Photography entrepreneur ‘vibrating with happiness’
|By Lisa Gervais - Editor | January 18, 2018|
Caitlin Dunlop is passionate about photography – so passionate that she’s opened her own business based out of Minden at the age of just 22. It’s a leap of faith … and it’s making her very happy right now. Dunlop was born and raised in Haliburton. She attended Haliburton Highlands Secondary School.
After graduating, she moved to British Columbia, but is back home. She was looking for work and talked to Cheryl Smith, who had a photo studio and business in Minden’s downtown. She wanted to know if Smith needed some help because she wanted to get her foot in the door. “And, she actually mentioned that she was selling her business and I decided to buy it,” Dunlop told The Highlander in a recent interview.
Her dad is local artist, Kevin Dunlop, and he’s been instrumental in getting her interested in photography.
“At a young age, for his art, he would go out and do photography. I just wanted to hang out with my dad and ended up doing some photography with him … that grew into more of a passion.”
For now, Dunlop said she is self-taught but is planning to go to school in the fall, somewhere close, so she can keep her business going. Asked what her hopes and dreams are for the business, she paused.
“I don’t even know … this is my passion, just doing it at all is my hopes and dreams … I’m vibrating with happiness right now.” She’s open to any photography work at the moment, weddings, portraits, couples, families, newborns … pretty much everything. “Once I get a bigger client base, I can be more picky,” she said. Contact Caitlin at email@example.com, or on Instagram: caitlin_dunlop_photography or cait_dunlop_street_photography or on Facebook: Caitlin Dunlop Photography.
LISA GERVAIS is the editor for The Highlander.