Hey I'm Tyler, the owner of Strata. I've been shooting wedding films since 2013 and I absolutely love my job! I created films formerly as Glassed Up Studios, but in 2021 decided to separate my commercial/branding photo & video from the wedding film side and so Strata Wedding Films was born. You're probably wondering, "What the heck does Strata mean and why is it your business name?" Great question!
I've been shooting video since 2006, my junior year of high school, and I never looked back. I graduated from Penn State in 2012 (We Are!) from the College of Communications with a focus on video production and after a few freelance gigs with ESPN, American Idol, Outdoor Channel, and a few small production companies, I decided to do my own thing filming my love of the outdoors on the side of my regular 9-5. After filming my cousins wedding in 2013 as a favor, you could say things got a little serious for me in the world of wedding videography. Then, several years later, things got super serious and I quit a salaried video production job at a prestigious university to take on the video world alone!
So here I am, 31 years old, happily married to the love of my life with two beautiful children, and 15 years of experience since I first picked up a camera. Combine that with a love of the outdoors and capturing moments of raw emotion on the best day of peoples lives, and that's me in a nutshell! My love of the outdoors includes everything from nature and wildlife to geology, and that's where the name Strata comes in.
Strata is the plural form of stratum, which means a layer or a series of layers of rock in the ground. This wedding cinema company and my films are built on layers of experience, both personal and professional, that have crafted where I'm at today and that's what STRATA is all about.