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Featuring photo and video work by Kirsten Stanley for the adventurous and fun-loving

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PHOTOGRAPHY (portrait + wedding)

I strongly believe a photo to be a true representation of you. I provide guidance when necessary but for the most part, I just let you be you!

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WEDDING DOCUMENTARY (video)

A wedding documentary (video) is a precious keepsake of your wedding day. It is a great way for you to look back on your day, as well as share it with loved ones who may not be able to attend.. or who were there but want to relive it!

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I'm excited to chat with you and capture some awesome moments for you!

Rain or Shine, the wedding must go on!

In the last year, there has not been two weddings alike! Each one unique and each one with their own surprises (both planned and unplanned!). With all the differences, every single wedding has one thing in common: No matter what, everything will be great! I mean this in all honesty, you will still have an amazing day regardless of whether it's pouring rain and thunderstorms on the day of an outdoor wedding or programs being forgotten or the bridal party arriving late or a bird doing its business on a groom's tux...! If you are in the planning stages, take a moment to breath and not to stress about the little things. I know those little things might appear to be a deal breaker but they are not! In fact, the little hiccups end up doing nothing but enhance your day! They help make your wedding that much more memorable.

Here is a line (give or take a few words) that I have heard from multiple brides the morning of the wedding: "I don't care what happens. I just can't wait to get married to him. I'm so excited."

Filmmaking for All Ages

Film school helped me in more ways than I could have ever anticipated. I am currently doing a Film Workshop for kids at a local elementary school. It is a 5 day workshop and over the course of those 5 days, they are doing an exercise that I did while at film school.

In groups, they are creating 1 minute, 1 shot films. We are 2 days in. Witnessing them collaborate, develop and imagine their films has been an incredible experiences. Each group shares similarities yet they all approached it in very different ways.

They are so excited and proud when they come up with a new idea and figure out ways to improve it.

I can't wait to see the final films!

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Quick Edit, New Gear and Ed Sheeran

[vimeo 58321297 w=500 h=281] Quick edit from a short test with new lighting. And brand new backdrop (as is evident by the wrinkles!) Some of the clips don't match up... This was a little experiment. I bought the lighting and backdrop together as a start up lighting kit and plan to expand on it.

My brother Jaryd was a great test subject doing a cover of Ed Sheeran's song 'Small Bump'. You can see more stuff from Jaryd on his Youtube channel.

Filmed on January 25, 2013 and edited on January 27, 2013.

Equipment used:

Canon 60D w/18mm-200mm (on Tripod), Internal Mic for Audio

Inspiron Studio lighting kit (3 lights)

10'x12' Backdrop

+ Quick Edit in Premier Pro CS6