Today we’d like to introduce you to Cassidy Croot.
Cassidy, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I’ve always loved photography since I was young. I remember taking disposable cameras on vacation and snapping away at everything – I wanted to remember all of it, even the tiny details forever. For one of my birthdays, I received a pink Barbie Polaroid camera, and it was love. I didn’t pick up my first DSLR until July 2015 – but I was quickly hooked. I’ve loved every minute of learning, expressing myself creatively, and giving my clients photos that I know they will treasure for the rest of their lives.
Being a mother myself, I see the importance of having photos taken often to document our family while my daughter is young, she changes so quickly! I frequently look at the photos we’ve had taken thus far in her life and our marriage and remember those times fondly. I love that I am able to gift that same feeling to my clients when they look at their photos from our session together.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m a natural light photographer. I want to capture genuine moments that really embody my clients’ lives at that point in time, so they can look back on their photos for years to come. I want my audience, my followers, my clients and their families to look at these photos and smile, feeling genuine, real emotions shining through them.
My inspiration is their personalities. I hope my clients always have fun during their session with me and genuinely enjoy themselves. I give some off-the-wall prompts at times to break the ice and get real smiles and laughs. I want to feel their personalities coming through my camera. You should know that I pour my heart and soul into shooting and editing every single session with every client. I treat every client like close friends to build that connection in order to capture the best possible version of my clientele.
Given everything that is going on in the world today, do you think the role of artists has changed? How do local, national or international events and issues affect your art?
I think the role of artists is very important today – the world is going through a season of change in many aspects, and we as artists are important because we give people something to relate to, something to look back on, something to focus on for the future.
I think events locally, nationally, and internationally affect our art in that it’s all how we react to it and show our audience how we are dealing with these events, to give them something to relate to amidst the climate of today’s world.
- Website: cassidyjophotography.com
- Phone: 308-380-8874
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/cassidyjophoto
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