Rocha Family | Family Films Houston Texas
A Day with the Rocha Family | A Film + Photo Session
In January I had the privilege of traveling to Houston, TX to make a family film & a birth film for two very special clients. It’s always nice to have a change of scenery (hello green!) in these films both physically and creatively as Saudi Arabia is, at times, lacking in both! To walk the beautiful Houston neighborhood where the Rocha family lives was a real treat.
The Rochas are an amazing family.
And before you think that I say that with every family I get to film… hear me out. I get a peek into all sorts of families lives, every family has a different dynamic between parents and children and spouses. And in this home, more than many…. Humor and love are etched into the very walls of their home & lives. William and Julie, the Rocha’s children, are full of fun, laughter amidst the occasional sibling squabble. And while I’m sure their day to day of life isn’t always as calm as it was on that particular Saturday, in the 4 hours I was there I was impressed by a real sense of peace & appreciation for the little moments that happen when a family really focuses on time with each other.
As many of you know, I have toddler littles. Seeing William and Julie interact with each other, chatting, laughing, being silly, getting on each others nerves… those interactions made me more excited for the days when my own kids are a bit older.
Watching Laura & Jason get to have actual intelligent conversations with the kids, it’s always a bit surreal for me. I forget that one day I’ll be able to really cook with my kids, build things with them, sit around the fire pit and not worry that they’ll set themselves on fire.
And that’s the thing about family stories and memories…. they are ever changing. The memories from when Julie and William were toddlers are different than the memories of them now at 10.5 and 8. But they aren’t any LESS of a memory just because they are older. Maybe making memories has to be more intentional at this stage of life but it certainly doesn’t make the memory any less significant.
This is why I love family films. Capturing whatever your family story is at this moment in time. For the Rochas, taking a few hours out of the busy to really BE with one another…that’s the stuff that is worth cherishing. Thank you, Laura, Jason, Julie and William for allowing me a peek into your wonderful family story.
You guys are amazing!