Hello! My name is Cailey McDermott and I am the owner of Phreckles Photography. I am an international wedding and event photographer, based in Salida and South Fork. Telling stories through photography is my passion and joy. I graduated from Saint Michael’s College in Vermont with a degree in journalism and a concentration in photography. I moved to Salida in 2010 and two months later landed a job at The Mountain Mail. Three years later I retired to focus on Phreckles, but I returned to the journalism profession in 2016. I currently write, photograph and manage public relations for The Ark Magazine.
Growing up in the Green Mountains, I first started taking photos on vacations to the ocean and the western mountains. While the marvels of the world continue to pull at me, for now I’m delighted to live among the majestic Rocky Mountains. I specialize in journalistic-style wedding and event photography. I love to laugh, tell jokes (I’m forever working on my comedy sketch routine) and dance until my feet hurt.
After working hundreds of weddings, I got an up-close look at all the gritty details when I got married in 2016. (My husbands’ name is André and he’s the f**king best.) I love being married.
I’m the Heart of the Rockies Wedding Association president. HRWA is a non-profit organization compiled of wedding professionals in Chaffee County. I also enjoy donating my services to deserving non-profits — most often the Chaffee County Boys and Girls Club, occasionally the Salida High School Band and Articipate. I like to stay busy. You know what they say about idle hands…