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I love this photo because it feels like we’re just hanging out in SoCal!!! I also love the glow of the sun fading into the hills behind us. But what I love MOST about this photo is that the coolest, sweetest, kindest senior guy is featured in it! Ethan is a Madeira high school senior […]

This senior is walking into her last year of high school with such grace, strength, courage, love, and positivity. I love that she couldn’t stop smiling during our whole time together. Her joy is simply contagious! Abigail, you shine for Jesus in the school hallways, on the tennis courts, in the neighborhood, and wherever I […]

This group of senior friends was so much fun to photograph! I felt like the girl who got invited into the cool club for the afternoon. Cecilia, Genise, Amelia, Lucy, and Heidi are just the sweetest, most kind, smart, goal-oriented young ladies. I loved hearing all about their friendship with each other, their families, their […]

This senior has my heart. She is the sweetest girl ever and is so full of life! She’s always bubbling over with a big smile and hug. She’s a blessing to our community the way she loves and cares for others. Being the one to photograph her senior portraits was such a gift to me. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

  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 […]

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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