Perhaps it is appropriate that words cannot capture the full extent of how amazing Carrie was in photographing our wedding. Book her now is the summary of my review. She was not only our photographer, but someone who made our wedding exponentially better! From the moment we booked her, Carrie made sure to help walk us through every detail of the day. My husband and I felt like complete fish out of water when it came not only to weddings, but especially being photographed. Carrie made sure we felt comfortable and gave us tons of options and all the pros and cons to each. She never pushed us in any direction and always made sure we were firs and foremost comfortable and stress-free. When she arrived for our big day, she withstood below freezing temps in the Catskills and even offered to jump in on a hunt for our lost dog! All that speaks to Carrie's professionalism and genuinely amazing personality! However, her sheer artistic talent is also remarkable. She captured our day in the most authentic way possible, short of just experiencing it in the moment. When I look at the pictures she took (both the formal and the candid) I'm able to relive the most amazing day of my life in an honest and real way. Her photos truly speak for themselves. Carrie made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and all of our guests absolutely adored her! She was never intrusive or forced and somehow managed to be everywhere at once (which is crazy because she did the whole wedding by herself). I don't think we have ever had a better professional service in our lives (where the sheer talent, work ethic, AND personality are all exemplary). I cannot recommend CLH enough! It's one of (if not the biggest) days of of your life and Carrie will ensure that every moment of it is made timeless in photos! -Sam S.
Carrie is absolutely amazing. From our initial consultation to many months after our wedding, Carrie was ever most thoughtful, helpful, creative, talented and fun! As our wedding was the first time my husband and I were professionally photographed, of course we were nervous when we arrived for our engagement session in July. From the moment we greeted Carrie she put us at ease and we knew we had made one of the best decisions for our wedding (other than getting married!) Carrie's easy going personality but perfect eye for detail came right through her camera. On top of being extremely talented she truly loves photographing the most memorable moments of peoples lives. From our engagement session all the way through our wedding Carrie carried us through our wedding with ease, confidence and enjoyment. When we received our wedding photographs we were so enthused to see Carrie captured our day just as we remembered. The love and excitement was perfectly illustrated though Carries eyes in her beautiful photographs. My husband and I and our families will cherish our wedding photos for our lives. Carrie and CLH images is the best! - Erica T.
Carrie was one of the best decisions that we made for our wedding day this past October. We live in Boston and Carrie was incredibly easy to plan out our day with from afar. In meeting Carrie the day of the wedding, I knew that we had made the right choice. She was energetic and bubbly but also able to quietly capture so many moments that were important to us and that we are so happy to have. You will not regret choosing her for your wedding day! -Elise P.
Just in case you don't read this whole review, I'll start by saying you need to choose Carrie as your photographer! I remember meeting Carrie for the first time. I was just so captured by her bubbly, sweet and genuinely kind personality. I just knew she had to be our photographer. My husband and I booked an engagement session and our Lake Placid wedding with Carrie. Needless to say, it was the best choice we could have made. Carrie is so easy to talk with and made us feel so comfortable. She has the best ideas for photos and captured every moment perfectly. Carrie is a true professional. My husband and I recommend Carrie to everyone! - Brittni O.
Carrie is absolutely amazing! We hired her for a Sweetheart Session as well as our Wedding photography. She was able to take my off-beat, non-traditional ideas and transform them into beautiful images. Carrie's easy going and positive attitude makes you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. I selfishly want Carrie to be my best friend and photograph the soundtrack of my life. - Denyele U.
To say that Carrie did an amazing job would be an understatement! Not only did she take many beautiful pictures of our wedding day, but she is a fun, outgoing person who is a pleasure to be around. Carrie was super flexible on the day of the wedding and did an excellent job of making our wedding party feel comfortable. Not only was Carrie always available to answer our questions before our big day she continued that even after the wedding, We were super excited that 1 month after our wedding, our photos were done and ready to view! I would highly recommend Carrie to anyone, you will not regret booking her as your wedding photographer. -Brooke T.
When I started looking into finding a photographer for my wedding, I went on Facebook and would just look through picture after picture from many different photographers.... Carrie's work from CLH Images just jumped out at me. I loved everything she did!! Then I met with her and our meeting turned into two hours of what felt like hanging out with a good friend. I just knew she was the perfect person to have there on my wedding day and I was right!! Carrie made everything so easy and so natural. My husband & I are absolutely in love with our wedding photos!!! From the teasers she posted right after the wedding... to getting to see the entire gallery... We could not ask for more beautiful photos!! I am so thankful that I chose Carrie from CLH Images to photograph my wedding. If you are looking for an amazingly talented photographer -- Look no further! -Ashley D.
Amazing, outstanding, stunning and gorgeous are some of the adjectives I would use to describe Carrie at CLH Images!! We just received our wedding photos and we couldn't be happier. We cannot stop smiling and have loved sharing our images with all our family and friends! We actually booked Carrie after one Skype session. Even though we never met in person, we just felt like we "clicked" and hit it off immediately. She was so bubbly, friendly and always had a smile on her face. We first booked an engagement session with Carrie in August 2015. After talking just once, Carrie had a vision for us. She was willing to try anything we asked, but also had so many great ideas. We loved walking the streets of Troy with her, stopping for great pictures and also getting to know her! The engagement session was great and we loved that we were able to meet and get to know Carrie before our wedding day. We highly recommend doing an engagement session with her too! In the few months leading up to the wedding Carrie was in contact with us through email and text to make sure she had a timeline that worked for everyone. She showed up on time and got to work immediately! We have so many pictures from every part of the day. Carrie is so talented and has an eye for the perfect picture. You can see the symmetry in her pictures and she has done an impeccable job of capturing all the emotion from the day. She also has made every single person look picture perfect! Right after our wedding Carrie sent us some sneak peaks which we loved and exactly two months later we had all the pictures from our special day. There are more than we expected and we love seeing all the moments captured on film that we might have missed that day. In short, Carrie is THE ABSOLUTE BEST! Her prices are so reasonable for the quality of work that she puts out. Photography is so important for a wedding day and Carrie helped make our day more than perfect! - Kim P.
I'm blown away by your talent. Thank you for documenting my daughter's perfect day. I sing my praises to you! - Cindy S.
Looked at the pictures - we are so incredibly happy! You're amazing - there are so many favorites already. Thank you so much for taking so many shots - they really turned out beautifully; we're going to share with everyone. My day at work tomorrow is ruined - I'm going to spend all day looking at the photos! -Erica J.
The photos you took my wife and I make each moment of that day reverberate. You are a extremely talented photographer. - Paul E.
Cannot recommend CLH enough!!! You will not want to miss out on having her capture your special day! - Sam S.
Holy s*&^, Carrie! You are so talented! The photos aree are totally amazing! Thank you so much for capturing the day so well. Super happy with how these came out! Amazing. Well done! -Lauren A.
I'm still having a hard time putting into words what these pictures mean to me. Carrie, you are the best. Thank you so much for capturing these moments -Brittni O.
I cannot thank you enough or coming over last night and taking our photos. You are so talented and give people such an amazing gift, memories. The girls also asked as they drifted off to sleep, "Can Carrie come tomorrow night?" Much love! -Breanna K.
Thank you so much! Taking pictures of two three yr olds is not for the faint of heart- you're incredible! So grateful for your images! - Rachel S.
Love, love, love these photos!! We can't thank you enough. You were absolutely wonderful to work with, and you captured our day beautifully... we are so thankful. - Ashley C.
We have nothing but great things to say about you... I talk about you to everyone that asks about the wedding. Everyone there loved you, too!! Plus, your work speaks for itself!! -Ashley D.
I just wanted to truly thank you for our engagement photos. We absolutely love them! We have gotten many compliments with the family we have showed so far! We still cant pick our favorites because there are so many. - Erica J.
I may have left a review several years back, but just recently looked again at the photo book of Carrie's work from my wedding in 2013. She did a fantastic job, which I think flowed from not only her photographic talents and hard work, but her ability to communicate with the customer, find out what they are looking for and set out to capture it. It goes without saying that I recommend Carrie to a prospective customer. She's a professional who is intuitive and extremely observant. - Paul E.
Great shots from the most beautiful day of our lives. From beginning to end, the day was a joyous whirlwind so looking back on these amazing pictures by CLH to capture the excitement, laughter, touching moments and especially the fun is such a treasure. - Michelle H.
Just wanted to send this note to say thanks again and let you know how much we enjoy working with you. We've worked with a couple of other photographers over the past few years because you weren't available since you're busy now. And although those other photographers are very sweet and talented, you are, hands down, the best. Your photos are so beautiful and creative and capture those sweet little moments. Your warm and thoughtful personality really shows how much you enjoy what you do... thank you, thank you for capturing these wonderful moments for our family!! - Nicole G.
We love carrie! These photos could not have been any more perfect. carrie knocked it out of the park. - Jason S.
The photos are stunning. I can't get enough of them. Thanks again for all of your efforts and for the pleasure of having you here! - Jane P.
Love love love. You captured amazing pictures and wonderful senior pics for McKenna. - Jeanne L.
I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful job you did at Alex and James' wedding. The photos you've shared are just as sweet as we imagine they would be. -Jane P.
Oh my God, I am crying just looking at the photos. Thank you so much...you are the absolute best! -Kim P.
You know, I am truly blessed with the photographers that shoot here at Burlap and Beams.. I'm always in awe and constantly saying OMG with each new picture I get from them... Carrie holds a dear spot in my heart because she has shot here at the barns since I opened up and she always comes back and delivers breathtaking and mesmerizing photos for each couple that brings her back here... Love you, Carrie .. you always give all your heart and soul for each wedding your, smile, warmth and talent always goes above and beyond... -Terri L.
We got so many compliments about how sweet our photographer was lol. You were a hit! -Lauren B.
I love them all so much I can't even pick a favorite. And the backdrop is absolutely beautiful. These are perfect, I couldn't be happier with them (the photos). Makes me want to cry! - Heather D.
In case you don't read this whole review, we are just going to sum up the main point by saying Carrie is the best and you should get her to photograph your wedding. Carrie has such a warm and friendly personality, she really makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera. During our engagement shoot we realized a photo shoot with Carrie is like hanging out with a friend (a friend who is phenomenal at taking pictures). Carrie is open to suggestions for pictures, but also has endless great ideas of her own. When she tells you, "this might feel weird right now, but the picture is going to look great," you should really trust her. The sneak peek photos she posted a few days after our wedding are absolutely stunning. Quality wedding photographs were one of our top priorities for our wedding and we spent a lot of time online looking at photographers. We were so excited when we found Carrie. Her photographs are amazing! If you are looking for a wedding photographer, stop looking now and hire Carrie! - Becky S.
Amazing, hardworking and above all very patient. That smile never disappeared and she goes out of the way to capture moments that we all cherish. – Abishek K.
We had a great time with Carrie on our wedding day at Brown's Revolution Hall in Troy, NY. She was so sweet and patient, and made us feel so comfortable. We are absolutely in love with the pictures. We highly recommend CLH images and cannot wait to have Carrie again for other special moments in our lives! -Michelle and Mike H.
Short version of my review of CLH Images Photography and Carrie is: choose her. If you don't, I can almost guarantee that you will regret it. Now, the long version of my review. Carrie was a referral from a close friend of mine and she was the fourth and final photographer we were meeting with to discuss our destination wedding. When my husband and I met Carrie, she was bubbly, sweet and had such a positive personality that rubbed us the right way. We met for about an hour going over our plan for the wedding and her work. When my husband and I got in the car to drive home, we both looked at each other and said "she's the one." Your wedding day is one of the most important, special and sacred days of your life. Yes, the photographers work needs to be and should be up to your standards but for us it was just as equally important to have that personal connection. Carrie always made us feel comfortable. She is easy to talk to and overall a genuine and caring person. From the business perspective, she was always on point with scheduling, shoot ideas, poses etc. Now onto her work. The finished product. Speechless. I remember getting the email saying my pictures were done. I remember at first I scrolled through them rapidly, Then I went back through them all and went slow. Very slow, studying every picture, every pose, every background and details of the shoots. The colors took my breath away. The sunset, the lighting, the candid shots, everything was beyond anything I could have hoped for. The details were all there. She is your one. Whether it's a Burlaps and Beams outdoor wedding, a center of Albany engagement or another destination wedding/newlywed shoot, she is your one. And don't forget family and baby sessions! I can guarantee she will make everyone smile. - Emily W.
If you want an amazing photographer who puts everyone at ease and takes the most gorgeous pictures, CLH images Photography is the one for you!!!!! Truly amazing photos!!!! Carrie was a dream to work with!!! -Joanna C.
We cannot say enough of Carrie and her work! From our first meeting with Carrie we knew that we had made the right decision to hire her as our wedding photographer. Carrie was a pure delight to work with and exceeded our expectations in every way. I would highly recommend booking Carrie for your wedding, my husband and I are so grateful we have these beautiful memories from our special day! - Austin Z.
We can't say enough about Carrie! She was fantastic from start to finish. Quick to respond to any concerns we had before the day, and full of energy and ideas the day of. Neither my husband or I enjoy having our pictures taken, but she made it almost fun despite the freezing weather. She found great spots and had great ideas for photos, and was fantastic at corralling our rather large families for group shots. We are beyond thrilled with the final images! - Kate and Shawn M.
It was an absolute pleasure to have Carrie capture all of the memories of our wedding day. Her easy-going, positive, upbeat personality paired with her professionalism and undeniable talent made for the perfect combination of traits anyone would want in a photographer. My now-husband and I were at ease with Carrie the moment we sat down with her for our first meeting. I found this most comforting as I am not a huge fan of having my picture taken. After that day we communicated often, whether Carrie was just checking in or we had questions about specific requests. Staying in touch with Carrie was easy and trouble-free, so when our big day finally came around we had all the confidence in the world in her. She did not disappoint. Somehow she seemed to be in 3 places at once, taking pictures from all different locations from all different angles of every single detail and special moment. I must say that quite a few of our guests were impressed and commented on how Carrie was lying on the dance floor taking pictures of a group of us dancing around her! It doesn't get much more dedicated than that! Carrie is one passionate and devoted person, and we could not be happier with our decision to have her as our photographer. - Katie G.
My husband and I cannot even begin to describe what a wonderful experience we had working with Carrie. She is incredibly professional, yet speaking with her makes you feel as if you are chatting with a lifelong friend. She is quick to respond, very flexible and her rates are so reasonable for the quality of the finished product. We are absolutely blown away by our wedding photos and have received so many compliments already. We have already recommended her to friends that are getting married in the near future, and we will be contacting her in the future for family portraits. You’re in good hands with Carrie! - Heather R.
Carrie was absolutely phenomenal. I recommend her without any reservations! - Kurt R.
Carrie captured every moment. I could not be happier with my choice for our wedding photographer! There are so many more pictures than I imagined there would be! It's so difficult to pick a favorite. She does an amazing job!!! - Jenna B.
Carrie at CLH Images Photography lives, breathes, and loves photography, and it shows. When we contacted Carrie about our July 2015 wedding at Revolution Hall, she seemed really excited, and that reaction was a big reason we chose Carrie. When talking to our other vendors, they had nothing but great things to say about her, and told stories about how awesome she is at her job. Carrie is not only a fantastic photographer but she has a vast amount of knowledge of weddings. She knows all the cool locations of the capitol district, and how to go with the flow of the day. She is a true professional and knows how to deal with bridal nerves, children, and parents. She put us at ease the minute she started taking photos. To say that we are in love with our photos is an understatement. -Melody & Mark D.
Carrie went above and beyond our wildest expectations for our wedding. She was timely, paid attention to every detail and made our lives so easy on our wedding day. On a day normally filled with stress and time constraints, Carrie made every effort to accommodate our ever shifting timeline. She was so sweet, creative and very professional. She was so lively, helping create and capture so many special moments. All of our guests were so impressed. The time up until, during and after the ceremony were so fluid and natural, and all because of how professional and creative Carrie was. It was truly a pleasure working with Carrie and we would recommend her services to everyone.- Ariana & Jason T.
I just want to say that we adore the photos from the wedding! The pictures are stunning! The colors are brilliant! Your creativeness is astounding! We just love looking at them and the pictures take us right back to that magical day. You really are in a profession that suits you. My family and friends all commented on your friendliness and commitment to your task at hand. Some of my favorite shots are the ones of Kait and Andy's shoes and the prep time before the leaving for the church...Actually I thought everyone looked beautiful from siblings, to friends and extended family members...just marvelous! Thank you so much for all your hard work that memorable June 13th day... We will be sure to spread the word about your abundant talents!- Julie M.
Carrie is by far one of the best in the business. We can't even begin to tell you what an amazing photographer she is. She checks off every single piece of criteria you look for in a photographer. Carrie has the BEST personality in the world; her bubbly, genuine, charismatic, fun and laid back disposition make her a joy and breeze to work with. She is so passionate about her work and it is so evident when you see the final products. We had the privilege of having her shoot engagement photos as well as our wedding photos. We currently live in Georgia but are both from the Capital Region originally and Carrie was so flexible when it came to the one weekend we flew home in the fall of 2014 to do our engagement shots. She was sure to get us into her busy schedule and always made us feel like her number one priority. In addition to Carrie's amazing personality, her quality of work is out of this world. We are so, so, SO happy with how all of our photographs have turned out. Her shots are creative, dynamic, and full of emotion, capturing every bit of love, joy and happiness we felt on our days. She's easy to work with, makes you feel so comfortable even if you are uncomfortable being photographed and caters exactly to what the bride and groom want. We seriously can't say enough good things about Carrie. Everyone we have talked to from our DJ to our wedding reception staff to our guests have told us how great she was to work with and what a joy she was to be around. And now that our wedding photos have been posted, we've received floods of compliments on her beautiful photos. Once the wedding was finally over, we just wanted to relive every moment of the amazing day. Luckily, with Carrie as our photographer she allowed us to do just that as she captured everything so perfectly and vividly. - Kaitlyn & Andy B.
My husband and I could not be more happy with our decision to hire Carrie as our wedding photographer. From our first meeting to the last shot at our wedding, Carrie was fun, reliable, professional, and energetic! We JUST got married so we have not seen all of the pictures yet but the sneak peeks she sent us were amazing! We have never really been people who love to be in front of the camera and we had a blast posing for Carrie. She was helpful and creative in her suggestions/guidance and made it so enjoyable for us! She was able to laugh with us and keep everything professional while also light-hearted which is exactly what we wanted! We recommend Carrie without any hesitation what so ever! Thank you, Carrie! - Megan J.
To say that my husband and I are in love with our wedding photos would be an understatement. Carrie captured every beautiful moment of our wedding day that from those photos, we're able to relive the entire day, over and over again! We were ecstatic when we first spoke with her (about 6 months prior to our wedding) and found out that she was available to shoot our day. I had found Carrie through a friend of mine who had her son's photo's taken by her, and couldn't have been happier with the luck of "word of mouth". After seeing all of her work on wedding shoots, I knew that the most important thing about our day was to have Carrie do our photos! We hadn't actually met Carrie before our big day, but communication flowed between e-mails and finally the phone call before our day to discuss us, our family, and our desires for our pictures. The way that she captured every detail from our big day was amazing. She dedicates a blog to each couple, while choosing the best shots from the day for it. We also booked her photo-booth for our guests to have some fun with, and those shots crack us up every time we look at them! I can't wait till a few days from now when we get our custom made photo-book, and now we get to sit down to decorate our house with beautiful shots (which might be a tough task because there are too many to choose from)! I can honestly say that anyone would be as blessed as we were when booking Carrie-- you can truly see how much she loves the job itself and has a fantastic eye for catching the most important details. Once we start our newest additions to our family, we'll definitely be booking her again! - Jeanie L.
Carrie has an amazing artistic eye for capturing beautiful moments in pictures. She's energetic and upbeat to work with, and makes you feel super comfortable (even if you don't love the idea of getting your picture taken!) My husband and I chose her for our engagement shoot and wedding, and couldn't be more thrilled with our photos. - Lisa S.
The images Carrie captured were better than I could have hoped for, and gave us a beautiful keepsake of this sweet moment in time with our little ones. The best part of our experience though has been working with Carrie- she made us so comfortable the day of our shoot (not an easy task, I typically hate getting pictures taken!) and was so patient with the twins. She was up for anything, and so upbeat- her energy was infectious! Completely professional and truly kind- I recommend her highly and will definitely be looking to her for more sessions as the kids grow up! - Rachel S.
You are simply amazing. I wish I was as good with words as you are, because I will not even come close to describing how amazing these photos are, and how happy it makes me to see them. It was such an unbelievable day for us that I never thought it could be captured, but you have managed to do that in such a beautiful way. Thank you for making it so that our wedding day can continue to feel like it's happening, because I feel like I am right back in the moment as I'm looking through these photos. We cannot wait to share them with our family and friends. Thank you for everything, from spending the weekend with us, to spending so many hours editing, to making our memories come alive. - Nikki G.
Carrie did an awesome job with my headshots. I needed some I could use around the web and for my business, and she gave me a wonderful selection. I love the lightening, and the poses she suggested look natural. Carrie was also fun to hang out with while she took my photos -- she made me feel comfortable! I'd highly recommend her! - Alexis G.
Carrie, you are a genius with a great eye! Love the creative elements you brought to these pics. You captured all the love, joy and beauty of the wedding day. -Susie S.
Where do we even start! From the beginning, Carrie has been absolutely amazing. I started "stalking" her photos after a friend of mine used her for her sons pictures. And I can't even express how happy I am that I 'liked' her on Facebook and continued to look over her photos. From the moment we booked her for our wedding, she has been wonderful. She has been great to contact with, leaving us with not a single worry for the wedding. We didn't meet ahead of time, simply spoke through emails and phone calls, and I was still never worried about a thing. And finally meeting her on Friday was great. 7 months pregnant, Carrie was hopping onto Adirondack chairs, moving all sorts of furniture around, and you could tell that her mind and camera were working wonders through the whole day! All of our friends and family kept saying how amazing you were Carrie! Tonight, seeing our sneak peaks from the wedding we are just in awe. Dylon and I are so happy we chose you, and so in love with our sneak peaks. We can't wait to see the rest, thank you so very much for capturing the love we have on our day. - Jeanie L.
Simply put Carrie, you are one if a kind and I'm so glad we found you. Genuine, patient and fun. It's clear that you do what you love and love what you do. Thank you for sharing our special night. -Chris S.
I'm rating Carrie today before we even receive any sneak peeks or copies of our pictures from our wedding at 60 State Place because of our experience with her thus far. Ever since the beginning she has been easy to contact, reliable, informative and responsive, plus would talk to us at any hour of the day, and phone conversation seemed like we had been lifelong friends. Chris and I got married last night and I can't even begin to explain the admiration we have for her as a person, friend and professional. We got so many compliments on how amazing she was from all of our family and friends. At 7 months pregnant she was jumping on couches, moving tables, running around like a mad woman and had endless energy. I can only hope to be as adorable as she if I ever become pregnant. Our photo sessions were comfortable, and very well thought out. She was so patient with us, and all of the screaming, hungry children. I'm praying that doesn't scare her for what's coming! We can't wait to see how fabulous our photos are and are so excited to have created such a great relationship with Carrie. She is truly one of a kind in this business and you can't help but respect her and her work. Please, seriously consider her for any photo needs you may ever have. She is the best! We love you Carrie! - Krystal S.
I still cant get over what an amazing day [our wedding day] was! Let's just start out by saying what an amazing photographer Carrie is! Carrie and I had many phone meetings prior to the wedding, [but] I never met with her in person when I booked her or even before the wedding! When she came to the salon that morning and we actually met for the first time, it was like we were best friends and already knew each other; her personality was so fun and bubbly and so energetic (especially for being 6 months pregnant!!) We had the time of our lives and Carrie was up for anything and everything! If anyone is looking for a photographer for any occasion, especially a wedding, please please call her. You won't be disappointed! Thank you again, Carrie. -Brooke D.
I was referred to Carrie by a close friend, and I'm so glad I was. I could not be happier with the services she provided and the quality of her photos. From the first moment we spoke, her love for photography and her genuine interest in making our wedding photos exactly what we wanted was evident. My husband and I were a bit wary of wedding photographers, not wanting to be told to pose a certain way, or to look into each other's eyes a certain way. We wanted a photographer who would capture who we were, in our natural state. I also had a groom who was particularly insistent on not missing cocktail hour. And I was insistent on not doing a first look. Carrie struck a perfect balance, captured us exactly as we are, and we made it to cocktail hour! Beyond that, she captured all those amazing, sweet, fleeting moments that I wasn't even aware of. There are a million things to worry about when planning a wedding. With Carrie, your wedding photos won't be one of them. -Laura C.
You are amazingly talented and have a stellar eye for detail- thank you. I sometimes fear I won't remember what the kids looked like as infants or at certain stages of life-- your photos capture them so naturally. I love looking back at photos you have captured of them- they help me remember the details I fear I might someday forget... - Tara J.
Carrie is an amazing person with an amazing attitude! First, we asked her to go to NYC to take our engagement photos and she said yes without batting an eye and she was fantastic all day... the pictures came out amazing!!! Then [this past] Saturday was our wedding and, yet again, Carrie knocked it out of the park!! Energetic and accommodating the entire day. We received multiple compliments about [...] how great, nice, polite, and accommodating she was to everyone. I don't know how she did this, but less than 12 hours after leaving our reception, we had a couple photos as a sneak peek! I can say with 100% certainty that we are a customer for life! Can't wait to see the magic she performs on the rest of the photos from our wedding!! - Justin B.
Just had a moment to peak at the blog... the pictures are absolutely beautiful. You are always able to capture personalities and I think you captured [our son's] perfectly!! LOVE LOVE LOVE these and can't wait to share them with our friends and family. -Nicole G.
Amazing engagement photos! Although the weather was cold, Carrie's attitude and enthusiasm was not. We are very pleased with all of the photos and Carrie made us feel extremely comfortable, like we had known her for years already. A true professional who was very aware of scenery and backgrounds that provided the best photo opportunities. We are looking very forward to working with CLH images for our wedding! - Chris S.
I have to say that I have looked through the pictures at least four times, and each time I am more and more blown away at the beauty and thought of every picture! I was so blessed to be a part of this day, and to see these AMAZING pictures and be able to re-live it has been awesome! Thank you Carrie for capturing all the great moments! - Melissa B.
Carrie photographed our wedding in November 2013. From our initial phone conversation I was struck by her energy and enthusiasm for photography, and life in general. She shared our excitement as we walked around our venue discussing photo ops that we didn't want to miss. Taking into account the fact that on the day of the wedding my husband and I would be totally preoccupied and out of our minds with excitement, she organized information such as which locations we wanted to get, things that we specifically did not want photographed, time frames for each event (i.e. family pictures, cocktail hour, photo booth), and executed everything perfectly. I didn't even know Carrie was there after our first look ended…she blended in seamlessly yet captured every moment that we don't ever want to forget from the romantic glances between bride and groom to the downright hilarious antics of our guests. When we received the photos, we were overwhelmed with the response we got from both guests and non-guests alike. More than one person who viewed them commented that they were the "best wedding photos" they had ever seen. I would get married all over again (if I could afford it…and to the same guy of course!) just so that Carrie could amaze us all over again with her gifted insight into what makes us, us. She has really memorialized every bit of effort we put into that day, the emotions, the sentiments. She is overwhelmingly recommended for wedding photography. -Rachel M.
Where can we even start to talk about how incredible Carrie is? From the moment we met her, her smile and professionalism made us know right away that we made the right choice. Her energy, and love for what she does was evident from her pure excitement of her trade. She was flexible, creative, and honest in every aspect of the process; from contracts, the day of, and delivery of the photos. Everything was perfect, and that was before we even saw the final product.....which by the way are absolutely incredible. Just looking through the photos brought us right back to that beautiful day in Lake Placid. Every aspect of our day was captured in her photos to perfection. If we ever forget a detail, all we have to do is look at those pictures. This will not be the last time we use Carrie for capturing some of the most important moments of our lives. - Molly T.
We can't tell you how pleased we are with the pictures. You are fantastic at your trade. We have received so many comments on how great they are. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job capturing all those moments. Brings back all the emotions that we had that day! - Chris T.
I have a hard time giving all 5s when doing reviews but I can honestly say Carrie earned and deserves them. When I was first starting to look for a photographer I found one that was a little out of my budget so I emailed him and asked, "Do you know anybody who is new to the business, shoots like you, but has a lower fee?" He pointed me to Carrie. This was her second wedding season, I would never have guessed! She was able to pose us when we had no idea what to do ourselves but went along with any ideas we threw at her. The Groom was happy with how comfortable he felt around the camera and how she was able to capture his all elusive smile while still looking genuine and not forced (he's not a fan of pictures). She absolutely captured all of the important moments without me needing to write them out in a list. Giving her a time at the end of the night to stop was silly because we went over by about an hour. Before that hour started, she asked me if we would like her to stay, we said, "Yes please!" And we wrote her a check the following week for that extra time. How easy is that?! I also ordered a photo album from her I'm waiting for but I have no doubt it'll be wonderful after seeing what she did with these pictures! -The Happily Married Couple With Pictures to Prove it! -Amy & Chris C.
Holiday season can be a difficult time when trying to find the perfect gift. Further compounding the difficulty add the recipient being your life-long best friend and his wife. How does one go about finding the perfect gift, one that’s meaningful and timeless. After some serious thought and shooting down several ideas, it hit me! I spoke with my friend Jeff shortly after him and his wife Casey had a maternity shoot with Carrie. He spoke of how the shoot was extremely enjoyable and most importantly how comfortable they felt shooting with Carrie. So why not for the holidays get them a gift card so that they can have another shoot with Carrie. This time they’d be adding their newborn Evan! After Contacting Carrie via email through her website, I found that she was quick to respond and was more than accommodating to my needs; she also helped with some suggestions to further personalize my gift! The transaction went smoothly and the gift card was in the mail and delivered (with a personalized message from me) on time as promised! Don’t waste your time looking any further! Contact Carrie and experience her professionalism and the pride that she takes in her business! Oh and checkout Jeff & Casey’s shoot and see her work for yourself! - Kevin D.
Looking for a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. Prior to meeting Carrie, my husband and I met with several photographers but didn't feel that connection that screamed "this is our photographer". Within minutes of meeting Carrie, we knew she had to be there to photograph our wedding. Carrie is fun, energetic and personable, making it very easy to talk to her at the initial meeting. Leading up to the wedding, it was easy to get in contact with Carrie and to schedule times to meet to discuss the "must-have" photos". When the day of the wedding had finally arrived, Carrie seemed just as eager and excited for it as I was. The photos from the wedding are fabulous. Carrie was able to capture the emotion and energy of the day and has an eye for detail. Some of the best photos are the candid photos that I never realized she took. During the reception, it was hard for me to remember she was there. One of my favorite photos is actually one Carrie did not take (hear me out on this). The photo itself is an average photo that a family member took. It is one of my favorites for one reason only. At the side of the photo is Carrie who has her camera to her face and a smile from ear to ear. This photo just solidified that we chose the best photographer for us. She wasn't just there to take pictures and collect a paycheck. Carrie had become a part of the wedding and by doing so, was able to capture photos no one else could. I can never thank Carrie enough for her time and the photos that will fill the walls of our new house. She is a truly fabulous photographer and a rare find in the wedding industry. When it comes time for maternity and family photos, she will be the one to photograph those too. -Heather W.
We selected Carrie in January after seeing her work and meeting with her. From the outset of our meeting, Carrie's skill and professionalism were evident. Her organization in presenting previous work with other couples, and helping them document their special events inspired a lot of confidence. She listened, took notes, gave suggestions, and really asked what we were looking for. In the months between deciding on her and our wedding, Carrie kept in touch with us, checking in to see if we had any additional requests. Suffice to say, the shots turned out great. She captured our wedding ceremony impressively and pulled off some traditional and also creative frames from near the altar, the pews and the choir loft. Our reception: same creativity and attention to detail. She managed our group shots well and communicated with us unobtrusively throughout the ceremony. To wrap up, something my wife and I were extremely lucky about was that Carrie noticed that my wife had carved our wedding date into a cornerstone beneath a bay window. She had done it months before, in part because she wanted a photo of it. In the hurried week leading up to the wedding we gave Carrie a list of shots we were looking for. Unfortunately, we forgot that one. Right before we headed up to our parish for the wedding, Carrie asked about the carving and was able to set up the shot, which came out nicely. It was a nice demonstration of a keen eye and attention to the setting, particularly because the cement carving was slightly obscured. We are very appreciative of her heads up on that. We'd certainly recommend Carrie Holligan as a wedding or event photographer. Check out her site. It is worth the look. - Paul E.
If you're looking for a photographer to capture every emotion, every detail and every happy memory, look no further. Carrie Holligan is personable, professional and extremely talented. My wife and I had a small ceremony in my parent's backyard prior to our large traditional wedding in Miami so that we could make our union legal. Carrie was wonderful to work with both before, during and after the event. Carrie had to contend with power lines, a chain link fence and and an uneven backyard and still she made every shot look like we got married in the most beautifully manicured backyard. She also had to deal with me, who could not stop crying, and despite my fears that I would look like a complete mess in the photos, she made me look beautiful without sacrificing the expression of emotions I felt that day. Most importantly, Carrie's presence was never intrusive. We only had 14 guests at our wedding so this is an incredible feat. Carrie was like a ninja during the ceremony and made everyone feel at ease during the reception and family photos. She brought out everyone's personality (my in-laws are a bit wild and crazy and my family is more reserved in their goofiness) and captured the close-knit ties of our families. My only regret is that we didn't bring her with us to Miami to capture those memories! Don't make the same mistake I did if you're planning a destination wedding, Carrie does travel for clients! - Rebecca WM.
I have been in the wedding industry for 25 years and I can say that Carrie is one of the most hard working and talented photographers I have ever had the pleasure to work with! She has a warm personality and is very creative, making amazing images come to life. I am a big fan of Carrie. You can not go wrong hiring this talented young lady as your photographer! - Chris H.
Carrie comes highly recommended for wedding photography. We have only seen a few pictures so far and are already blown away. The whole family thought she was great and made us feel (and look) like our best selves in front of the camera! - Rachel M.
I met Carrie a long time ago through mutual friends, and contacted her earlier this year after those friends had a session for their young son. Carrie photographed my family on a spring evening at a local park, and I could tell she thoroughly enjoyed spending those two hours with my family. She was great with my two wild children and made my son especially feel like such a big part of the photo process. My favorite part of the evening was when she took candid photos of my kids playing on the playground. The pictures came out great, and my family and I had a wonderful time. I would always recommend CLH Images to anyone looking for a photographer. - Sara W.
Attempting to have a family photo shoot with very young children (3 & 1) can be an extreme challenge. Between the missed naps, the short attention spans, the disinterest in looking the right way, etc., it's inevitable that parents will feel stress at not getting any good images. Thankfully Carrie was the absolute picture of calm, patience, and reassurance. You'd think she was a kindergarten teacher in a former career. I can't imagine any other photographer being more skilled in lovable child wrangling, all while holding 2 cameras, and magically capturing the pictures you never thought you'd get. - Sarah B.
Carrie did an amazing job shooting our ceremony and reception this summer. Looking at the photos brings back so many moments from it! I would recommend this photographer to anyone who has a special event planned. She puts a lot of thought into her shots and communicates well with her subjects. -Paul E.
I cannot put into words how grateful, appreciative, and thankful we are to have you as our photographer. You are beyond amazing in not only your photography skills but also in making us feel comfortable, relaxed, and in good hands. That is an invaluable gift to us and we will never be able to properly thank you. The engagement pictures came out amazingly and brought tears to so many people's eyes. You have a gift, there is no doubt in my mind about that. -Gina C.
Thank you so much for the sneak peek! I knew the photos would be beautiful, but I was still blown away when I saw it. I can't thank you enough for capturing this time in our baby's life for us! You're such a blessing; I'm so glad we found you! -Kris H.
This week I took a couple of moments to sit down and really look through the photos you captured of me and my sweet girl. The joy I search for in her eyes each day, I finally get to see in my own. Amidst the challenges that accompany our crazy life, I will always have your photos to get me square. I can't thank you enough, Carrie. -Carrie D.
Carrie was great and really loved what she was doing. She gave us a few teaser photos via facebook right after the wedding which were fabulous and so encouraging of her photos to come. Other family members stated how much they liked her and how good she was at politely and respectfully corralling people for photos. She was flexible; during the reception I said, "Let's do table shots and she was right on it." She is newer to the business but is a value if you can book her before her prices go up (though she is worth it based on what I have seen so far). -Kaitlin R.
I really appreciate that Carrie was able to fit us in at the last minute - and just before the holiday! I adore the photos she took of my girls. I am not a big fan of staged studio photography. I like pictures that capture a moment, and more importantly capture the personality and essence of the person in them. I found Carrie's photos of my kids to be incredibly four dimensional in that way. When I look at them, and the many expressions, and real moments shecaught, I can't help but smile, and laugh, and sometimes tear up. They are really artful photos, and somehow she captured their faces in such a way that it is truly like looking into their eyes. They made me very happy. And I liked that Carrie was able to let go and just let my kids be themselves and then step back and capture some of those moments. There are a few photos of both of the girls on their bellies giggling with each other, and when I look at those pictures I can literally hear and feel what its like to hear them playing. We will be back soon! -Julie S.
We are thrilled we chose CLH images to photograph our baby. The entire experience was a pleasure - from discussing the session plans to receiving the beautiful images. Carrie was the perfect choice for our baby photos for many reasons. She captured wonderful images by rearranging our space, getting down to our baby's eye level, and using all natural lighting. She was unobtrusive and did not use her flash, which helped to keep our little one in good spirits. Even the pause for a milk break was welcomed and turned into a great photo opp. Finally, Carrie checked a few times to confirm we had taken all the poses we had planned, and we added in a few more shots at the end for good measure. We won't hesitate to contact CLH images for another session! - Andrea and Derrick E.
Carrie was able to take an entire gallery of beautiful pictures of my child after he refused a nap and was fairly miserable for the whole shoot. She was very flexible and had an excellent selection of poses and ideas to figure out what would work the best for him. -Katie W.
Carrie was a former co-worker of my then fiancee, and now husband. He mentioned that he knew a photographer and we thought we would do our engagement photos with her. I checked out her website and was blown away by the photos that she had posted. In every photo she takes you can see that Carrie loves this job. Before we had taken the engagement shots, I knew she was the person that would be photographing my wedding. During the engagement session, which was outside, Carrie made us feel comfortable, giving just enough direction for some beautiful shots, but my favorite ones were the ones that she just captured... The photos look like it's just him and me. But magically, we have a professional photograph to remember the beginnings of our lives together. I was thrilled when I got the entire engagement package and that made me even more excited for the wedding. And when the wedding came, the nerves and the excitement are there, too. She shot the groomsmen first, and true to Claude's form, he lost his tie and it took them 30 minutes to find it. So, things were a little behind, which was probably to be expected, but not something I wanted. Carrie called and let me know what was going on and that she would be there soon. When she got to us, the girls were dressed, but I was waiting to put on my dress. As she came to us, a calm came over me and it felt like it was really going to happen. Carrie was so professional, but personable and kind and made the atmosphere fun. She was there to take any shot I could think of and all the shots I couldn't. She even took the time to move the beer can she didn't think my grandchildren would need to see. She put a few 'teaser' shots on facebook and they were beautiful! I'm so excited to see the rest of them and to relive my wedding! And I'm also looking forward to the next excuse I'll have to work with Carrie; I'm thinking newly wed shots... -Kathleen P.
Carrie was a fantastic photographer. She was thorough in our meeting before the wedding to ensure that she covered our event the way that we wanted (she is great at both traditional and photojournalism styles), and captured all of the specific photos we wanted. On the day she went above and beyond to get unforgettable, brilliantly executed shots. We're so thankful we found her for our wedding! -Danielle & Kusal D.
Carrie is an amazing photographer! her photos speak for themselves. It is not only the quality of photos we were so happy with, it was the way that Carrie listened how we wanted our wedding captured. She was so organized ahead of time, that on our big day we didn't have to give any directions. We never felt like she was in the way or like she wasn't capturing what we wanted. Most impressive was the way she could set up a shot. I have been in 2 other weddings as a groomsman in the past year, both weddings had very expensive photographers that did a fabulous job. We couldn't afford them but didn't want what happened to a friend of mine, who paid just under 1k and has only 3 photos from his wedding that he likes. We have over 100 photos that we LOVE, and it's nearly impossible to decide which ones we want to enlarge and frame. Most of the time you get what you pay for, sometimes you get lucky and get so much more. Thanks Carrie!! P.S. Our wedding was on a really tight time schedule that could not be changed, from a ceremony in a small chapel to the reception on a boat that had to leave at a specific time. Carrie did an amazing job despite having this really tight time table. -Mike & Danielle B.
Carrie is a wonderful photographer who helped me and my brother by taking pictures for our mother's Christmas gift. With Carrie, the photo shoot was simple and went smoothly, and the photos turned out great! -John G.
My family had a wonderful time being photographed by Carrie. She has an incredible eye for knowing what will make for a unique and memorable photograph, while also capturing moments as they happen naturally. Carrie is personable, warm, professional, and a pleasure to spend time with during a photo session. I highly recommend her and couldn't be happier iwth the amazing photos she took. -Gabrielle F.
Our family gathered for my wife's 70th birthday party weekend and we had Carrie meet ys at the New York State Museum for some family/candid shots of our clan. Because of her natural enthusiam and ebergy, our children responded in kind and amazingly; all of our eight grandchildren followed her like a Pied Piper, and displayed their best selves. The pictures reflect this. All in all, I can say we were delighted to have Carrie do our shoot. -Sheldon D.
Our special wedding day moments are captured perfectly by Carrie and her talented eye. There are countless photos that recall the original emotions wonderfully and we both find ourselves still laughing at them weeks later! Carrie is professional and takes the time to make you comfortable while she works. She has an amazing ability to catch great shots of people candidly and we appreciate the detail and facets of our wedding that we missed in real life. Thanks for helping us share our memories. -Krissy & Vinny C
We had a great time at our session with Carrie. She spent a lot of time helping us to find the perfect location and was completely flexible. As a family with a young child, portraits are often very stressful. Carrie took the time to get to know our daughter and make her comfortable and made it so easy! Of course, it goes without saying that we love our pictures. While they're certainly beautiful, they're more than just images: Carrie had the innate ability to capture the spirit of our family. We'll definitely be working with CLH images again! -Nicole & Scott B.
My husband and I, along withour rambunctioous two year old, went to see Carrie for the first time for some family Christmas pictures. She made our son feel so comfortable that he cooperated enough to get some of the best shots of him that we've ever seen. It was such a stress free environment and it showed in the pictures. Because of Carrie's professionalism and way with kids, our son was able to relax and have fun. The final was result was very good because of it. We're looking forward to having Carrie photograph the next important event in our lives. -Bethlyn M.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Carrie on a maternity photo shoot. Carrie is a talented photographer who has a true gift in her ability to capture both posed and natural moments. Carrie took her time when working with us to ensure we were comfortable, to discuss our ideas for specific props, and to share her expertise and opinions regarding poses. We absolutely love all the photos, which makes deciding which ones to display in our home a challange. We eagerly await the arrival of our son and our newborn photo session with Carrie. -Tara J.
My twin sons and I had the best time shooting with Carrie. She made what would otherwise be a very stressful shoot with one year old twins so much fun. She is so devoted to her craft that she left the photo shoot with grass stains on her pants from crawling on the ground. I am thrilled that she was able to capture the innocence and beauty of my sons' change from infancy to toddlerhood through the 'naked baby' pictures, which she so tastefully managed to capture. Amazing pictures and such a wonderful experience - we had a blast! -Meghan W.
I have been able to work with Carrie twice nwo. The first time was a maternity shoot when I was pregnant with my second son. Carrie was extremely professional and made me feel so comfortable while photographing. I now have beautiful photos to look back on that amazing time in my life. After my baby was born, Carrie came to my home to photograph both of my boys. I couldn't be happier with the results. It's so nice to have professional picture sof my children. It's something that I can hold on to forever and show them when they are older. She took her time, was patient, and was able to capture them perfectly. I look forward to the next time we work together. -Megan F.