Founder, Bemis Digital Media
Photography has always been a large part of Cheryl’s creative side. She rolled her own film and spent time in her high school darkroom processing prints that sparked a real love for the craft. She eventually took her still photo talents to video production and didn’t look back.
Cheryl stayed in the corporate advertising arena for many years and decided to start a media buying and production company Bemis Digital Media in 2011. What was intended to be a temporary fix until a full-time job came along ended up being the perfect fit for her entrepreneurial personality and she continues to plan media buys and produce commercials for many of her original 2006 clients.
Much of Cheryl’s expertise in production is in the medical field. Her close relationship with numerous top-rated health companies has her producing all styles of videos, shooting social media/branding images, lifestyle photos, headshots and shooting video inside surgery rooms to use for on-line, magazine and PR purposes.
The other creative side of Cheryl is a more fashionable one. In 1999 Cheryl launched Austin’s first weekly all-fashion segment for the 24-hours news station News 8 Austin. The segments featured Austin’s fashion finest for more than five years giving the Austin fashion community a much-needed platform. This is where she excelled in production, shooting and editing.
The Austin Chronicle awarded Cheryl with a “Best of Austin” award for her television segment in 2001.
In 2009, she launched an online fashion news site Fashionably Austin taking her production and creative talents online continuing to give the Austin fashion community a hyper niche platform. The site covers all the exciting fashion news, events and more for the fashion hungry fashionista in Austin and beyond.
The newly launched Fashionably Austin Marketplace also gives online shoppers a one-stop platform to purchase items directly from Austin designers.
Beyond Austin, Cheryl has enjoyed reporting and photographing fashions from the top fashion runways including New York Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week for more than 17 seasons.
Recently, Cheryl was named Director of Photography and Videography for the Marriage and Life Enrichment Boot Camp non-profit organization.
When Cheryl is not behind the camera you will find her in the kitchen baking her favorite gluten-free recipes or making travel plans for the mountains or the beach. She is married, has two children and a step-daughter. Her Papillion Cooper is also always close by when she is editing her video and photos.