Hear from the dynamic duo at Lutz Studios, an #Aledo10 entrepreneur to watch this year!
We are Lindsay & Brandon Lutz of Lutz Studios. When we first tried to pick a name, we wanted something that would capture who we are and what we are about. It was as simple as that. We are a husband-wife team that loves to capture your moments.We are located in the heart of Aledo, and we love serving Parker County! We also are partial to the Fort Worth area because of our TCU roots. Go Frogs!
Our story starts all the way back in September of 2016. A friend of ours asked us if we wanted to film their wedding. We looked at each other reminiscing about the only project we had done together. We were dating at the time, and shooting this previous project wasn’t a fond memory. This film was for a mission trip to Belize, and we struggled to see eye to eye the whole time.
However, these friends told us they wouldn’t take no for an answer. So, we reluctantly said yes.
As we prepared for their day, we began to realize that in the midst of learning how to be adults, we had sacrificed the creativity in our lives. We were both working full-time jobs and we had been starving for a creative outlet. Creativity has always been a part of each of us. Music, art, film, etc.
This beautiful November wedding in 2016 opened up a door for us we didn’t even know existed. We started to dream about what it would look like to grow together, work together, and serve together. The more we dreamt about it, the more excited we became. We look back at 2017 as a year of growth. We met other beginners as well as established business owners. We invested in our own education. We decided we wanted to run our business like we live our lives, so we established an official name, set up the proper accounts, and even hired a bookkeeper, Lindsay’s father.
We when looked at the business owners around us, we learned that the most important thing about starting and growing your own business is to be 100% yourself. We have to be true to who we are if we are going to have any sort of success. For us, success looks like this: spending more time together, growing in genuine relationships with other creatives and our brides and grooms, and creating lasting heirlooms that our brides and grooms are proud to show their kids. It takes a lot of hard work. And we aren’t perfect. But, we always choose to show ourselves a little grace as we take the time to figure it out. We have learned a lot about ourselves and made many friends in this year that we are so grateful for. We look into 2018, excited and hopeful.
We love capturing joy-filled brides and grooms that spend the day celebrating their relationship, family, and the beginning of their next adventure! We love shooting weddings, families, and videos, but have done many projects outside of these categories that we love! Our style is bright and genuine. Mostly, we hope to capture who people are.
One of our goals as Lutz Studios is to find brides and grooms that we really connect with. Many times, we tell them that we want them to be completely sold on their wedding photographer. You spend more time with these individuals than you do with your soon-to-be spouse on your wedding day. We want to make genuine connections with couples, vendors, and our community. We love getting to know these brides and grooms and building relationships after their special day. We hope to build a community beyond the wedding.
From a personal and business perspective, one of our hero’s is Dave Ramsey. One of our values for our business and home life is to be debt free. We’ve learned so much from Dave’s wisdom, so much so we feel we are on a first name basis with him. In our Aledo community, we couldn’t be more grateful for our closest friends over at Timber & Jane. Taylor & Ryan Aldridge are local business owners that we have had the privilege of walking along side in life and in business. They began their company shortly before us, which gave us the courage to start dreaming up ours. We learned from some established business owners like Kim & Josh Rogers. They have had many successful business adventures with photography, realty, and, currently, home building with Dwell Construct.
We have also recently befriended some local vendors like Avery Earl with Avery Earl Photography and Sharon Goldberg at Stillwater Meadows who have tucked us under their wing and invited us along in their world. Working with these talented individuals has not only encouraged us but made capturing special moments that much more exciting. I can’t think of any other job where you get to meet so many amazing individuals.
Be on the Lookout for more from this dream team located in Aledo, TX!