Donnie and Elaine Roberts have been married for over 30 years. They have 3 beautiful children. When Donnie was turning 60, they asked us to come film his birthday party. But it was so much more than that. They asked us to create something that could be passed down to future generations. They wanted their children and their children’s children to know their family history. Where they come from.
We first met the Roberts family when their daughter Meagan was married at home on the Texana Ranch. You can revisit their highlight film here. We were so excited to return for Big Daddy’s birthday party, but had no idea of the experience we were about to embark on with them. As filmmakers, we knew the importance of what we were creating. We knew what we wanted to capture and so began our 4 day journey with the Roberts family. During those 4 days, they opened their hearts to us completely and without reservation. We feel absolutely privileged to have been able to capture these special moments.
When we film weddings, we capture one moment, one important day in people’s lives. But that is only the beginning of the story. Creating this heirloom film reminds us that it continues. I wonder what our story will look like 30 years from now.
This is such a small peek into what we captured with the Roberts. But on this Thanksgiving, we felt it was something we wanted to share.