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family sessions booked through the end of the year

we still have openings for seniors, maternity and newborn sessions but due to the cold weather and limited daytime schedules we are no longer booking family sessions for 2009.
we are completely swamped around here shooting and editing family, wedding, commercial and senior sessions. i know many of you look forward to blog posts. i haven’t been able to post as many as i would like but i promise i will once things settle down around here.
we are taking names for our spring family sessions … so please email us if you are interested so we can contact you in march.
in the meatime … here is a favorite family session we did recently with the holtgrieve family. my assistant lauren and i had so much fun photographing them doing their everyday things right in their back yard.


Michelle Mathile - October 12, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Just checking out your website, WOW!! Amazing!! I can’t wait to see you next week & to have you do our pictures! Love, Michelle

lance + joslyn

i had the honor of photographing lance and joslyn’s fairytale wedding in orlando, florida last month. we were treated as if we were family during the 4 day event. their wedding was held at disney’s wedding pavilion and the reception was at none other than the grand floridian resort a few steps away.
i cannot say thank you enough to the lance, joslyn and their families + friends. everyone was so kind and crazy fun! amanda and i had such a great time shooting this wedding … it was definitely a wedding to remember!

ok … i stink at ring shots and i challenged myself to be a bit more creative this time around. i love the lollipop and i had to use the yummy mickey chocolate rice crispy treat joslyn ate as a snack too!

the flowers were unbelievable … i just loved them!

joslyn you are sooo beautiful!~

lance … look at you handsome groom! you are the sweetest ๐Ÿ™‚

disney’s “wedding pavilion” … the skies were soo blue and yes it was like100 degrees and humid too!

the most amazing indoor natural light EVER … a photographers dream!!

one of my favorite clients … hi patsy!!

i have so many pictures of the reception but i must stop now … there will be tons more on the slideshow!!!

thanks again !!! carmen + amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

Joslyn - September 23, 2009 - 7:47 am

Carmen, you are awesome! I can’t wait to see the rest! They are beautiful! Thanks to you and Amanda for doing such an amazing job!!!

Michelle Wheeler - September 23, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful!! Beyond our expectations! Thank you sooo much for such a blessing!


i’ve been shooting a string of seniors the last couple months and have sooo many i want to blog. i just finished this session and couldn’t help myself … i decided to post some favorites! i photographed kingsley a few years ago and gosh has she changed, she is such a sweet heart and i had the best time with her and her mom liz!! let’s do it again soon ๐Ÿ™‚
shooting this session brought out my inner ” i wanna be a j crew/anthropologie catalog photographer” …. kingsley you are gorgeous!!

Tracy Manning - September 18, 2009 - 10:12 am

How on earth did they ever choose from among these? Wow!

elizabeth Schroeder - September 22, 2009 - 4:54 pm

Thanks Carmen! They are awesome. I need more wall space!!!! Can’t wait to get together, well worth the wait as always. Liz

Greg Smith - March 14, 2010 - 5:24 pm

Carmen, Your work is amazing. Wow. Love you site.

meredith + craig

i looooved this UD wedding and backyard reception for soooo many reasons. first, meredith + craig were incredibly  sweet, creative and trusted me 110%.  second, they were a referral from a  previous bride + groom “sam + jessica” whom i adore alomg with the bishops (jessica’s mom + dad) ๐Ÿ™‚

as you’ll see in the images below … this wedding was full of color, details, details, and more details!! everything from vintage vases for their center pieces to handmade pin wheels as unique seating cards. because they saw eachother before the ceremony we had plenty of time to shoot all over town! they even decided to make a pit stop a BW3’s for a quick celebratory shot!  this wedding party was so much fun!!

the reception was at the evan’s home and it could not have been more perfect …. the evening was very intimate … i especially loved the lighting! thanks for letting me document your wonderfull day …. enjoy!

notice the ring bearer on the shot above and below:

meredith’s family below along with a shoe shot …. loved them!!

jess@studio3z - September 9, 2009 - 2:29 pm

WOW!!! She chose some great (and brave) colors, and pulled them off FLAWLESSLY!!! Amazing! And Carmen, you lady are AMAZING!! These are so incredible. I am such a fan of your work.

bobbi - September 9, 2009 - 3:03 pm

you just ROCKED this! The colors, the details, the everrrrrrything is PERFECTION! Carmen, you amaze me ๐Ÿ™‚

Brian - September 9, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Carmen, not only are your images amazing, but you incorporated the couples color scheme into your photography beautifully.

lroah - September 9, 2009 - 6:54 pm

Umm….. hello!!!!!!! WOW – you da bomb!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Susan Newman - September 9, 2009 - 8:19 pm

You are amazing!

kelly settle - September 11, 2009 - 6:41 am

Carmen, These are beautiful. You truly captured the energy & joy of their day:) Love the new watermark. Very nice.

jael deyoung - September 20, 2009 - 10:38 pm

what a COOL wedding…LOVE the colors and you did an AMAZING job!!!!!

kristian + andy

these two lovely folks met at miami university (another set of miami mergers for us and kristian says to google it bc it’s a big deal …LOL) they love miami so we went there for their engagement session. they had just ran a marathon days before our session and may have inspired me to pick up running again. i know i say that but i really want to get back into it. 

anyway, we had an amazing time together and i cannot wait for their wedding next april!