Back in March, I was contacted by an artist named Natalie Selsor. During that joyous time of college midterms, creativity remained absent from my life. While speaking with a friend over lunch, I had exclaimed my immense craving for creativity -- It would be a few short days after this conversation that Natalie had emailed me with a request.
Her request was quite simple; to create a trailer for her latest collection of artwork. However, her email contained two words that immediately struck me: art and story (these two words would later greet the viewer of the final film). I was ecstatic, to say the least, but I told myself to remain in control of my professionalism during our coffee talk...that control slowly slipped away just moments into our conversation.
Natalie's story struck me from the moment she began speaking. It was as if her story of stepping away from the comfort of a stable job and into what she loves was the epitome of inspiration and motivation. I was in awe at her bravery and dedication in her transition to becoming a full-time artist. Not only was her story beyond compelling, but she had been one of the kindest and most passionate individuals I've ever met. I knew after my very last sip of coffee that I was in for an unforgettable project; a project that needed to fully encapsulate Natalie's individual story of pure inspiration.
After months of writing, shooting, and editing, the film before you has reached a state of completion. As with any project, hitting export on a film is like an expected, yet unwelcome farewell. I hate seeing this project come to an end, but I'm beyond pleased for you to experience this absolutely wonderful story.
To check out Natalie's artwork, visit her website here.
It's hard for me to put into words an appropriate description for the images below, so here's my attempt. Noel, the beautiful individual shown in this collection of images has been my closest friend for many years. When I say closest friend, I mean someone that is the epitome of a best friend. Having the opportunity to take these images for Noel has been something I've anticipated for a great deal of time. I’ve known that these couldn’t simply be “senior pictures”, but rather they must be an artistic encapsulation that fully embodies the beauty, intelligence, and creativity that is Noel. With that, I hope this unique gallery can be a mere look into the individualism that is my best friend, Noel.
A few months back I was asked by the incredible individuals responsible for The Running Dead to assemble a short commercial. Without hesitation, I agreed to help! I was so inspired by the motivation and compassion held by this planning team. Their tireless efforts to raise money for their friend Kenny is simply inspiring and represents the beauty of friendship. I encourage you to head over to http://therunningdeadforkenny.com/ to learn more about this amazing event!
The moment I first met Brett and Katelyn, I knew something was special. These two a possess a love that simply radiated throughout their engagement session. After that day, I knew their wedding would be an absolute joy.
When assembling Brett + Katelyn's film, it was important for me to not only display their unparalleled love, but to present the families that form the foundation of their story. A consistent sight throughout their special day was the strength and love of their families. With that, I hope this film gives a mere peek into the love story that is Brett + Katelyn.
Andy + Meghan had such a beautiful October wedding! From a gorgeous riverfront ceremony, to an incredibly energetic reception, these two had an absolutely perfect day. I can't wait for you to experience it through their short film :)
Ceremony and Reception: The Loading Dock
Photography: Keith Lee Studios
Music: "The Wilderness" by Flagship
A little over a year ago I had the opportunity to capture the beautiful wedding day of Lars and Krista Scoville. When grabbing some dress shots I had sparked up a conversation with Kate (the beautiful bride seen above) which was followed by an email some days later inquiring for me to capture her and Mark's wedding day. Naturally I accepted, for Mark and Kate are simply an incredible couple!
Their ceremony was held at the wonderful Piper Palm House in Tower Grove Park. This was followed by pictures around the park as well as in Lafayette Park, with the transportation provided by a trolley. The reception was held at Union Station in downtown St.Louis. The evening was occupied by an incredible light show, dancing, and laughter.
I hope you enjoy this look into their wedding day!
Mark and Margaret are the couple every creative wishes to work with! They're both incredibly sweet and totally laid back. Capturing their beautiful wedding day was truly a wonderful experience!
I’m happy to announce that after many months of experimentation and fine tuning, Studio Forty Nine will receive a new brand identity.Read More