Hi, I'm cappy

I am interested in centering and growing loving-kind connection through listening, breath, movement, rest, play, creation and storytelling.

recent work available upon request, or sometimes visible on instagram @cappyphalen (photography) @paintandpen_cap (writing and illustration)

there are countless great visual storytellers and it's important that you find one who fully resonates with you. my experiences shape the way I create and vice versa, and for this reason I do not separate my work from the things I care about. if that sounds like something that aligns with your vision, please reach out and let's talk.

I am currently based in the southern Appalachian region on occupied Cherokee land. may we remember our home is for us all. may we protect the sanctity of the right to loving, peaceful and stable homes and migrations for us all always, all ways.


Photography is Poetry

photography a way we crystallize moments in time. for me, looking at my family's albums of moments before I existed was one of my favorite things to do as a kid. we make photos not only for ourselves, but for our present and future loved ones.

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“Cappy was punctual, professional and just a sweetheart! She worked hard and did a great job at my daughter’s wedding at Paint Rock Farm in Hot Springs, NC, and she even bandaged my floral wire battle wound!”