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I love nature, real laughs, genuine love, fresh air, and the kind of dream clients way ahead of me when it comes to going on an adventure. If you're into photos that feel as real as you are, you want your memories made to last, and you'd like to make a new friend in the process, keep scrolling. I can't wait to meet you. 

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Hello!

WEDDING & LIFESTYLE photography in PHOENIX, AZ

Escaping to Disneyland or the beach in the middle of the week, Sunday Fundays, my extensive charm collection, playing piano and cello, and my insatiable cravings for Bruschetta and wine.

what I'm known for:

As a hopeless romantic with a fondness for all things vintage, I specialize in capturing timeless photos of the details and moments celebrating the love of your day. Utilizing natural light as much as possible as to not create an artificial mood, I consider my style to be photojournalistic, with a relaxed, natural feeling, even during formal portraits. Overly staged portraits and calculated setups aren't really my jam. After the party's over, my work continues, using post-processing software like Lightroom and Photoshop, ensuring you and your photos look their best and unique!

I'm a jeans and flannel wearing, ocean loving girl from Minnesota, finding the beauty (and warmth) of love in the desert.

MEET CARRIE

9

years

200

weddings

My philosophy is simple: I create beautiful photos to remember your most beloved moments without breaking the bank. 

what makes us different

We treat you like family.




 • Engagement Sessions
• Weddings of all sizes at any venue
• All religious weddings
• South Asian Weddings 
• Rustic Barn Weddings (There. I said it.)
• LGBTQ Weddings
• Capturing your family being crazy
• High School Seniors being awesome

While you can find me wherever there is love, I largely specialize in:


WHILE YOU CAN FIND ME WHEREVER THERE IS LOVE, I LARGELY SPECIALIZE IN:
• Engagement Sessions
• Weddings of all sizes at any venue
• Jewish, Mormon, Catholic, and all other religious weddings
• South Asian Weddings and all the included events (Pakistani, Indian, etc.)
• Rustic Barn Weddings (There. I said it.)
• LGBTQ Weddings
• Capturing your family being it's crazy self
• Photos of High School Seniors being awesome

what makes us different

Our Specialties

inquire about your date

Wedding collections start at $1125
a la carte options start at $250/hour
Portrait collections start at $300


Every engagement, wedding, and photo session is different, so in order to give each client the individualized attention they deserve, I take on a limited number of commissions each year and create a customized package for each client.

Each of my packages include all of your edited photos in digital, high resolution form, a print release, a personalized USB flash drive, and an online gallery. Options to add-on extra sessions, prints, and albums are available as well. 

If you're still reading this, you might be my kind of people...

booking information

2018 AND 2019 DATES AVAILABLE

pricing details & FAQ

My main camera is the professional Canon 5D Mark II. I also have various professional lenses to get varying depths and distances, a couple flashes, a back-up camera or 2, memory cards, and a cute frog to make grumpy kids (or grumpy adults) smile!

Being slightly vertically challenged, I also bring a stool or two to get varying angles and to ensure I'm always taller than you during the portraits! 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

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Honestly, I rarely find the need to bring big stands with flashes and extra lighting. A good rule of thumb is if you can see it, my camera can see it. While I do have on-camera flashes, I try to use them sparingly. During a wedding reception I'll often use that flash to create awesome light swirl effects and add to the light of the room, but other than that, I find natural light fits my style and allows us to better remember how wonderful the day really was.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ do you bring external lighting?

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+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

I am proud to say that all of the photos on my website and in my portfolio are from REAL weddings and sessions I've been lucky enough to be a part of, with REAL people who are REALLY in love! While a styled shoot might be fun, I find real weddings give me better experience, and showcasing photos from actual events will truly represent who I am as a photographer!

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

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+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

After your session, I load your photos into the cloud for safe keeping, then start the editing process. I delete a few (duplicates, eyes shut, etc), but end up with about 100 images per hour of shooting. Then, I edit every photo to ensure you and your photos look their best and unique! Your photos are never watermarked and are always delivered in high resolution form along with a copyright release approximately 2-4 weeks later, on a personalized flash drive or password protected online gallery.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

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+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

Absolutely! You'll be receiving the high resolution files with a copyright release, which allows you to print and share to your heart's content. Make prints up to poster size, albums, cards, you name it! If you do choose to print on your own, I recommend staying away from one-hour developers. I'm happy to give recommendations for the best public printers that will adequately print your important photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

back

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

While there are a few circumstances that require a 2nd photographer (and one can be added to your package if we decide it's necessary), most weddings and photo sessions don't require one. I've done over 150 weddings by myself, and feel confident in capturing all those important moments and angles, while being un-obtrusive.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

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Yes! In fact, the photography of your day can have a large impact on the timing of your day. Have a large family? You might think about doing a first look to accommodate those photos. Smaller family with no bridal party? We should be able to fit everything in during the cocktail hour. Or maybe you don't need getting ready photos. Once I learn more about you, your family, and the photos that are important to you, we will come up with a timeline for your day!

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

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+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

Umm...yes!

I really do love to travel, and do so often for weddings (usually just a few hours away, but still)! Some of my favorite wedding destinations are Sedona, Tucson, Prescott, and Rocky Point, Mexico. Travel fees may apply to sessions 50+ miles from Phoenix, but let me know where you're thinking and we'll figure out what's fair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

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+ I want to book! What's next?

Wonderful! I can't wait to make your day memorable! To save your date, a contract and $250 deposit is required. All add-on session fees are due at the time of that session. The remainder will be due one week before the wedding. Payment plans are available upon request.

For all other sessions, payment is due in full at the time of the session (no deposit or agreement required).

Contact me today to save your date!

Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

+ where are your gallery photos from?

+ do you bring external lighting?

+ tell me about the images i'll receive!

+ Can we print and share our photos?

+ do we need a 2nd photographer?

+ Can you help me with timing?

+ Will you come to hawaii with me?

+ I want to book! What's next?

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She provided the most amazing photos, documenting our special day! She is prompt in her responses and very organized. I think the only part of our wedding day that went according to schedule was the pre-ceremony photo session and that was all thanks to Carrie! She is adventurous and hiked with us to the top of a mountain for photos, resulting in breathtaking photos! Carrie also did our engagement photos and was willing to adventure to new spots on the Salt River for some great photos! I have already recommended her to other friends getting married because she is THE BEST!

"Carrie was by far the best investment when it came to our wedding."

Ed & Laura

kind words

We are beyond thrilled that we hired Carrie to take our engagement and wedding photos. She is a true professional, and got every shot we wanted at our wedding and so many more. Her photographs are classic and romantic, and she shines at capturing special moments and letting them unfold naturally. The portraits of our wedding party are outstanding, and she gave us a variety of shots to make sure we got 'the one' (close-up, full body, natural, posed). She was a joy to work with leading up to the wedding and the day of, and she was extremely fast at getting our pictures back. She posted a sneak peek the next DAY and got us our full set only 2 weeks later!! We can't recommend her enough, she is truly outstanding.


"She shines at capturing special moments and letting them unfold naturally."

Thomas & Lauren

kind words

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carrie@carriepatriciastudios.com

Scottsdale, AZ
480.485.2592

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Scottsdale, AZ
480.485.2592

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