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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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What a joy it was to photograph such an amazing family on a gorgeous fall day in their favorite local park. I love that we got to document them being together in a place where they actually spend lots of time together. The twin girl sisters couldn’t have been more delightful and fun. They made […]

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This beautiful family got some ugly news the other day: that mommy has breast cancer. Not exactly what you are expecting to hear when you visit the doctor’s office. It’s a diagnosis that quickly turns life upside down. Yet in the midst of such shocking news, one of the very first things this brave mom […]

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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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