You are in love and planning your celebration. The day is chosen and even the stars have conspired to align just so. There is only one day to capture the moments that will become the living legacy of your vows. One day to capture what you have spent so many days dreaming of.
I invite you two to settle in somewhere comfortable, have a snuggle, and allow yourselves the time to view my collections of real love. Wedding photos taken throughout Northern California in Humboldt, Del Norte, Mendocino, San Francisco, and beyond!
Carrie Mayfield Photography is a wedding photographer currently based in Gualala, California. Me. I serve clients throughout Northern California and beyond! I've photographed elopements and weddings throughout Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino...
Among the giant redwoods: Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Women's Federation Grove, Founder's Grove, Sequoia Park, Miranda Gardens resort, Pamplin Grove, and the Trees of Mystery.
Along the miles and miles of coastline: College Cove Beach, Russian Gulch State Park, Mendocino Headlands and Historic District, Mackerricher, Moonstone Beach & Merriman's, Luffenholtz Beach, Gualala Regional Park, Warner Point, Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, and Patrick's Point.
At gorgeous venues: Fieldbrook Winery, Rosina Vineyards, Red Barn Ranch Events, Eleven Roses Ranch, The Fortuna Riverlodge, Baywood Golf & Country Club, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, The Wharfinger, Eagle House Inn, and The Morris Graves Museum.
In: countless vacation rentals and backyards of Moms and Grandmas. There are so many beautiful places to get married in Northern California.
I specialize in weddings but due to requests from my past brides and grooms, I also take engagement pictures, bridal and boudoir portraits, trash the dress, family photography, and much more!
BEAUTIFUL REDWOODS AND BEACH WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
You chose your wedding site. You created the perfect color scheme for the season of your big day. The stage is set for memories to be made.
That is what good wedding photography is all about. Capturing the day exactly how it happened and exactly how it looked. Creating a time capsule that you can open again and again.
At 19 years and counting, Carrie Mayfield Photography is the longest continually operating wedding photographer in the Arcata, Eureka, Garberville, and Trinidad areas. I have experience in a wide variety of niches including personal branding, product, and child photography. I've also traveled extensively throughout the states and overseas.
On your wedding day, I bring with me an invisible but expansive tool kit that enables me to both create artistic wedding photographs and bond with people from all walks of life.
I am dedicated to making a beautiful record of all the different elements of your experience... rehearsal, getting ready, first look, ceremony, family, bridal and couple portraits, toasts, cake cutting, and all the fun on the reception dance floor.
MY PHILOSOPHY AS A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Many of my clients have told me after seeing their online wedding gallery that I captured intimate moments they had not even known I was around for. My cameras and lenses have been chosen for their ability to shoot at a distance and practically in the dark. Beyond the planned portraits, I am as unobtrusive as possible. I know where to be at each moment, quietly.
Whether your day is a grand black tie affair in a ballroom, a barefoot ceremony on the beach, a country chic love story set next to a rustic barn, traditional or offbeat, I will capture your experience faithfully and with my whole heart. Elopements are treated with as much respect as large weddings that add a second shooter.
Using the ambient light and limited flash, I create a natural and honest record of how your celebration was seen. How it was felt. The anticipation filled first looks, hilarious candids, romantic portraits, and the true to life color rendering mean that even one hundred years from now, your photographs will still be timeless.
YOU'RE IN GOOD HANDS
Being chosen to photograph for so many brides and grooms is such a honor. I take your trust and faith very seriously. I will be there for you today and ten years from now. Weddings are my specialty, not a fleeting curiosity.
I make the process easy and the experience fun. Let me help you enjoy your day and create a pictorial legacy that will outlive all of us.