PTM releases the "Snapshot" Just in time for the holiday season


Local Filmmaker Offers Alternative to Traditional Holiday Cards

Brooklyn, NY - October 22, 2014

Portraits that Move, a local parent-owned Brooklyn business that creates compelling documentary films, made by award winning filmmakers, announces a new product for families who want to share unique holiday greetings.

New for the upcoming holiday season, Portraits that Move offers a “Snapshot” to celebrate the season. The “Snapshot” is a documentary film, custom created by Portraits that Move to share holiday greetings electronically to an unlimited number of recipients. Like the company’s signature Moving Portrait product, it consists of one-on-one filming by a professional, award-winning filmmaker from the Portraits that Move team. The final product, a 60 – 90 second film, is a creative, contemporary alternative to the traditional holiday card. It does not require printing, stamping or shipping, and captures a moment in time from the perspective of a child just as he or she is today.  

Academy Award® nominated Susannah Ludwig, Founder of Portraits that Move, says “the Snapshot is the perfect way for families to capture the magic of this year, to share news and spread love to family and friends. Just like with our full portraits, we are honored to provide a way for families to remember, celebrate and share in a special way that is uniquely their own. "Susannah and her team create moving portraits with professional quality image, sound and editing.  

Susannah says her experience interviewing kids, “allows us to bring out the best of them by getting close enough to allow them the space to just be who they are in the most joyful way possible.”

Families can purchase a Snapshot or a Moving Portrait at Runnin’ Wild Toys in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Portraits that Move Snapshots are also available for scheduling online at Portraits that Move works with families in New York City and in select cities and towns on the East Coast.

About Portraits that Move

Portraits that Move creates short, compelling documentary videos of children for their families.  The company, made up of award-winning filmmakers, preserves specific moments of childhood through professional quality films for families to enjoy for years to come.


Elizabeth Eames for Portraits that Move