Event Photography

Document your event to tell a story through your marketing and promotional outlets.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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NEIU Thank You Video

Graphic Video Project for Institutional Development to thank all the donors for fiscal year 2016 and highlight the impact of their giving.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Wedding Photography

Capture one of the most important moments in your life - the day you say "I do."

All images are © 2016-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Commercial Photography

Set the tone of your business with images that build and strengthen your brand across all platforms - online, print, social media etc.

All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Newborn Portraits

Capture the cute little toes of the newest member of your family while they still fit in the palm of your hand.

All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Maternity Portraits

Capture the special glow and warm anticipation for the newest member of your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to celebrate your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Audio Visual Storytelling

Convey the power of your story with the fullness of your voice and the timeless images that bring it to life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. Photo 6 provided by Max Caviness. All rights reserved.

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Thank A Professor Day

Project highlighting students expressing gratitude to the current and former professors who have made a difference in their lives.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to celebrate your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Event Photography

ABOUT WOMEN Empowerment Event by Nikki Nigl.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Wedding Photography

Capture one of the most important moments in your life - the day you say "I do."

All images are © 2016-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to celebrate your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to celebrate your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Event Photography

ABOUT WOMEN Empowerment Event by Nikki Nigl.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to celebrate your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Event Photography

ABOUT WOMEN Empowerment Event by Nikki Nigl.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Event Photography

ABOUT WOMEN Empowerment Event by Nikki Nigl.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Audio Visual Storytelling

Convey the power of your story with the fullness of your voice and the timeless images that bring it to life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Website Design & Content Development

Sexual Difference is a space created to serve as a resource, promote education, highlight lived experience through BLACK SHEEP BLEAT, and advocate for empathy and understanding of sexual difference. All images, graphics, videos and content are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Leader Fund Appeal Fall 2015

Project for NEIU's Leader Fund appeal. The Leader Fund provides annual income that supports students, faculty, and staff by moving beyond what state appropriations and student tuition funds allocate.

Produced, and interview shot, and edited by Carrie Reffitt. Other video footage provided by NEIU. All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Audio Visual Storytelling

Convey the power of your story with the fullness of your voice and the timeless images that bring it to life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. Photos 1-5 provided by family, 10-13 by Gabe Sehr, 19, 20, and 24 by Joe Davis. All rights reserved.

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Chuck Kane Scholarship Golf Event

Project to promote NEIU's longest running philanthropic event.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Leader Fund Appeal 15

Project for NEIU's Leader Fund appeal. The Leader Fund provides annual income that supports students, faculty, and staff by moving beyond what state appropriations and student tuition funds allocate.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. Photography by Joe Davis. All images are © 2013-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Street Photography

The Men of Malta. Malta 2014.

All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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El Centro Promotional Video

Project for the grand opening of Northeastern Illinois University's new building construction project - El Centro. The video highlights the ceremonies and receptions as well as the grandeur of the building itself.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT WOMEN Podcast. To Have Kids or Not to Have Kids - There is No Wrong Answer

Hosts:
Nikki Nigl - @IAmNikkiNigl
I’m a Women’s EmpowHERment Coach – I help women get their shit together. I’m 40 years old, married, and I have a 14-year old stepson.

Carrie Reffitt - @catpantsmedia
I’m a 37-year old visual storyteller, marketing consultant, and queer woman. I’ve always wanted kids; however, my partner and I split up a few years ago. With time ticking away, I’m now on the fence.

Danielle Holtz - @uradiate
I’m a 30-year old theatre educator and storyteller. I’ve been married for six years and we don’t have any children, but I’m open to being swayed one way or the other on the subject.

Guests:
Jeanne Barclay
I’m 34-years old, married, and have a beautiful 2-year old son. I’m a stay-at-home mom, doula, and childhood educator.

Suzanne Pollock
I’m a 58-year old licensed massage therapist and I have 2 adult children and am widowed.

Nanette Potee
I’m a 52-year old professor of communication, single mom of a 12-year old daughter and we found each other through adoption.

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Maternity Portraits

Capture the special glow and warm anticipation for the newest member of your family with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Architectural Photography - Doors

For the LOVE of Doors. Malta 2014.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to showcase your family's personality with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

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Historic Figures at NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies

Project for NEIU Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies to play in the lobby of the building. A look into the historic figures that once traveled in, out, and around the campus.

Edited by Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Leader Fund Appeal 2014

Project for NEIU's Leader Fund appeal. The Leader Fund provides annual income that supports students, faculty, and staff by moving beyond what state appropriations and student tuition funds allocate.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. Photography by Joe Davis. All images are © 2013-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Audio Visual Storytelling

Convey the power of your story with the fullness of your voice and the timeless images that bring it to life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. Photo 1-7, 10, 14-16, 18-21, 23-26, 29, 30, and 37 provided by Carrie Reffitt, Eli Marsh, Chad Goodrum, and Brooke Johnson, 17 by Joe Davis. All others shot by Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Pet Photography

Pets. We love them. Capture their cuteness in every stage of life and season or the unique bond you share with them.

All images are © 2012-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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The Big Deal West Texas

You Tube and Television series where host Elizabeth McLellan introduced fun, West Texas businesses each week that offered deals viewers couldn't refuse. For more Big Deal Videos visit www.youtube.com/user/thebigdealwesttexas

Creative Director: Carrie Reffitt. Shot & edited by Tim Kreitz. All images are © 2014-present Mode Communications. All rights reserved.

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Scholarship Thank You

Project for NEIU Scholar-Donor Luncheon where scholarship recipients have the opportunity to meet their donors, discuss the impact of their scholarship, and give credit where credit is due.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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She Said - Ripley Caine & The Full Moon

She Said Video from Scotch EP, 2012. Ripley Caine and The Full Moon is comprised of Ripley Caine, Chuck Harling and Tony Stompanato. For more information visit www.ripleycaine.com.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2011-present Carrie Reffitt & Ripley Caine. All rights reserved.

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Landscape Photography

There is nothing better than the beauty and wonder the outside world has to offer us. It's true...a picture is worth a thousand words.

All images are © 2000-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Still Life Photography

Who says objects can't be just as fascinating as people or places? I seem to find an intrinsic charm with almost every object.

All images are © 2000-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Ripley Caine - Chicago Musician

Ripley Caine, eccentric Chicago musician, discusses her musical beginnings and the curvy road music has paved for her over the years. For more information visit www.ripleycaine.com.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2011-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Street Photography-People & Truancy

The human condition is cloaked in almost a deliberately enigmatic complexion that keeps me curious.

All images are © 2000-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Family Portraits

Take a moment to showcase your family's personality with memorable and timeless images.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT WOMEN Podcast. IMPOSTER SYNDROME: Your Success Is REAL!

Hosts:
Nikki Nigl - @IAmNikkiNigl
I’m 40-years old. Somedays I know exactly what I'm doing and other days I have now idea what the fuck I am doing. And I realized that that's ok - as long as I keep asking for help.

Carrie Reffitt - @catpantsmedia
I’m a 37-year old visual storyteller, marketing consultant, and queer woman. Even when I have had years of experience to pull from, I have often felt like an amateur. I don't know when I crossed that line in my mind from amateur to professional; however, I eventually arrive at, "OH, I'VE GOT THIS!"

Danielle Holtz - @uradiate
I’m a 30-year old theatre educator and storyteller. I spent years fighting my inner bossiness but now I'm trying to own it.

Guests:
Becky Sarwate
36-years old, not quite middle-aged, I struggle with dueling anxieties that I have peaked and not accomplished anything meaningful. This uncomfortable state keeps me motivated, ambitious, and willing to take calculated risks. I keep wondering if that's nuts.

Lesley Pearl
I'm a 45-year old writer, massage therapist and soon to be ex-patriot. More often that not, I don't really know what the plan is. I do best when I keep following the bread crumbs laid out before me, trusting they will lead me home.

Sloan Dorr
28-years old, studying to be a personal trainer, and I have literally wandered the country and the world for years. I recently landed myself in Chicago in the attempt to be where I am and become my true self.

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Pay Scale - Surviving an Underground Economy

Video Production Workshop Class Project on the Underground Economy in Albany Park, a Chicago Neighborhood. The video focuses on food vendors, a restaurant owner and a babysitter all struggling to survive in the landscape of today's tough economic times.

Produced, shot and edited by group members Daniel Cruz, Matthew Halterman, Carrie Robertson and Edgar Sanchez. All images are © 2011-present Group Members. All rights reserved.

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College of Business & Management

Project for Northeastern Illinois University College of Business and Management's website as well as for promotional purposes.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. Photography by Joe Davis. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Architectural Photography

Berlin & Sachsenhausen 2014.

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Check Please Audition

Project for a friend, Cornell Bar, auditioning for local Chicago show - Check, Please!

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & Cornell Bar. All rights reserved.

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Adaptation of Unfaithful

A class project involving adaptation theories where the movie Unfaithful was re-purposed to serve as commentary to question our relationships, our cultural taboos and to give voice to those who are oppressed and marginalized due to the non normative nature or their relationships.

Produced & edited by Carrie Reffitt. Video by Fox 2000 Pictures © 2001-present. All other images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Video Statement

A project where I helped a friend, Eli Marsh, with a video statement/job interview.

Shot & Edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & Eli Marsh. All rights reserved.

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Architectural Photography

What can I say....I find many structures aesthetically pleasing.

All images are © 2000-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Career Services

Project for NEIU Career Services department to get students to consider different avenues for discovering a career. Students discuss challenges and opportunities in searching for a good career fit.

Edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2014-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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Leader Fund Appeal 2013

Project for NEIU's Leader Fund appeal. The Leader Fund provides annual income that supports students, faculty, and staff by moving beyond what state appropriations and student tuition funds allocate.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. Photography by Joe Davis. All images are © 2013-present Carrie Reffitt & NEIU. All rights reserved.

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CMSS Training Video

An in-house training video made for Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services to demonstrate to employees how to use the three most common transfer devices with residents. An Intro to Video Production class project.

Produced, shot & edited by Carrie Reffitt. All images are © 2010-present Carrie Reffitt & CMSS. All rights reserved.

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ABOUT WOMEN Podcast. MOTHER/DAUGHTER RELATIONSHIPS: What Are They?

Hosts:
Nikki Nigl - @IAmNikkiNigl
I’m 40-years old and for the most part I have a great relationship with my mother. She has always been there to support me AND my dreams. She lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I haven't lived there in almost 18 years but we have always talked and checked in with each other.

Carrie Reffitt - @catpantsmedia
I’m a 37-year old visual storyteller, marketing consultant, and queer woman. I became my Mother’s protector at a young age as I experienced her turbulent relationships with men. Not talking about abuse and attempted suicide led to years of internalized anger, guilt, and apathy. Thankfully, over the last 2 years we have developed a more open and authentic relationship.

Danielle Holtz - @uradiate
I’m a 30-year old theatre educator and storyteller. My mother and I were best friends throughout my childhood. She committed suicide when I was 17. And I still find myself navigating my relationship with her.

Guests:
Julie Roberts
I’m a 51-year old married and child-free advertising consultant. My mother had Borderline Personality Disorder. It was a decades long rollercoaster ride ending with me taking care of her through her final years and subsequent passing.

Carolyn McCormick
I’m a 35-year old fundraiser and the mother of a 6-year old daughter. I’m one of five daughters and not my mother’s favorite.

Christina Kolski
I’m a 37-year old nurturer and school social worker. I had a tumultuous and transformative relationship that changed us both. My mother passed away 5 years ago.

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Website Design & Content Development

Looking for furniture that truly fits your space? Need something that will stand the test of time? Want to create YOUR vision? We can build it. All images and content are © 2015-present Paul Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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Individual Portraits

Create the headshot that stands out or capture lasting reminders of important moments in your life.

All images are © 2015-present Carrie Reffitt. All rights reserved.

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