REAL COUPLES, REAL MOMENTS.
Hi I'm carolyn a Lehigh valley wedding photographer. I love love, love life, and love
⋒ outdoor ceremonies
⋒ Unique Venues
⋒ first looks
⋒ small or no wedding parties
REAL COUPLES, REAL MOMENTS. I SAY THAT OVER AND OVER AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND WHY I work the way that I DO. I SEE A LOT OF PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE THER PORTFOLIOS PADDED WITH STYLED sessions, WHILE THESE CREATE BEAUTIFUL IMAGES, THEY LACK the DEPTH, emotion and the timeline of a real wedding day.
I can go on and on about how this is a huge problem within the industry but I digress.
I believe in the real, true to you moments; not the perfectly posed or prompted photos created by the interference of a third party.you deserve to have photos that are really you, photos that encapsulate your time together and are not created for the sake of a photo(with the exception of family and maybe a few traditional portraits for gma's fireplace).
The last two years I have heavily focused on improving my work by honing in on composition and unobtrusiveness- I have been refining the art of stepping back and letting my couples just be themselves. This may have meant hanging out on the beach, hiking around scenic locations, or chilling at home with the cats. we listened to music, there was dancing(not by me), we played with dogs, had meaningful conversations and just hung out as friends do all while i had my camera in hand and documented the moments.
I know this concept can be scary and might be a little unconventional but the results are beautiful. it is amazing to see kind of moments unfold when you place trust in each other and just be yourselves.
Carolyn was absolutely amazing to work with and she is a phenomenal photographer. In the process of finding a photographer, we were really looking to work with someone who could capture us for who we were and determined to find someone we could be comfortable around. This meant our genuine expressions, interactions, and emotions. We knew that we weren't going for the dramatic pictures, but pictures that really showed our true selves. After talking to a whole list of photographers, we are so grateful to have found Carolyn by her reviews online! From the initial conversation over the phone, we immediately hit it off and felt like we were just having a conversation with a friend. She was able to speak to her professional photography experience, but also show us her personal side -- meaning that she's an awesome human that absolutely loves animals. We took our engagement pictures with her around Philadelphia. It was the windiest day ever and I remember hoping that we had at least 1 good picture from that super cold day. But throughout the session, she was so great to work with and made us feel as comfortable as possible. With this being our first professional photoshoot, she made it so easy for us to feel like we were just having a date in Philly. I remember her specifically saying that she was just a friend 3rd wheeling with us and not to mind her. We did just that and within a few hours of our photoshoot, she texted me a picture and we were absolutely AMAZED. Shortly after, she sent us a sneak peek album and ALL of the pictures turned so awesome. We were so so so so happy with the way everything turned out and could not wait to work with her on our wedding day. We ended up using our engagement pictures on our save-the-dates (like 8 of them!!), table numbers, seating arrangement board, and on the DJ's screens because we couldn't get over how amazing they turned out to be. As for the wedding day, Carolyn & Kristy were so awesome overall. Our prep call with Carolyn days before was so helpful and just made the day go so smoothly. Like I mentioned, Carolyn is just an awesome human to begin with! I specifically remember that throughout the day, things would be super chaotic and I would sometimes just look at her and she was just reassure me that things will be OK. She was so personal and took the time to take such candid and thoughtful pictures of us throughout the process of getting ready, during the ceremony & reception. She was so patient, flexible, and accommodating -- that we couldn't have asked for a better photographer! Within a few days of our wedding, she sent us sneak peeks while we were still on our honeymoon and couldn't help but stop and look at the pictures. We're looking forward to the rest, but we know that she is just so great. We wanted to recommend her to literally everyone we meet!
I am still in awe over Carolyn’s photos from my engagement session and wedding. I remember when I first got the link to my engagement photos from her and my jaw literally dropped. I never thought my husband and I would have such amazing photos of ourselves! She has been so professional and patient with us as we’ve had to make a lot of changes with COVID. I can’t wait to work with her again for our big wedding after COVID! You will absolutely not regret booking with her once you see her photos of you and how perfectly she captures your style and relationship!
My fiance and I were so excited to find Carolyn. Her style was exactly what we were looking for - nothing posed or cheesy, instead, artistic but without leaning too "moody." She was so laid back and getting to know her during the engagement session was great because we felt even more relaxed on the wedding day. Like so many others, Covid threw us for a loop. We postponed and then eventually had to go to plan C, dropping from 150 guests to 21 and finding a new venue just two weeks before the wedding. But Carolyn was so flexible through it all and often checked in to see how we were doing. She even offered to adjust the price to match with what our new plan required. She did not have to do that. In fact many of our vendors held us to original prices (or added). The fact that she offered without us asking shows she's not just talented, but a truly good person. We just got our wedding pictures back and they're stunning. Based on the engagement session, we knew they would be. Her photos really are works of art...now the problem is choosing between all of them! I can't recommend Carolyn enough!
Carolyn Jorgensen Photography, I truly do not even know how to begin with how wonderful this girl is. She is a true wizard in the world of photography. Let me start with the engagement session, my fiancee was totally not looking forward to this. Carolyn was able to capture my big tough man and make him feel completely comfortable and at ease. She climbed around in our woods, meadows and fields with cameras draped over her shoulders to capture every single setting I had ever dreamed of doing together. Seeing the engagement photos for the first time I knew I had probably made the best decision of my entire wedding. On to THE BIG DAY! She showed up promptly on time with her second photographer who was also an absolute photo wizard herself. Carolyn proceeded to capture every single detail down to my ceremony cards and fur shawl. She was able to capture truly us in the simplest most elegant loving way. My entire wedding party and guests commented all day and night about how wonderful she was. She was truly a part of the wedding and not just there to snap a couple of photos. I really mean it when I say she was the best decision I made that day, (aside from marrying my husband,) she was able to capture the best day of our lives in the most perfect way. I have just received my sneak peak and I am already in tears. If you havent booked her already you better hurry, this girl is on FIRE! Thank you SO much Carolyn! We love you!
Carolyn is the absolute best! When I started looking for a photographer, I found myself getting lost in all of her photos of other couples’ engagement shoots and weddings and just loving all of it. She was the first vendor I hired because her work is amazing (just look at the photos--they speak for themselves!) and realllllly wanted her to be part of this experience. Communication is great and she was so helpful through this whole planning process. It wasn’t just another cold business deal like with other vendors, it felt more personal. On the wedding day, there was so much going on and rushing around. She was so calm it made me feel comfortable and stress free. Plus, I knew I can trust her to “do her thing”. We wanted plenty of candid shots and are so incredibly happy with the outcome. We will cherish these photos and moments captured forever. Thank you so so much Carolyn! <3
I cannot say enough about Carolyn. Both my husband an i are uncomfortable in front of the camera, but she has a way of making you feel comfortable. Her artistic ability is unlike any others. Our engagement photos and our wedding were captured perfectly. She is willing to go through any terrain to get the perfect photos and she included our dog, and the venue’s farm animals in our photos which mean so much to us. Because of how good she is, we chose to forego a videographer. We are so happy we went with her and we highly recommend booking her!