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welcome to the happy film company!

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My name is Chamonix and I'm a photographer & filmmaker from Seattle. I started the Happy Film Company in 2013 to celebrate playfulness & happiness. My kickass smiley team and I have worked with over 1,000 families in the Seattle area, always creating a combo of photos and videos (because both are important - something hang on the wall and something to watch over and over again -- kids LOVE the videos). To keep your life simple, we offer one main package and you can schedule your shoot online. Most families can get on our calendar within 2 weeks. If it rains we reschedule. Yes, you can bring your dog. We also offer mini sessions monthly & spontaneous pop-up shoots through the year. Join our mailing list to find out what's happening next! If you have questions, please contact us anytime:


family shoot - $550

Our one & only family photo shoot package. You get everything we have to offer and you can choose the best time, location, and activity for your family. Includes a 30-60min photo/video shoot (length depends on energy levels/attention spans/activity) and 50-100 digital images. You can add a "Happy Film" (our Signature 2 min Edited Videos - learn more / see examples) for $125. 

mini sessions

Once a month, we host a set of back-to-back photo shoots; shorter length, quicker pace, themed with the season/holidays. Price range: $200-$400. We announce mini sessions 2-4 weeks in advance via our newsletter. SIGN UP!



Total randomness! You'll get an email that says "Want to take photos today/tomorrow?" and you can join us last minute at a cool unusual location for a spontaneous photo/video shoot. Price range: $100-200 ★ We announce pop-up shoots with less than 24hrs notice via our newsletter. SIGN UP!

ON THE BLOG you'll find our recent work + tips for parents & photographers