Captures the magic of being a Campbell County kid in her images, which breathe new life — and natural light — into 82717.

Being that it’s our first, dedicated Parent Issue, it’s only fitting that we welcome yet another rad parent into the OC/82717 family!

Like many great creatives, all-new OC Staff Photographer Adriana McCauslin began her photography career by exploring her passion.

Driven by her love of family and a tremendous outpour of support from her high school sweetheart turned husband, Ryan, and their two children, Zoey, 7, and Zane, 5, Adriana dove headfirst into making a name for herself as a Gillette photographer in 2014.

It wasn’t long before she noticed that she was not only making memories, but making art.

“My personal taste veers in the direction of classic, clean shots with a focus on life as it takes place in its natural element.” – Adriana McCauslin

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Armed with an uncanny knack for making everyday moments magical, Adriana invested in herself and her brand, Photography by Adriana, with an elevated logo and website.

After scouring the web for innovative opportunities to build momentum and exposure for her photography business, she added value to her website, photographybyadriana.com, with a photography journal and blog.  She then used a simple (and affordable) Google AdWords campaign to draw relevant audiences to view her work.  And, it worked.

When OC first played with the idea of bringing a new photographer on board, we found Adrianna that same day, by design, through a simple Google search. 

Following a quick look at the breadth of her work and cheerful 5-minute phone conversation, Adriana was invited into the office the very next day, where she would meet with OC leadership and be offered a staff photographer position on the spot.    

We could easily go on (and on) about how much we (the firm) and our clients love her work and how well things have been going photographically for OC since she joined the team, but we won’t.  Instead, we’ll let the photographs and the moments they capture speak for themselves.

By: Stephanie L. Scarcliff for 82717