Oh Snap!

Time flies by so quickly, faster than many of us would like. To be able capture the precious moments of our lives so that we have a way to hold onto them is a gift, one I try to appreciate.

Many depend on me to give them a tangible way to preserve their memories and that is something we photographers should never take lightly. Once a moment is gone, it can never really be recaptured. So, we have to be ready and poised to get as many amazing moments on camera as we can.

It’s our job to give our clients wonderful memories. What we do is far more than just: sit, smile, and oh snap! It’s about more than just hours of editing, trying to perfect the images we took. It’s about more than lighting, props, and location. It’s about giving them an experience they will enjoy and then being able to look back at those moments for years to come.

Celebrating Love

 

Love is all around us, we just have to have our eyes open to see it. When we do see it, it is an amazing sight to behold. The love felt between these two was so obvious to anyone truly looking. It was my honor to be a part of their special day. Sharing in their laughter and celebrating their amazing love was a great gift.

You only have one day, one shot to really get things right when doing a wedding. If you mess up a family, newborn, or senior picture session, you can reschedule and do it again. With a wedding, if you mess up, there’s no going back. It’s a lot of pressure for any vendor. Pictures are a couple’s way of looking back on their big day and treasuring those memories for years to come. I don’t know if I did a perfect job, but I would like to think I did capture the joy and love felt that day.

My goal is to keep booking more and more photo shoots and weddings, also to keep practicing and learning, so that my skills will keep improving. No matter what, I do hope to keep providing a wonderful experience for my clients. I want them to look back on working with me and smile. What a photographer does is about so much more than taking good pictures. It is about giving them an amazing session, one they enjoyed, where the smiles and laughter aren’t forced, but natural. It is our job to make sure they leave the session feeling relaxed and happy. Here’s to your smiles today, so that they can be ones you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

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. 💞

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. 🙂

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.