Organic lipstick, taco nights, espresso drinks, skinny jeans, loving Jesus, my big smile, birthday cakes, Coco Chanel perfume, and traveling the globe with my husband and three girls.
I love photography,
but I love people more.
I believe every family deserves photos they'll forever love and a top-notch photography experience. I'm grateful to be able to deliver both! With my artistic eye and genuine care for people, I create a relaxed portrait experience that leads to joyful and authentic images. It's an honor to document a family's story in this way and to provide artwork that will be treasured today and years to come.
We loved how Carolyn captured our growing family! I just keep re-looking at them again and again. I love her bright vivid eye and the way she snapped so much love & emotion into a photo. We were in both professional & personal care with her, all at the same time. Plus, taking photos of young family's is a feat in and of itself, let alone the photos coming out so stunning. Carolyn's artist eye is just lovely and we love the moments she captured of our family. Look forward to future shoots together.
"I love Carolyn's bright, vivid eye...she snapped so much love and emotion into a photo."
Linnea & Brandon
Carolyn is so creative and talented. She made it effortless for my high school son to enjoy taking senior pictures by giving directions and suggestions for poses. It was a special time for us to spend together as we embark on senior year. I'm so grateful to have these photos as a reminder. The photos are amazing and completely captured his personality.
"It was a special time for us to spend together as we embark on senior year."
We feel blessed to have had Carolyn capture a sweet maternity session for us! Not only is she incredibly talented, but she's such a joy to be around! She is a natural at making you feel comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. Both my husband and I walked away talking about how much fun we had during our time with her. Carolyn is incredible at communication throughout the entire process—before, during and after the session. Her thoughtfulness and intentionally shines in every aspect of her work. We couldn't love the final images more. We look forward to getting to work with her again in the future!
"My husband and I walked away talking about how much fun we had."
Kristen & Tylan
Carolyn did a family photo session with us and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out! We have three young kids, and Carolyn was able to capture everyone's personalities, get a ton of great shots, and somehow make it fun the whole time! The short attention spans of our kids gave way to fun games and poses, and the results were magic! Thanks again to Carolyn for such great work. We HIGHLY recommend you get your pictures taken with her, she is fantastic!
"The results were magic."
Amy & Mike
I have had the tremendous pleasure of having several photo sessions with Carolyn. She does a wonderful job of creating a joy-filled, carefree, and safe space during her photo sessions with clients! She is an absolute delight to work with and I look forward to hopefully working with her again in the future!
"She is absolute delight to work with."
Carolyn is amazing at what she does. She was able to capture our personalities so well! We are so thankful for the beautiful maternity photos and we will treasure them forever. Carolyn was so easy to work with, communicated with us so well, and didn't miss a detail! She was so kind and thoughtful during the whole process. We absolutely love our photos and are so grateful to Carolyn and her amazing talent!
"Carolyn is amazing at what she does."
Annie & Alex
Now that you know a little about me, I'd love to learn about you! Drop me a quick note in the contact form telling me what kind of session you're interested in and share something about yourself too. This will be the catalyst to starting to plan your special photo experience.
Once I receive your note, we can work together to find that perfect date and secure it with your payment. I'm also happy to jump to our coffee date and chat more about what a session would look like and book in person too!
Part of the Carolyn Bowles experience is meeting for coffee at my local Madeira Starbucks, my second home office! I'd love to treat you to a beverage of your choice as we get to know each other and plan out all the session details. I mean, who doesn't want to chat outfits, location, and photography over an iced latte?
Now that we're good friends and have all the details set, we simply wait for the special day to arrive. All sessions take place on the weekends in a location of your choice two hours before sunset for that perfect, soft lighting.
Two weeks after our session you'll receive a link to download your gallery of approximately 40 digital images. You may download all images an unlimited amount of times to an unlimited number of devices. Of course, family and friends are welcome to do the same. It's what I would want from a session and love providing these privileges to you too!
Two weeks after our session you'll receive a link to download your gallery of approximately 40 digital images. You may download all images an unlimited amount of times to an unlimited number of devices. Family and friends are welcome to do the same. It's what I would want from a session and love providing these privileges to you too!
As a thank you for being a Carolyn Bowles client, I order every single image as a 5x7 bordered print from my professional lab, tie with a silk ribbon, place in a glass box, and hand deliver to you. It's a gift you can treasure in your hands today and for years to come!
As a thank you for being a Carolyn Bowles client, I order every single image as a 5x7 bordered print, tie with a silk ribbon, and deliver to you. It's a gift you can treasure in your hands today and for years to come!
You'll have access to your gallery for easy, convenient printing throughout the year! There's an online shopping cart just for you with special pricing to my professional lab. So, you can order professional prints, canvases, albums, cards and announcements without ever having to leave the house, or your gallery site!
My main goal as your photographer is for you to love and cherish your photos! So, if you do, I'd love for you to share your experience with others. For every client you send my way who books, you will instantly receive $50 store credit! It's my way of appreciating who you are and feeling grateful you're helping invite others into the Carolyn Bowles community. And let's be honest, it'd be a blast serving your friends and family too!
The complete Carolyn Bowles experience is $550 and includes the planning, session, digital images, and 5x7 bordered prints tied with a silk ribbon!
My photography not only provides families with portraits they'll forever treasure, but also supports a middle school ministry called WyldLife—both positively impacting families, kids, and future generations. So, when you book a session or purchase additional products in your online gallery, you can feel good knowing that 10% of your purchase is donated to WyldLife.
In WyldLife, we share the message of Jesus in a language kids can understand to help them grow in their faith. Every year we do this through silly games, relatable talks, bible studies, camp trips, and just hanging with kids on their own turf.
When we first meet, I'll most likely give you a big hug. So, this is my virtual hug to you. Come on over to Instagram where you'll catch stuff going on behind-the-scenes, my fave coffee shops, latest portrait work, and lots of fun inspiration.