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Humboldt photographer Brittany Caryl is the owner of InSite Creatives. She is a full-service photographer who handles all aspects of the business.

HUMBOLDT — Brittany Caryl admits she stumbled to become a professional photographer.

Caryl, who owns and operates InSite Creatives in Humboldt, prides herself on being a full-service photographer.

Over the past decade and more, she has gone from running the business to running the “part time” concert to his true passion, while helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.

“It all sort of happened by accident” Carl said. “I always liked taking pictures growing up for fun and I had started taking pictures of my niece and nephew. I was posting them on Facebook and friends started asking me to take pictures of their children, so I did.

“Then winter came and there was always demand, so I bought some lights and figured out how to use them and practiced more. Eventually I got busy enough that I had to take a decision.

It was then that Caryl quit her previous job and dove headfirst into the world of photography. This move did not come without some problems at first.

“I’m glad I took the plunge and chose photography” she says. “My biggest challenge has always been the business side of things. Learning how much money I need to cover all the bills and expenses and be able to pay myself for a living. At first it felt like it was all so much fun that I felt bad charging people.

“After having children, I realized that I had to either make money doing this or find a ‘real’ job. I ended up hiring a mentor who walked me through the financial side of things. She boosted my confidence and so far I’m still here.

“I love what I do, so it’s always been important to me to get out of my head and do it. The idea of ​​working for someone else is more difficult than overcoming my own obstacles.

Caryl takes care of everything from newborn and freshman photos to graduating seniors. She also takes family and extended family shoots, portraits for professional purposes and even sports photos.

“I’m a full-service photographer, which means I don’t just give you the digital images and you have to know what to do with them. I walk you through the process and help you decide what images you want for your wall if you want a scrapbook or a book or cards,” Carl said. “I have clients send me a photo of their wall and I can layout a new photo design for them. This makes it easier to see exactly which photos are the best relative to each other and why an 8×10 is never big enough.

Clients can find everything they need for any session with Caryl, who also has ties to many local businesses in the area.

“I would really like to develop the branding side of my business”, she said of future goals. “I really love seeing other small businesses push further too. I have dreams and goals, but take them one day at a time, especially because being a mom is still my favorite part.

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