How it all began
15 years ago (or so) in a medium sizes town in Texas I (Daniel) went to a college know for music and documentary filmmaking to learn how to be on the radio. There's a special place in my heart for music. While learning how to be a broadcaster I had to take a class on how to do video editing. Boom, that class changed my life and I fell in love with filmmaking. From there I really started digging into the craft, began learning the technical side of handling a camera and changed my focus.
Towards the end of college I was working at an investment firm to help make money and ended up staying with them after I graduated. I would do video work for my Texas church, but it wasn’t my main focus. My passion was still there, but I got trapped in the corporate world.
Eventually it began suffocating my soul. The daily grind of doing the same thing every day wore on me. Fortunately, I had a friend who asked me to film her wedding. I did it and instantly fell in love with documenting people’s journeys. It was the first time I really knew what I wanted to do. Thus Latimer Studios began.
Since then I’ve been able to transition to doing weddings full time. I’ve added a wife, both as a cinematographer and to my life. We had a son!
About two years ago we made another huge change to our business. We started focusing on storytelling to really tell our couples stories and not only document an event. There is no turning back once you start really getting into people’s life to tell their story. It’s been a beautiful transition!
I can’t wait to see what stories we will tell this year.
Lori Latimer - Cinematographer
Howdy! I love orange. I love storytelling. I like cake, but love a pie. I play drums and can lip sync like no one's business. When I'm filming a wedding I'm a ninja. You're not going to know I was there, but I'm going to capture all those fun moments. I'm also not afraid to get down and boogie on the dance floor. Here I am recording a song on the drums.
Daniel Latimer - Cinematographer/Editor
Hi! I started my filmmaking journey early by making videos with my dad as a young child. My love of film brought me to film school and I fell in love with telling stories. In addition to running Latimer Studios I am a commercial editor. You can see some of my work on danlatimer.com. Here is a picture of me with our son, Noah!
Want to get to know us even more? The simple life is a our journey through the pacific northwest USA. Enjoy
In case you didn't figure it out, we're married. We made a video about eating our wedding cake on our one year anniversary (which was years ago now). I still don't get why people eat that cake.