We had the good fortune of connecting with Caralee Case and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caralee, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
A great deal of things over time have played a roll in my pursuit of running and maintaining a successful business. One word that encompasses many of the most important factors is consistency.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I am a professional photographer specializing in fine art newborn and children’s portraiture. I’ve always enjoyed incorporating unique and unexpected elements into my imagery and my peers say that my work is easily recognizable by my use of vibrant, rich color, attention to detail, consistency, and the ability to capture the essence and purity of new life.
My photography journey has been an amazing and surprising experience with ups and downs, continual growth, challenges and rewards, self-discovery, and countless lessons learned! Some of those lessons include: be patient, remember why you started, stay positive, do your best, be true to you, celebrate even small successes, do what you love, set boundaries, I can do hard things, never stop learning, and so much more!
My passion for photography is equal to my enthusiasm for helping others! I’ve had the incredible opportunity to teach photography all around the world and share my knowledge and experiences, always aiming to help others achieve their goals and work toward success!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My personal journey began in 2007 after listening to an interview about photographing newborn babies using a large window and a simple crib mattress. The idea was incredibly interesting so I tracked down the photographer’s book and knew immediately that I wanted to create impactful images like the ‘Baby As Art’ team did. There weren’t a lot of resources back then so I am self taught. Between reading numerous books about photography, including a college textbook on Photoshop Elements I borrowed from a friend, an abundance of practice, trial and error I quickly found myself on a path to achieving my goals! In my career as a newborn photographer I am blessed to photograph with, teach with, and present with other leaders in the industry and am constantly soaking up new tips and tricks! So my shoutout goes to ALL the photographers who are willing to share their knowledge!
Caralee’s Headshot by Cream n Cocoa Photography