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So, this has never happened, but I couldn’t help the floodgates of tears from simply breaking open a little while editing this adorable family session. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The love in this family. The smiles. The hugs. The laughter. The fun. The personalities. All that mixed with the knowledge that time marches on in a blink just […]

My heart loves seeing portraits actually printed! That’s why I’m always searching for top-notch stunning photo products. It brings me such joy to see your images off your device and into your home, or in this case, mailbox! So when Basic Invite asked me to check out their holiday cards, I knew this could be […]

I love this photo because it feels like we’re just hanging out in SoCal!!! I also love the glow of the sun fading into the hills behind us. But what I love MOST about this photo is that the coolest, sweetest, kindest senior guy is featured in it! Ethan is a Madeira high school senior […]

This senior is walking into her last year of high school with such grace, strength, courage, love, and positivity. I love that she couldn’t stop smiling during our whole time together. Her joy is simply contagious! Abigail, you shine for Jesus in the school hallways, on the tennis courts, in the neighborhood, and wherever I […]

The other weekend I had the opportunity to play in the sunflower fields and take photos of sweet groups of friends. So. Much. Fun! This week school has started and I’m already missing the lazy days of summer. Hanging with those you love with no big plans already seems like a distant dream. I’m grateful […]

Parents Matt and Caroline reached out to me so they could document their little one’s 6th month milestone. I’m so glad we made a photo session happen because this season in life is just so precious. I mean, look at all the fun, personality, and joy in these images. Our session was like a sweet […]

This group of senior friends was so much fun to photograph! I felt like the girl who got invited into the cool club for the afternoon. Cecilia, Genise, Amelia, Lucy, and Heidi are just the sweetest, most kind, smart, goal-oriented young ladies. I loved hearing all about their friendship with each other, their families, their […]

This senior has my heart. She is the sweetest girl ever and is so full of life! She’s always bubbling over with a big smile and hug. She’s a blessing to our community the way she loves and cares for others. Being the one to photograph her senior portraits was such a gift to me. […]

I had the best day photographing senior Amelia on her farmhouse property. She lives there with her mom, sister, three horses, and four dogs. Our session was like a dream! Amelia is so kind and gentle in spirit. She is truly connected to her horse Henry and it’s just precious to see. He’s such a […]

I laughed so hard during my time with this sweet family. They just make you feel warm and loved right away. I’m super grateful they chose me to document their time together—soft, fluffy dogs and all! Let me tell you it can be quite the challenge to pull older kids together to be in front […]

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. 

I love photography, 
but I love people more.

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.

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HELLO, I'M CAROLYN

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. 

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