2017 Year in Review

2017 was a great year for Phreckles! I made many new friends, danced to music, celebrated love (near and far), and documented cherished memories. Here are just a few of my favorite photos and moments from the past year – there were HUNDREDS. Thanks for your support! See you in 2018!! Much love, Cailey “Phreckles” McDermott         more »

Christmastime Proposal!

Three weeks ago I had the great privilege to document a live proposal in Riverside Park, Salida! It was quite cold and dark. I waited around the park for 30 minutes, photographing Christmas trees in Holiday Park until I spied the couple. I had never met them, but I was sent a photo of the two from more »

Helmer Baby Shower No. 2

My lovely and amazing friend of 20+ years welcomed her second child in February! Before we met little Cabot Joseph Helmer, some friends threw her a baby shower breakfast party at Amica’s. Here are some much overdue images from that fun gathering of Salida women. Each guest was asked to bring a bead and a more »


This summer, like last, I hosted an 18-year-old German student for a month. And like last year it was a pure delight. In addition to Zoe I also had an intern, Constantin. His goal was to practice and learn more about photography. I made sure this happened, and even invited him along as my second more »