Casey and Her Camera
I’m so proud to be part of such a talented community of Indianapolis Photographers after years of wander(lust)ing this country and living coast to coast. Having spent my childhood in Rhode Island exploring tide pools and the Newport mansions, then my adolescent and early-adult years in Michigan (go Mitten State!). I’m grateful for the career opportunities that have taken me to Montana, Colorado, California, and now let me call Indy home. My husband, our pups, and my family are the most important things in my life. I love all things fall, overuse exclamation marks because I just am that excited about life, and am enamored with Christmas and the feeling it instills in people. I know nothing about makeup, rarely brush my hair (curly hair lets me get away with this), think donuts are magical, and don’t drink coffee (I know, right!?). I believe sunshine heals, the ocean is therapeutic, and there isn’t a bad day that can’t be cured with sushi… a cupcake… or both! I know everyone has a different story about how they came into photography. For me, my mom set a strong example for me as a kid of what documenting memories and photographing family looked like. We never had photos professionally done (unless you count Sears studio photos in the early 90’s) so I grew up thinking every family had a built in photographer-mom. My grandma gave me my first point-and-shoot film camera when I was still in the single digits, and I spent my teenage years lusting after my Mom’s 35mm. I went to college to study art education and it was only natural that my concentration be in photography. I graduated, got a teaching job, and spent the next 10 years mentoring teenagers in various educational settings. During a goal setting activity in 2011, while demonstrating an activity for the program I was facilitating, I wrote down on a post-it note that I was going to be a photographer. I didn’t take it all that seriously, at first, but later made a verbal commitment to give photography a full-time try within the next 5 years. Of course, at the time, I had no business experience outside of the few sessions and weddings I had shot for friends, but I figured 5 years would be a comfortable cushion to figure it all out.