"A dream is what you WANT to do but still haven't pursued."
My dream is to capture everyday beauty and share it with the world. I started photography in Indianapolis 15 years ago right out of high school using a big box film camera with a remote to take school portraits. Working at various studios and event photography companies over the years gave me the experience I needed to branch out and get creative. Although, I did truly enjoy traveling from city to city every weekend shooting dance competitions, that was not sustainable with my young son at the time. After running a wedding photography business with a friend for a couple years I started photographing nature and fell in love. So, in 2012 I slowed down my portrait and wedding business and focused on capturing the nature that was all around me in Indianapolis. I realized these were images people needed to see, including my kids, in order to not take our city for granted, so I started showing my nature photography at local art shows. Since then, I’ve had my work displayed at the Indianapolis International Airport, several galleries in Indianapolis and surrounding cities along with a number of other venues including breweries and coffee shops.
Meeting so many talented artists from different mediums is what inspired me to start my non-profit, Re-Generation Indy. We are a group of Indianapolis artists of all varieties that teach workshops to the younger generation then host Youth Art Shows. This gives kids an opportunity to show their work for the first time at established galleries and sell their art to the community. When this magic happens, the youth artists get what they sold on a gift card to an art supply store so they can further their new found passion while a portion goes back to us to help with art supplies to continue our program. Since we began in 2015, my photography has slowed down, but I still enjoy shooting families weddings, nature and working on creative projects.
Last Name: Boutwell
Birth Place: Indianapolis, IN
©Photography by Sarah Boutwell