Escaped Studios is now FULL TIME!

(Insert butterfly's here)

This has been a long journey and ultimately one that I'm proud of. Coming back from Los Angeles in 2007 meant a lot of things. With the new power of on-line video, the boom of YouTube and the ability to become your own network, it changed my perceived path. Having one hat as a producer wasn't going to get me where I wanted to go. So I picked up a camera and started shooting on my own. 

Little did I know the road that decision would open. From crafting webisodes, to fashion shows, to showcasing military stories, the first ever social media topic driven lifestyle show, this has been an incredible journey one that I've worked with sensational people on and one that I have learned so much from. 

The actual art of shooting is funny. Funny because your style is ever evolving, ever changing, you never know who's going to like your stuff and where it's going to lead you.  When I was asked by an old friend to shoot their wedding photos 6 years ago - I said "Sure, I'm good at video...why not". and from there my obsession with photo was born. 

What a lot of people might not know is that I've been working 2-3 jobs since. A full time job and my side photography and videography businesses. I haven't cared because photography paired with video have been such a passion of mine. I love capturing people's stories. I love stopping moments of time, I love watching those secret looks people give. I love artistically capturing things that people have put their heart and souls into. I love using Video and Photo as a tool to showcase your style, your brand. I love brainstorming with clients and bringing daydream ideas to life. 

So here I am today and so excited to announce that I have decided to take a leap of faith and pursue Escaped Studios full time! 

Escaped Studios is here to be your lifestyle content capturers. (Get it - escaped/captured... ah ha!) 
But ultimately we're here to be your go to hybrid photography and videography studio for your most personal and professional moments. From Wedding/Engagements/Family/Newborns to affordable original photography and videography content for your blogs & business... we're here. 

I really want to thank everyone who has put their faith in me to capture their most important moments over the years. It has been such an immense joy for me to watch you grow and start your lives. 

Here goes nothing. Thanks again for your support. Escaped Studios is looking forward to our next phase and getting you booked for capture this year and beyond!

Sincerely, 

Leslie
Leslie@escapedstudios.com
www.escapedstudios.com

Kevin + Lyndsey [Engagement Session]

To my brother Kevin and his bride to be:

Though Kevin isn't my sibling by blood, his three brothers and my three sisters were raised together. For those that know the Nichols/McCormick clan, you've probably seen our bond. I'd even venture to say that we are the closest thing to family that a non-bloodline member could get. So obviously, doing this engagement session for Kev and his beautiful partner Lyndsey, who's more of a sister to us now, was extremely special (for so many gushy reasons I won't list here) but most of all because they are such a piece of me. It was important to capture them as they are: fun, in love and happy.  

Of course the 3 hours that we scheduled on the one day the entire Memorial Day Weekend rained, but a testament to making the best out of any situation. Wouldn't you know we even got a full rainbow. 

I love you K & L!  and to our blog viewers, let us know what you think in the comments! 
L

 

Erin + Rich [June 3rd, 2016]

What a great way to launch the new Escaped Studios website. There's still a bunch to do here but we hope you enjoy the below. 

This wedding was especially joyous and emotional for me. Why? Because Erin (or 'Sechrist' as she's always been called) and I have been friends for a realllll long time. There is a reason that Sechrist has 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsman... it's because she (and her now better half Rich) are incredible friends. 

Always there for you, always there to captain the party, nothing was more heartfelt than having the honor to capture the 27 dresses girl on HER wedding day. 

Erin and Rich what a couple...what a day!!! 

 

 

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