MEET THE TEAM
Red Hog Media is made up of skilled, educated, and creative photographers, videographers & drone pilots. Serving Arizona, Idaho, and Washington Locations.
Lauren Gettman started Red Hog Media, with her husband Brett, in 2015 when she saw a new visual trend sweeping across the country. With her background in real estate—first as a realtor and then as the listing and marketing coordinator for the #1 team in Idaho—she recognized the importance of professional real estate photography and marketing. This background provided Lauren with a deep understanding for what listings need, allowing her to position agents for success. Since then, they’ve grown to offer full-services including videos, photos, drones, SEO tips for realtors, and more.
While the industry is constantly evolving and growing, she makes it a point to stay up-to-date on the newest technology and trends by attending several professional photography workshops a year as well as being a member of several Realtor Associations and Women’s Council of Realtors.
When Lauren isn’t getting beauty shots that sell homes, she loves traveling with her family. Along with their two daughters, Brett and her love to go somewhere new each year to get a better taste of the world and experience what it’s like to live in someone else’s shoes.
Brett Gettman started taking professional photographs in 1987, helping with his dad’s wedding photography business. In college, this skill grew to include video when he worked in broadcast media as a camera operator and sports news reporter. After he got his pilot’s license in 2006, it further evolved with a desire to record his flights which required him to learn how to edit, leading him to develop his concise and compelling visual style.
Brett was an active real estate agent for over a decade and saw a clear connection between digital media and being competitive in the market. Now, with his real estate experience, along with a degree in Communication Advertising, he has an expert understanding of what goes into selling a property and how Red Hog Media fits into the equation. This combined expertise ultimately helps his clients achieve their goals. This career allows Brett to take his passion for helping businesses and combines it with his love of photography and video.
When Brett isn’t working, he’s coaching his daughters’ various sports teams, which reinforces the importance of small details and teamwork. Both these aspects of coaching overlap with his business, which is why Brett is so good at it!
Garrett Carpenter started his videography career when he was just sixteen years old, using his first drone to film houses for his mom’s listings. He then studied Urban Planning at Arizona State University, putting the gig on the back burner, but dove back into it in 2022. This was also the year he went all in and expanded his real estate skills to include photography.
Spending time as a realtor himself, Garrett poured through countless listings, gaining an appreciation for real estate photography. This taught him what to do and, maybe more importantly, what not to do. He understands how important someone’s home is to them, which is why his goal is to tell an authentic story through his visuals.
He has spent 20 years in the Val Vista Lakes neighborhood in Gilbert, AZ and can’t get enough of it. In his free time, Garrett loves getting outside to enjoy hunting, fishing, and off-roading in all the amazing Arizona deserts.
IDAHO & WASHINGTON
Photographer & Licensed Drone Pilot
Christian has resided within the Pacific Northwest since 2012, coming up from Southern Utah seeking opportunities. Christian lives by the philosophies of “Going with the flow”, “Living life in the present moment”, and “Why should it matter whether someone’s a cat person or a dog person, can’t we all just be happy they’re not hunting us for food anymore?”.
Since 2014, Christian has been working on web design, branding for small companies, and Illustration. For which he studied for at North Idaho College. During which he developed experience in nature and product photography, with a touch of vehicle showcasing, and macro photography.
On his down time Christian enjoys story writing, quiet meditation, drawing, and developing typographical styles. However, he feels the most at home within nature, as he loves hiking, fishing, and camping.
That being said, if you need to work with someone who has a good blend of easy-going demeanor and professional attitude, then Christian is your go to guy to get the job done.
Photographer & Licensed Drone Pilot
Mark Heid moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from Wisconsin in 2011 after falling in love with the area’s lakes and mountains. Mark quickly became an outdoor enthusiast who loves to camp, Jeep, and snowmobile in the backcountry. After seeing the beautiful outdoors and capturing many of his adventures with photography, he started flying drones to get another perspective.
Seeing what can be captured from the air, Mark quickly wanted to shift his passion to videography and photography by documenting his adventures and posting them to various social media accounts.Mark’s background in the criminal justice system gives him the skills to understand the needs and wants of various clients and allows him to be an effective communicator. This provides a better relationship with community partners who expect professionalism.
Mark strives for perfection and the need to get the shot right the first time. When Mark isn’t working, he enjoys wind therapy by riding his Harley through the mountains. Mark is always looking for new ways to exercise his creativity with woodworking, brewing craft beer, and customizing his Jeep.