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Your Story told BEAUTIFULLY


 

 

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Your Story told BEAUTIFULLY


 

 

 

YOUR STORY is unique and beautiful

Let's tell it together.

 
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Your Details


Attention to fine details is at the heart of what makes us special. We strive to know and highlight in creative ways what our clients value.

 

Your Details


Attention to fine details is at the heart of what makes us special. We strive to know and highlight in creative ways what our clients value.

 

Our mission

Providing clients with uniquely crafted and impactful films.

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Our Story


We are a St. Louis based team of artists that have worked together since 2006 on creative projects. After living in different parts of the world we are now reunited in our home, the Midwest. We aim to tell your story with a high level of craftsmanship, integrity, and passion.

Our Story


We are a St. Louis based team of artists that have worked together since 2006 on creative projects. After living in different parts of the world we are now reunited in our home, the Midwest. We aim to tell your story with a high level of craftsmanship, integrity, and passion.

alex turley

owner/director of photography/editor/unmanned aircraft pilot

Husband to a beautiful wife. Father of adorable twin boys. Decorated Iraq War veteran. Alex is passionate about filmmaking and loves to constantly explore and expand his craft. With a foundation of mass media production education thru high school and college, Alex brings technical knowledge and creative know-how to a project.  He founded Focal Imaging on three guiding principles - a high level of craftsmanship in what we do, integrity with how we operate and tell a story, and passion for creating. Alex is a FAA certified drone pilot and an outdoors enthusiast.

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jeff wilmes

director of photography/editor/sound mixer

Jeff Wilmes has more than 20 years experience as a director of photography and owns/operates Hang Loose Video. His work has taken him from Jamaica to Jerusalem. Jeff loves to travel and along the way he has gained a deep respect for the people he has met. Clients know firsthand how Jeff immerses himself in the stories he helps document. He has discovered it is the best way to understand the project and provide the visual support that provides emotion, clarity, and depth. He lives in the Shaw neighborhood with his wife and six active children.

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Erica peery

camera operator/telecine colorist/photographer

A self described lover of natural light and natural smiles, Erica has expanded her craft of professional photography into the videography landscape. Her artistic eye and knack for capturing detailed intimate moments has made her work highly sought after. When she is not working with Focal Imaging or her photography company, Lilylove, she can be found exploring St. Louis with her husband and three beautiful children.

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