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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 team and I have worked with over 1,000 families in the Seattle area. We shoot both photos and videos so you have something to hang on the wall and something to watch over and over again. Kids LOVE the videos and some families watch all their videos once a year as a tradition. To keep your life simple, we offer one package and you can schedule your shoot online. Typically, families schedule 2-4 weeks ahead of time. If it rains we reschedule. Yes, you can bring your dog. We also offer mini sessions almost-monthly & spontaneous pop-up shoots through the year. Join our mailing list to find out what's happening next. Read our blog for tips, advice & inspiration before your shoot. 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 $175. 

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