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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When I photographed Gretchen it was the kind of day everyone dreams about when they think of fall leaves. The colors had just changed what seemed like hours before our session and the air was crisp and fresh. Upon arrival at this senior’s home, I saw her backyard and thought it the most wonderful, magical place—a perfect setting […]

I have had the privilege of being this family’s photographer for many years now. I’m super grateful they call me whenever they’re due for portraits. What a joy to see these amazing kids grow up behind my lens. This time was particularly special because they invited me to their newly custom-built home and it’s soooo […]

I had a blast with this senior (and because he happens to be my nephew, I can say how amazingly handsome he is) on the golf course the other day. We hopped in a cart, drove all around the course searching for perfect light, and laughed the whole time doing it. I used to golf […]

I received a quick text from this sweet momma when she was in the hospital and had just given birth to her new baby girl Charlotte asking if we could create a session for her within the next few days. I love squeezing in something so special as this! We were actually able to make it happen […]

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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