MATT + LAYLA | STUDIO OWNERS
We love being wedding photographers! We strive to be among the best in Grand Rapids. We both agree that beyond the creativity and passion that goes into everything we create, and the amazing couples and families we work with, that the best part of our job is being able to work beside our best friend!
Our own relationship was love at first sight. We had so much in common. From music, to sports, tv shows, and even a love of tacos! We also both had backgrounds in weddings. Layla as an event designer, and second shooter for other wedding photographers in Grand Rapids. Matt as a wedding videographer and photographer. Layla will quickly admit that the wedding films Matt produces are one of the many reasons she fell in love with him!
We share a creative passion for capturing life’s big and small moments. Whether it’s a picture that freezes a moment in time, or a short film that lets us relive that same moment, we love getting behind a camera.
We cannot wait to get to know you, and capture the important beginning of your story!
Meet Our Team
MATT TRUBAC | OWNER | CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Matt opened TruVision Studios in 2003. With nearly two decades of experience behind the camera, capturing hundreds of wedding stories, TruVision Studios has become one of the best respected wedding photography and videography studios in Grand Rapids. Matt definitely shines in the technical side of the job! His knowledge combined with his experience is the reason why the creativity behind his storytelling looks so beautiful. Matt pays attention to every detail from lighting and camera settings, to composition, sound, editing, and color. Matt holds workshops throughout the year teaching upcoming wedding videographers and photographers everything from the basics to advanced lighting. Many of our interns have expressed that they learned more working under Matt than they did studying during four years of film school. When hiring TruVision Studios you are getting one of the best with Matt!
LAYLA TRUBAC | OWNER | EXECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
Over the past 10 years, Layla has been helping brides create their perfect wedding. Her passion for design and coordinating weddings led to her love of photography. Layla lends her past experience as an event designer and coordinator to our couples. Wedding planning is fun, but can get stressful at times. Layla answers many questions that help brides, grooms and parents keep their sanity throughout planning. She also helps with building perfect timelines.
Layla loves to continuously perfect her wedding photography. She networks with other wedding photographers in Grand Rapids to exchange ideas and share experiences. She also participates in many workshops and classes to learn new techniques and approaches to creative story telling. She loves creative posing, and helping couples feel comfortable in front of the camera. Layla’s passion for excellence and creativity is an important part to what makes TruVision Studios one of the best wedding photographers in Grand Rapids.
AUSTIN DOUGLASS | OWNER | EXECUTIVE CINEMATOGRAPHER
Austin is the latest addition to the TruVision Studios family. He will operate as a partner/co-owner alongside Matt and Layla, with focus in advancing and scaling the cinema side of our business. Austin graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2018 with a B.S. in Communication Studies. During his collegiate years, he dabbled in videography and has since fallen completely in love with it. Austin has freelanced for several businesses and institutions – most notably Cornerstone University where he was nationally recognized for his efforts. Austin has been involved in the wedding industry for the last two years. He has developed a passion for crafting personalized, unique, and timeless films. More often than not, you can catch him on YouTube, binging wedding film content. Austin has a relentless ambition to not only deliver top-tier work, but to provide clients with an unparalleled customer experience. Welcome, Austin, to TruVision Studios!
KARA DODGE | EXECUTIVE PHOTOGRAPHER
Over the last 10 years Kara has gained expertise, and mastered the technical aspects of portrait photography including weddings, engagements, and high school seniors. She has also completed commercial shoots for a number of companies and organizations.
Kara studied photography and journalism at Indiana Wesleyan University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2014. Since then she has continued to pursue and grow in her career as a photographer, and as a wife, mommy, and Jesus follower.
We are blessed to have Kara on our team as an Executive Photographer and Second Filmmaker. Her talent goes beyond her camera. Kara’s sweet personality has been recognized and praised by every couple she has worked with. Her passion for her work shines when you are with her.
TYLER DIAZ | ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
Tyler has a degree in digital media and advertising. Her skill and passion for wedding photography has grown tremendously over the last few years. She has participated in several workshop events with TruVision Studios and will be second shooting and assisting other photographers this year. We are thrilled to have her as a part of our team! Her dedication, eye for detail, and natural talent is sure to make her an excellent wedding photographer!
SONDRA MILTENBERGER | ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER
Sondra has been a wedding photographer for 4 years. Her creativity and dedication to excellence is a wonderful asset to our team. She assists our lead photographers with lighting setups, posing and second shooting. Since beginning to work with TruVision Studios, Sondra has grown into a wedding videographer too. We are excited to have her on several shoots this year as an assistant filmmaker.
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