Meet the Nerds
WHY WE LIKE WORKING TOGETHER AT DOWNIE PHOTO
Hey, so you know that feeling—in those fleeting, all-to-rare moments—when you feel seen and heard and appreciated and connected and completely in control but also, somehow entirely free to let your guard down to be yourself?
Well, that feeling is why we do what we do. We’re Downie Photo. And we take pride in making people feel good.
Yes, of course, we love photography (and we do it well to quite well)—but the genuine, beautiful, altogether human moments we capture are a direct result of the relationships we’ve fostered between each other, our clients, our talent, our crew, and basically anyone we come into contact with. Our deepest professional intention is that, every time we work together, you’ll leave feeling better about your day, your life, and yourself. And you’ll also have a lot of amazing shots.
IN SUMMARY: People before photos. And then photos. Lots of great photos.
Want to work with us? Reach out at : Studio@downiephoto.net
Photographer, Humble(ish) Founder
This is Jeff.
Just like every photographer should, Jeff graduated RIT, taught photography at Seacamp oceanography camp in the Florida Keys for 6 months, and then went pro—eventually founding Downie Photo in 2011.
Jeff’s working style is relational: he’s naturally kind and personable. So, he gets to know and appreciate a talent’s singular personality, creates a safe and accepting atmosphere, and then gives them the freedom to let their unique personality shine. Don’t worry, he also has plenty of good bourbon!
Awkward Commercial Photographer
This is Emily.
Emily is a graduate of Ohio University. She met Jeff in 2012 and has been his wingwoman ever since.
Emily’s working style is versatile and collaborative. No matter your role , all ideas are welcome ... and of course laughter. You will usually find her awkwardly dancing and never to the beat. Strong, Brave & Girl Power.
PSA - Please refrain from using large pretentious technical terms. Just be human.
Commercial Photographer and lover of all things
Strong like bull
This is Cassie.
Cassie graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with an emphasis in photography. She made Downie Photography her forever home in 2016 and decided she is never leaving.
Cassie’s working style is free flowing; cultivating an open and nurturing environment that gives the photographer and talent a fun space to let singular moments emerge and be captured, all while making bad jokes and laughing throughout the day.