Are you exchanging vows alone in a courthouse or surrounded by your crew? Both ways are special and meaningful. And any way you decide to do it, is a beautiful way for your story together to begin.
Let me use my experience photographing over 450 weddings (in every setting imaginable!) to help make your day stress free, and to give you beautiful, emotive photographs for you to cherish forever.
Engagement sessions are not just for save the dates!
While that is a wonderful way to showcase your engagement photos, it's not the only way to use them.
The biggest concern of the majority of my clients is looking and feeling natural in front of my camera. One of the BEST ways to get comfortable? Schedule an engagement session with me! I can guide you on locations, styling, and posing to look natural.
Most of all we have a great time while building trust.
Whether you elope just the two of you, or have a micro wedding with 30 of your nearest and dearest, it's going to be perfect.
Hiring a photographer you trust to document these private moments is so important. And sharing your photos allows your friends and family who couldn't be there to feel as if they were!
Your wedding is a true reflection of you, and just like you, no two are the same.
Whether you are getting married in a gorgeous church, on a sandy beach or in a lush garden, I'm there for it. I look forward to seeing you honor the traditions that matter most to you and your family.
From black tie to garden casual to renting out an entire summer camp, anything is possible. And I am so ready to see how your day unfolds.
From the sandy beaches of Costa Rica to the streets of the French Quarter to a castle on an island off the coast of Scotland, destination weddings have my heart.
Traveling for a wedding creates an immediate bond with your family and friends. That's why I focus on telling that whole story from your lively welcome parties to the ceremony, to whiskey tastings on a train.
Whatever you have crafted together for your adventure, I've got my camera and passport ready for you!
From Bachelorette parties in Vegas, to a 50th birthday celebration on a luxury train winding through Scotland, your adventure deserves to be documented.
Fire throwing, group hikes, and skeet shooting are all parts of events I have covered for my clients. Nothing is too much or too little, I love the thrill of it all.
I can help wrangle or be a fly on the wall, whatever approach will work best for your clients works for me.
I start with seeing what your natural chemistry is in front of my camera. If you feel uncomfortable and laugh as a result, that's a WIN!
I may "pose" you by having you walk over to a space that has beautiful light.
No one wants a photographer immediately all up in your grill. I may end up there, but I'll earn that spot slowly and only when you are comfortable.
A week or so after your wedding, you will receive 50-100 sneak peek images in a blog post! Here, the highlights of your day are recapped for you.
The remaining full gallery will be available 4-6 weeks after your wedding. You can order any albums before or after your wedding as well.
About 2 months before your wedding (or sooner if you need it), I'll schedule a details call to go over timing of the day. And I'll send a questionnaire with things I'll need to know before our call, so we'll both be prepared.
After I receive your signed contract and deposit, the date is yours. We'll schedule your engagement session, discuss locations and what to wear- if this is in your package. I love guiding you on styling and locations, so you don't feel overwhelmed.
"My husband said we have to pick Carla because the colors on her site are so vibrant. It was one of the only strong opinions he had in the process and he was so right!"
“We had so many questions and she was so patient with us. She is fun-loving and we knew we wanted her energy at our wedding!"
Stress-free and happy? That's the goal! You don't want to feel stress on your wedding day. Having a balance of the right energy - from joyful and upbeat to calming and relaxing - can really make for a perfect wedding day.
That's precisely why I read the room. So I can photograph you at your best, on such an important day.
Being adaptable and having contingency plans is part of my job as your photographer. Rain doesn't have to ruin your wedding day. In fact, it makes the colors more vibrant and rich. And it adds a memorable feel to your images!
I have 8 siblings who live all over the country. The last family photo I have is from my wedding day in 1999. My mother has since passed, but I'm so grateful that I have this one photo of us all.
That's why I truly understand the value of your family photographs, and I'll work to get every combination possible for you. And because we are fun, organized, and professional, your family can get back to the main event, the party!
Engagement sessions help make you even more comfortable being photographed
"During our engagement session Carla made us laugh and immediately put us at ease!"
See how the three of us work together before the wedding with an engagement session. Sometimes you have to work a little to get comfortable in front of the camera and this is the perfect testing ground for it!
You can choose from a variety of beautiful wedding and parent albums. Handcrafted right in New York, I use a family owned business to create your heirloom wedding albums.
Once we meet and discuss your needs, I will create a custom quote that can include:
an engagement session
rehearsal dinner coverage
hours of wedding day coverage
the number of photographers needed
digital files, if included
parent and wedding albums, if desired
and travel costs, if any