MY STORY


Born in 1996, I happen to be on the cusp of being a millennial and gen x. I was born in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia and although I travel far and often, I always find myself back in the mountains. Since I was homeschooled my entire life, I had a lot of extra time at home and thus my artistic selfie obsession was born! I must disclose in the early 2000s selfies were yet to be a “thing”.

After several years of being camera obsessed and bringing it to every birthday party, sleepover, and bbq, my friends and family took notice of my obsession and starting asking me to take photos for them. Gaining experience day by day doing mostly family and senior portraits, I was actually starting to get good at this photography thing and officially opened my photography business in 2013. 

When I met my husband in 2015 we had what some might call love at first sight. We got married in 2017 and knew we wanted to grow our family. After trying for 3 years with no luck, multiple surgeries, miscarriages, and 3 rounds of IVF, we were blessed with our sweet boy in 2021. 

Although motherhood and photography are my two biggest passions, I have some other hobbies I love to nurture as well. Some of those include owning a women’s clothing boutique, traveling, and I’ve even dabbled in a tattoo apprenticeship. 

My story doesn’t stop here but I’m not here to talk your ear off.. I can do that during our session. (Kind of kidding but also not really). 

-Carly

Testimonials

“Absolutely awesome! Her passion for photography truly shows in every pic she captures, so much feeling and connection between the camera and person/thing! Beyond amazed at her work and even better she's a the kindest person you'll ever meet and makes the shoot super relaxed, comforting and fun.”

“The photography speaks for itself ❤️Carly is beyond talented and has an eye for capturing breathtaking moments. She is so patient, kind, and flexible with the many demands of a wedding. She is the best!!!”

“Having a good photographer for our wedding was my number one priority! Not only is she an incredible photographer, she's one of the sweetest and funniest people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Carly has done my fiancé and I's engagement photos, a couple shoot in Alaska, my bridal portraits, and our wedding. She's absolutely phenomenal and each and every photo she's given to us, we're in love with. She captures real, raw moments and each photo has depth and emotion to it that I can't describe!”

“From the moment you meet Carly, she will feel like a friend. She made my husband and I feel so comfortable during our engagement session and we had so much fun! I could not wait to work with her again for the wedding. Carly was able to get every. single. aspect of our wedding all by her self. It was like she was in multiple places at once making sure she got every detail for us. Our friends and family could not say enough good things about her or her photos.”

“Carly is absolutely hands down the best photographer in Southwest Va. ❤️ There are truly no words to describe how incredible she is to work with and be around. If you want someone to be honest and pure and intimate with you for your photos, choose her.”

“Carly is AMAZING! From the minute you meet her, she makes you feel comfortable. My husband and I are usually not comfortable in front of a camera, but she makes it so natural. The photos looked like something out of a magazine, and I didn't know I could ever have pictures that amazing. Worth every penny!”

“Carly is an amazing person and photographer! She makes you feel very comfortable and she definitely loves her job! I would highly recommend her for any professional photography! You will have a blast with her! We can't wait for another photo shoot with her!”

“Carly is absolutely amazing! Her work continues to pull at my heartstrings as she is able to capture people in such an emotional way. I'm so impressed with the pictures she taken for me. She makes the photo shoot with children painless and fun. Thank you for your beautiful work!”

“Carly truly does such an amazing job, she takes time in her work and really knows all about lighting, editing and how to get you to pose. She's very sweet and is very patient (especially with newborn babies). She makes you feel beautiful and all around happy. I would recommend her to anyone!”