Meet Our Team
Owner, Operator, and Lead Videographer
Hi!! I'm Chelsea. I bet you’d be surprised to hear that I never planned on being a wedding videographer. I graduated from Kent State with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and even started looking into grad school. I thought I would end up as a school psychologist or maybe a social worker, but something just didn’t feel right.
Let’s rewind. I grew up in Akron, Ohio with three sisters who are my very best friends. If you YouTube me, you will find plenty of embarrassing music videos of us, because that’s what we did and we loved it. I started bringing my camera along to family vacations to capture all the moments that are now memories. And then one day, my cousin asked me if I'd shoot his wedding and this little business snowballed from there. So as you can see, CMVideo was created unintentionally. I took a leap of faith and went for my passion over the more standard career path, and I’ve never regretted it. I love capturing special moments that can be rewatched and relived for a lifetime. And being an empathic person (aka I may cry at your wedding) helps me know how to capture and how to edit your wedding day to make you feel all those feelings again years later.
Now seven years later, I live in Mentor, Ohio with my husband, Justin, our chocolate lab, Juby, and one fat cat named Oliver. Justin and I met on Tinder in 2013, so I welcome all the Tinder couples! We love traveling the world together (on a budget) and you bet I still bring my camera along for all those adventures. I nanny two wild little boys during the week, and I shoot weddings on the weekends, and I love every second of this crazy life.
Savannah is from Amherst, Ohio. She attended the University of Cincinnati and earned an associate degree in directing, and she is currently working on a degree in animal science. But she enjoys shooting weddings when she can. She has been filming weddings since Fall of 2017 and also has experience in shooting short films for festivals.
She backpacked through Europe
She was a camera operator on a documentary episode for Michael Goi, who shot American Horror Story.
I knew Savannah would be a great fit for the CMVideo team, because I saw a little bit of myself in her when I was first starting out. I can teach someone how to shoot a great wedding video, but the passion and creative eye should come naturally, and I can see it does for Savannah and that shows in her work.
Dana was born and raised in Cleveland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ursuline in 2009. She started doing photography after graduation, but she decided to take a detour and attend medical school. This is where Dana and I are alike, she chose to leave medical school to follow her passion, photography. She’s been doing photography (wedding and boudoir) full time ever since, but she has recently started getting into video. In a short time, she’s already shot music videos, event videography, and wedding videography.
I brought Dana onto the CMVideo team, because I knew with her experience in wedding photography, she would already be equipped to handle the fast pace unpredictability of a wedding day, which is huge.