Brian Gates, HVEDC“Here at Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp, we have had several opportunities to work with Caylena; event photography, headshots and brand consultation for some of our Bet on My Business Academy companies. Caylena is a true talent and has a wonderful eye. Her work is professional, on time and of excellent quality. We have used many of her final product shots in our advertising and promotion. I highly recommend Caylena for your photography and brand needs.”

  • – Brian Gates, Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation

upstater“Caylena Cahill is a professional is every sense of the word. When given an editorial photo assignment, she is able to work independently and overcome challenges. Pertinent information is gathered for each shot and reported back. And she delivers wonderfully compelling photography, that is both artistically composed and technically superb.”

  • – Jason Cring, Art Director, Upstater / Luminary Media

kathy-circle“Caylena did my headshots for my online business, [and the] photos are amazing! I can say my [web] presence was increased by 100% due to the striking photos. I feel they were professional but personal, and this was due to [the way] Caylena [works] as a photographer, making me feel relaxed and comfortable during the shoot. I was so impressed with the work, we did a family photo shoot, and the photos are also beyond amazing!”

  • – Kathy Nolan, Lifestyle Coach

Leslie Headshot“Working with Caylena was great fun! I was able to update my professional headshot with a much brighter, more interesting picture. She really knows how to put you at ease and work with you to get a great shot!”

  • – Leslie DeMatteo, Mini-Sessions Participant

MADELINE-circle“We were proud to have Caylena, a former and present adult tap dance student, photograph our students. … I was happy to give her the opportunity. After working with her photographing our senior students in February, her photos were a testimony to her work as a photographer and as a dancer with much experience. Having both wonderful qualities enabled her to take beautiful pictures of [our dancers]. While there was no “funny faces” this year, there was a systematic and caring approach to each child and all numbers.

Caylena, as an adult dance student, … I thank you and couldn’t be more proud of seeing one of my students evolve into not only the professional person that you have become, but one who also is a testimony that your experiences at Madeline’s Dance Center have made you into the lovely person that you have become. I cannot wait for you [and your fellow adult tappers] to perform in our 25th Anniversary recital. I had tears of happiness my heart after watching your rehearsal after pictures last night (talk about dedication), I was elated to discover how amazing you all still dance and the happiness that it brings you. You are all an inspiration!”

  • – Madeline Bartolotti, Owner of Madeline’s Dance Center

megan-circle“I recommend Caylena Cahill because she is thorough, and takes the time to personalize her shots for each client. She wants to get to know you so that your personality shines though. I asked her to offer head shots for my networking group, and she worked quickly and professionally. When I first posted one of my photos [to social media], it got lots of nice feedback. Then, when I made everything (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) uniform with another of the my photos, everyone loved it! If you need quality work call Caylena!”

  • – Megan Micola, Arbonne International

“We had the pleasure to work with Caylena when she covered the convention of the Alliances Françaises in North America, that took place in Washington in october 2014. We highly appreciated the quality of her work, her professionalism and artistic sensibility.”

  • – Carlos Tabernero, Ministère des Affaires étrangères, Délégué Général Adjoint de l’Alliance Française aux Etats-Unis

zach-circle“I’ve been desperate for some corporate style photos with that “WOW” factor to use for casting calls and modeling jobs. Caylena (CC Photo & Media) came to the rescue right in time for me to submit for a supporting role in a film that I was interested in. I used one of my proof images from the shoot, as the photos were still being edited. I was a little nervous about doing that, but the shots were so good that the casting director never even questioned anything, and I even got the part! Now that I have my final images I’m way more confident that when I use these photos, not only are they top notch quality, but they’re also the kind of shots I know the industry likes to see. I’m more than excited about working with CC Photo & Media again… I like having the best and I know I can expect that from them.”

  • – Zach Herrington, Actor

garrison-circle“We really love the photography that Caylena did for us! People both inside and out of the organization have really noticed a difference between the images she made and those made by our staff, who are fairly talented in their own rights. Her work stands out and has provided a great asset in our marketing and promotional efforts – it’s a real comfort to know that we now have access to high quality photos in our image library that help us project our image in the way we intend, reinforcing the respect and confidence in our organization from others in the field, as well as current and prospective attendees and donors. Further, Caylena is reliable, professional and discreet; she understands boundaries and knows how to adapt to different situations.”

  • – Nate Binzen, Garrison Institute, Communications Manager

maria-circle“I really don’t like taking pictures. I feel that I always look terrible – my eyes are either shut or they look like I am about to fall asleep (all my family members know that, so they always call out my name when we are taking a pictures just to make sure my eyes are open). The thought of being in front of the camera for several minutes with a smile drives me crazy, so that’s why I was so reluctant to take my head shot. Then I met Caylena. Not only did she take a beautiful picture, she made me feel so comfortable and at ease that it turned out to be an excellent experience. I highly recommend her for your next professional photo. Thanks to her, I now have a photo of myself that I am proud to share and show everyone! Thank you so much! :)”

  • – Maria Gomes, Arbonne International, Executive District Manager, Independent Consultant

debbie-circle“I highly recommend Caylena for professional headshots.”

  • – Deborah Porco, Ambit Energy, Marketing Consultant

monika-circle“I had the pleasure of bringing Caylena on for the inaugural Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Advanced Leadership Academy’s Marketing and Public Relations team. Caylena served as both the director of photography and a creative thought partner as the organization launched its’ first program for high school juniors and seniors. She was invaluable as a photographer, and an accountable and pleasant colleague throughout the experience.”

  • – Monika Bach Schroeder, Vice Chair, Marketing and Public Relations, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Inaugural Advanced Leadership Academy

“Can’t wait to see the images! Although already saw some really awesome ones in the preview!! It’s amazing to see the difference between a professional photo vs. the ones I take on my iphone…..there is just no comparison. Well, maybe if you compare a Lamborghini to a Hyundai! You are a real professional and I loved how you prepped everyone for the shoot and made them feel so at ease. Thank you so much!”

  • – Julie Robbins, One Epic Place, co-founder

“I had a great experience with Caylena. I used her for help with my web site design. She has a creative eye and excellent knowledge of the her work. Caylena’s work has had a positive effect on my business. I would highly recommend her, she is focused, dedicated and a hard worker!”

  • – Domenic Trocino, DJ Domenic Entertainment

“Caylena’s work is taking our website and email campaigns to the next level. She’s helped not only to populate the site with content, but strategically organize and design the site, set up and design our email templates with our branding standards, and help us to understand how to update our site and use HTML email to our advantage. She’s helped transform our website from embarrassing to something we actively promote, as an overall hub for our clients and prospects to not only gather information about the products we represent, but also to help them easily find the key manufacturers’ resources that they need to be productive in their workflow. Without the work Caylena did, our site would still be, effectively, useless.”

  • – Kim Burgess, Morgan Hill Marketing

“Caylena did a tremendous job while she was interning for Ulster County Tourism. Her attention to detail – no matter the task – was simply amazing. She was responsible for putting together material for our dining guide, which included follow up phone calls to every restaurant in our county. We couldn’t have done it without her. She is also a very talented photographer and has a wonderful personality. I would highly recommend her for any job.”

  • – Rick Remsnyder, Ulster County Tourism, Director

“Caylena interned for the Garrison Institute’s communications department in 2011-12, and when her internship was up, we extended her stay as a contractor, during which time she functioned as a fully-fledged member of the department. I valued her for her contributions as a web developer and web all-arounder, her excellent photography, her marketing savvy, her graphic design skills, and her ability to move projects forward. I appreciate the perspective she brings and her enthusiasm to take a project by the horns. Newly out of college when I met her, she grew tremendously as a professional during her time here. I believe she has a very bright future ahead of her, and I can recommend her without reservation for marketing communications, web and image work.”

  • – Nate Binzen, Garrison Institute, Communications Manager

“Caylena is an outstanding young women who I’ve had the pleasure of working with in several different settings. She’s a talented photographer and artist. She is also a real pleasure to work with.”

  • – Tom Torello, Salem State University, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership

“Caylena worked directly for me as a marketing assistant. We are a nonprofit organization working with people with cancer and their families. Caylena assisted in creating documents and lists of a highly confidential nature and needing tact and sensitivity. I was very plesed with the work she did. She is an independent and motivated employee who I highly recommend.”

  • – Shawn Galbreath, Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, Executive Director

“I truly enjoyed working with Caylena. She was very friendly and patient, and helped me with postures and poses along the way. I am very satisfied with my pictures as well. She does a great job capturing and definitely knows what she’s talking about!”

  • – Julia Allen, Senior Portraits

“One of the best decisions of our wedding was choosing Caylena Cahill as our photographer. Caylena was very professional, helpful, and accommodating throughout the wedding planning process and the big day itself. She respected our wishes, requests, and our budget, but always provided us with her expertise. Her services were affordable and high quality. She was available to meet with us whenever we requested. She also scheduled a meeting with us to go through the photos and help us decide on which photos to purchase. That was very helpful. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Her photos truly captured our personalities, vision, and the best parts of our day.”

  • – Elena Pardo Jansen, Bride

“Senior pictures are something that everyone looks forward to throughout high school and getting them done should be a fun and memorable experience. My shoot with Caylena was exactly that! She made the process fun and exciting and I really enjoyed my experience! She was willing to travel to a location that I wanted and found an incredible scene for me to shoot at. The final product came out beautiful and I had so many amazing pictures and poses to choose from! She made sure that it was one experience that I was never going to forget!”

  • – Kailey Rothacker, High School Senior

Like what you’ve read here and have a project of your own? I’d love to hear about it, so don’t hesitate, email me or call 845-418-2718 right now!