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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 […]

SENIORS

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 […]

FAMILIES

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 […]

SENIORS

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 […]

NEWBORNS

While my usual photography style is bright, fun colors that showcase the whimsy of childhood, this session just screamed to me in black and white. Of course I still created a whole gallery featuring my love of color for this wonderful family—they really are oh so cute in coordinating navy! But I could not resist also […]

FAMILIES

  Photographing this senior was such a joy! He shared that his plans are to go into music ministry and requested we photograph him with his musical instruments. During the time I thought, how cool! But it wasn’t until we were actually in the midst of our session when I realized he was really going to […]

SENIORS

  Photographing Trent was so much fun the other day. They just moved into a new home with a gorgeous backyard so it was really wonderful to have the session there. We moved around the yard—chatting about his dream school, what he’d like to major in, his running hobby, and all about senior year. Trent was […]

SENIORS

  Wow, what a gorgeous senior! This is my second post for Katie and I feel like I could keep posting her images because they’re just so stunning. It’s been a joy getting to know her future plans and seeing her heart to move to the west coast for school as her next step. I know […]

SENIORS

  I’ve known this beautiful young lady for many years and it was a privilege when she chose me for her special senior portraits. We ended up having what is one of my favorite sessions. She’s so sweet, fun, gorgeous and totally natural in front of the camera. She had makeup professionally applied prior to our time together […]

SENIORS

  Last week I was interviewed on how to take great pictures of kids by blogger Kelley from Happy Healthy Kids. I started my photography business in 2007 and it’s fun to share some of the knowledge I’ve acquired along the way to help parents take great photos of their own kids. I hope it inspires […]

LIFE WITH CAROLYN

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

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