I grew up in Defiance, Ohio and graduated from Ayersville High School in 2006. I'm married to my wife, Emily, and have 3 beautiful daughters (Armani, Norah, & Rowan)
I've always been interested in fine arts and did a lot of drawing and painting growing up. Eventually I got my first camera (Canon T3i) and starting taking photos and video in about 2011. There was something different about using a camera to make art that intrigued me and that's kind of where it all started.
I've been filming professionally for over 8 years now and my passion is telling stories. "There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place." --J.K. Rowling
I strive to make every film unique by getting to know my clients before we work together so I understand their story and can find the best way to tell it.
If you're interested in having your event filmed or want to collaborate on a project, fill out the form below or visit the contact page and shoot me an email.
BEST OF TOLEDO
Josh Nagel won Best Videographer/Cinematographer in Toledo by Toledo City Paper in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
BEST OF WEDDINGS
Awarded Best of Weddings by The Knot in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
Top 5 Wedding Cinematographer
Ranked as #4 most popular wedding cinematographer in the world by Love Stories TV.
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