About Me

I’m Cindy Oleszkowicz, the photographer behind “Cindy Clare Photography” (formerly “Quail Ridge Photography”).  I have ALWAYS loved taking pictures but my passion for photography really took off when I purchased my first digital camera in 2005, a little Kodak point-and-shoot.  When I “got the shot” of a giant swallowtail butterfly, I was hooked.  I’ve always been a nature enthusiast at heart and now I had a way to capture the beauty of nature and preserve it.  I graduated to a D-SLR in 2007 and the fun really began.  After winning a first place prize in Ann Arbor Camera Club competition for one of my monarch images, there was no stopping me!  With this encouragement, I continued shooting and won several more awards.  The most fun was when three of my award winning nature photos went “on tour” for a year at area businesses and libraries!  In the past few years, I have branched out into lifestyle photography, shooting babies, children, families, seniors, engaged couples and also shooting events.  As a lifestyle photographer, I try to capture people just being themselves and enjoying life in various settings using only natural light.  Parks, zoos, botanical gardens, historical sites, wooded areas, even your own home or backyard………any and all of these provide perfect backdrops for memorable portraiture.  Contact me and I’d be happy to discuss a perfect setting for your next keepsake portraits!

Any of the pictures in my nature and pets galleries can be printed to any size you like or can be used in keepsake photo cards.  A collection of my photo cards are for sale at Wild Birds Unlimited in Canton, Michigan.  If you live nearby, check them out!!!

For further information, contact me at:

Phone:  734-459-6646                                  E-mail:  cindywicz@comcast.net

All photos on this blog are protected by copyright law.  No unauthorized reproduction allowed.