I do what I love and love what I do. At the awesome and awkward age of 13, I was given my very first camera. I loved documenting life and thrived off of sharing these images with others. My camera helped me to relate to the world around me. Helped me to discover my inner voice. Helped me to impact the world in the most productive way possible to me. The union of Carolee and camera has been a special one ever since.
Moving from the awkwardness of junior high years, I got lost in the high school darkroom. I thrived off of the new-found knowledge that came with the process of creating the light-written image. It was enjoyment and creativity in its purest form.
Not a lot of people know exactly what they want to study before they even go to college... but I was set with a plan and fell into it head-first at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Overloaded with an average of 21 credits my first two years, I lived-ate-breathed photography. I spent that following summer in Manhattan, working with Jon Moe. And came home more determined than ever that I needed to share my unique artistic vision with the world--my way.
So I ran away to Paris. And, like Sabrina, found exactly what I was looking for. My camera (affectionately referred to at that point in my life as my third appendage) never left my side. I was high from every moment I spent capturing the gorgeous light all around me in France. The work from those early days of discovery are the foundation upon which everything i now do is built.
And so it was that I graduated with my degree in Fine Art Photography. I love the subtleties of the art of photography. Every time I take my camera in my hand to photograph I experience the moment so fully. I give my all to what I do... and so, in essence, I give my all to every one of you. You are my audience. My clients. My friends.
If there’s anything that I’ve learned through this process: it’s that photography, to me, is all about relationships. And that’s what really matters.