Hi! I'm Carolyn, and it is my hope that when you leave here you will be inspired to hug those you cherish a little tighter. Most days you can find me with full hands - a coffee cup or camera in one hand and a little person in the other, and an even fuller heart!
After 12 years of marriage and four beautiful children later, you can probably guess I might have a box of photos tucked away some place safe - you definitely are right! And even though most of these photographs are not super styled or even ideally composed, they tell the perfectly imperfect love story that is ours and I wouldn't want it any other way.
my Love Story
your Love Story
My heart is inspiring and preserving love stories that become more deep and beautiful with time and continue to encourage the loved ones around them. If you believe that caring for your family's legacy includes a priceless, treasured box of photographs that is full of memories of joy, laughter, tears and the perfectly imperfect, but oh-so real moments of your love story, then I would be delighted to get to know you more!
I'm a wife to my high school sweetheart and a mom to four of the sweetest kiddos you'll ever meet, something I wasn't sure we would have at the beginning of our marriage. I'm a grace-needer, morning person, water and swimming enthusiast, and an artist happiest in and inspired by nature - especially on the shores of beautiful beaches. I so appreciate romantic gestures, but am a firm believer that they don't have to be fancy to be meaningful. I definitely am an introvert but thrive by getting to know other people and taking time to build deep relationships.
If I could tell you one thing, it would be this: the life you're living now - even if you don't think you're at your perfect weight or that your clothes aren't stylish enough - what you're doing right now, matters. Getting photographs of each other isn't just for pleasure or for show, though they are certainly beautiful memories. I believe it is so significant because it will be a memoir for your family in the future.
What you are doing right now matters
This is what I want to preserve: the real, the imperfect, but the oh-so rich and beautiful moments that make love stories so remarkable. After decades have passed and your grandchildren pull out your treasured box of photographs, they will not only see your love, but they will be able to feel it and be inspired to love greatly because of the love legacy you have left behind.
When I take a photograph I see beyond the frame, beyond the moment and I dream about the people it will influence.
learn about the experience
We get to meet for the very first time! My heart beats to see you become comfortable in front of my camera through building a real, trustworthy relationship with you. This first part is chock-full of ways I get to know what fills your heart & how you're looking to safe keep your family (or soon to be family!) memories.
How do I do this? By offering my heart and passion to each client that comes my way, I want to enable you to celebrate your relationships right now. It is my hope that my attention to detail, extra care items that focus on your relationships, and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers throughout our time together will be a blessing in your life - more than just a photographer who took pretty pictures.
Throughout the process, in between all the pressure of planning a wedding or managing a family, I see my role as more than just your photographer. I'm here to make sure you can set aside time to build your own relationships in the everyday busyness and stress. I want you to know you are loved just as you are.
Here comes the culmination of it all: capturing life's moments for my clients so that they and those that surround them in love will be able to look back at the photos for years to come and see the life and love they share. Practically, this means the day-of shooting, curating and editing, and sending off the photos to you and helping you select tangible reminders of your love for your home and family members.
WOW! Words truly cannot express how beautiful our wedding pictures are!!! They are so well done - the poses, the lighting, the details you captured. They are absolutely incredible!!!
We shed a few tears and had many laughs looking at them last night. Every picture we oohed and aahed, remembering the feelings and excitement.
We cannot thank you enough for your time, effort, detail, and thoughtfulness. My heart is so full! It was the best feeling to look through our photos and relive the special moments of our day.
We will forever cherish these pictures. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so, so much. You are incredibly talented and we are so lucky that we were able to work with you.
WOW! Words truly cannot express how beautiful our wedding pictures are!!! They are so well done - the poses, the lighting, the details you captured. They are absolutely incredible!!! We shed a few tears and had many laughs looking at them last night. Every picture we oohed and aahed, remembering the feelings and excitement. We cannot thank you enough for your time, effort, detail, and thoughtfulness. My heart is so full! It was the best feeling to look through our photos and relive the special moments of our day. We will forever cherish these pictures. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so, so much. You are incredibly talented and we are so lucky that we were able to work with you.
We are thrilled that you could be the one to capture our special day and share your beautiful talent with us. What a gift!
We will enjoy these photos forever as we re-visit our big day again and again.
Thank you so much for preparing such a precious keepsake that we will cherish forever. The photographs, along with your sweet memo and box, are absolutely beautiful.
Thank you again for taking the time to do this for us. We can't say enough wonderful things about your work, care and talent.
Oh my gosh.... I don't even know where to begin! We couldn't be happier with the photos!!! You guys did such a wonderful job I can't begin to thank you enough. You were such a pleasure to work with and made the photos so easy for us. I absolutely love every photo and all the little details you captured! It's so nice to sit here and see a different perspective on the day. It all goes so quickly so I cannot thank you enough for taking the time to capture every little moment so perfectly <3
I can't stop smiling looking at them it seriously warms my heart. You're the best!
We really hope we have the pleasure of working with you again sometime soon!
I am blown away by the photos and I'm sure you get told all the time but you are talented. And what you do is so important. I just have no words to explain or express how happy I am that I chose you to do the session.
I hope you know how treasured your work is and I hope you do this work forever!!!
I am just thrilled with the beautiful and amazing work of art you created for Jason and I for our maternity photo session! I knew the second I saw her work that I wanted her to do it! Carolyn, you are amazingly talented and such a lovely person! Everyone needs to book you!!!
I offer three different Wedding Experience collections so that my couples can choose the best for their own needs and wedding plans. My most popular collection includes two photographers for eight hours, a print collection in an heirloom photograph box, a wooden USB and on online gallery for viewing, sharing and downloading your carefully curated love story digital negatives.
My one hour family sessions come with session styling advice through email, a USB and an online gallery for viewing, sharing and downloading your carefully curated love story digital negatives. I also include time to help you select legacy pieces.
Please inquire for more detailed pricing for mini-session and extended family sessions.
An heirloom, by definition, is a valuable object that has belonged to a family for several generations. Long after you are all but a memory, your love legacy will live on and be an inspiration to your future generations. I offer beautifully handcrafted flush mount albums, art enlargements and canvases that will become heirloom pieces, cherished now in the future.
Please inquire for detailed pricing for my legacy pieces.
On average families invest $375 before tax for a small family session.
On average couples invest $3000 before tax for this collection.