the collective

UMC is the group of creatives dedicated to making memorable, cinematic films for wanderers in love. Each of us take joy in loving and serving others, especially when it comes to weddings. We love honest emotion and true moments. We don’t love staging and false memories. We like to call ourselves storytellers and it would be an honor to tell your story! Click HERE to tell us your story!

*United Media Collective is a licensed LLC with insurance coverage*

The Founder

Hi there, I’m John Stambaugh, I founded UMC and here are a couple of quick facts about me: Jesus is my savior and friend. I love Liz, my wife, with my whole heart. I’m passionate about professional counseling. Movie quotes just flow freely out of my mouth, lots of Emperor’s New Groove. Chemex-ing at home is my favorite coffee. I’m a big, big nerd (ask liz). Music is a big part of my life. I’m finally reading as much as I want to. I prefer friends over clients. And finally, I started this company so I could show you how valuable you are by tangibly documenting and telling your story!


The Collective

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Austin Huhs


Austin has vision for creativity like few others. He is inspired by the outdoors, traveling, and adventure big and small. Your wedding film is guaranteed to be unique because he is always thinking of fresh new ideas. He may be the most intentional man you’ll ever meet, he cares a lot for you. Also, you should see his beard now!


Hannah Markley


Hannah unwrapped a used Canon Rebel T2i one Christmas morning after she had outgrown her ’07 Canon Powershot point-and-shoot. Though that camera sat on the shelf for awhile, in 2015 she brought her Rebel to a children’s home in Mexico, resulting in one of her first full-length videos. She had humble beginnings and now does amazing work!

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Blase Pivovar


Blase is as cool as his name suggests. He is a peaceful, chill guy who might rock harder than anyone you know (drums). You will be thankful for his gift of making weddings feel stress-free and meaningful for everyone involved. Your film will be crafted well by anyone with UMC, but Blase has a special knack for music/sound that will blow you away.