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  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 […]

  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 […]

We moved just a few months ago and have had the opportunity to become friends with the sweetest, most amazing family. Not only has our family been blessed to get to know them, but I was able to photograph them too. What a treat! The mom said she’d been following my work for years and […]

Ah, I love when the stars align and a session is just simply amazing! Paige is a gorgeous, smart, friendly, kind, big-hearted (and the list goes on) senior who was at such ease and rocked in front of the camera. She felt comfortable to just be herself and I think her sweet, bubbly personality shines […]

I love receiving email inquiries where someone wants to surprise a loved one with a photo session. Having special family portraits (and actually being in them) is such an amazing, thoughtful gift! So what fun it was for me to plan and prepare for these grandparents’ 40th anniversary session with their whole gang as a […]

This team of ladies hosted a meeting the other day where I was able to pop in and photograph them for their head shots. And lucky us, there was a touch of sun that day so we had some warmer weather with gorgeous natural light. I love the glow the sunlight gives these portraits. They […]

I created this fun, gorgeous heart collage for the family I photographed in the winter snow a few weeks ago. I love having a plan as to what to do with your treasured images after the session. It’s so great to get those family portraits on the walls for all to see and for you […]

Every once in a while I’m reminded what we really do as photographers. It’s not just snapping the camera to get a good picture. It’s watching the magic between loved ones unfold. It’s seeing that quiet moment and catching it at the exact second so it stands still in time forever. It’s helping families create […]

What a joy it was to spend the afternoon with this family photographing the new baby boy they welcomed into their home just a few weeks ago. It was actually a cold and snowy day, but I feel such warmth and brightness when I look at these portraits. There’s just something about this fun family […]

Can I just say how much I adore this family? I have photographed these kids multiple times and they are so sincerely sweet and fun every time! This past month when the mom contacted me it was to say that they are moving and building a new house and to ask if we could take […]

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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