Sometimes you witness so much love your heart feels like it’s actually getting bigger to contain it all. Your breath starts to catch and your eyes get a little misty.

I admit, this was me when I witnessed the love and togetherness of the Carter family.

I think we’ve all thought to some degree about “how times flies,” and this is beyond true. We think about each ‘first and last,’ but having those moments captured on film truly takes on a different emotional meaning.

For Erica, her main desire for a family film was to remember the addition of baby Ada — to one day show her how loved and cherished she was, and how the other children were so attentive to her needs. She wanted to remember the way Ada’s Daddy held her so close, the way her older daughter was a great little mommy, and the gentleness with which her son would touch her. She wanted those moments to never be forgotten, their joy to always be remembered.

Memories are for a lifetime, and a family keeps making those memories nearly every waking moment. Over time, some memories begin to fade and we can no longer remember the feel of a baby’s skin, or recall the joyous laughter of children. With this film, I hope to capture a few of those moments — moments that can be replayed, loved, and cherished for always.

Having a place to go — is a home. Having someone to love — is a family. Having both — is a blessing. ~Donna Hedges