Hi,
I'm Gwen Schroeder.

I tell stories that
help people relate
to life's complexities.

From creative director for the Michael J. Fox Foundation, producer for TED talks, documentaries for Frontline and much more, my 15+ years experience as a media maker helps guide my work as a photographer and cinematographer. I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was a teen, constantly documenting and telling stories about the world around us. I care immensely about people and the work which makes every project I take important.

Photographer &
Cinematographer

At Burning Man or in boardrooms, I'm comfortable documenting a wide range of stories. I started my career in late night comedy, then made my way to feature film production. In that world I quickly realized that 80+ hour weeks on sets or in production offices was not the life I wanted for myself or my family. From there I made my way into documentary and non-profit work. Today, I'm a freelance photographer + videographer + producer between my birth clients. My work has been featured in Harper's Bazaar magazine, won Webby Awards, and more.

Birth & Postpartum Doula
+ Storyteller

In my newest work as birth + postpartum doula I'm seeing how our culture's systems rarely honor the whole experiences of women & marginalized people.
I feel called to shine a light on these issues and support families through this transformative time.

Marathon Runner & Fundraiser

In 2019 I ran my 8th marathon (what!?!) for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. For the last decade I've run with Team Fox in honor of my father who lived with Parkinson's disease.

Founder: Cosyne Creative Collective

Cosyne is a digital creative platform and community to empower talented female and non-binary creators to share new and untold stories from our own perspective. If we don’t tell our stories, who will?

Say hello!

I'd love to hear from you.

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