Hey, I'm Carrie
My favorite color is blue, my favorite scent is lavender, favorite food is sushi, and my drug of choice is caffeine. If you know me personally, then you know I have a serious affinity for all things espresso. When I'm editing, I love to listen to Magic City Hippies or watch a show on Netflix (I just finished 13 Reasons Why and Bates Motel, so I'm open to suggestions). I'm 24, engaged to my best friend, and a mother to our almost 2-year old son, Kai. When I'm not working on portrait sessions, I'm managing online communities for creatives, helping other photographers find their voice or planning collaborations with small businesses. I also freelance with a company called Main Street Hub, which puts me in touch with local businesses for brand shoots. It's safe to say that at any given time I'm working on more than a handful of projects. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
What’s in my bag?
As a people-loving introvert, photography is how I connect with the world. Through photography, I can take my perspective and manifest a new reality. Colors are brighter, people are their authentic self, and time stands still. I love everything about the process. Opening up to people, gaining their trust, encouraging them, and having the ultimate privilege of revealing their art. Nothing beats that moment for me.
My little family is the fire beneath my butt. Craig, my fiance, is the pillar I lean on. He's loyal to a fault, constantly insisting that I'm the best of the best, even when I know in my heart of hearts I have so much room to grow. Our Kai Pie is the reason I started my photography business. If Kai didn't come into the world when he did, I would have surely pursued a more typical career and left my passion behind. And I'm told he'll be one of the most well-photographed children that ever was.
My photos are bold, authentic, and timeless. While I have a place in my heart for film edits--bright and airy or dark and moody--that isn't my style of shooting. I prefer true-to-life color in my own images, though certainly more vibrant than most. I want your photos to show a glimpse of your personality, so I always include candid photos in your gallery. I don't want you to have to worry about your angles, or how your hair and clothes sit. I want you to laugh, tell me about your biggest dreams, and just be present. Leave it to me to flatter you in your portraits and find those magical in-between moments. So while there are loose poses we work in, there are real moments throughout your gallery, and it won't feel stiff. My photo shoots are incredibly fun!