Say Hello to our New Intern, Kristy!

This year, we are excited to have a part-time assistant on our team to help things run smooth and efficiently for our own sanity as well as our couples! Kristy is our 2016 intern assistant from our alma mater, Bowling Green State University, where she is studying in the same major we did, Visual Communication Technology. We are excited to have a fellow falcon on our team and we are proud to support the program that helped make us who we are today.

We were impressed with Kristy’s unique eye for photography. She has a different perspective on things and her portfolio stood out from the rest. We were also intrigued with her background of shooting film photography. We look forward to learning and growing along with her in this next year!

As part of her co-op, Kristy will be joining us on wedding days as a core part of who we are and what we do. She will keep us on track and allow us to create images and moments flawlessly and in a stress-free manner. She starts in the office this week where she will be helping edit, creating album layouts, posting on social media, helping manage Swatch Photobooth and more.

Since she will be ⅓ of the Swatch Studios photo team, we thought we’d give her a little Q & A so our couples and friends can get to know her. We also wanted to share some of her portfolio images that really caught our eye. Check it out and help us in welcoming the newest member of our team!

Kristy Cartmell

Where did you grow up?

Xenia, Ohio

When did you get into photography?

I can’t exactly pinpoint a specific time when I got into photography. I had horses until I was sixteen and I was constantly taking photographs and videos of the animals. However, I started taking photography seriously probably around my freshman year of high school. It has been a part of me ever since.

What are your favorite things to photograph?

People, for sure. I also like photographing animals and people together because it’s interesting to explore the bond an animal and human can share.

What interests you about weddings?

What doesn’t interest me about weddings? Every couple has a unique story and situation and I just think love is beautiful. Weddings are a celebration of love and I want to be a part of it.

What’s your favorite food?

Pasta. It’s really hard for me not to eat it at every meal.

Your favorite TV Show?

I’m not a big TV show person. I enjoy Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, but I usually prefer to watch a movie, my favorite being Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

Hobbies outside of photography?

Petting dogs and promoting peace.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I like at least one song from every genre, so my iPod is pretty wild and I don’t limit myself to any one kind. However, my favorite has always been rock (right now, I’m really into Led Zeppelin and Canned Heat).
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Give Kristy a warm welcome in the comments below!