Legacy Film: Menges Family
What are the sweet everyday moments with your family that you want to remember? Maybe it’s making waffles with your kids every Saturday morning or singing your newborn baby to sleep. For me, it’s listening to music and making dinner with my husband Jordan on a Friday night or strolling the neighborhood on cool evenings picking out which houses we’d love to live in one day. Along with the big celebratory moments, there are so many other small, everyday moments that I want to remember about our lives right now. They’re not super big or exciting, but they are what make our lives so special and our own.
Back in August, I had the opportunity to hang out with the Menges family one morning and capture a few of these sweet everyday moments they wanted to preserve and remember while their daughter Kerrington is still small. It was such a fun day hanging out with their little family. My favorite part was capturing all of the little in-between moments while they went about their morning. Like Kerrington making a puckering face after she ate a piece of tart fruit, or Kason and Tamara talking in funny voices to make each other laugh. These are the things you want to remember but are the easiest to forget.
The Menges Family Legacy Film isn’t just another home video. It’s a film that preserves their legacy and shows their home as it is right now in 2017: a loving, fun atmosphere open to new experiences, making messes, laughing and learning more about the world. This is what their life is like right now with a toddler. I’m sure it will look different in ten years with a teenager but I’m willing to bet the same values will still shine through in their next Legacy Film.
I just love how intentional Tamara and Kason are about preserving their heritage to pass on to Kerrington and future generations. Their loved ones will forever be able to reflect on this living snapshot of a time and era to know where they came from and the family they are apart of. That is something so priceless that I wish I had from my grandparents and even my parents’ generations. But it’s never too late to start. Tamara has tons of great advice on preserving your legacy on her blog, so check it out! And if you’re interested in a Legacy Film for your family, give me a holler! I’d love to hang out with your sweet fam on Saturday morning too :)