I was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin, surrounded by corn and dairy cows, but moved to Northeast Georgia to study counseling psychology at Toccoa Falls College. It was the first day of freshman orientation that I met the woman who is now my wife, Campbell Woodmansee (now Wiedemeier). She was also a counseling psychology student! It was during my time at TFC that I began to explore the world of photography and videography. I won the campus-wide photography contest my freshman year and was offered a job by the marketing department days later. Soon I had taken over my church's instagram and got another job as a photographer at a summer camp. Rounding out my career experience, I have been the digital arts intern at The Pointe Church in Toccoa and I held the digital arts chair of the Student Government Association at TFC.
In 2020 I challenged myself to post a professional quality post on Instagram every single day for 366 days in a row because it was a leap year. You can find all 366 posts on my instagram @claytondean.photos. It was fun but I am never doing that again!
Now, over 22,000 photos and more than 1000gb of video later, I would say I have a pretty good idea what I'm doing! There are more things for me to learn of course - and I will always have room for improvement for sure - but have never been more ready to use videography and photography to tell your story!
If you are lucky enough to meet my wife Campbell, tell her I said "Hi!"
Kudos to you for scrolling all the way down here :)