Did you see that post title? I bet you’re super curious about how you can turn your passion for capturing memories into a business.
Hey, Danyell here, and today I want to talk about how memory keeping can become a business. There are multiple ways: you can start an online store, share your endeavors on YouTube, write a blog, or even start a business that helps others memory keep too (and so much more). But that’s where my focus is–helping others memory keep. I love helping others achieve their memory keeping goals, understand that this doesn’t have to be something hard, and that their stories are meant to be captured, documented, and saved.
I started a videography and photography business early in 2018. It’s called LVP Studios (formerly known as Lang Videography), and it’s the website you’re currently on unless you didn’t know, haha. It started simply because a friend had asked if I had ever thought about filming weddings (since I had camera gear already and loved creating vlogs). Basically after that I said “why the heck not… so, um, can I film your wedding?” This was all also around the time when my husband and I got engaged. We began the process of looking into wedding videography options and quickly realized that this was something we were passionate about doing for ourselves. I’d booked a good number of wedding events right off the bat, and learned so much about the film making industry.
My love for photo and video wound up being a pretty natural transition into a business. I’ve been creating videos of differing styles for over 5 years. Vlogging, sit down, montages, etc. From quirky and literally LOLing, to romantic and slow-mo worthy, I am constantly learning about the best way to capture any moment. After almost a year of entirely doing wedding videos, I wanted to branch out to something more! I needed to help others capture their memories during times other than weddings. And also, I wanted to supplement video with photo too.
Mid last year (2019), I dabbled in photography for the first time. It was truly a blast. I think that video making is really my speciality, and it’s really what sets me apart from the crowd, but there’s just something about having stunning photos to go on your wall too that just makes the entire experience of capturing your memories feel so full circle.
With LVP Studios, I made it my mission to contain the essence of who the customer is and bottle it into a video and photo gallery that can last a lifetime. The videos and photos that I create have always been as a means to hold a moment in time–something you can review for years and years to come. This is my full-time memory keeping business.
I love keeping my own memories in video form. This is why we vlog. So when I started LVP Studios I knew I wanted to keep my same storytelling background in mind while shooting these cinematic wedding clips, capturing those special moments of a family, and documenting events and days of all kinds. I constantly think about the memory that I want to capture for the couple and the feelings that I want them to experience again. I think that this is what sets me apart from other videographers and photographers.
I’m not formally trained in video or photo, but I really love it and am learning every single day. As long as you have a passion for something, you can turn anything into a business.
Northern Indiana Wedding and Family Photography & Videography | Joyful, Authentic, Timeless | Trevor & Danyell, a Husband and Wife Team Based Full Time in Winamac, Indiana & Partially in Kansas | Helping you commemorate your life's important milestones with beautiful photo and video | Memories captured