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This summer feels like the fastest I’ve ever experienced… yet we managed to pack so much in… and why does July feel like a lifetime ago? – time is weird that way, right?

I’m currently editing films about our summer, I’ve been capturing our recent moments through photos & video – all the fun times and everyday moments. I’m excited to see them come together and re-live the memories over and over in one of my Time Capsule films.

That’s the gift of these films… I see it already with a film I made back in July.

And even more so when I look at the film of last summer… so much has changed, so much still the same. The places we adventured too… the things we saw. They are all locked down in this film – a Time Capsule of last summer to re-live whenever we want.

It takes time and effort to shoot & edit something like this, and when I’m struggling to complete a film, I go back and look at my old ones to spur me to complete it, because I know how wonderful these will be to look at in a few weeks when winter kicks in… or next year, when the boys have changed again and in 5 years when I’ll have surely forgotten some of these moments.

Before I get back to editing our summer 2014 adventures… let me share this…

Fancy learning how make your films?… Creating Time Capsules is where I guide you through my process and you can start shooting & editing your own films and make Time Capsules to enjoy forever.

The next course starts this Friday 5th… there’s still time to join us.

As I do with every course, I’d like to offer TWO places as a giveaway, for those who’ve wanted to take part but haven’t for whatever reason…

Just tell me your favourite summer moment this year in the comments below and I pick the two winners at random on Thurs, ready for the course to start on Fri.

Easy peasy…


Updated : the winners are Traci & Hannah – I’ll be e-mailing you. YAY!



  • Laura R
    Posted at 17:45h, 04 September Reply

    Summer 2014: Being amazed with the tidal patterns of Fundy National Park & waking up in a tent for 12 days straight with my kiddos, maps in hand, enjoying the lengthy discussions over coffee about that days adventures.

  • Rachel S
    Posted at 16:30h, 04 September Reply

    I’d love to take part in your course. If I could capture my boys’ childhood with an ounce of the ability that you have, I’d consider it a job well done. This summer, we have spent our time exploring what was my childhood village. We’ve lived abroad for the past seven years and it’s been lovely to introduce my little ones to the lanes that I ran down and the parks that I played in. It’s been a very simple summer but an absolutely lovely one.

  • Mari Gildea
    Posted at 02:28h, 04 September Reply

    I’ve wanted to take your course for awhile, but life keeps diverting my attention. If I had to name one of the favorite things I’ve done this summer, I’d say I’ve been enjoying the weekly city market. I usually meet someone I know and the food is always good. It’s been a fun and eventful summer, for sure. Thanks for the inspiration and opportunity.

  • Kim Masters
    Posted at 22:54h, 03 September Reply

    I joined in with a couple of your instagram photography projects over the summer, #colorcolourlovers and #augustbreak2014. They made me look for inspiration in places I wouldn’t have normally looked before, well, not with my camera anyway. Some of the most ordinary days produced my favourite photos of the summer. My favourite summer moment was watching an explosion of over a million poppies to mark the WW1 centenary, it was an incredible sight to see them all floating through the air. Your work is stunning, and your boys always seem so happy to be photographed, mine are usually hiding, racing, or spinning round in circles! The joys of being 4 and 5! They do slow down eventually right?!?!

  • anneberit
    Posted at 21:30h, 03 September Reply

    I would love to re-take you course, thanks for the chance to win! My favorite summer memory are the days spent with friends on the west-coast of Norway that we hadn’t seen for two years.

  • catherine
    Posted at 19:09h, 03 September Reply

    Favorite summer memory was a spontaneous 1000 mile road trip with my husband and two boys (3 yrs and 3 months at the time). Nick was dropping us off at the airport to fly back to California from a vacation on Lake Michigan and on our way to the airport I decided to cancel our flights and continue on with him to Newport, Rhode Island to go house-hunting. Two days in the car, just the four of us. Hands down, favorite memory this year. Thanks so much for the opportunity! Love, love, love the “time capsule” concept 🙂

  • Marina
    Posted at 17:42h, 03 September Reply

    The moments where nothing was planned and me and the boys played the days by ear. Geochaching was memorable and exciting for all of us this summer too.

  • robyn wells
    Posted at 15:21h, 03 September Reply

    My favorite summer moment has to be when my boyfriend, Matt, and I walked my 4 year old nephew home from my parents’ house one day. When we started out on our way he grabbed both of our hands and wanted to walk, between us, holding hands the whole way home. When we got to crosswalks, Matt and I lifted him up by our still held hands, so he dangled between us, and we ran across the street. He also insisted that we do “our song” which means that I make one specific sound repeatedly, Matt makes his own sound and then my nephew sings gibberish over us at top volume. We spend a lot of time together, but that moment was especially meaningful to me because this has been a very sad and difficult summer on our family and that moment was like a light in the darkness.

  • Sabine
    Posted at 14:08h, 03 September Reply

    oh that’s simple – it was this precious moment, when my boyfriend and I sat on the beach with a cheap bottle of wine, watching the most amazing sunset and writing a message in a bottle.
    Thanks for this amazing opportunity – I love, love, love your little movies. Just told a friend about it. They are magical!

  • Traci
    Posted at 00:26h, 03 September Reply

    My favorite summer moment was taking a day trip to NYC by myself for my birthday and playing tourist. As a single mom, these “all about me” moments don’t happen often so it was a treat to go to the top of the Empire State Building, walk around Rockerfeller Center and say a prayer at the 911 memorial on my terms.

  • Lauren
    Posted at 00:23h, 03 September Reply

    My favorite summer moments were driving through the mountains on a bright sunny day with perfect blue skies on a road trip and the moment we woke up in our new home in Korea and saw the most amazing view of our new city/country!

  • Bel - Life at no2
    Posted at 23:11h, 02 September Reply

    It’s winter here at the moment in Australia, but my favorite moment from last summer was taking our 8month old son on his first camping trip to the beach. Watching his face as he planted his feet and the waves washed over them was priceless!

  • Colleen
    Posted at 21:11h, 02 September Reply

    My favorite summer memory is a road trip with my 8 year old daughter. What a fab giveaway!

  • Laura George
    Posted at 20:34h, 02 September Reply

    My favorite summer moments were those spent at Camp Creative Thunder in Taos where the magpies danced in the morning light and the days were spent being a kid again with other creative-souls. I would love to figure out how to put all my pictures and videos together from that time!

  • Isaida
    Posted at 19:37h, 02 September Reply

    This summer was spent close to home, swimming, exploring, and just being with family. I would love to capture this Fall and holidays in Time Capsules 🙂

  • Jill Marzion
    Posted at 19:21h, 02 September Reply

    the best moment was last night. the eve before school. we ran to the pool, got rained on, ended up with a dead car battery, ate dinner at the local bar and had some amazing conversations with my 3 older children! (funny how the best moments are always the most random and/or unplanned sometimes!)

  • Leah Donaldson
    Posted at 19:17h, 02 September Reply

    This summer we decided to spend more time together than going to places. So our summer was full of walking, swimming, playing games and talking. One of the most special moments was being stranded with a flat tyre. There was blame, anger, laughter, searching for snacks, needing water (we were rescued within 30 minutes haha) but those minutes brought us all closer. So summer was full of quality time but as a photographer – also a million photos! Ive wanted to do your course for ever. There is something that seems magical with your videos, so magical I want them of my people too. I never seem to be in a place where I can afford something for myself, so commenting in the hope of winning this so generous gift you are so sweetly offering.

  • Sirja Bessero
    Posted at 18:31h, 02 September Reply

    My very best moment was on a tiny island when our family of five was cycling on empty roads. On both sides there were pine forests smelling of sand, dry wood and summer heat. Occasional breeze brought salty sea with it. Simply paradise! Okay, fingers crossed now 😉

  • Hannah Richards
    Posted at 16:12h, 02 September Reply

    What a great giveaway – I’d love to win a place. (Haven’t had the funds to do it so far,) My favourite summer moment was watching my baby girl take her first steps during a family visit to the beach. I don’t ever want to forget that moment! 🙂

  • Jen Walshaw
    Posted at 15:13h, 02 September Reply

    I would love to have a place on your couse, my video skills are cringeworthy! My favourite summer moment was both the boys falling asleep in the car after a road trip to London. At eight and nine the days of falling asleep in the car are becoming a distant memory. The boys favourite summer memory was visiting The top of Blackpool tower!

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