Love Is In the Air!

 

I had two back to back weddings this month. Both couples were absolutely amazing. You could feel the love between them, in the way they treated and looked at one another. It was an honor to be a part of their special days.

Sometimes love seems fleeting, like people are constantly in and out of relationships. Sometimes it looks to others like true love isn’t real, like it’s just a fairy tale. There are couples that remind us that love isn’t an illusion, that it is real and can last a lifetime. 💞

School Is In Session.

My son started high school on September 5th. I wanted to capture his last day of summer vacation in a unique way. Do you have kids in school? How are they adjusting to the new school year? Sessions like these can be a fun way to escape homework, teachers, and those hallowed halls for a little while. If you know someone that would be interested, check out my site: http://www.facebook.com/carissagrayphotography to see more of my work. Here is to an amazing year ahead. The sky is the limit!

Busy Season Has Come…

As fall approaches, many are gearing up to get their pictures done. From seniors in high school to engaged couples, busy picture season has begun.

I had work every single day last weekend, it was good. Summer wasn’t nearly as busy as I thought it would be, but now as it draws to a close, people are booking. 🙂

Here’s a few from last weekend’s sessions:

I got to work with great families, people that remind me why I love what I do. Getting to be a part of their lives in this way, capturing wonderful moments and creating forever memories for them is an amazing gift.

The Class of 2018 is Ready…

I just did my second class of 2018 session yesterday; it was so much fun working with Anthony and his mom.

This year’s seniors are ready to tackle the year ahead and have big plans for after graduation. 🙂 I’m excited to get to work with some of them, hear their plans for their futures, and get to know how the next generation thinks.

Here are a few from yesterday’s session:

Do you have a high school senior looking to get their pictures done? If you do and you live in the area, feel free to reach out to me so we can talk about what you’re looking for. Senior year is a big time in a young adult’s life and I’d love to be a part of it, so I can capture a few memories that you can treasure for a lifetime. 🙂

Links

It was brought to my attention that the links to my pages weren’t formatted correctly, but I have just fixed that. 🙂 I am sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused! Happy Sunday to all!

Senior Picture Season

It’s that time once more, school is about to start and for some, this is THE year, senior year of high school! One of the exciting times, for some, is getting their yearbook pictures done. Deadlines for schools vary, some are within a few weeks and some have a few months. I just had my first Class of 2018 session a couple of days ago, was so much fun! I wanted to share a few images from the lovely Terrah’s session. If you have a high school senior, maybe it will inspire you to get your teen’s session booked. 😉

Happiness Displayed

Some think a good picture is when the lighting, posing, background, etc is “perfect”. I do like pictures that have those qualities, but I also like pictures that are candid, where maybe the lighting is a little off, the background isn’t ideal, etc, but the client is happy, being themselves. I am going to showcase a few images I took earlier this year that I think are good simply because the people were happy. 🙂

 

 

Welcome!

Hi! My name is Carissa! Some of you may follow my personal blog, but whether we have chatted before or not, I welcome you to my new page. This page is for my business only. This is another way for me to reach out, to show potential clients and photo lovers my work.

I have loved photography since I was 13. My mom handed me her old camera and once I began taking pictures with it, I was hooked. Some say it runs in my blood, my grandpa and my mom both have loved it as well. My grandpa was known to take pictures at weddings as their gift from him. I didn’t know until a couple of months ago just how much my mom loves it. It is nice to share that passion with her.

11 months ago, upon the urging of a friend and a deep desire to help my family, I began my photography business. I decided it was better to try and have it not work out than not try and forever wonder, “what if”. So far, I absolutely love what I do. Not only do I love taking pictures, but I also love working with the wonderful people I have met thus far. They make my job wonderful. We laugh, share stories, and have fun. It is about more than poses and smiles. What I do involves getting to know the clients, about knowing who they are and what they’re looking for.

My mission is to make everyone’s experience memorable and to capture those memories so that they can hold onto them for a lifetime. I hope that I get the chance to touch the lives of many in my journey. Thank you for being with me through this, the ups and downs. The support is what helps me get through the tough moments and makes the good ones even better. Here’s to many years of doing what I love and those that I work with enjoying their time with me for years to come.