HELLO, and welcome.

My name is Tate and I am a content creator. I spend my time taking photos, making videos, doing graphic design and motion graphics, and recording and producing music.

I love working with people and companies to created excellent digital media for their needs. Whether that’s a cinematic wedding video, a corporate commercial, touring with bands to capture those magical moments on stage, or really any type of project, my passion is to deliver the highest quality of work.

I have all of the expensive fancy gear and technical skills to make projects come to life - but I am a people person and tend to focus on the process of working with clients. I feel like it’s just as much my job to be a fun and joyful person to interact with during communication and shooting as I do that it’s my job to deliver a product that we are all proud to have been a part of.

I have a background in the music industry (touring, studio work, and producing), but have always had as much interest in visuals as I have sounds. My uncle helped me record my first song when I was in 3rd grade (a rousing cover of “Brown Eyed Girl”) and helped me build my first home recording studio set up when I was in middle school. Early on in life I was always fiddling with with my dad’s cameras and sneaking in time on my mom’s computer to make slide shows in windows movie maker. I would design posters and graphics and print them off and hang them up around my bedroom and music rooms. In elementary school my friends and I would make short films and show them to our class.

Years later I ended up getting my degree in computer graphics technology from Purdue University while also traveling on summers and weekends to perform my music. As time went on I began taking photos and making videos for friends, then for small clients, and now professionally full time.

I love what I do. I love the projects I get to work on. I love the people I get to meet and work with. I pour myself into every photo I edit and video I create, and consider myself lucky that I get to do my dream job!

If you are interested, you can find my music under “Tate Kirgiss” on Spotify or Apple Music.


circa 1998