Capturing Your Legacy: 

Documentary Films by Smyer Image

At Smyer Image, we believe that everyone has a unique and extraordinary story waiting to be told. Our documentary films are not just about capturing moments; they're about preserving memories, celebrating milestones, and honoring the essence of your journey.

Our Approach: We approach legacy documentary films with the same dedication to authenticity, quality, and storytelling that defines all our work at Smyer Image. From the initial consultation to the final edit, we collaborate closely with you to ensure that your vision and your story are at the heart of every frame.

Crafting Authentic Narratives: Our films capture the authentic essence of your personality, traditions, and cherished moments. We believe that real stories resonate most deeply, and our goal is to create a film that reflects your genuine spirit and personality.

Cinematic Excellence: Drawing upon our expertise in cinematography, sound design, and storytelling, we produce films of cinematic quality that transcend traditional family videos. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to excellence, we transform everyday moments into extraordinary cinematic experiences.

Emotional Connection: More than just a collection of clips, our films evoke emotion, foster connection, and celebrate the bonds that tie you and your loved ones together. Whether it's capturing laughter, tears, or moments of quiet reflection, our films capture the full spectrum of human experience.

Our Why

Who Are Our Films For?

For People Seeking to Preserve Their Legacy: Our films are for people who understand the importance of preserving their stories for future generations. Whether you're celebrating a milestone, documenting family stories, or simply capturing the everyday moments that make life special, our films provide a timeless record of your journey.

For Generations to Come: Our films serve as a legacy for future generations, offering a window into your life, values, and traditions. From grandparents sharing their wisdom to children experiencing the joys of childhood, our films become cherished heirlooms that connect generations across time.

For Those Who Value Quality and Craftsmanship: Quality is the cornerstone of our work at Smyer Image. We pride ourselves on delivering films of the highest caliber, crafted with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to excellence. If you value craftsmanship and authenticity, our films are tailored for you.

For People of All Ages: Our documentary-style films are designed for individuals of all ages, not just great grandparents. These films capture the essence of anyone who has a story to tell. Whether you're a young professional wanting to preserve your journey, a parent looking to share your experiences with your children, or a grandparent wishing to leave a legacy, our films provide a heartfelt medium to document your life's milestones. They celebrate the wisdom of elders, the aspirations of youth, and the vibrant moments in between. By creating a cinematic record of your unique experiences, you offer a gift that resonates across generations, ensuring that your voice, your laughter, and your essence are preserved and cherished by loved ones for years to come.

For Those Who Believe in the Power of Storytelling: Our films are for people who understand the power of storytelling to connect, inspire, and enrich lives. By documenting your journey, we help you preserve the memories, moments, and milestones that define who you are and where you come from.

Preserve your legacy and celebrate your unique story with a documentary film by Smyer Image. Let us help you capture the moments that matter most and create a lasting tribute to your journey.

Q: Where are the Documentary Style Family Films filmed?

A: We offer filming both in our handcrafted studio and in the comfort of your own home.

Q: What are the advantages of filming in the studio?

A: Filming in our studio provides a distraction-free environment, allowing you to focus solely on sharing your family's story. With more control over details like lighting, background, and sound engineering, we can ensure that every frame of your film is of the highest quality. Additionally, studio sessions often cost less and eliminate the need to wait for people to set up or worry about disruptions in your home.

Q: Why might I prefer filming in my home?

A: Opting to film in your home allows you to showcase meaningful surroundings and memories that are unique to your family. Personal belongings, photographs, and cherished knick-knacks can add depth and authenticity to your film, creating a more intimate portrayal of your family's story.

Q: Can you provide more insight into the benefits of each option?

A: Filming in the studio offers a controlled environment conducive to high-quality filming, while in-home sessions provide a personal touch and authentic backdrop for your family's narrative. Ultimately, the decision depends on your preferences and the atmosphere you wish to capture in your Documentary Style Family Film.

Pricing for Documentary Style Films

Capture the timeless essence of your story with our expertly crafted Documentary Films. Our standard package, filmed in our professional studio, starts at $4800 before tax for a 20-30-minute video. This comprehensive package includes a 1-hour interview session, along with 1/2 hour of b-roll filming, ensuring that every aspect of your narrative is thoughtfully captured.

Why Invest in a Documentary Film?

Investing in a Documentary Style Family Film is not just a purchase; it's a guaranteed investment in your family's legacy. Unlike many other expenditures, the value of these films only appreciates with time. As your family grows and evolves, your Documentary Film becomes an invaluable treasure, preserving cherished memories and stories for generations to come.

What to Bring:

Printed Photos: Bring printed photos of each of your children, individually without others in the frame. Ensure the photos are of similar sizes. We'll use video of you presenting each photograph during the filming session. Additionally, include a group photo of your family, a few photos of yourself, one of you and your spouse.

Personal Items: If you have any meaningful personal items, such as a musical instrument you play or equipment related to a sport or hobby, feel free to bring them along. These items can add depth and personality to your film.

Wardrobe: Dress in clothes that make you feel confident and comfortable. Solid colors generally work best, as they can help keep the focus on you and your family. Avoid clothing with large logos or distracting patterns. If needed, our team can assist you in choosing a color scheme that complements your chosen background.

By bringing these items, you'll help us create a personalized and heartfelt Documentary Style Family Film that captures the essence of your family's unique story.