Lead Creative / Owner
Second Cup Studios was born in a tiny coffee shop in central Illinois in October of 2016. The company was co founded by Kayla Myers and William Young, Kayla now runs things full time (as of October 2018) as Will has moved across the country and has left the company, don't be shocked if we collab in the future though!
I filmed my first wedding over four years ago and have been learning and growing every since. Weddings/Life moments are our bread and butter but also love commercial style videos and photos.
Behind the story: When I got my first camera back in college it was for the purpose of video but then I started messing around with photography as well and have loved it ever since. Im mostly self taught when it comes to photography (I went/graduated college with a degree in video) and have loved getting to become a storyteller in two mediums.
Random Facts about me: Celebrating moments in people’s lives is why I do this. I’m a BIG fan of birthdays and Christmas specifically. I also love traveling and experiencing new cultures, I really love big cities and National Parks! I secretly have always wanted to be an interior designer or architect so I take my home design very seriously. I love designing my own home, helping friends with theres and making a place a home to relax and de-compress from the day. I’ve been creative in differnet mediums my entire life.
Why I do this: Getting to share stories about the couple, their love, their family is always my main focus of any film I produce. Watching it back and remembering the feeling of the day, the people who surrounded you and your love is number one for me. The details of the day always come second in my films, I want you to remember who you were in this moment in your life. After the wedding life changes so much and I want to provide heirlooms for you and your grandkids to watch one day!