We like to laugh and explore. We love music, friends, and all things unique. We share a common interest in a good vinyl and never turn down the chance to see a live band. We even made our own playlist on Spotify, you have to check out our favorite artists on The Official Swatch Studios Playlist! We are Netflix bingers. You'll also find us getting lost on YouTube watching bloopers from our favorite shows (Chris Pratt gets us every time) and music videos from our favorite 2000's punk rock bands. We cherish time with our friends watching movies or playing board games while eating tacos.
We are proud Toledoans, heading downtown and hitting up local events as often as we can. In the last few years, we’ve found our passion and we have molded each of our unique styles. Together we continue to grow, constantly inspiring each other to create new and exciting things.
“I grew up in Orlando, Florida, where I discovered my deep interest for art and photography. Creativity has always driven me, so I pursued a leadership program at James River Leadership College, where I received hands on photo and video experience. There, I met my best friend (now husband) Clayton Gilligan.
We got married in 2017 and most recently bought an 100 year old home that we have been slowly converting into a modern and cozy space for us work and live together. I’m convinced we consume more movies, pour overs, and things dipped in cheese than the average American couple. We love collaborating together on projects, whether it’s creating a statement piece of furniture for our kitchen nook, or giving each other feedback on different art and video projects. As busy as life sometimes gets for a young working couple who are renovating a home, we can always prioritize a night at the movie theater with a large Coke icee in hand.
I’ve always loved photographing anything from weddings to places I travel too. My trusted, blue, Nissan Altima, has accompanied me on more road trips than I can count. When I’m not shooting weddings, I’m also heavily involved in my church’s creative team, which gives me the opportunity to photograph events and style creative shoots.
It’s so important to me to record and preserve moments in my own life, it brings me nothing but joy to be able to do the same thing for one of the most important days of someone’s life.”
“My husband knows how to dream big. He has goals and he knows exactly how he wants to accomplish them. On the other hand, he is still a kid at heart with a sense of humor that I have fallen in love with.
We met on the verge of college graduation. I noticed his breathtaking wedding videos and needed a few tech questions answered. I Facebook messaged him and he took the opportunity to talk me up. We got together a few times and the rest is history. My friends would say that he won their hearts over when he offered to buy their drinks at the bar.
Now here we are. The Claytons. Looking forward to the rest of our lives together. We have grown as a young couple and a team into something I never could have imagined. I have laughed a thousand times more than I would have otherwise and have gained all the technical knowledge I was looking for.
Brooks never seems to mind me blasting music and singing along in the car or shower and he only sometimes complains when I practice my favorite dance moves or randomly perform scenes from Rent, Wicked or Mama Mia. Best of all, he knows when to not take me too seriously. He distracts me when I'm being dramatic or overreacting and makes me laugh even when I don't want to.
Give Brooks a bowl of popcorn and the latest raunchy comedy on the big screen and his day is made. He is always reading up on the latest in the industry or playing around with his gadgets, but you better believe he leaves time for golf, his favorite tv series (Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley) and cuddling with Winston & Fiona."
"I first met Diana in one of our classes at Bowling Green State University. Her dad was a budding videographer and needed some questions answered. Luckily for me, Diana came to me and that's when I worked my magic. A few years later, we tied the knot and we are really enjoying the married life!
Diana is the type of girl you want to bring home to mom & dad. She is extremely family oriented, sweet, smart and a people-pleaser.
We have different tastes when it comes to a lot of things but that keeps things fresh and helps us in life along with our work.
She comes from a very large family and feels most at home with them at some sort of family get together. She also enjoys taking Winston & Fiona on long walks, crocheting & gardening (or at least attempting to). She secretly wants to be a hip-hop dancer when she grows up, but I’m not gonna be the one to tell her that’s completely absurd. She was in denial that she could ever enjoy watching Game of Thrones, but has somehow made her way through all seven seasons.
My biggest complaint would have to be that she dances with her hands too much. I know that sounds weird but you would understand if you've ever seen her out on the dance floor.
I'd have to say, if that's my only complaint about this girl, I don't have much to complain about. I'm glad I've found Diana and we have this opportunity to build a life together."
“My interest in photography first started in 2014 after buying my first camera, and I started photographing friends & family. Over the past few years I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world for work and gained interest in creating motion timelapse videos to capture the constantly moving world around us.
My wife, Jacquelyn, and I got married in 2014, and we of course had Swatch Studios capture every moment of our special day. Our daughter, Claire, who was born in September of 2016. She’s the center of our world and we can’t imagine our lives without her! We also have a crazy dog, Axle, who is 7 years old and is showing no signs of slowing down!
In my free time, I enjoy creating timelapse videos, photographing landscapes and nightscapes around Central and Northwest Ohio. When it’s time to relax at home, we enjoy watching anything on Netflix like House of Cards, Stranger Things, Shameless, and of course Sofia the First for our Claire bear!
It’s inspiring to see how passionate Brooks and Diana are about capturing every detail, emotion, and special moment of a wedding day. Working with Swatch Studios has been an amazing experience and I’m excited for the moments we will capture together!”
"I’m Winston Corgnelius, the corgi. I’ve been with Swatch Studios for two years now and I like to believe I’m an important part of the team. I make sure all guests are welcomed into the house with licks and butt wags. And fur. Lots of fur. (Sorry about that).
You can find me napping by Diana's feet as she works or chewing through my many toys. I most enjoy going for walks, eating, playing at the dog park, and cuddling.
"I rescued this family earlier this year and I already love them with all my heart. Although I may be a little timid when new people come around, as long as Winston approves, I (eventually) do, too.
I love to play with Winston, even when he'd rather be napping and I love bouncing the big noisy kong and bone around the house when everyone is trying to work."
You can see all of Winston & Fi's adventures on Instagram (@winstonandfi) and let us know if you would like to schedule a playdate!