Small Fry Films: Field Trip

We are so excited (and lucky!) to share this film with you today! Created with Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films for Samson, Eleanor and their mama Naomi, better known by the world wide web as Taza, a nickname given to her by her husband Josh. It means “tea cup” in Spanish, and we think Josh is spot on in this sweet moniker. Naomi is feminine and graceful; as we tread blocks and blocks through the city, she seemed to dance. She is traditional and classic, refined and warm. All the things a Taza would be. As we watched and talked with her there was one thing we all took away: Naomi puts her family above all else, at all times, and her priority and focus on her children cannot be derailed.

She talked with us about her daily struggles, heartaches, hopes and worries, she said that she leads the same sort of life that everyone else does, it’s realistic and regular. But, she chooses to focus on the positive, both online and in her everyday. It is no act, it is an extension of who she is at the very core.

We so admired her long standing desire to raise a family. It guided her every move, even as a teenager, it gave purpose and meaning to her life’s path up until that moment Eleanor was born, then a mere sixteen months later when Samson joined their family, and everyday after it.  Although some friends, instructors, and administrators questioned this dedication to a concept far off into the the future, she held firm to that desire while at Juilliard and after graduating.  She told us that wanting something so badly helps her cherish it more fully now that it is here.

Naomi is a rare find, she is every bit as lovely as she seems, and watching her commitment to her little family inspired us to be a little better than we were before.

Find Naomi on her blog, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest feeds.


  • Kelly
    June 4, 2013 at 6:33 am

    This is so lovely. I love it!

  • Shayna White
    June 4, 2013 at 6:45 am

    thanks for sharing, such a sweet family.

  • susan
    June 4, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Lovely video…her kids are such cuties and I’m a long time fan of her blog. As a twin mom with the same stroller…it’s nice to see it in action in the subway, makes me feel good about our upcoming triup to NYC! (we live in the suburbs of philly)

  • LaTonya
    June 4, 2013 at 7:26 am

    I love Naomi, sweetest video and words about her.


  • lisa
    June 4, 2013 at 7:28 am

    Precious. i maybe teared up a little…

  • Sarah
    June 4, 2013 at 8:03 am

    What a sweet video! And I love the song! Would you be able to tell me the name of it as well as the artist. My 9 month old was captivated by it. 🙂

    • Small Fry
      June 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

      Isn’t it lovely? It’s “Hiding Place” by Holly Maher.

      xo Emily

  • HRO
    June 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    So sweet! Very touching and lovely! BTW what is that castle like place they visit?

    • Small Fry
      June 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

      It is the Belvedere Castle in Central Park!


  • Jessica
    June 4, 2013 at 8:26 am

    What a great video and accompanying song. What a gentle kick in the pants to make today meaningful!

  • Maria
    June 4, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Would’ve love for you to share a little bit more about your conversation as well as this lovely video. I know as a mom on a little kiddo is amazing to see other mothers going at it with their kids and managing to keep it down to earth and do it all with a smile. That you for making a small part of Naomi a little bit more accesible. Loved the video, you could totally feel the love.

  • Ashley
    June 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    what a beautiful video! and that song! love it!

  • Mariana
    June 4, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    This family is the best ever!

  • Kinga Bereczki
    June 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Oh my gosh! Such a sweet video of this sweet mama and her adorable kids. And your words are such a huge compliment to her (well deserved of course :)))

  • Laurie
    June 5, 2013 at 7:09 am

    Such a sweet video! I absolutely love Naomi and her blog.

  • Rachel
    June 5, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I can’t believe how strikingly gorgeous she is, seriously! Wow. Your words about her gave me goosebumps & I believe every single one of them with my whole heart.

  • Megan
    June 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    You guys do such amazing work. These videos are beautiful.

  • Christine
    June 5, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    awww, these videos always make my mushy mom heart melt. Such a sweet way to capture the love of a mama and celebrate everyday life. I just love it.

  • Kirstin Measom
    June 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    This video was the sweetest, it made my heart melt.

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