An Interview with Chandra Pinger

For Army-spouse/photographer Chandra Pinger, her art unites her with other military families. After a PCS, photography can be a tether to connect with a new place and its people.

MilspoFAN: Tell us a little about yourself, your journey as a military spouse, and where you are today.

Chandra: My husband and I were born and raised in Grand Junction, CO. In high school, I was on an AllStar Cheer and Dance team with many competitions under my belt, and he was an athlete at the rival high school. We met at the Junior College World Series and became the best of friends. We married the day after high school and started our lives in Fort Bliss. 

MilspoFAN: How did you become a photographer? 

Chandra: I started to model for a friend and then soon wanted to become a photographer. I wanted to capture the beauty in life with my camera.

MilspoFAN: Describe for us your creative work and the aesthetic of your photography? 

Chandra: I would describe my aesthetic like my life. I love light, airy, and warm tones. I especially enjoy capturing couple photos, families, and portraits!

MilspoFAN: How has your role as a military spouse impacted your work as a photographer?

Chandra: Being a military spouse brings a proud feeling of patriotism. I try to channel my energy and creativity into my works. I love to meet new families when we PCS. At this time, Colorado Springs has offered a great canvas of scenery and people to keep my passion for photography alive.

Find Chandra online and on Social Media at:  


Instagram: @Butterflykisses_bychandra

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