I'm a Humboldt County based wedding and portrait photographer who is living her best life, and her best love story, within view of the Pacific Ocean in Trinidad, California. For the last seventeen years, I have been helping clients document, preserve, and display their living histories.
In college I studied photography with an emphasis in landscape. I began shooting weddings under the direction and inspiration of the few photographers shooting them in the Eureka, Arcata, Willow Creek, and Garberville areas at the time.
The work that I deliver to my clients is a representation of this unique background. A celebration of the natural environment. Stunning landscapes. Accurate color rendering that is luscious yet timeless and not trendy. Flattering posing for planned portraits that is classic yet leaves room for fun.
A wedding day is a collection of moments. Incredibly precious moments. Incredibly fleeting moments. I observe each wedding with my heart first and my eyes second. My experience and knowledge of weddings means I can beautifully capture reality. My portfolio is a collection of real couples in love and real moments in time.
People come into my life as clients and remain as friends. I invite you to reach out and see why. Book an engagement portrait session and let me show you how wonderful your love story is. Of course, if you book me for an engagement session, you might wind up taking me to Jamaica when you decide to elope... true story.
Happy tears are not just promised when you see your wedding photographs, they are guaranteed. -Carrie
So thankful to have the portraits I've used for this page captured by the amazing photographers listed below. I would still be fumbling with a tripod and my camera's self timer if you hadn't crossed paths with me. So. Much. Love!
*At Moonstone Beach (left) by Keara Lloyd
*In Jamaica (below) by Samantha Canal
my clients say...
"Carrie is amazing!! She was our Photographer for our June 2018 wedding in Fort Bragg, California. Not only does she take beautiful photos, but she takes the time to get to know you and your style. She is very easygoing and fun to work with. We asked her what some of her ideas were and went with her recommendations and the photos couldn’t have been more breathtaking. We were so happy with how everything turned out! She was very organized and always returned my emails quickly. We would HIGHLY recommend her!!" -Mary
"Carrie shot my wedding at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and she did a beautiful job capturing all the special moments. It's so important to have a photographer that can be your second eye! Being the bride & groom, we missed a lot of details that our families and friends got to experience. Looking back at the pictures made us feel like we were there for the whole thing. I highly recommend Carrie to anyone looking for a highly personable and talented photographer who can make a story come to life through pictures!!" -Cris
"We chose Carrie for our wedding in Fortuna and she was above and beyond everything what we could have ever asked for in a photographer. Neither my wife nor I are fans of being in front of a camera but Carrie made us feel so comfortable! I would definitely recommend her for any photography needs whether it be for your engagement, wedding, family, maternity, or newborn. Carrie is beyond AMAZING!" -Kristina
"Talent is obligatory in photography but passion, creativity, and care are what set Carrie apart. What she produced for us was beautiful and artistic, soft but emotionally dense; seeing our photos reminds us of not only our day but why we chose to have our wedding in San Francisco. The album she designed for us looks like it's straight out of a magazine. Gorgeous!"-Jenn
"We traveled all the way from Iowa to California to get married in the redwoods and were lucky enough to be referred to Carrie to capture our day. We can’t even begin to explain how wonderful, caring, sweet and thoughtful Carrie was to work with. She made us feel so comfortable and our photos turned out amazing! Every photo looks like it was taken right out of a magazine. We would highly recommend Carrie to anyone and plan to have her capture more photos of us on our future trips to California." -Jade
"Carrie did our engagement session as well as our destination wedding in Jamaica. She was super flexible with traveling across the world to accommodate us. She definitely went above and beyond our expectations as a photographer. Carrie is creative, passionate, and delivers! We wanted smoke bombs, we got magic. We wanted waterfalls and got beauty beyond belief. We would recommend Carrie 1,000 times and will definitely be return clients." -Hayden and Holly
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