Hi! I'm Cassidy. I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, and continue to use this charming state as my home base.
My first camera was given to me at the age of twelve, a Yashica 35mm film camera and I quickly fell in love with this process of watching images come alive on paper. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina in 2009 before relocating to Hawaii the following year. I remained a Kona resident through the first few years of my third decade, where I dipped my toes in multiple island professions, such as bartendering and boat crewing, while still pursuing my passion as a portrait photographer. Eventually, I took a full-time position as a real estate photographer, content writer, and social media manager for @spaces808.
Fast forward a year, and I suddenly found myself in Panama jumping from one sailboat to the next. I sailed from Bocas Del Toro, Panama to George Town, Cayman Islands where I took a position working with Blue Dot Studios, specializing in small weddings, corporate events, family, lifestyle, engagement, and student. In 2019, I took a small break from my photography profession to work on a 103ft yacht and realized I would rather enjoy and document the ocean than work on it. After receiving my 25 ton USCG Captains license, I moved home to be closer to family.
Based out of the front range, along with portrait photography, I do content creating and social media management for small businesses, some of which include: Spaces808, PictureKC, and Imaginative Storm. I also continue to freelance food/lifestyle photography for corporate entities such as Snooze AM Eatery and Megafoods.
Although I am located in a landlocked state, I am still heavy enthralled with the ocean and seize every opportunity to go sailing. This year, 2021-22 has included voyages from Cayman Islands to Guatemala and Mexico. I continue to photograph my personal life and travels. Some of this work can be seen here or upon request.. My fine art degree was not received in vain, as I have a small collection of paintings hanging in The Artworks Gallery in Waipio, Hawaii. (Print gallery of travel photos and fine art coming soon.)
Photography Influences: Sally Mann, Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Alfred Stieglitz, and Dorothea Lange.
Painting influences: Willem De Kooning, Edouard Manet, Mark Rothko, Ann Gale, and Robert Rauschenberg.
Also, check out my published article in The Seasonals or peruse my Instagram @Wayant_Photography