This is Us

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The first time Mike and Emily shared a meal at a local restaurant,  she had a good feeling about him and asked him to drive across country with her that following summer, HE SAID YES! 

​It was 2011 and Mike was a musician leaving a ten year career at a local credit union to pursue music full time. 

Emily was a self employed visual artist who had the desire to branch out further into video visual storytelling.

That summer the two made their first indie film, a "life on the road" documentary of Open Mic nights. Mike performed at small venues from Omaha to Reno to Flagstaff to Portland and beyond, these  were set against the beauty of the natural world within National Parks and other regional attractions that Emily had long been in love with. It was their first collaboration and the foundation for their love story, intertwining music, art and life.

​The couple spent the next few years submerged in all of these locally as well as touring throughout Germany and surrounding countries with the band Jimmy Kelly and the Street Orchestra (The Kelly Family), Mike performing on stage and Emily working on stage sets, video and design.

​The two were married in a Bavarian style wedding September 20, 2014. The couple chose to have their wedding filmed. They received the footage and were in love with it.  They appreciated how it caught so many people enjoying the day that photos alone couldn't, they loved watching facial expressions of each other during the exchange of vows, they adored the moving storytelling.

Mike and Emily wanted everyone to have that sort of treasure.

Magical moments captured through photos, video, art and music.

​After three years of producing music videos, commercials for local companies and promotional videos for non-profits they began filming weddings themselves in the Summer of 2017. This "behind the scenes" style capture led to a desire to film the everyday, the every way of individuals and families creating an archive of beautiful and messy life. To learn more about Lifestyle and Life Capture video click here.

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In the summer of 2018 the two began work on a personal project capturing lifestyle video of their own family entitled Our Adventures in Gratitude. 

"Our ultimate goal is to capture precious moments with as many people as possible throughout our career to provide them with video memories that surpass a lifetime."

​The two have a highly creative daughter, Iris, who appears in many short films and music videos of her own.

A baby brother is coming May of 2022. 

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Wedding Photos: Pizzuti Photography Studios

*Jimmy Kelly and The Street Orchestra photo by Thomas Stachelhaus