Meet My Summer Intern

This post is long overdue, but I’m excited to introduce you to Caris! She lives in Washington DC, but came to spend a week with my family this summer and learn a little more about my photography business. She did a LOT of culling photos and uploading images for the blog. She assisted with a couple of photo shoots, and even tried out some of my gear taking photos of my crazy kiddos!

I asked Caris to share a little bit about her experience. Here’s what she had to say:

Tell us a little bit about yourself…

I am 15 and in 10th grade. I’ve been homeschooled for 4 years now. My dad is in the military so I have moved 8 times and I am currently living in Washington D.C. In my free time I enjoy playing games with my two brothers, taking my dog for long walks, hanging out with friends, playing piano, singing, and taking pictures.

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How long have you been interested in photography?

For the last 3 years or so.

What are you favorite things to photograph?

I love photographing people because everyone is different and they all have a story to tell. So for me taking their picture is like telling a part of their story. The pictures also capture them at a certain time in their life and give them something to look back on and remember about themselves or to tell others.
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What are the biggest things you learned while you were here?

Probably how to use the different editing and blog programs as well as the different camera lenses.
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What advice would you give to other high schoolers who are thinking about interning with someone, or being mentored by another photographer?

 I would tell them that if they have the opportunity they should definitely take it! It helps a lot to get some hands on experience and see a little bit more of the day-to-day of what you would be doing if you pursued that career.

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What’s one big goal you have when it comes to photography?

My short term big goal is to become very familiar with a professional camera and using different lenses and such. My long term big goal is to have my own successful photography business.
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PS – These are sunrise, rainy day photos! We got outside around 6:15am and it rained/misted/sprinkled for most of our quick session, but Caris was a trooper!

Caris was such a joy to our family when she was here… not to mention a HUGE help with not only photography but also wrangling, chasing, and feeding a toddler and a baby! We are so thankful for you, Caris!

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