Everything we love revolves around storytelling through film. It always has. We got our start making short films in college. Following graduation, we realized our passion hadn't gone away. In 2012, Grassfire Studios was humbly born.
We call ourselves Grassfire Studios because it describes two things that are most important to us: our little part of the Midwest and our insatiable passion.
Justin’s our lead cinematographer and resident intellectual. He comes from a family of creative academics and brings thoughtfulness to everything we do. He's great at seeing the big picture while focusing on the important details. He got his start in film cutting his own movie trailers in high school. Now, he leads and mentors our team of talented cinematographers.
You’d never know it, but underneath her warm, unassuming smile, there’s an unwavering spirit to always push our team's creativity. Michaela’s the kind of person who notices the details most people look past, which means she brings a unique perspective to every wedding she captures. She attended film school and still spends her free time producing short film projects. Now, she leads our Minneapolis wedding team.
When you meet Preston, you’ll likely notice his humble confidence first. He’s a big thinker, asks lots of questions, and wants to earn your trust. After just a few minutes with him, you’ll start to realize why hundreds of couples have trusted Grassfire to capture their most important moments. He got his start making short documentaries on a tape-to-tape editing system. Now, he leads the Grassfire Studios team in Minneapolis and Fargo.