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About Us

We’re Chad and Daphne, photographers behind Lathala Creative Studios.


As kids, we were big fans of stop motion movies such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and James and The Giant Peach. But we never thought we'd end up doing animation for a living until 2019, when we started our product photography business.


Almost as soon as we started taking on projects, clients began asking us to create short animation clips for them. Our curiosity and eagerness to do it led us to this fruitful career we're now so thankful to have.

Our journey to become GIF artists wasn't easy. As content creators, we had to discover techniques on our own to achieve the results we wanted.

While there were plenty of tutorials on traditional stop motion processes, there was virtually no educational content about animating products for social media.


By teaching ourselves stop motion, our simple loops slowly evolved into more intricate animations.

With our experience, we want to help you create high-quality animations for brands. We’ll teach you the basic skills you’ll need to start, as well as more advanced techniques to elevate your stop motion game. 

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