Josh & Katie // The Wedding

I hardly have words for these two. The love they share brings grace, light, and kindness to the world, and it was a beautifully profound experience to bear witness to the beginning of their life together.

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music is "Undress" by Penny & Sparrow; "Spilt Milk" by Leach, licensed by The Music Bed
live ceremony music performed by Mimi Genheimer, Dara Coker, and Karin Canakes

filmed with Panasonic Lumix GH4

I will be

Maine, In Motion

A Modern Evil: Child Sacrifice in Uganda

Child sacrifice is a very real and growing epidemic in Uganda. Over 700 children have gone missing in the last four years, almost all likely sacrifice victims. They are abducted from their villages to be used for witchcraft rituals during which they are brutally mutilated and murdered.

For more information about child sacrifice and Kyampisi Childcare Ministries, visit kyampisi.org

filmed and produced by the Sakina Mission, sakinamission.org
Music is The Earth is Humming by This is the Giant, courtesy of The Music Bed

Mother, Daughters

The Beautiful, Brave One

Tiny Hands International is a Christian nonprofit based in Nepal that focuses on intercepting lives from sex trafficking, loving on street children, and finding homes for the orphaned. Their organization operates under three main principles: be the kingdom, do much with little, and help those who need it most.

To find out more about Tiny Hands or to contribute to their cause, visit tinyhands.org

Josh & Katie // Wedding Teaser

They were married in the valley, beneath the trees, along the river's light. The love these two share is grace-filled, hope-filled, beauty.

P L A N E T S // a Joseph cover

The Room of Waves

"The Room of Waves" was an installation featured in Surviving Tsunami Waves: the Exhibition of Resilience through Arts and Narrative, a collaborative exhibit created by women from Tohoku, the Japanese coastal region devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The exhibition, held from March 11-20, 2015 in Rochester, MN, showed the artistic work of Sashiko (traditional decorative stitching work) which served the women in Tohoku as a source of resilience and healing. The text in the video is excerpted from UMR professor and poet Yuko Taniguchi's poem "Sashiko", which accompanied "The Room of Waves" piece at the Rochester Art Center.

Click here to learn more about the Senninbari Project and the women from Tohoku who created this installation, and here to learn more about the Surviving Tsunami Waves Exhibition.

Megan & Matt // The Wedding

Making a wedding film is all the more sacred when it's with a couple I know and love and that I've witnessed grow and serve together. Megan and Matt's story has especially been a joy to capture because they both have a deep appreciation for art and beauty--Megan through her dance and music, and Matt through film and literature. These two have many, many beautiful days ahead of them.

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Music is "Lesson in Patience" by Chet Faker.

shalom, shalom

a motion poem of my time in Colorado. "shalom, shalom" is being sung in the background by the attendees of a Liturgist gathering I attended in Denver, CO.
voiceover is "i carry your heart with me" read by the author, e. e. cummings.