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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 […]

SENIORS

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 […]

FAMILIES

Are you headed to the pumpkin patch with friends or family soon? Here are 8 tips to help you get the best photos to document your time together: Place your subject with their back to the sun so their face has a nice, soft, even light created from the shade.  2. While taking the traditional […]

LIFE WITH CAROLYN

I was just voted one of The 5 Best Lifestyle Photographers in Cincinnati by Peerspace! The article below features one of my senior crew portraits with the most kind review that includes sentences such as: “Using her bright-white editorial style, Carolyn Bowles produces breathtaking images.” • “She easily makes this list of our top Cincinnati […]

LIFE WITH CAROLYN

This past weekend was our community’s Homecoming parade, football game, and high school dance. While we hosted lots of events at our home (love a good constant flow of people!), one of my favorites was the getting-ready party we had for my daughter, her friends, and their moms. Once I had the idea to serve […]

LIFE WITH CAROLYN

Megan and Molly radiate such joy! I love how they laugh together, smile at each other, and are just so kind with one another. They’re the coolest senior twins!!! I’m grateful they asked me to be their senior session photographer. In fact, I had photographed these girls years ago when they were just tweens. How […]

SENIORS

It’s a joy to use my photography to bless others, especially for an organization that raises money for our community schools. So when asked to photograph the first annual Madeira Schools Foundation wine mixer, it was an easy yes. The ladies who organized the event did such an amazing job. It was a gorgeous evening […]

EVENTS

This has been one of my absolute favorite sessions. Not only is it another family from our darling town, but it’s a mom who really went out of her way to get creative with me—which I love! It really goes a long way to style a portrait session. This mom and I worked together to create a […]

FAMILIES

I love photographing families in our sweet little town. The streets are so charming for portraits and the families are so amazing. The night we went out for our session we had exactly one hour in between the raindrops to photograph. We discovered a fun little patch with perfect lighting and the most gorgeous colorful leaves […]

FAMILIES

This senior was happily surprised that he not only survived his portrait session, but that he actually had fun while doing it. I love hearing that! While his private school already did formal yearbook photos, he wanted to have some more casual images for his family, graduation announcements, and simply as a way of commemorating the special year. And […]

SENIORS

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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