Charleigh Reinardy is a sophomore student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Drake University where she is majoring in Digital Media Production. Charleigh participates as a photographer for both Drake Mag and The Times Delphic, both on-campus student publications. Charleigh began with Drake Mag in the fall of 2020 and her photography was featured in four different articles. For spring 2021 Charleigh’s photography will be featured again in four different articles. With The Times Delphic, Charleigh also contributes as a writer (as pictured below) where she has started a weekly article to feature alumni’s journey since graduation called, “Where Are They Now.”
Outside of Drake University, Charleigh is from Oshkosh, Wisconsin where she graduated in 2019 from Lourdes Academy High School. Currently, Charleigh is participating in an internship through the Knights of Columbus as a writing intern. For the Knights, Charleigh interviews and writes about one of their over 500 members in hopes for interest from prospective Knights. One of her favorites passions includes photography. Charleigh runs her own photography business called Reinardy Shots (as pictured below) where she photographs high school and college seniors, family portraits, weddings and more. Some other hobbies that Charleigh enjoys includes singing, drawing, painting, playing violin and traveling to new places.
Charleigh has been taking pictures and writing for as long as she can remember. For the longest time her dream has been to become an adventure journalist or photojournalist for a company such as National Geographic or Time Magazine. Charleigh loves capturing raw beauty and watching people make memories that she has the privilege to capture from behind the camera in her photography. Charleigh took pictures for friends for years before she began to grow her business more seriously and offer more services. Reinardy Shots has now grown with her while being off to school in Des Moines, Iowa and she has an ever growing portfolio.
Charleigh has a lot of experience in both writing, photography and videography. Charleigh has beginner experience in applications such as Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro and iMovie. In high school, Charleigh worked as a contributing photographer and writer for high school sports for her home towns local newspaper, The Oshkosh Herald. Through out high school Charleigh wrote for her school publication and has been building her portfolio since by writing for other publications. Charleigh is always looking for new opportunities to publish her writings and her photographs. New photography clients are always welcomed.