Tell us a little bit about your business.
My earliest memories of filmmaking date back to the awkward years of middle school. You know, the years everyone definitely wants recorded to look back on. I quickly became known as the girl with the camera – and was finally comfortable coming out of my shell with this new title. I took the “safe” route and went to college for marketing (which does help me still), but always knew I wanted to own a business (or more than one, I’ve always got ideas rattling around in my head).
I filmed my first wedding in 2019 when my cousin asked me if I would be interested in it, since she knew I always loved making videos. I dove in head first, took many classes at the University of YouTube, and soon enough I made my first wedding video. It was A LOT more work than I anticipated, so I waited until after college to try it as a real business. When did I graduate, you ask? May 2020…
We all know what happened around that time, and no sane person would try to start a business during that. No one’s ever called me sane.
Since then, I have moved to Western PA, hours away from family and friends – and everyone I knew who might be getting married soon. I’ve worked extremely hard, faced all kinds of struggles, but still managed to chase my dream of creating wedding films that people love. I still am constantly learning, growing, and improving my quality of filmmaking. All while still working full time (hopefully changing soon!).
I love working with and meeting new people all the time, and truly love when clients become my friends.
M20 Media is happy to serve any and all couples, including LGBTQ+.
What makes your work unique?
I craft each film to the couple, their story, and the wedding day. For me, wedding films aren’t just a way to relive that one day. It is telling the story of the couple, what brought them together, the love they have for each other, and a way to let their legacy live on well beyond them. I love a balance of humor and vulnerability, which I try to incorporate into each film I create.
What is your ideal client like?
I love couples who love to have fun. The more creative and out there I can be with a film, the more fun I have. I will literally be dancing at my desk when I figure something out that I’ve been working on for hours.
My ideal couples might be fellow creatives or people who appreciate art, and who understand that the process isn’t always linear. I am not the quickest editor, and I never will be. What I am is a storyteller. Instead of pen and paper, I use a camera and my computer (and a lot of other things, but you get the point).
What is your approach to videography?
On the day of the wedding, I try to be as unobtrusive as possible. I like people to say, “I didn’t even know you had a videographer”! But, at the same time, I know when I need to step up and get a certain shot or make the image even better. I do use audio recorders, lights, tripods, gimbals, and all of the typical filmmaking equipment when needed. I have enough experience now that I know when I need to pull out a tool, or just go with the flow.
When editing, my approach is to follow these three words: love, life, laughter. I craft your story to showcase your love and highlight the life you have together and the family you are creating, all while bringing the mood back up with some happy tears. I want strangers to watch my films and experience everything that was felt on your wedding day.
Do you offer drone video coverage?
Abso-freakin-lutely! I am a certified drone pilot and have drone insurance. I take drone footage at every wedding, as long as it is legally allowed for that location and the weather is acceptable. I follow all FAA rules and regulations.