Have you ever noticed that when you think back on moments of your life, there always seems to be a soundtrack? While driving in your car, a song will play and you are instantly transported to your freshman year of college, your parents' living room, or your favorite childhood vacation spot...
The connection between music and memory is powerful, both in recalling memories and in cementing them. Music is also deeply connected to emotion. So often there are feelings that we can't express in words, but images and music help us to capture those feelings and hold onto them.
That's why we take our time in choosing the right music for our Portraits that Move videos, the soundtracks for the moments of your lives that our films help to cement and celebrate. When we choose your music during our production process, we do so with the images and emotions of your film shoot fresh in our minds and our hearts. We select unique music that helps to tell your story in a way that is all your own.
Yes, it costs more to get licensing for the music we use, but we know that it is absolutely worth it, for a few reasons. First, as artists, we support artists. Composers truly make something out of nothing - they create songs out of silence - and they most certainly need to be compensated when their work is used. Second, your unique films deserve their own unique scores. This is your family, your joy, and it is our job to help bring it to the screen in all its glory, complete with the soundtrack of this moment in your life.
If you have more questions about the music in our films, or the production process, pop them into the comments below, or reach out on Facebook. We love to talk about what we do and to share it with you!