“Meggie York-Better Off” Music Video Production

It’s been a pleasure working with Meggie York on her new music video “Better Off” Now available in her debut EP Genesis. You can listen on Itunes, spotify, google music and many more!

About the artist

“My name is Meggie York and I am a 17 year old singer/songwriter from Cincinnati, Ohio. I currently have 3 singles out as well as my first EP that I released 2/22/19. I have many more collaborations coming soon and I have been hard at work writing and recording new music! I have performed alongside Why Don't We, Ava Max, Spencer Sutherland, EBEN, Jake Miller, Logan Henderson, Alex Angelo, and more. Having over 34 thousand fans on social media has been one of the main reasons that I do what I do. If it weren't for the constant support and love from my followers, I wouldn't be where I am today. Music gives me a feeling that nothing else can and expressing myself through my voice and writing is something that is very special to me.”

The Story/Inspiration behind “Better Off” 

“I feel like lots of people have been in relationships where they stay but they know that it isn’t a good situation for them. People deal with things because they don’t believe that they can do any better, but they CAN. I hope the lyrics and video concept help people further realize that it’s okay to get out of a toxic relationship if they know it isn’t doing them any good. If someone isn’t making you feel good about yourself, then it’s not worth your time or energy. Another person shouldn’t define who you are, and if they do then you’re better off without them. “

The Experience and Process With Kodjo & His Team

So far, Kodjo and his team have been AMAZING. He has been so helpful and has really dedicated a ton of time into planning the video in order to make it a success. He has filled me in on all the little details whenever he gets them so I know exactly what is going on as well. Their level of professionalism is very impressive”


Meggie York-Better Off (Official Music Video)
Directed & Edited by Kodjo Somana
Director of Photography: Yazmin R. Daruda, Kodjo Somana
Special Thanks: Alex Ward, Natalie Wilcox (La Prima Beauty)
Behind The scenes Photo & Video: Katia Craig & Serge Somana

Follow Meggie York on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook

“Austin Daniel-I Wanna Love You” Music Video Production

A few weeks ago, our team produced a music video for local artist Austin Daniel for his new song "I Wanna Love You" now available on Itunes, spotify, google music and more! 

 About the artist

“My name is Austin Daniel. I'm seventeen years old & I'm a country artist from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. I was exposed to all genres of music at such a young age. My grandpa was a huge fan of music, especially country. He had a huge collection of vinyl records & CDs that he would constantly be playing around his house. When he'd pick me up from school, we'd always go back to his house & have jam sessions, listening to anybody from Elvis to Johnny Cash to Dolly Parton to AC/DC. I'd say that he's the main reason why I got so into music and performing at such a young age.”

 The Story/inspiration behind  "I Wanna Love You"

“It's funny because I actually wrote "I Wanna Love You" after a break-up kind of thing that I had with this girl. We had been good friends throughout high school and even had a couple of classes together. We eventually started hanging out more. We'd go on these little dates together to breakfast or to the mall. She had even asked me to go to prom with her!  I was getting so excited because I knew, ever since we became friends, this girl was somebody that I could really see myself being with and falling in love with. As time went along, she ended up telling me that she didn't want anything except a friendship. I was really upset. But instead of writing some bashful, hardcore break-up song, I decided to write "I Wanna Love You"  a song that is about everything that I wish that I could had with this girl.”

The experience and process with Kodjo & his team

“I've known for a while now that I've wanted to work with Kodjo & his team actually. I had seen some of their past videos & projects through a friend. After checking them out, I told my manager, before we even had even written "I Wanna Love You", that I wanted to work with him! I knew it would be such an amazing experience working with them & the experience that I've had so far with Kodjo & his team has been so much more than I could ever have imagined it would be! He is such an amazing artist in so many different ways. He has had such a strong vision for what he saw with this song ("I Wanna Love You") & he has done such an amazing job at making it all come to life. He's even showed me a side of the song that I never saw before, so that was also very cool to witness throughout this whole process. He pays attention to everything that's working in the music world right now & tries to incorporate a lot of that with ideas for wardrobe, shots, storylines, etc. I've also noticed that his mind works a lot like mine! It's constantly on the go, trying to come up with different ideas or trying to plan everything out perfectly. Kodjo has already been somebody that I've felt honored to work with & is someone that I'd definitely trust and believe in to make whatever your project is come to life.”


Austin Daniel-I Wanna Love You (Official Music Video)
Directed by Kodjo Somana
Director of Photography: Yazmin R. Daruda, Kodjo Somana
Special Thanks: Mikaela Whaley, Mack's Tavern, Angel Lane, David Watkins
Behind The scenes Photo & Video: Katia Craig & Serge Somana

Ohio Luxury Lodging | Hocking Hills Best Luxury Lodges & Cabins

A couple months ago we got the privilege to work with Matt Pippin at Ohio Luxury Lodging! We first met Matt back in October to shoot a promo video for the lodges and cabins . The video was to promote the amazing many luxurious lodges and the experience it offers. We were instantly amazed with the property and the staff as soon as we pulled into the drive way! Every one was so nice! They showed us around and made us feel at home. The lodges are perfect for families or large groups! Check out the video below to see for yourself!

When my crew and I begin filming, we were having so much fun, it didn’t feel like work at all. The experience made it feel like the prefect vacation for me and my team.


As the first day of the shoot winded down, Ohio Luxury Lodging let my crew and I stay the night at the lodge. We headed over to the home theater and snuggled into the massive bean bag chairs. It was the best thing ever! We were having a blast!!

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We started the next day exploring the trails around! The weather was absolutely perfect and the company was even better. Matt took us to several different cabins & lodges and some of the best trails for hiking and exploring. All of the properties were incredible; huge kitchens and living room spaces, several bedrooms, pools, hot tubs, and more! They all have amazing views.


Ohio Luxury Lodging love the video promo we produce and we loved the experience so much we offered to film another promo for another one of their locations. This stay was a little more pleasure than business. On our second stay with Ohio Luxury Lodging we stayed at Rush Resort, We were ready to experience it all over again! Our mouths dropped as soon as we entered. We had most of our usual friends there with us. On the first day we took advantage of the spacious hot tub, game room & movie theater.

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Our second night we decided to have “fancy night”. Italian food, poker and some twisting and twirling. Oh, and of course wine! Rock House was only about 10 minutes away from this luxurious area so our last day we decided to go on a quick hike, instantly realizing how out of shape we were (well at least me). We would like to thank Matt & Ohio Luxury Lodging for making everything so easy and fun for us, we had a great weekend; definitely something we will always cherish. If you are planning a family vacation, anniversary getaway or just a nice little weekend vacation with a group of friends Ohio Luxury Lodging is definitely the way to go.


Blog post by: Katia Craig & Kodjo Somana

Flash Back Friday: Newly Weds 2018

Wow, what an amazing year we’ve had! It feels like it was only yesterday when we did our very first wedding. This year has been the most successful and one of the best years of my life! Our couples are the reason why we love doing what we do! Filming and creating memorable visuals is our passion and we put our hearts into every wedding we do. At the end of the day seeing all of our couples happy makes us happy and it is because of your support and trust we are able to continue doing what we do. So thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts! As we continue to grow we will strive to improve our videography and continue to provide the best quality services at an affordable price.

It’s flashback Friday, so you know what that means!

Check out some of our wedding couple’s highlight videos from 2018 and learn more about their experience with us!

Emily V. - “Kodjo was the videographer for our wedding and he went above and beyond! He was great to work with, very professional, his work is UNREAL and he was such a fun person to be around! I will use him for all of my video needs going forward!”

Jennifer B. - “Kodjo and Yazmin are both such amazing & talented people! I unfortunately didn’t get the chance to meet them before the wedding , but they made it feel like we knew each other for years! They had great personalities and I am so lucky to have them be apart of our special day! We were told by guests that they were everywhere and even said they loved how Kodjo was dancing with the music! Everything has gone smoothly with Kodjo and I wouldn’t recommend anyone else but them! Our highlight film is the only thing we have seen so far, but it’s absolutely amazing!!!! Thank you Kodjo and Yazmin!”

Abby H. - “Perfection does not even come close to accurately describing our experience with Kodjo and his team. From the beginning he answered any questions that arose and made us feel confident and in control during our search for a wedding videographer. As the day approached we were able to share any changes in plans and work with him to make sure our vision was captured. And when our wedding day arrived he did just that! He set up early and the camera started rolling despite the obstacles I, as a flustered bride, encountered. The speed bumps didn’t phase his team because they captured priceless moments in a tasteful and beautiful manner—making our small backyard wedding look like a fairytale. He even captured the vocal performance for my husband in a way that completely masked the technical sound difficulties we encountered!

And when we received our final product he actually worked with me to add in CHANGES without making me feel remotely close to a bridezilla. He added in a tender moment with my mom, some clips of inside jokes with my husband, and silly dancing with friends without hesitation, simply because he wanted us to have the best wedding video we could imagine.

We will cherish these memories for years to come, and none of this would have been possible without the remarkably talented Kodjo. (Thank you!!)”

Alycia P. - '‘Words cannot express how amazing this videographer is and of course his assistant. They were truly a delight and EVERYONE complimented on how they didn’t even notice when they were walking around. I am so incredibly excited to see our video.'‘

Danielle P. - “Kodjo and his team were great to work with and his work is phenomenal! The quality of the videos is top notch and he did a great job of capturing the essence of the day. He listened to what was important to us and made sure to put it in the video. We got so many compliments on our highlight video and it was hard not to watch it on repeat even weeks after receiving it. He was great to work with the day of, as well. The quality of work you're getting for the price is something you cannot pass up!”

Morgan H. - “Kodjo is nothing short of amazing. My fiancé didn’t like the idea of being “recorded” on our wedding day, so I knew finding not only the right videographer, but the right PERSON to do it, was crucial in convincing him we had to have this on our wedding day. Kodjo made choosing him so easy. Not only is he kind, professional, easy to work with, punctual, down to earth and AFFORDABLE, his work alone speaks for itself... it is phenomenal. After my *now husband* saw our wedding video, his jaw dropped! He couldn’t believe how beautiful the work was that Kodjo produced for us and seeing how happy he was with the outcome made the convincing so worth it. He now can’t believe he almost didn’t “want” the video of us... this wedding video we have we can now share with our future children and grandchildren and we plan on making it an anniversary tradition to only watch once a year on our anniversary! It is so special to us and we just can’t thank Kodjo enough. If you are looking for QUALITY, at an affordable rate - GO WITH KODJO!!!!! We are so thankful we did!”

Kim N. - “We had such an amazing experience with Kodjoarts Videography! From the start I knew he would be the perfect videographer for our special day. We were going back and forth about having a videographer and we are so unbelievably happy that we decided to and that we chose Kodjo! He was very responsive, organized and kept me in the loop from the first time we talked. At the wedding he was so much fun and helped keep the flow of the day. I was absolutely speechless when we saw our highlight video. It was beyond every expectation we had and I honestly watched it 20 times the first day! The full clip was perfect and captured so many special moments that I was not able to see. We highly recommend Kodjo!!”

Sara A. - “It took me 6 months to finally find a videographer that I liked! Kodjo was fabulous to work with and his team did an awesome job. His packages are affordable and had exactly what I wanted. I got the highlight video less than two weeks after the wedding which I was so excited about! Highly recommend :)”

Amber P. - “Kodjo was awesome! He listened to what was important to us and captured it perfectly. When husband and I watched the full video for the first time we were shocked at all the little moments we had already forgotten or just completely missed. So thankful the team was there to capture our day!”

Salena M. - “Kodjo and Yazmin were a pleasure to work with. From the in-depth meet and greet with all of the affordable options Kodjo provided to the care and precision he took to get every moment of our wedding. The professionalism and courtesy they gave helped to make our wedding day as special as it became. Half the time we didn't even know they were in the room shooting while we become pleasantly surprised with the wedding video as their footage lets us relive the moments and let us see all of the moments we'd missed with all the commotion of our big day. I would highly recommend Kodjo and his team to anyone. His prices are affordable, the quality of work phenomenal, and the professionalism that Kodjo and his team provide are top notch. Thank you for all that you've done for us!”

Alyssa M. - “Kodjo was great to work with and was prompt with communication! He and Yazmin did an amazing job on our wedding day making sure the special moments were captured. We were still on our honeymoon when he released our wonderful highlight video and our full footage was done and sent to us in less than 2 months! We were thrilled with the results and appreciated the quality of work for the value. We highly recommend using Kodjo Arts for your wedding videography

Kara L. - “Kodjo did such an unbelievable job on our wedding video. the highlight video was beautiful and such high quality. I researched A TON of videographers and kodjo did not disappoint. I would definitely recommend!”

Kaylee M. - “Highly recommend Kodjo! I love our wedding video so much!”

Rienna A. - “Great to work with and they do an amazing job!”

Pre-Production & Why it's Important to Videography



Pre-production plays a big part in our process when it comes to videography & filmmaking. Whether it's another wedding, corporate project, music video or a feature film. We like to prep and plan before every production. Doing this allow us to visualize every shot before production and it gives us the opportunity to develop the concept even further.


This is one of our favorite part about the process! Learning about your vision and discussing the different ways to bring it all together visually. Now you may be thinking, where, when and how do we begin? We start with a treatment, a proposal of different ideas relating to your vision, product or business. This part of the process allows us to take your ideas and evolve it to make it even bigger and exciting and we do this by organizing what we all ready have and adding more to it.

THE BREAKDOWN                                                                                                                            

  • The Treatment: A detailed break down proposal of the concept

  • A Rough Concept: Now that we have a rough concept to work with, let’s develop it further.

  • Developing The Concept: References, mood boards, shot list.

  • Feedback: Your feedback during the process is important to us. Once we get this far into the process, we would like to hear your thoughts.

  • Revising The Concept: After listening to your feedback, we go back and make the necessary revisions before moving forward.

  • Finalizing The Concept: This is where it all comes together!


  • Finding the right gear for the project

  • Bring your vision to life on set

  • Documenting the Process with behind the scenes photos & videos

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  • Visual composition-The right cuts to keep the audience engaged

  • Setting the right tone & mood by color correcting and grading

  • Feedback-We like to hear your feedback to Improving the visuals.

  • Revising the visuals: This is it! The final moments!

  • Deliver the final content!

We want to make sure you are satisfied with the final product so it is very important to us that you are comfortable during the whole process, so we make it as easy as we can for you!

Check out some of the work we've done for our client and learn about their experience with us! Kodjoarts Videogaphy & Photography LLC provides high quality services at an affordable price. At the end of the day seeing a smile on your face, make us happy.