Five years ago I released a video short of my son Kaylan (here). It was my way of showing him a snippet of his life as seen through my eyes as a father. It was something I wanted him to have so that when he gets older he can see little of what he was like.
Now I have another child in my life and decided to undertake a much bigger project. Spanning over a year from before she was born I decided that I wanted to also do the same for my new child. We both as parents decided to know what we were having this time round so knew it was a girl. I wanted to go big on the project and at first was going to just shoot for a few months and have some footage of when she was just a baby. This quickly evolved into a massive undertaking for the next 13-14 months and ending on her 1st birthday.
The drive it gives you to pick up your camera every week/month to catalogue an event is not easy and you will see that some months I didn’t even take a photo but in the end I still managed to cover the entire year.
This personal project is a combination of Video and still images all taken on my Canon 5DMK 3. It was a very emotional project to work on as you will see in the beginning she was not all too well and as parents that’s never anything you want to wish on your worst enemy let alone go through it yourself. But all things went well and she has turned out to be a character of her own and the perfect partner in crime for her bigger brother lol.
The final editing phase of this project only needed to be edited in Adobe Lightroom and I used Apple’s iMovie to put the footage and images together.
I hope you enjoy this video, feel free to share and comment.
Below you can see the Dena 1Yr Video Project. or you could head to my YouTube Channel to view it.