I began my blog when my Emma was just a babe.
Mostly as a way to easily share pictures of her with my family in Missouri.
Over the years my blog has grown into more than that.
Not only is it a way to share with my family but it has also been a creative outlet for me.
And in addition to that I have made some dear friendships from other women who blog.
One of them being Casey Wiegand.
I love this girl.
She is one of my dearest friends and while we've only been friends
for a few years it feels more like I've known her my whole life.
She's the real deal and as geniune and sweet as it gets.
Casey's husband makes films for a living.
The movies he makes are truly magical.
He can make the ordinary seem extra beautiful.
Chris is going to be taking two months this summer to make a documentary about bloggers.
I am so honored to have been asked to be a part of the documentary.
I hope Chris is in for a wild day with my four little crazies :)
Here's a little bit more about the project written by Casey and Chris...
-A DOCUMENTARY ON AMERICAN BLOGGERS-
"What started this whole film idea for me was how my wife loves to blog/instagram so much and she is always meeting new people and, in most cases, really (sincerely) connecting with people around the country (and world). I was really more interested to dig deeper into all this blogging/instagram/twittter world and one, help people understand how cool it is to have an area on the internet that is all yours. And two, I hope to sort-of take a visual snapshot of this time in history when all these instagrammers/bloggers are able to put something out there into the world and really shape culture (in a positive way). An example of a visual element (besides the interviews and actual stories) - Imagine a woman sitting in a skyscraper apartment in NY and she reaches in her pocket and grabs a phone, takes a pic of the city below and uploads it. Then imaging another, sitting on a porch looking at the mountains, grabs their phone, takes a pic, and uploads it. This is so visually beautiful because they are both doing the exact same thing from two completely different worlds and perspectives. I think this is important to show the differences and similarities!!! I truly think this will be a emotional movie as well as a big hit."
The plan is that he will travel the US in our airstream ( over an 8 week period). He will be filming and documenting his journey the entire way as well as taking pictures. The neat thing about him traveling on the road is that he can stop and create time lapses (like this one) and dig deeper into certain stories if need be. He has his cast set ( he has had people inquire about this and you never know...there could always be an American Blogger 2 to tell a whole new round of stories, there are SO many amazing stories out there to still be heard!) I cannot wait for you to see who all he has on board. He will be blogging about this journey (I will be sharing snippets as well) and also sharing along the way on instagram (hashtag #americanblogger).
Once he is completely finished, we will sell the film on iTunes! Each of the bloggers involved will be showing the film trailer, a few outtakes and a link to where it can be purchased!