Indianapolis-based artist Andrea D. Smith studied traditional photography in high school. After attending Purdue University's School of Engineering, she decided that her passion for photography would become her career. She began to expand her knowledge in the field of digital photography and taught herself techniques to deliver bold imagery. She uses distinctive lighting to capture the true essence of her portrait subjects, bringing to life qualities often ignored by other photographers. Smith divides her time between traveling and working in the studio as the lead artist at Studio 57 Photography, covering notable public figures and trends. When she is not pursuing commercial work or following her own artistic projects, Smith volunteers with organizations such as Flashes of Hope, Outreach Indiana, and Harvest Girls International.