Beautiful, Meaningful, & Authentic Imagery.

Carrie is a published photographer & educator, specializing in family & child photography. Known for her classic & timeless style of photography, Carrie has a gift for creatively using light & the environment to capture honest, beautiful imagery. With a relaxed approach, Carrie keeps her sessions stress-free and laid-back, guiding her subjects through a combination of poses and games to make the experience fun for the entire family. She is based in western North Carolina, where she resides with her husband and three children.


3 Common Myths About Flash Photography

Flash often gets a bad rap among lifestyle photographers. When I first started my photography journey, I often noticed that many photographers would specifically refer to themselves as "natural light" photographers. Cameras these days are amazing, and many can photograph well in fairly low-lit conditions. While using flash is not absolutely necessary for every professional photographer, it is definitely a skill worth knowing.

Camera Settings When Using Flash

Flash is a term that makes many lifestyle photographers cringe. I know it used to make me cringe. I thought that flash made images look un-natural. I never knew that I could actually use flash to mimic natural light. These days, I can't imagine how I'd manage without it. After encountering a number of less-than-ideal lighting situations in clients' homes, flash has proven

Tips for Taking Better Photographs of Your Children

Do you ever catch your children doing something really cute, but find that this cuteness doesn't quite translate in your photographs? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you capture photographs of your children that look a little more creative and a little less boring. 1. Get in Close to Capture the Details If you ask me, there is

Using Off-Camera Flash for In-Home Sessions

I used to be a strictly natural light photographer. One of the genres that I've always loved photographing is newborns. I quickly realized that the majority of families wanted their newborn session to take place inside their home. The thought of photographing anything indoors was terrifying to me. I knew that using mixed lighting in a home was a no-no, and I often

Is an In-Home Newborn Session Right for You?

You're here because you want to learn more about having an in-home newborn session. I've got you covered! If you can relate to any or all of the following points, then an in-home newborn session could very likely be the right fit for you... 1. You Don't Want to Leave Your Home Having a brand new baby is hard! It doesn't

4 Tips for Choosing a Location for Your Family Photography Session

Choosing a location for your family photo session is an important part of the overall experience. Do you absolutely need to have an amazing, extravagant location to get beautiful photos? The answer is NO, you do not…BUT there are some things you should take into consideration when choosing a location. Here are 4 tips to help you along. 1. Consider Who's Being


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