About Us

 
 

makers, lovers, laughers, & fun havers

Meet Julia & Tony

Founded in 2017, we make up JK Design & Film. It may have my name, but together, we find joy in our couple to couple approach to wedding videography. Double dates for the win!

We love the idea that together, as a couple, we get to combine all of our favorite things: spending time together, connecting with new people, creating, pushing ourselves, and finding success & joy at our own pace. We get to meet awesome people & be a part of the party that kicks off a life together. How cool is that?

From videography to wedding attire to DJing, we have a combined 10 years of wedding industry experience.


 

 
 
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Julia kathryn Kensok

owner, videographer, editor

I’ve been shooting & editing videos since middle school. Recording everything from cooking shows to travel vlogs to music videos, I’ve always had the natural urge to capture & create. In 2016, I booked my first wedding & haven’t turned back since. I graduated with a B.S. in Advertising & a minor in Graphic Communications from Minnesota State University Moorhead & jumped straight into a graphic design position out of college. I slowly felt myself being pulled by opportunity, passion & drive, so I took the leap to take Julia Kathryn Design & Film to the next level. What has always been a hobby has now turned into my full-time gig & I’ve never been more excited to put my whole heart into something. I can’t wait to continue this journey creating, collaborating & connecting!

 
 
 
 

tony roetzel

business manager, videographer

Tony was recruited to assist me with a wedding in the fall of 2016, and he’s been my official wedding date ever since. He also has his B.S. in Advertising from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a minor in Entrepreneurship. His knowledge & drive for starting businesses helped JK Design & Film become a reality. Tony loves asking “the tough questions” and connecting with people over music & cars.

In addition to managing the business, he works full-time as an Associate Client Consultant at Sundog Interactive and is a swim coach for the Red Dragon Swim Team.

 
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Our Story

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Tony & I met while studying at MSUM. We were put in a group together where our professor told us to get to know each other because we were going to be spending a lot of time together. That we did. First impressions? I thought he was a slacker and he thought I was uptight. Opposites attract, I suppose.

Throughout the school year, our friendship blossomed. We pushed each other to take risks and we both landed awesome internships & opportunities because of it. I dragged him along to shoot weddings with me & everything just clicked. He sprinkled some entrepreneurship dust on me & my business took off. He’s been there every step of the way and pushed me so hard to make my dreams into reality.

In June of 2017, our friendship turned into romance. We enjoy beer tasting, going to concerts, road trips, meeting new people, watching “Impractical Jokers” & walking with our pup. Together, we make connections with our clients & seamlessly translate those relationships into beautiful, heartfelt films.


 
 

A Deeper Dive

 

Still here? Cool! That probably means you want to learn more about us!

 
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Fun facts - Julia

  • Grew up in Casselton, ND (Go Squirrels!)

  • Was an au pair in Germany for a year & can speak German

  • Has traveled to 28 U.S. states & 17 countries

  • Is a night owl - typically up until 2 or 3 am

  • Terrified of bats (feel free to inquire for the story)

  • Can solve a Rubik’s cube (slowly, but efficiently)

  • Does jigsaw puzzles for fun & only wears pajamas that match

  • Could live off Diet Coke, crunchy Cheetos & peanut M&Ms

  • Favorite Bands: Mumford & Sons, Bleachers, Jon Bellion

  • 3 Bucket List Items: Own another wiener dog, Start an organizing business, Backpack Southeast Asia

 

Fun facts - Tony

  • Grew up in Apple Valley, MN

  • Favorite Bands: U2, Manchester Orchestra, Post Malone

  • 3 Bucket List Items: Learn Spanish & visit Colombia, Create an original Netflix series, Cruise the mountains in a nice car

Tony needs to fill in the rest. If you’re reading this, please remind him to do it * eye roll *

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