Codi Ann Backman

Meet Codi.

A branding and lifestyle photographer. A survivor turned goofball. An outdoor enthusiast and environmentalist. A lover of anything raspberry, thoughtful design, and handwritten letters—always. She is frequently spending her time camping, bouldering, or researching something.

I’m really happy that you’re here. Of all places right here! That’s really neat. Thank you for joining me.

In 2011, I started this venture of “working for myself” and haven’t quite looked back. It’s looked like many things along the way, but where I’ve landed is a sweet balance of photography and storytelling.

Trusted by Everlane, Honey, Design Shop Interiors, The Coterie, Hunker, Shinola, Bukwild, The Coachman Hotel, Madewell, and others.

Based in California and available for travel.

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A little about her.

BIRTHDAY The first day of summer, June 21!

HIDDEN TALENT Drawing and painting. It’s been a while!

PERSONALITY TYPE INFJ + enneagram 6x7.

LOVE LANGUAGE All? Words of affirmation + handwritten notes, for certain!

FAVORITE BOOK Let My People Go Surfing by Yvon Chouinard.


A lot about her.

My story is a long one. A very redemptive one. Mostly, I’ve received a lot of grace and new eyes to see with.

In 2016, my world turned right side up. After two decades of abusive relationships, confused priorities, failed experiences with western medicine and severe struggles with depression, I found hope.

Today, I am based out of California with my best friend and husband, Spencer. I’ve been adopted into his lovely family of 9, fell in love with the west coast, and I think every day should have joy.

Sometimes, I share notes and letters. Some weeks, I will share my work and travels. Other times, I’ll will share stories and most importantly, the story of overcoming.

I’d love to share them with you.

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