“Cary’s photography always elevated the stories she shot for Southern Living. Providing more than just a pictorial mirror to the copy, she captured the intriguing and beautiful, the action and introspection, always adding an additional layer of meaning and emotion to a subject. Cary seeks to understand her subjects by studying and collaborating on the front end, while also watching and listening as the shoot is in progress. She has a knack for blending into the scene and putting her subjects at ease, helping them relax and be photographed naturally in their element. She’s captured images that were intrinsically prescribed as well as moments that simply happened. Technically, too, Cary has mastered her craft, making her camera and various lenses work for her, always adapting quickly to changing conditions. She also makes the most of her time on location, beginning her day at first light, often working into the night. Lastly, Cary’s enthusiasm for her work specifically and life in general not only increases the quality of her work but makes her a pleasure to work with. To discuss further, feel free to give me a call, 205-445-8853.”
~Richard Banks, Livings Editor Southern Living Magazine
"Cary Jobe is an excellent photographer and an even finer person. Her compassion and caring for people readily comes through in her photography. She has an ambitious eye when working on assignment. Rarely, have I seen her satisfied with the status quo of photography. She pushes her images to excel in the story telling tradition of photojournalism's legends. Her passion is to create photographs that better the world community. She works to find the subtleties in stories and the image behind the image that inspires readers or viewers to action. She laughs easily and often, a wonderful gift for someone who has seen the world through the camera lens. If you have the opportunity to work with her, you will find a person easy to communicate with. Writers and editors here clamored to work with Cary. They knew if their words could match the quality of her images, then the readers would read and reread their stories. With ease and pleasure I would recommend Cary to you."
~ Mark Sandlin Director of Photography Southern Living Magazine
“In my years of working with Cary Jobe her passion for photography is only surpassed by her willingness to go the extra mile for her craft and her colleagues. She has a creativeness that is pure enjoyment and her work far exceeds any assignment given her. Funny, smart and with a great sense of humor she can light up a room with just a glance.”
~Gary Clark Staff Travel Photographer + colleague Southern Living Magazine
"I've worked with Cary Jobe on several lifestyle photo shoots for my clothing company. Not only is she a delight to work with, but her eye is impeccable and her professionalism unmatched. Her versatility and sensitivity to project goals make her a perfect choice for any shoot."
-Katie B Armstrong Owner: The OM Collection
“Her work is astounding. Her pictures are beautiful and she has an amazing ability to capture a company's look and feel perfectly with the click of a button. I would recommend Cary to anyone looking or needing any type of photography.” Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert
~Scott Weitzman BOTA (hired Cary for advertising imagery for marketing materials, online and print)
“I’m delighted to recommend and sing the praises of Cary Jobe. Cary has been a photographer at Southern Living since 2006. As Executive Editor here, I’ve had the chance to work with her both from the standpoint of evaluating her work as it came in to the office, and also to be on the ground with her producing stories. In both situations, I came away impressed. Cary has a very energetic, creative, and self-initiated work style. She is energetic, eager to collaborate, and knows how to make great pictures. She works very hard to understand the editorial goal and to pursue it, and she offers great ideas of her own in the process. From the shoots I’ve been on with her, I can attest to her strong work ethic. I’ve seen Cary, time and again, take the extra steps to elevate a good shoot to a great one. She has that innate drive to be excellent. Of course, personality is a big part of anyone’s skills, and Cary is funny, easy to work with, and flexible. She knows how to make people feel comfortable around her. That easygoing demeanor pays big dividends. Given the chance, I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Cary. I’m more than happy to share my thoughts about her on the phone or via email as well. I simply hope this letter gives a glimpse of someone I consider to be a very gifted photographer.”
~Warner McGowin, Executive Editor Southern Living Magazine
“Cary is a true professional in every sense of the word. In addition to being an excellent photographer, she is also very "people oriented" in that she puts the subjects of her photos at ease, which makes for better photos and happier subjects. She took the photos for several of the stories I wrote for Southern Living magazine and her photography enhanced every story we worked on." ~Tommy Black Associate Livings Editor Southern Progress
“Cary brought some fresh energy and great visuals to the magazine. She was able to capture some of the most beautiful places in the South and helped add a new look to our pages.”
~Derick Belden Executive Editor Southern Living Magazine
“I met Cary Jobe in 2006 when she was photographing me for a story in Southern Living. I design and manufacture very artisitic plush toys that have sold through Neiman Marcus and very high-end boutiques since 1984. I found Cary to have a vision that I have not seen before in photographers. She has an intuitive sense to capture the moment in a photo that looks like it was planned for days, but in reality is a very quick "of-the-moment" photo. She is a joy to be in the company of and has an integrity that will allow nothing but the best photo for publication. I highly recommend Cary to anyone or business seeking creativity and responsiblility...sometimes a difficult combination to find, but Cary accomplishes this with splendor. Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative"
~Phebe Phillips, "Hired Cary as a Toy design and manufacturer in 2006, and hired Cary more than once Dallas, Texas.”