Welcome to Carolyn Jorgensen Photography

real couples | real moments | Let's create an experience 

Hey there! you’re probably overwhelmed with all the wedding information out there, but don’t worry, you’re not alone. I am here to help! When it comes to photographing weddings and couples, I hold an incredible passion for life, love, and documenting the emotional moments that add meaning to life. My approach to photography is natural and relationship-oriented; I love to get to know my clients long before putting them in front of a camera. I want to hear all about you guys, your life together, your fur-babies(if you have any) and your wedding plans. My goal is to tell your story through the art of photography- the more I know about you and the more we connect the better. I Can’t wait to create this experience together xoxo, Carolyn

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lifestyle photographer, obsessed with dogs

Hey There! I’m Carolyn but my friends call me, Care. I'm known for being calm, caring, easy going, and funny. I love bad jokes, good anecdotes, and getting to know people. If you love animals, spontaneity and going on adventures we could be best friends

I love everything Scandinavian (except maybe the food) after H.S. I moved to Denmark for a bit to spend time with my Far Mor(translation: father’s mother) when I returned to the US I decided go to school for photography.

After graduating from RIT with a BFA in photographic arts and illustration I dabbled in a few different fields only to settle down in the one I thought I never would- wedding photography. There is a bit of a stigma to traditional wedding photographers that scared me off for a while - until I realized that I could be different, I could still take the kind of photos I loved and have a career in weddings and portraiture. I believe human connection is the most meaningful part of life and am so honored to be able to document beautiful moments and memories for couples and families. 

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What is your Pricing?

my packages range from
3900-6000 
I also have special pricing for elopements and micro-weddings

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Can we pay you after the Wedding?

No, I require a non-refundable retainer to reserve the date and the remainder of the final balance is due 14 days before the event date. 

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If I need to cancel or move my wedding date, is the retainer refundable?

The Retainer is non-refundable. If you are moving dates and would like to re-book me (if I'm available for that date), a fee will be required to make up for the loss of business. The full policy is included in the wedding agreement, which you can review before signing.

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Do you shoot natural light or artificial light? Or both?

Mostly Natural but I do use lighting when there is no light available.

I bring all the necessary equipment  and don't need any external power sources.

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Do you work with a second photographer?

Yes. All my packages include a second photographer.

Except for destination, elopements and micro-weddings then I come solo or you can add one on for an additional cost

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Where are you located?

I live in Alburtis, PA and have a studio in Allentown, PA  but will travel anywhere to photograph weddings.

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I'm having a destination wedding. Do you Travel?

Yes, I love traveling! Please know that flights and hotel accommodations for three-four days is required so that any required location scouting can be done.

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What is your travel fee?

Weddings within 2 hours of my home do not require a travel fee. Anything outside that requires an extra $25/hour of travel  for each photographer. For travel 3 hours or more a hotel accommodation is also  required for each team member. Engagements included in my packages must be with 25 miles of my home otherwise travel fee of $25/hour of travel will be added. 

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How long have you been in business and how many weddings have you photographed?

I've been photographing professionally for 9 years. I was formally trained on film/ digital photography and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology. I Specialized in advertising photography which believe it or not is a lot about storytelling. I have been a self-employed, full time photographer for 3+ years(I was previously part-time). I have photographed about 100 weddings as of 2020. 

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What gear do you use?

I shoot with two canon 5d MKIVs and top of the line prime lenses.  I also have s5 canon flash units that I bring with me for the reception

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Do you back up your files online just in case of a fire? Do you have backup equipment?

The jpegs are uploaded to an online gallery and saved on two hard drives. Yes, I have backup equipment I carry two cameras and several lenses with me at all times during a wedding.

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Do you carry Liability insurance?

Yes I do. If you need a certificate of proof for your wedding venue please let me know ASAP so I can provide a copy for you

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Can you define your Creative Style?

I consider myself to be a mix of a fine art photographer and an illustrative photographer. Meaning, I place my subjects together in an interesting environment and encourage them to relax and interact. I then capture some of the spontaneity of candids, while offering the technical control of posed shots as well. My objective is to tell your story and capture the emotion through photographs that are meant to be appreciated as visual art.

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What does Fine Art mean?

I am an artist. I was formally trained on film and taught advanced principles of composition, lighting and color. Unlike a photojournalist, whose priority is to objectively depict an event without artistic enhancements, I approach weddings with a more personal narrative in mind. I pay careful attention to lighting, background, and composition and curate my work in a manner that tells my clients' stories in a beautiful, romantic and editorial way. After your wedding day you receive a highly curated, well-composed story through the art of photography. 

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Why should you consider a fine art wedding photographer?   

If you are planning a wedding in which design, decor, and aesthetics are paramount, then a fine art wedding photographer is a good choice for you. Every photographer’s style is different so choose one that is a perfect match for you and your wedding day vision

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How do you make us feel relaxed in front of the camera?

This is a very important question! You want to feel relaxed in front of the camera so that you show more genuine emotions in your photos. One way I do this, is by getting to know you before the wedding so that trust is built. This is why I offer an engagement session with every package. I also have other tricks up my sleeves. I like to look at it more as directing rather than posing. This gets you to relax and interact with each other a bit more. Of course, it’s always important if you allow a lot of time for photos so that you don’t feel stressed. A great way to be prepared and less nervous for your wedding day photos is to add an engagement session. 

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How do you describe your shooting style? Are you laid back or aggressive? Do you tell the whole story of the day?

It is important that you have a photographer that is a good fit with your wedding. If you are having a somewhat laid back easy going wedding, you probably want someone who is unobtrusive and remains in the background for the majority of the day (except while directing shots). That is me, I am a pretty easy going relaxed person and have been told I have a “calming effect” on people. I take a more observant approach and focus on telling the whole story of the day by capturing lots of little details that might otherwise go unnoticed.

 If you are planning a super loud and crazy wedding and want someone to take control and run the show, then a more aggressive photographer might be a better fit for you.

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How far in advanced do you book?

Weddings are typically booked on average, one year in advanced however I will book up to 18 months in advance.

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If we're running late, do you stay later and keep photographing?

If you are running a few minutes late, I'm happy to stay to document what is left. However, if you are running an hour or more behind, we can discuss the options. Extra photography coverage per hour may be needed but I will always speak with you or your planner when our time is up, let you know we are leaving for the day and see if you would like to have anything else photographed.

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How many pictures will we receive?

This depends on the amount of hours I'm hired for and the timeline. On average, you receive about 50 images per hour.

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Do we get to print our pictures on our own?

Yes, you receive high resolution digital images in JPEG format. You receive printing rights but I keep the Copyright to my photographs. You do have the option to print through me.

 Printing Rights VS Copyrights?

Printing rights allows clients to print and share their images with family via social media or email, but you are unable to sell them for profit, submit to publications or claim ownership. Copyright is the legal binding term claiming ownership of the image, which I keep. By keeping the copyright, I am able to protect the images if they are stolen and used without consent by another company. Credit should always be given to your photographer when sharing the images for personal use.

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Can we keep every image (even the out-takes) and the Raw?

No, I don't offer RAW images or include outtakes and I also don't archive these unused images in the studio, which means they aren't available for purchase. I assure you the photos removed from the gallery are not worth having.

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Do you charge sales tax?

Yes Pennsylvania law requires I charge 6% sales/use tax for weddings that take place in Pennsylvania. This tax will be added to the total cost and is not included in the package price.

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Will you help me with my timeline for the wedding day?

I would be more than happy to help plan your timeline. I can help ensure we have the right amount of time and best lighting for your wedding photos. 

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Can we provide you with a "Shot List"?

My clients trust me and give me the freedom to create a beautiful story. Shot Lists tend to hinder the creativity and stop the flow of the day. With that said, if there is something very specific you want that you are afraid you will forget in the chaos of the wedding day(a special heirloom, a school reunion photo, something very meaningful etc…)then please let me know. I talk to my clients before the event and we discuss who we would like to have photographed for family formals. This is the only "Shot List" I physically use as every family is different and comes with special circumstances that I want to be sensitive to. I never guarantee a shot or a set of images. However I would love to see your inspiration boards!

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I heard about Tangible Prints/Books/Boxes. What is all the fuss about?

Ten, twenty, even 100 years down the road, when you have passed away, how would you like your children's children to tell your story? I believe in printing your photographs and having a tangible product you can touch to pass down generation to generation. My prints are professional quality and I offer everything from proof boxes, curated story books to framed prints with my signature.THe prices are pretty competitve for the quality you receive so I would highly suggest at least taking a look at the shop linked to your gallery. 

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What will we do if it rains or snow?

If you would like we could still take some photos outside, sometimes you can get really awesome photos in poor weather. We can also find a good spot under cover somewhere. As a professional it is my duty to understand lighting and my equipment in all situations. I’m confident we can get great images just about anywhere. 

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What are planning consults?

I like to meet/talk with each of my wedding clients before the wedding day to start a rough-draft photography timeline and formals list and to finalize all the information I need for the day. These consults are focused on photography and making sure we get the appropriate time needed for each portion of the wedding day. This also helps you get to know me and be comfortable with me. 

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Do we need to feed you and your assistants at the reception?

Yes, I am vegan so I do ask for a plant based meal but a simple sandwich, fruit/veggies and water is fine. I also like to encourage brides to ask the venue that we are fed before the guests so that we are not missing anything when the guests are done eating.

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How long will it take to see our photographs?

Please allow 10 + weeks for your photograph to be delivered

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How do we book you? Do you hold dates?

I require a signed agreement and a 50% non-refundable retainer. I receive over 100 inquires a year- many of them for the same date for this reason I do not hold dates. 

We believe in the

The biggest day of your life marks the beginning of a crazy adventure.

Journey

Preserving love is a responsibility and a privilege I do not take lightly. I care deeply about my couples and put my heart into every wedding I photograph. My hope is your wedding photos will remain in frames on the mantle and your wedding album on the bookshelf for generations to come.


DELIVERING THE UNEXPECTED

We aim to give you more than you thought possible. After all, you deserve it.

You deserve to have the very best wedding photography experience! From our very first conversation, I want to be there for you every step of the way during the planning process. It’s so important to be comfortable with your photographer and I hope to be friends with my couples long after the wedding is over! If you think we would be a good fit, I would be absolutely honored to talk to you about photographing your special day. Let's get a cup of coffee and talk details!

delivering the

Unexpected

invest in the moment

You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. 


Collection I - $3,900

✧ 8 hours
✧ Limited engagement session
✧ Timeline planning
✧ Two photographers,
✧ Online gallery  of edited images
✧ Print release

Collection II

invest in the

Adventure

You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. 

Collection II - $4,500

✧ 10 hours  
✧engagement session 
✧ Limited engagement session
✧ Timeline planning
✧ Two photographers, 
✧ Online gallery of edited images
✧ Print release

Collection III

invest in the

Adventure

You can never put a price on an image, each moment only happens once. 


Collection III - $6,000

✧ full day 
✧engagement session 
✧ Limited engagement session
✧ Timeline planning
✧ Two photographers,
✧ Online gallery  of edited images
✧ Print release
✧ Wedding Album
✧ Two parent albums


Let's Do this

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Adventure

real couples real moments

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