film

Since becoming a mom to three boys and experiencing those moments after you (and your body) just went through labor & delivery, I feel that I wanted to remember every second. And since having my third, I realize more than ever HOW QUICKLY those moments change. I loved having photos to look back on and seeing my newborn babies on video just melts my heart. I wanted to offer this to clients to be able to have a short video and photos to look back on those moments in the hospital (or at home) when your children meet their brand new sibling, cuddling your sweet newborn and even attempting to pose for a nice family photo.

I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful family from Hoboken and film at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center in Englewood NJ. Their two adorable twin girls got to meet their new baby sitter for the first time! Their love for the newborn sister was greater than their love of a good snack :)

Enjoy this film along with some family portraits we were able to capture.

 
 
Fresh 48 Video Photo Session 01
New Jersey NJ Fresh 48 Video Photo Session 02
New Jersey NJ Fresh 48 Video Photo Session Sibling 01
New Jersey NJ Fresh 48 Video Photo Session Sibling 02
New Jersey NJ Fresh 48 Video Photo Session Family Image



Ally Kimpton Photography // Promotional Film

I’ll always have a sweet spot for newborn babies! And it’s even better being able to help a photographer share her work and style through video to her future clients. Ally of Ally Kimpton Photography, was a breeze to work with. Her warm and friendly personality welcomed me right in! Her beautiful home studio in Southern New Jersey is cozy and comfy, perfect for those newborn, first birthday and maternity photo sessions. We worked on her script, picked her filming dates and got to work. . We captured a little bit of everything to showcase her style in this promotional film.

Take a peek at the 1 minute promotional film here. Don’t miss the other films we were able to create during the same film shoot. A 15 second film specifically for Instagram and a time-lapse of her cake smash set up!

 

Here are two additional films that can be added to your promotional film package. A short sneak peek film specifically made for Instagram. And the second is a time-lapse of Ally’s first birthday set up.

From Ally:

Hiring Shire is one of the best decisions I've made for my business! From start to finish, Shire has been very thorough and helpful in creating my video promo. I had no idea what to do or expect, but she got me in touch with a script writer and really made the whole experience next level professional.

She was kind, thorough, and efficient the day of shooting. We had so much fun and I never felt stressed out about this project at all. She was receptive to tweaks I requested, and the final product was perfection. I would recommend Shire to any business owner looking for a personal branding video to make their business stand out among the rest. Thank you Shire!

 

Are you located in New Jersey and looking to create a promotional film for your own small business? Please see here for more information. I’m happy to answer any questions for you and guide you in the process of using video in your online marketing.

L Family Film // Christmas Time: A Day in the Life

I have been holding on to this gem to share for the holiday season! Last Christmas, we filmed a Day in the Life with the LeBlanc family when they got new puppy! These “Day in the Life” films are so special. Mostly because you don't realize what is so special until the time has past. Hearing your kids sing, seeing little details of a childhood home, and having something in its entirety, and not 30 second clips on our phones. If this is something that touches you, and you think this would be meaningful and special to your family, shoot me a message or give me a call. I would love to help create this special piece of history for you! Below is part of a package for family films. The edited 3 minute film, a short film for instagram and a few family photos!

Below is the short film especially for Instagram (or easily can be used as a holiday greeting card online!)

And a few family photos from this very chilly day!

dayinthelife
a day in the file film
a day in the life film family



Email me today to create something similar for your family. Filming available in the central New Jersey area!

A Custom Project // Father's Day Film

A past bride contacted me wanting to create something special for her husband for his first Father's Day.  She wanted to add some photos and video clips but wasn't sure where to even start.  Working together we came up with adding two sweet poems and photos & videos of this new dad and his sweet baby girl.  Enjoy!

Shire is always a pleasure to work with! We first hired Shire in 2015 to capture our wedding ceremony. She delivered a stunning video on DVD capturing the entire ceremony plus a short highlights video. This was our first time working with a videographer and I was very impressed with her professionalism, responsiveness, and pride she takes in her work.
When I was looking for a unique gift for my husband’s first Father’s Day, I came to Shire with an idea and she made it better than I imagined! She really understood my vision and collaborated with me to make it a reality. Shire created a beautiful video celebrating my husband and daughter. I can’t recommend Shire enough!
— Laura Westendorf

Spark Joy Space // Promotional Film

Sometimes you just hit it off with a client!  I am SO happy I got to meet Christina.  She really does spark joy in your life and we created a small promo for her website for her clients to get some face to face time with her and see what she is all about.  Have you read Marie Kondo's The The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up? (This is the book and you should totally get it if you feel overwhelmed by your "stuff!").  Christina's business Spark Joy Space  helps guide you through Marie Kondo's process, also know as KonMari.   Please visit Christina's site and see for yourself how video can help connect your client to yourself, the business owner.  

 

Interested in doing a simple video for you website or social media presence to let your clients know more about you?  Give me a call today! 

Sarah & Matt // Wedding Film Sneak Peek

All weddings have their special moments and what stood out to me the most at Sarah & Matt's wedding was the love of family!  It was a beautiful fall day and that ended with the best reception.  These guys loved to dance and that is one of my favorite parts to film at a wedding.  Here is a little sneak peek of their wedding film to hold Sarah & Matt over until their final highlight film is complete!  ENJOY!  

PS Keep your eye out for the end.  The most HEARTWARMING SHOT EVER.  Grandparents who have been married 65 years watching over the festivities!  Melt my heart!

 

Wedding Film // Simply Shire
Music License // Soundstripe
Photographer // Meg Brock Photography
Ceremony // Queen of the Universe Parish
Reception // Rose Bank Winery Newtown PA
Caterer // O'Neill's Catering

Gaia Dawn Studios // Photographer Branding Film

I love being able to connect with someone who I have no direct ties to.  There is such an awesome connection to meet for the first time and know we will work well together.  Jenn found me on a photographers group we are a part of and approached me about creating a branding film for her photography business, Gaia Dawn Studios in Alloway NJ.  After being in the business and photographing families, she found that photographing woman and the things they are passionate about to really be her new love.  She makes women feel proud and strong through her photography, which is really beautiful!  Here is her branding film & client testimonial film.  Enjoy!  And be sure to visit her new website as well.  Her work is beautiful!

www.gaiadawnstudios.com

Stonebridge Bagel // Promo Film

As part of my series of videos for Allentown, I got the opportunity to sneak behind the scenes of my favorite bagel place.  It was so neat to see how they make the bagels (and everything is right there!)  Steve & Diane of Stonebridge Bagels & Deli are such kind people and I personally just love stopping in Stonebridge.  Below the video is the amazing feedback we got from the community on their video!    

Milky Moms Support Group // Promo Film

I LOVE projects that I have a personal tie to and want to support.  A good friend of mine is a lactation counselor for nursing moms and came up with the idea to start a mom support group right in our home town at the awesome Moth Coffee House at the Old Mill.  If you haven't been, its a comfy and yummy coffeeshop that would be the perfect place for the gathering of moms and their littles.  I am so excited we were able to pull off a promo video before her first meeting to show other moms what to expect when arriving for their first group meeting.  Join us every other Tuesday at 10:30am at the Moth!  Times and dates subject to change.  Follow Brielle Petrella, Certified Lactation Counselor on Facebook to keep up if you are interested or know another mom who might want to join us. 

 

Coxs Corner // Allentown NJ // Real Estate Video

When I past client approached me about doing a commercial real estate video for them right here in Allentown, I couldn't turn down the opportunity.  After working with John Baer Photography and shooting some drone footage in the early fall, I knew this would be the perfect chance to really highlight these commercial building lots for sale!

Tom + Erica // Wedding Highlight Film

Tom & Erica had the best day in September for a beautiful ceremony & fun reception!  They beat the heat from the previous weekend and had quite the party.  Also got to sneak in some aerial footage of their stunning church with some great shots by the river!   Enjoy the highlight film!

Produced // Simply Shire: Creatively Produced Films
Music License // Soundstripe
Photographer // RJ Russo
Church // Beverly Presbyterian, Edgewater Park NJ
Reception // Riverton Yacht Club, Riverton NJ
DJ // Mazz Entertainment

Jem + Roney // Wedding Highlight

This wedding was special for some many reasons.  Not only was it a beautiful day here in my hometown of Allentown NJ but the two families celebrating this wonderful couple were amazing!  This was one of those weddings I would of loved to been a guest at!!!  From the beautiful backyard ceremony, to the cocktail hour in the garden, and on to an amazingly simpleyet elegant tent reception!  Enjoy this highlight from Jem + Roney's wedding celebration.

Baby Josie // Fresh 48

There is something so amazing about newborn babies.  Those first few days are so tiring, overwhelming (physically and emotionally) and to have something beautiful recorded on film to look back at those first 48 hours can be treasured forever!

I'm so happy Joe & Brielle let me into this special time of their lives to record these moments!  Enjoy!

 

And two of my favorite Big Sister photos! 

Old Mill Crafters Guild // Retail Brand Film

Allentown is home to so many awesome businesses.  Here is another retail film about Old Mill Crafters Guild hidden away behind The Old Mill.  If you are in Allentown, don't forget to stop by and check out all the great finds plus visit the ducks!

*This is part of a series of videos for the businesses of Allentown NJ for the Allentown Business Community Association.

Donna & Doug // Home Movie Wedding Film Edit

Donna was trying to think of the perfect anniversary gift for her husband.  Her brother recorded their wedding with one of those awesome little Flip Camcorders and stored it away on the computer never really watching it.  Donna and I got to talking that we could re-edit her wedding video into something more watchable and enjoyable for her surprise anniversary gift!  I love projects like this because the video is not perfect.  The audio is not perfect.  But the memory is perfect.  To relive something so special even if it is just through a home movie quality footage.  That is what is really important.  Also included are some photos from the wonderful Laura Leigh Photo!  Enjoy their wedding film re-edit and one of their good friends singing their first dance song! 

The DeRosa Group // Workshop Promo Film

The DeRosa Group,  a real estate investment company, filmed one of their more recent workshops.  Teaming up with South Jersey Real Estate Investors Association, they produced a great online course.   The DeRosa Group are a great husband and wife team and want to continue to share their knowledge in the real estate investment world.  Their successful YouTube Channel The Landlord's Chronicle, lead them to feel comfy in front of the camera and are promoting their "Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide on Raising Private Money" online course.  We put together this great highlight film to share what current real estate investors will get from this course.  The DeRosa Group and SJREIA were both great to work with! 

  If you are interested, click this LINK to view more info about their workshop.

 

Alyson & Michael // Wedding Film Re-Edit

Alyson & Michael had a beautiful ceremony on a cruise ship over the winter and decided to hold a reception back home in central New Jersey for the friends and family to celebrate their marriage.  I was approached by Alyson's mom to help create a short highlight of their ceremony to share with the guests at their reception from what was recorded by the cruise ship videographers, which was over 15 minutes long... too long to share at a wedding reception!  I put together this great little clip to share their vows & ring exchange.  Enjoy!

 

  Simply Shire did not film this event.  The footage was filmed by the cruise ship videographers and I pieced together some highlights for the bride & grooms reception.  This service falls under video editing services.  Anything from home movies or unedited wedding videos recorded by family members can be pieced together into a small creative film.