We like to laugh and explore. We love music and friends. We love all things unique and, most of all, we love each other.
We are currently listening to Alabama Shakes, Twenty One Pilots, Hozier & Phox on vinyl and love a good 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. We recently finished Game of Thrones and are re-watching New Girl and West Wing.
Weather permitting, we are always walking around the block with Winston & Fiona or heading out to Oak Openings for a little adventure. 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.
We have been shooting together for five years now and in that time, we’ve done a lot of growing, learning and discovering. We’ve found our passion and we have molded our unique styles. Creating something new and exciting.
“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."
"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."
"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.
You can see all of Winston & Fi's adventures on Instagram (@winstonandfi) and let us know if you would like to schedule a playdate!
Kristy started out as our intern in the Summer and Fall of 2016. She is in her third year at our alma mater, Bowling Green State University. We were impressed with Kristy’s unique eye for photography. She has a different perspective on things and her portfolio stood out from the rest. We were also intrigued with her background of shooting film photography.
She did such an amazing job learning and growing as part of our team that we kept her on for another year, giving her more responsibilities and bringing her on as a second shooter. To see a little Q&A we did with Kristy when she started with us last year, see her blog post HERE.