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Take me out to the ball game for Andrew's birthday!

My good friend Andrew Vick, and who many of you may know as one of the best photographers in the world, is having a birthday this week. His beautiful wife Janelle planned an awesome night of fun, food, and baseball at the new Twins stadium. I thought it was only fitting to turn the tables, or in this case the lens, on the birthday boy and document some of the festivities. Happy birthday Andrew!


New Site, New Name, Exiting Stuff!

When I ventured into video production over 10 years ago in 1999 (gosh I'm getting old) I had no idea I was on my future career path. Video editing had just gone from tape-to-tape (literally 2 VCRS hooked up to each other) to computers and cameras that were no longer the size of a small car. I was a senior at Rosemount High School (go Irish) and for some reason our semi-rural school received a grant for a video production studio. At the time we had state-of-the-art equipment; the catch, no one knew how to use it. Before I knew it I was running, filming, and editing our weekly news program Irish Update. I apologize in advance but you might get a kick out of this. Here are some highlights.

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From cheesy news reports and girls volley ball team highlight videos to just a few years later being able to travel the world and getting opportunities I never dreamed of, it has been a wild ride to say the least. As a young entrepreneur I was always eager for, and focused on, the next creative endeavor as opposed to the more mundane aspects of running a business; like coming up with a company name. Therefore John Hoel Weddings and John Hoel Productions it was. Don't get me wrong, I love my name, but I have recently felt it was time for something that reflected my approach, style and passion for what I do. Many names were thrown around but I kept coming back to Vibrant. For me this refers to more than color. Rather it is the mindset I approach each project with, desiring to capture something that is striking, bold, emotional, and resonant. And not to get too philosophical here but beyond video production there is a vibrancy of life that is too beautiful to pass up and should be sought each day in everything we do. 

More to come! Thanks for visiting.



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