stop posing and start living. Let's get you photos that show off your personality! I believe in the real, true to you moments not the perfectly posed generic picture frame placeholders (well I do like a few of those for the grandparents' mantle as well). You deserve to have photos that are really you, photos that encapsulate your time together and showcase your personalities.
you want photos that are less posed and more natural
you are open minded
you go with the flow
you don't fear dirt
You love dogs
You’re my person if
My approach is a little less traditional than most. The last few years I have heavily focused on improving my work by honing in on the combination of art and connection. I have stepped away from most the stuffy posing and learned to take a more observational and natural approach while fostering a comfortable environment for you to be yourselves. Once you are settled in I focus on all the artful elements needed to create a great photo. I understand this sounds intimidating but it is amazing to see the kind of moments that unfold when you trust the process.
I thrive working with laid back couples that are a little less traditional and are focused on a meaningful celebration filled with lots of love, a little adventure and who aren’t afraid of windswept hair and a little dirt on their shoes. If this sounds like you, we will be a great fit.
Carolyn is absolutely incredible!! We wanted our wedding photos to be a unique style that represented us and that captured the moment and not the pose. My husband and I knew Carolyn would take gorgeous photos, but when she sent us our album we were blown away at how she captured the energy of the entire day within each photo. Every time we look at the photos, they transport us back to that moment, and to that feeling of pure love and joy. Not only is Carolyn incredibly talented, but she is also one the nicest people that Shawn and I have ever met. We are so grateful to have had her as our photographer and highly recommend Carolyn to anyone that is getting married, engaged, or is even need a photoshoot with their dog.
“We wanted our wedding photos to be a unique style that represented us and that captured the moment and not the pose.”
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
“It wasn’t just another cold business deal.”
Once we saw Carolyn's galleries, it was an easy decision; we knew she was the one. She and her assistant were always on time, kind, professional and a wonderful joy to work with. She took a lot of pressure off planning by having plenty of ideas (e.g. the timing for the sun's best light) and poses to help us through the whole experience. We were anxious about being in front of a camera but because of her approachable demeanor, she quickly took away those nerves and helped us relax. I highly recommend going on an engagement shoot with your photographer as well. It's a great ice breaker. Carolyn is an absolute delight and so is her art. If we turned back the clock to last year, we would hire her gorgeous photography every time. I will recommend her to all my friends.
“We were anxious about being in front of a camera but because of her approachable demeanor, she quickly took away those nerves and helped us relax.”
We hired Carolyn as our wedding photographer based on her laid-back personality, gorgeous galleries, natural style and experience in similar venues. Now, after having our engagement shoot a few weeks ago and getting those photos back, we are 6,000% happy with our choice! 11/10 would recommend Carolyn for your wedding photography. It rained the entire time of our engagement shoot but Carolyn was prepared and super fun to work with. She made us feel comfortable in a less than ideal weather situation, and helped us enjoy every moment of the shoot. And, most importantly, the photos blew us away! She delivered way more than we were expecting way sooner than we were expecting and they were all stunning. Completely exceeded expectations on all fronts. Carolyn was awesome to work with and we look forward to seeing how she captures our wedding day next year!
“Carolyn was prepared and super fun to work with. She made us feel comfortable in a less than ideal weather situation, and helped us enjoy every moment of the shoot..”
Starting at $2600
4 Hours of Coverage
Complimentary Engagement Session
2 hours of Travel Included
Starting at $5400
8 Hours of Coverage
pre-wedding timeline help
Complimentary Engagement Session
2 hours of Travel Included
Starting at $750
up to 2 Hours
1 hour of travel
I’m gonna be honest it’s always awkward at first. One of the biggest ways I help you feel more comfortable is to just spend time getting to know you and finding common interests. The best thing for you to do is to be open and willing to be yourselves. While I can “pose” or prompt I prefer to have my couples focus on each other and do their thing. This way I can focus on creating a good composition, proper lighting, and the right locations and angles all while capturing the perfect little moments you share together.
It is SO important that you have a photographer that is a good fit with your vibe. If you are having a somewhat laid back, easy going wedding you are probably looking for a photographer that is the same. Someone who remains a bit unobtrusive and remains in the background. That is me, I am very go with the flow and have been told I have a “calming effect” on people. I take a more observant approach and focus on telling the story by photographing all the little details and moments that might go otherwise unnoticed. of the day while trying to stay out of the way.
If you are planning a large loud and rowdy wedding and want someone to take control and run the show, then a more aggressive photographer would be a better fit for you.
Plan your engagement session. I try to make these fun, personal, and meaningful. We can discuss a special location or activity.
when we get closer to the date I'm happy to help with timeline planning
When ready to book I will get all the important info I need for the boring paperwork. Then I will send over a contract and invoice. Once I have received our signed agreement and 50% non-refundable retainer it's official
See if we are a good fit-follow my socials. Reach out via my fun website. If I am available we will set up a phone call to get to know one another