Welcome to Agape Productions by Lesly | Meet The Photographer
I've been shooting photos and video for as long as I can remember. But that's not why I decided to start my own business. You are!
At age 5, I visited Guatemala for the first time ever. I don't remember too much about it, but there's one moment from that trip that has always stuck with me.
It was our last day there, and my parents told me that I would be leaving my crayons and coloring books there.
My initial reaction was confusion and sadness. I thought I was being punished.
My dad went on to explain I was leaving them for my cousins, who either didn't have many or any at all.
I learned a valuable lesson that day–giving away something valuable to you helps you grow.
Okay, five-year-old me didn't think that. But eventually, I understood.
“It's good to help others."
The "ah-ha" moment
My parents worked tirelessly to be able to send me to private school. In fact, I didn't attend public school until sophomore year of high school.
Well, there was that one time I tried public school in middle school, but that lasted two days–literally.
Anywho, it was a private Christian school, so we read and studied the Bible everyday.
Our academy encouraged us to to have a life verse.
It wasn't until middle school that I figured out mine was Proverbs 3:27. I had read that verse a thousand times before, but in that moment in eighth grade, it resonated with me clear as day.
“Withhold not good from them to who it is due when it is in the power of thine hand to do it."
It perfectly described who I had become and what I hoped to accomplish.
In college, I became very passionate about production work, especially videography. I could spend 12 hours a day shooting and editing without complaining or feeling bored.
But it's not so much the shooting and editing that won my heart over, although it's really cool to see a concept become reality.
I fell in love with telling other people's stories.
An average joe's life can be a compelling, inspirational story if it's unraveled in a well-thought out manner.
And that my friends, is how Agape was born.
Agape's mission and purpose
I want to help bring life into a world full of depression and hardship by helping others see the beauty in their own life.
At the beginning of 2018, I decided to start a company to do just that.
My mission is to serve joyful clients by providing a timeless heirloom that can be handed down for generations to come.
Pictures and video are much more than moments captured. They're a form of time travel.
Some of us are lucky to have one or two photos of our great-grandparents. But the current digital age allows us to easily capture life's greatest memories.
Family legacy products
Using photography and videography, Agape Productions by Lesly creates visual family trees that can be expanded every time you reach a new milestone– a birthday, graduation, engagement, marriage, pregnancy, etc.
Most people would love the opportunity to hear their grandparents' voices as teenagers, talking about their hobbies and dreams. By shooting a family legacy documentary, you can provide that for your future children and grandchildren.
It's more than an investment
It's a game changer. Media (photography and videography) has the ability to be tear-jerking, emotion-evoking and life-changing.
When I was in high school, I started filming myself for my future children. I made "watch when" videos for them to enjoy when they reached certain stages or milestones.
I knew that one day I would have a teenage daughter who wouldn't want advice from her mom.
So I recorded myself sharing experiences I went through and how I handled it hoping it would be helpful to my kids in the future.
My family legacy documentary started when I was 17. Your child's can start the day they're born. Why not gift that to your grandchildren and their grandchildren?