I want to find meaning and intention

with every moment in life.

 

As a young college student, I received a painting as a gift from someone very special and it said "If you are what you should be, you will set the world ablaze." I gazed over this swirling color of light that circles until it becomes nothing but glowing embers of gold. Foolish or not, I believed ever since that I could create something inspirational. I want you to see what I see. And I'll continue to create the perfect flow as my explorations become uncharted, far into the depth of the universe.

I decided long ago that I wanted to create the most unique and emotionally moving wedding photography and cinematography my soul could ever imagine. I want to reach out with each image I create. I want to find meaning and intention with every moment in my life. I capture moments to remember, so I can share everything I see with you. These memories, images, and experiences offer me the answer to everything I have searched for in life. The final product I strive to create is my attempt to show the universe all the beauty in life that we seek. 



Now, here we are. A handful (or two) of years later and people often ask us, “Why do we do all the things?” It’s a simple answer: I started Flow as a dream. I wanted to create a place where I could practice my craft and improve my talents. I’ve been a paid DJ since I was 15. I’ve wanted to make Oscar worthy films since high school, the place where I was also voted most likely to win an Academy Award. I still vow to never let down those who voted for me. My dream is still alive. And ever since college, I knew I would be living my passion, as long as I constantly had the opportunity to create. I’m still in the midst of several unfinished scripts. I’m always trying to find more time to write. It’s the only thing I ever really complain about... not making enough time to write, and bad Flow.

Everyone who works with Flow becomes a good friend. It's like it has become a mandatory role in the job description. I figured when people love the others they are working with and are aligned with their intentions and passions that great things will follow. 

The Flow team is made up of people from divine intervention.

Jenny is my love. She happens to be gifted in style, class, grace and creative direction. Her experience both on and off set drives her passion for capturing those most spectacular moments. She will be seen with a camera capturing the intimate details as well as lugging lots of equipment. She is freakishly tough. 

Reyna was assigned to me as my Take a Tommy to Lunch at the University of St. Thomas through their mentoring program. She interned for two years and grew to become a best friend and one of Flow’s great photographers. She is the sweet to my spice.

Jud and I have a relationship built in the stars. It occurred when one supernova exploded and then got subsequently consumed by a black hole and, in the midst of all that was Rick & Jud. Things make sense to us that don’t often make sense to others. Just smile and nod.

Jud is my intellectual balance that helps me decide who can still be saved and who has already drowned. When together, we are creative genius incarnate, each one multiplies the other’s creative talents by 50. It causes a warp in a space/time explosion... it’s near the 42 Galaxy. You’ll want to be invited to their party... 

The Flow DJ’s are music gods. Lance has been with me since the beginning and we are DJ clones of the same father and mother. Strangelove is the epitome of the Minneapolis DJ party scene. After years of coming to him after my gigs, his downtown residencies were where I followed to guarantee a good time. Josh is the light if mine is ever turned off. They are recording artists, Vegas pool DJs, and true dreamers. We bond over the idea of how everyone around us can have the most fun possible. Our goal is to make our audience smile, reach orgasmic status every time, and leave happy - we call it 42. They will cater everything to you, even if it’s against their better judgment and, most importantly, they will always save the day and guarantee you have a raging party. 

This gives you the ultimate gist of Flow - best friends - having fun and trying to create something extraordinary. Everyone knows I get bored with normal. I feel that no one actually wants to be normal. If anyone ever came across as normal, I’d suggest it's basically because they just haven't been given the freedom or inspiration to not be yet. Going with the Flow is a philosophy. It's spiritual. It's breaking the chains that hold you back. It’s the moments where you will experience true happiness. 

So, where was I? Oh yeah, that’s how Flow does it all. We’ve gathered a spaceship of elite crew and now can fly off to your galaxy. I’m feeling very galactically transcendental. Check back later, I’m sure it will change again. Like right now, as the Killer’s old jam Mr. Bright Side comes on. I’m going to need a minute.

-Rick

Minnesota's best and brightest event team

The people behind making sure your wedding day always has the perfect flow.

 

Rick Gmitro
Flow Mastermind | Acclaimed Event Consultant
Director | Photographer | Videographer | DJ

 
Jenny Monson  Director of Storytelling // Photographer + Video

Jenny Monson
Director of Storytelling // Photographer + Video

Reyna Meinhardt  Associate Photographer

Reyna Meinhardt
Associate Photographer

Hemingway Gmitro  Cat

Hemingway Gmitro
Cat

Raegan Bryan  Second Shooter + The LiveBooth Attendant

Raegan Bryan
Second Shooter + The LiveBooth Attendant

Selena Rasmussen  Stylist

Selena Rasmussen
Stylist

Jud Nichols
Videographer + Lawyer

Lance Conrad  Wedding DJ, Recording Artist + Sound Engineer

Lance Conrad
Wedding DJ, Recording Artist + Sound Engineer

Ryan McKeen  Wedding + Event DJ

Ryan McKeen
Wedding + Event DJ

Michael Gmitro  Rick’s Dad + Team Doctor

Michael Gmitro
Rick’s Dad + Team Doctor

Trillian  #VanLife

Trillian
#VanLife

Strangelove // Jay  Event DJ

Strangelove // Jay
Event DJ

Nicki Lamkin  Associate Photographer

Nicki Lamkin
Associate Photographer

Willis Gilliard  Associate Photographer

Willis Gilliard
Associate Photographer

Rachel Greene  The LiveBooth Attendant

Rachel Greene
The LiveBooth Attendant

Josh McClure  Event DJ

Josh McClure
Event DJ