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About Us

Welcome!

My name is Carolyn. I'm the owner of Sixteen Miles Out.

Capturing beauty is what I love to do, whether it be

  • in you and whatever stage of life you're in
  • in still life photography
  • in nature

Photography is something I've always loved and encouraging others is just part of who God made me to be. The two work together very well!

My passion to see others grow in their own photography journey is a part of what has led me to offer courses. These courses offer a comfortable place for you to learn and grow with others like yourself.

I started my blog as a way to share my life with you. My Hope is that you'll be inspired in your creative journey through life, your moments of stillness and in your walk with God through everything you find here on my site.

Please feel free to follow along (click here for the sign up form) 🙂 If it's not what you were thinking or hoping you can always stop.

Carolyn V Watson

· Our Story ·

I am a lover of God, a wife, a mom, a gramma ... photography is my passion and encouraging others is my goal. My home is sixteen miles out from town. I don't consider myself a country girl, although that is where I live.

Maybe you're wondering why I say 'Our Story' ... I am the only photographer, but I do have a little assistant ... my oldest grandchild, Brooklyn, comes along during photo sessions and is a great help!

And the rest of the crew ... well, I couldn't do this without any of them. They're my models, sometimes my bouncing board and most of all the ones who without their support I could never do this.

I'd love the opportunity to work with or for you! If you'd like to hire me to do your photos (click here for prices). If you're interested in photos for your magazine or business, give me a call, or click here to see my Instagram.

If you'd like to take a course or presets to help you in your still life journey, click here.

Or if you're just looking for tips and inspiration, you can follow along with my blog that would make me happy. 🙂

My number is 805.712.0549

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Meet my family

There's so much more than just me in this.

Jim & I

Jim and I

We love the mountains! This was on our 40th wedding anniversary trip. It was a crisp and cool November day.

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Nine Littles

Our grandchildren ... such a blessing! They bring a lot of joy and happiness (sometimes craziness) to my life!

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My girls and I

On our annual holiday shopping trip. It started the year my oldest got married. I really wanted to do something with just them for the holidays, so this tradition began.

She has become an amazing teacher of photography

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is...

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

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2019-09-28T11:07:32-07:00

Debra Miller Still Life Photographer

Carolyn has a keen eye for how to compose still life set-ups, using lighting to enhance the scene she is displaying.

Her eye for beauty is exceptional!

Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!
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2019-09-28T11:15:27-07:00
Carolyn's work is so pleasing! Her eye for beauty in nature as well as in still life is exceptional!

She is extraordinarily talented and has a beautiful heart as well.

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

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2019-09-29T18:09:06-07:00

Sandi Sutton, Editor The Joyful Life Magazine

Her ability to create elegant, serene imagery by marrying both feminine and rustic elements is truly a gift.

I love this course so much!

I love this course so much! From the very first lesson she shows you how to make a complete as...
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2020-10-17T05:57:57-07:00
I love this course so much! From the very first lesson she shows you how to make a complete as beautiful still life for yourself and each week she shows you more details to make an even better one. Beth Cox

I am so thrilled

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls...

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

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2018-08-15T05:08:35-07:00

Angela McKee

General Manager Best Western Plus Black Oak

I am so thrilled to have worked with Carolyn to find perfect local pictures to have hang on the walls of our newly remodeled King Spa Suite.
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