About UMCwedding videography elopement

United Media Collective is a small group of creatives dedicated to telling the stories of wanderers. We travel lots, but we call Kansas City home. Each of us have an intense passion for loving and serving others. We love honest emotion and true moments. You will find our films have a narrative/documentary feel with some cinematic flare. We don’t love staging and false memories. We do travel lots, but we love telling stories of all kinds! Videography and filmmaking is our passion. It would be such an honor to tell your story! Click Contact to start!

*United Media Collective is a licensed LLC with business insurance coverage*

From the Founder // The Personal Story John Stambaugh // elopement wedding videography/videographer

Hi there, I am John Stambaugh, the founder of United Media Collective! Now that you know a bit about UMC, here is some of the back story. For as long as I can remember I have had a camera in my hand, but in 2012 a teacher, friend and mentor of mine passed away in a car accident and I realized that I had no tangible memory with her.

Needless to say, I started documenting my life and my loved ones significantly more after that so that I would always have a tangible memory. Initially I started with photography and found that something was missing. One single moment was beautiful, but what if I could capture whole memories? Thus began my love for videography and filmmaking. Videography has provided me with some amazing opportunities to travel, but Kansas City is definitely still home for me!

Now that you know a bit of my history, and please ask if you want to hear more, here are a couple of quick facts about me: I love Jesus with my whole heart. I believe people are worth loving. Movie quoting with my little sister happens way too often. I really love coffee (let’s get some soon!).  Music is a big part of my life. I don’t read as much as I want to. And finally, I started this company because I desire to show each person how valuable they are while tangibly documenting their story!