Meet the Photographer
I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. I have felt a need to create art since I was a child. Only a couple of months after graduating from Fairview High school in Boulder, I left my hometown and moved to North Carolina, where I spent the next year and a half living in the "real world." I learned quickly the harshness of mundane jobs and endless bills, which gave me the motivation to go back to school. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009 with a BFA in fine art.
Unlike most people, I chose to concentrate on the dying side of photography. I was given my first film camera in the 7th grade; my middle school had a small darkroom and taught a simple film class where we made pinhole cameras and learned how to develop film properly. I fell in love with watching my images come alive under the red light and begged my parents for a camera. I continued my adventures in the dark room throughout my high school years, so naturally, I chose it as one of my concentrations in college.
That summer of 2004, I was given a Canon AE-1 by a family friend and lifelong mentor, James Navé. With this camera I still own today, I learned how to see the light and bend my manual camera settings to accommodate my needs without any fancy lights or equipment. I steered away from the digital arts, knowing that life in the darkroom had an expiration date, and I wanted to learn it before its powerful influence on the world died. After college, I moved to Hawaii where, with a cheap digital point and shoot, I documented my tropical life. It wasn’t until 2012 that I finally bought my first digital DSLR camera, a Canon 60d. I eased myself into the technology, dabbling in editing programs such as Photoshop. In 2015 that I purchased my first full-frame camera, Canon 5d mark ii, and decided to pursue a career in photography.
In 2017, I took a position with Spaces 808, a real estate photography company in Kona, while still doing portraits on the side. In October of 2017, I made a life-changing move to Bocas Del Toro, Panama, to pursue a life on the sea. Those travels led me to Blue Dot Studios in the Cayman Islands, where I worked as a family, wedding, couple, portrait, and event photographer. In 2019, after trying my hand in the yachting world and receiving my captain’s license, I moved back to Boulder, Colorado, to be closer to family.
For the past three years, I haven’t been able to settle on a niche. I have worked in commercial food and lifestyle photography with corporations such as Snooze AM Eatery and Megafoods while continuing to dabble in my true love of portraiture. I am not your typical photographer, as I won’t pose you but instead will direct you into natural moments that let me seize the opportunity to capture the unrehearsed, special moments of the day. While weddings are a lot of work and very time consuming, I enjoy every moment of getting to capture this important day. I do not outsource my editing and will personally touch each image you receive. My most significant challenge with digital photography is not being able to narrow down your images; so, unlike others, I do not limit the number of photos you receive, I have priced myself accordingly to be able to give you everything I take with the only limitations being on how images you would like to receive extensive editing.
What Clients Are Saying
"Cassidy’s photos were gorgeous! She is a skilled photographer and was able to illuminate the specific vibe I was wanting my company to represent.
She is great to work with and reliable in completing a project in a timely manner. I would highly recommend to anyone needing photography done!"