9 Days Before Our 9 yr Anniversary {& a short video tutorial!}


I tried a little experiment for our anniversary this year.

I decided to make a video. (Definitely nothing fancy or professional-just memorable and sweet.)

When my husband and I got married nine years ago, (before Pinterest) we didn’t have videography at our wedding. Although we have awesome pictures and some footage from the day (thanks to my aunt!), there isn’t much video of the two of us in general over the last 9 years. 

After talking to a friend about how she made a video to music on her phone, I thought I’d try it for myself. My plan was to take 9 days worth of video before our 9 year anniversary—kinda like a catchy way to get a little glimpse of our family now, 9 years later. 

The video worked pretty well–but here’s what I realized– It’s actually really hard to get video of just my husband and me. It’s a ton easier to get clips of my kids or my kids and my husband….but just the two of us–it was a struggle. 

I actually really love how the whole thing turned out. It wasn’t forced or “staged.” It was simple moments of my guy and our girls together. Moments where David and I would be standing next to each other watching our kids–and I’d think, “Hey this is our life and really what we are actually doing right now–get a video of it!”

If you know us, then you know David and I are far from perfect, so this video isn’t meant to look like a fairy tale–just a glimpse of us.

A glimpse of life 9 days before our 9 year anniversary! ❤️ from HometownHoneyBlog on Vimeo.

Watching it back, I guess the pool was a popular place for us 9 days before our anniversary– can’t beat Georgia heat, haha! And the last part of the video is us walking to our anniversary dinner together. A fun experience and our first real date night since we moved to Atlanta. 

The video was fun to do, easy to make, and a special surprise for David (even though he knew I was making some kind of video.) 

I feel inspired to make more short videos like this–mainly to document our family and the slice of time we are living in. Pictures are priceless–but make a video and add some music to it–and you’ve basically created gold, lol!

If you are a beginner like me, have an iPhone (sorry I’m not familiar with Android stuff) and are looking to make an easy video to music for whatever occasion, check out my quick tutorial below:

Easy iMovie Tutorial: 

  1. Take short video clips (usually 3-5 seconds) in landscape. (holding your phone horizontal) 
  2. Open the iMovie app on your phone. (it comes already installed on your phone–I think!)imovie
  3. Create a New Project and then select video clips and/or pictures from your camera roll. Once selected, hit “Create Movie”imovie2
  4. Crop, edit, add text, make transitions and add audio once your movie is started. 
  5. Go back and edit as many times as you want after you’ve saved your movie!imovie3

If I’m wayyyy behind the times and you all know how to do this on your phone already, than my bad, haha! But if you are like me and are wanting some special videos of you and the ones you love-give this a try! It’s fun!

Love, 

Liz


6 Responses to 9 Days Before Our 9 yr Anniversary {& a short video tutorial!}

  1. christine cerveny says:

    WOW!!! Goosebumps; Love it Love it Love it!!!!

  2. Vicki English says:

    It’s a keeper Liz! Love Love Love it! Thanks for sharing! Love you, Aunt Vicki

  3. Jen says:

    I loved it Liz!! This video is perfect! <3 I can't believe it's been 9 years!! Love you both!

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