Founder’s Values and Background

Hi! I’m Caylena – the founder of Co:Create / CC Photo & Media. Here’s a short video about how I fell in love with photography. 🙂

 

Here’s some background on my career…

  • I’ve been a business owner and entrepreneur throughout my whole career
  • Currently focused on helping small businesses and entrepreneurs develop a stand-out personal brand
  • Worked in photojournalism (for publications such as Newsday Westchester and the Times Herald-Record)
  • Worked in marketing for non-profits and tourism
  • This experience gives me a special ability to find the unique, “promotable” elements of a personal brand or small business and turn them into compelling stories and photos
  • My personal work has been exhibited in Ithaca, NY, New Paltz, NY, Rhinebeck, NY Kingston, NY, Woodstock, NY, New York City and St Just St Rambert, France.
  • My assignment work has been featured in publications such as Hudson Valley Magazine, Chronogram, Upstater, Newsday Westchester, the Times Herald-Record, Organic Hudson Valley, Washington Business Journal, Raine Magazine and Fuse Magazine and in regional advertising campaigns and organization/business websites.

 

Here’s some background on my life…

  • born and raised in the Mid-Hudson Valley,
  • first got into photography as a child, playing with a 35mm camera and her Gymnastics Barbie dolls
  • began pursuing photography more seriously in high school and college
  • graduated from Ithaca College in 2010
  • degrees in Still Photography (Bachelor of Science) and French (Bachelor of Arts), minor in journalism
  • studied abroad in Paris & Rome
  • taught English in St Etienne, France after college
  • fluent in French
  • volunteers with HOBY, has been for over 10 years
  • I’ve lost over 50 lbs on a personal health journey
  • I’m a dancer and have done tap, ballet, tumbling and more

 

For more detailed info on her experience, visit her LinkedIn profile, or if you’re ready to put these expertise to work on your project, please email her or call at 845-418-2718.