Carrie is absolutely amazing! She shot our engagement photos in May 2021 and then our wedding in Saratoga in September 2021. She was amazing from start to finish- from the planning call, to getting details together, and being really flexible. I had initially wanted second shooter (which would have cost more) and she pointed out with our schedule we didn’t really need one, saving us money as well. Her turnaround is also incredibly fast! She brings a very calm energy and helps everyone relax for the photos. My husband and I are not exactly the most comfortable in front of the camera and we were both really happy with the experience of working with Carrie. The photographs themselves are incredible- Carrie has a gift for capturing light. We are so thrilled with our photos from both shoots! When we had our daughter we also booked a family glow session and the photos are similarly priceless. Book Carrie for your wedding, engagement photos, newborn session, family glow— you won’t be disappointed! -Anna S.
Carrie was a dream to work with on our big day! She made my husband and I feel so comfortable and really made sure we took in the moment. Throughout the whole planning process she was so attentive and made sure to answer any question we had and gave us guidance on other wedding related questions. I can’t recommend her enough! -Catie B.
Carrie's photos are STUNNING! The way Carrie used the natural light in every photo shines through. We are so excited to share them with friends and family immediately. Our wedding day was captured perfectly!
Not only were her photos everything we dreamed of, she was an absolute professional every step of the way. So easy to work with and made our day completely stress free. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer who truly cares about their clients. -Patrick G.
I am so glad I got to have Carrie as my photographer for my wedding day. Right from our first planning phone call, Carrie helped me feel comfortable and ready to take on a day full of pictures, which typically would make me very nervous and uncomfortable. The quality of our photos is excellent, and I am so excited to share these with all my loved ones. I would recommend Carrie to everyone, as she truly made my day so special and photos to look back on for a lifetime. -Cassie G.
Carrie and her team were great to work with from the start! My photos are beautiful and her associates Theresa and Danielle made me and my husband feel so comfortable throughout my entire day!! We had an amazing time and a huge part of that is because of them. I got married October 7 and received my photos before Thanksgiving!! I cannot recommend Carrie and her team enough. Thank you for capturing our beautiful day! -Mary K.
Carrie is an absolute joy to work with - we couldn't have made a better decision in hiring her to capture our wedding day! She's a true professional, has such a commitment to detail, and most importantly a wonderful vibe to be around. She instantly picked up on our vision for the day and it truly showed, especially when we got our photos back and relived it all. We'd highly recommend Carrie to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! -Alexis C.
We are so grateful to have used Carrie as our wedding photographer! She is so kind, warm, and friendly that you feel so comfortable in front of the camera with her. I love her editing style and we couldn't be more happy with our wedding photos! I would highly recommend her for any photography needs! She is super responsive as well and answers all your questions leading up to the wedding day, along with giving you a very detailed timeline to help you plan your day! -Sara R.
Carrie was absolutely amazing to work with for our wedding! Her communication was always timely and super thorough. When unforeseen traffic came up on I87 the morning of our wedding, Carrie was in contact with my maid of honor to let her know she was running a few minutes late, but she still made it on time! The planning form she provided before the wedding was so helpful to get organized and make sure we got every photo we wanted on the day of the wedding, but she still was able to be incredibly flexible for any additional pictures we wanted or photo opportunities that came up on the day of. She was even able to help us arrange the afternoon so we had time for both pictures and to attend our cocktail hour! Carrie is extremely down to earth, friendly, and warm. She totally helped put everyone at ease during pictures, and overall, our day with Carrie could not have gone smoother! We are sooo thankful that we chose her to be our wedding photographer and we are so excited to see our final pictures! Thank you for everything, Carrie! - Lauren B.
So many wonderful things to say about CLH Images and Carrie. First and foremost, Carrie, as busy as she is, is extremely responsive and punctual. She is absolutely present as she captures these beautiful moments on your behalf. Carrie is incredibly talented, professional, and an absolute pleasure to be around. Carrie did our engagement and wedding photos. She was very accommodating to our wants and needs, yet directive, creative, and efficient when getting or taking a photo she felt was warranted. Our experience with Carrie was outstanding and recommend her services to anyone looking for a high-quality experience, and a treasure of your special moments. Not only did our pictures come out incredible, but TIMELY. Within a few weeks we were able to relive and enjoy all the best moments from our special day. Can't recommend her enough. 6 out of 5 stars. -Kelsey C.
Carrie is honestly the best! After the first phone call with her I knew I didn’t need to speak with any other photographers because she was the one! Her personality is amazing and meshed so well with myself and my husband. She is so professional and made the entire process so seamless. Her quick response to any email or phone call was phenomenal. From the engagement photos to the wedding day, all of the photos she captured were simply amazing. The way she kept all the images so light and bright, it was absolutely what my vision was and she did it so beautifully. Carrie is so pleasant, her mood really brings a lot of positivity to the day. I don’t think I could even express how happy I am with how the photos came out and I can’t help but smile every single time I look at them. I recommend Carrie to everyone and am just so appreciate of the phenomenal job that she did. -Stephanie K.
Carrie is the most amazing person. She is so kind and sweet. She knows to get the perfect shot and make you feel so comfortable! We are so lucky that we found her. She made our wedding day perfect. Cannot thank you enough, Carrie. -Melissa C.
We can not thank Carrie and her team enough for the amazing work they did for us. From our engagement photos, to our wedding day, she was amazing, professional, and so sweet. We had Carries associate Danielle for both our engagement photos and wedding day, and she was just incredible to work with. When we first talked with Carrie, she talked us through all of our options and pricing and was so patient and answered all the questions I had to make sure I was choosing the right package for what I wanted done. She knew what style we wanted and she made sure the finished product was edited EXACTLY how we loved it! Our engagement session was so fun, we were able to include our new puppy and we just had the best time! For two people who hate being behind the camera, we were shocked at how much we loved it that day! Danielle was so sweet and fun and made sure we were very comfortable. This made us so excited for our actual wedding day! When Carrie sent us our finished edits on engagement photos…we were blown away. We couldn’t believe it was us! They were absolutely stunning. We had to make a lot of changes to our wedding day due to unforeseen family circumstances. We had to change our venue and date. To over a month sooner than expected. We were so stressed and worried we would lose our vendors, but when I told Carrie what was happening, she was so sweet and calm and she told me not to worry. They made it work and for that I will be forever grateful. Carrie jumped into action and worked with me over the phone to sure she had all of the details I wanted captured, and she talked me through a timeline according to how I wanted my day to go. She created it and made it so stress free for me. She was so knowledgeable, and reviewed the details we went over, then called me back and told me a few things that I may want but didn’t even think of! I was so grateful for that because my brain was just a mess trying to think of everything, but she helped me by thinking for me! The day of our wedding Danielle was so fun to work with. She was right on time, and really was the one who kept our day on track. She had her timeline based on what I wanted, and she made it all come to life! Everything is very fast and chaotic on that day, so CLH making sure nothing was left out or forgotten was so helpful. We were kept on schedule and I didn’t have to think about anything because they had it all handled - that was AWESOME. My father was very sick, but Carrie made sure to get our photos back to us just in time for him to see them before he passed. It was so special and we can’t thank her enough for the work she put in to make that happen. When we got our final edits back we just couldn’t believe how gorgeous they were. Every single detail was PERFECT. They got everything we wanted and more! The photos were exactly what I discussed I wanted them to look like with Carrie. I just can’t give them a high enough rating or say enough how grateful we are. Thank you so much CLH. you were worth every penny. -Rachel C.
Carrie was an absolute pleasure to work with — and we couldn’t be happier with the final photo results for our wedding day. We hired one of Carrie’s associates, Theresa, to capture our wedding day, and we were extremely impressed with the results. Every important detail of the day was captured, and not only were the photos high quality, but the final edited products were turned around in less than two weeks from our big day! Theresa was good fun to work with and patient with us. Carrie was a flexible, reassuring, understanding and responsive point of contact in the lead up to and following our big day. We highly recommend CLH Images and Theresa as a wedding photographer. -Emily M.
There are not enough words on the planet to express how happy we were we chose Carrie to capture our day. Our journey with Carrie started with our engagement pictures- she rocked it! Carrie is patient and with her bubbly personality, we quickly became comfortable in front of the camera. Fast forward to our wedding day, somehow we picked the windiest and coldest June day probably in history lol! Top it off, our entire wedding was outside on the lake front! Carrie found spots that embraced the day we had, but allowed us to still capture the venue we had dreamed of for the last year and a half. She still landed amazing shots of the day and unless you were physically present, most people did not realize we had 30 mph winds when they saw our photos. Carrie got to know us between our emails and meetings leading up to the day and truly understood the vision we had. She knew the pictures that were important to us and made sure she captured them for our lifetime of memories. She was with us each step of the day, snapping photos, not taking a break due to our schedule changes, staying an extra hour unexpectedly and always had a warm smile on her face. This shows how much she truly cares about her clients. We could not recommend Carrie enough. She creates gorgeous work, partners with you like a friend who wants you to have the best day possible and brings such a calming presence to the entire day. Thank you Carrie for all you did- we cannot wait to show these pictures for a lifetime and work with you again! -Alex R.
Carrie is a genuine professional and truly an exceptional person! She was beyond a delight to work with - patient, organized, communicative, had answers to all our questions, and always a ray of sunshine! Her photos and work speak for themselves (they’re incredible!!!), but her effortless ability to make you feel comfortable, when you’re like us and don’t thrive in the spotlight/in front of a camera, is unmatched! Carrie always made us feel at ease – she even taught us a thing or two during our engagement shoot that made our wedding day photos feel that much more fun and natural : ) We love that Carrie was able to capture our true selves and love as a couple! Through our time working with Carrie we had many unpredictable ups and downs: from 2020 Zoom complications, to rain on our engagement shoot day, a lost bus on the wedding day, and ending with a big ‘splash,’ which was honestly perfect (iykyk) - but through it ALL Carrie remained calm, kind, caring, and positive! We can’t recommend Carrie/CLH Images Photographer enough! -Rachel M.
Carrie is AMAZING. She is the nicest, most accommodating, creative photographer. We booked Carrie after seeing the photos she did for our friends wedding and subsequent family pictures. As soon as I met her I knew she was the one. Her personality and energy are just the best. She was so accommodating with COVID reschedules for engagement photos and eventually our rescheduled wedding. No questions asked. She wanted our day to be as perfect as we did. I cannot explain the pure joy I felt (and laughs!) as I looked at all of the amazing pictures she captured of our wedding day. She took every photo requested and then some - even managed to wrangle all of the guys into great pics! There is no doubt in my mind - when we need some more pictures Carrie will hands down be the one we call. Trust her - you won’t be disappointed! -Jackie M.
I can't say enough good things about our experience with Carrie! My husband is very reserved and shy and she made him comfortable and look like a natural in front of the camera (which is a difficult task). We got tons of compliments from our guests about not only how beautiful our pictures came out, but also about how friendly and kind Carrie was. Carrie is friendly, easy going, and fun to be around. She captured our wedding perfectly and exceeded every expectation I could have had. We will absolutely be using her again in the future for family pictures. -Ashley H.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect wedding day photographer ... LOOK NO FURTHER! Carrie is 10000% the one you want on your team! My husband and I hired Carrie for both our engagement shoot & wedding day. On top of being a fabulous photographer, she is an AMAZING human!!! She truly loves what she does and made our wedding day so special! Despite the massive rain storm that could have ruined the day, Carrie jumped through hoops, captured BEAUTIFUL shots, and kept us smiling the entire day! She was thoughtful, meticulous, and thorough throughout the planning process. She is a true professional in her field of work. She was even able to corral our (extremely rowdy) groomsmen for priceless shots throughout the course of the day!! Amid any storm, Carrie is who you want in your corner! -Jaci C.
We were beyond thrilled to have Carrie and her team (special shoutout to Teresa!) photograph our wedding. Throughout the entire process leading up to the wedding, Carrie was organized, professional, and a great communicator. And on our special day, Carrie and Teresa went above and beyond to make us feel like the only two people on the planet! The quality of Carrie's photography is outstanding, and was the first thing that drew us to her. If you check out her work online, that's easy to see. And our photos were no different... they turned out absolutely stunning! But what surprised us the most and made our experience with Carrie truly remarkable was just her energy and positivity on our big day. We felt like we really connected with her, and she seemed to truly be enjoying herself. She was a joy to be around, and not only do we have some amazing photos to cherish for the rest of our lives, we also have a wonderful memory of sharing our special day with a funny, energetic, down-to-earth, and truly kind photographer. Thank you Carrie! -SpenceR M.
I almost have no words for how incredibly perfect Carrie made our day. From the start she was professional and thorough. She made everyone feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She captured our love and happiness in a way I didn’t know was possible. I couldn’t of been happier with all of the photos. -Mya T.
Carrie is absolutely amazing at what she does, there’s no other way to put it. Her energy and ability to make people feel comfortable from the start to finish, the entire day is unmatched! Quick to respond, easy to work with, and the quality of the photo’s are beyond our wildest dreams! We could not have been happier with the services procured and the final prints. We would highly recommend to any couple looking to hire for their big day! She worked so well with everyone to capture everything from little details to our wedding party to family pictures – we are just so impressed with how everything turned out! -Kevin H.
We were so lucky that Carrie was available to photograph our wedding day. Our wedding day was our first time working with her and she instantly made us feel comfortable and at ease. She is so sweet and has a great ability to make even formal photographs look very natural. Our wedding gallery greatly exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend Carrie to any of our friends and family! -David P.
Carrie is absolutely amazing. I come from a marketing and digital design background, so photography is extremely important to me. I browsed multiple vendors before deciding on CLH Images. She was just the perfect fit. Her style for photography is modern, simple, elegant and bright. In every picture she makes sure the bride and groom stand out, even with the most simplistic shots.
The whole process start to finish was great. Communication is present, which was my biggest struggle with wedding vendors. CLH Images COMMUNICATES with her clients which was definitely important with the stressful process of wedding planning. At our wedding she made sure to get every detail photographed. From rings, to invitations, to shoes, to florals, to venue, everything. There was not one step missed. Carrie is also extremely easy to get along with and definitely makes everyone feel comfortable. From posing us, to letting us naturally laugh, everything was perfect. The pictures we received back were everything and more we could've asked for. Thank you again CLH Images! We can't wait to continue to recommend you in the future to friends. -Jackie S.
Carrie is an absolute delight to work with. She came to the hotel the day of our wedding to begin shooting and she walks in with a bubbly excited personality and an enthusiasm for love and capturing every moment of it. She makes you feel comfortable, like she's your best friend who wants you to have the most perfect day! Carrie was great with giving direction during our first look/bridal party/and family photos, which we did before the ceremony. She was open to exploring our venue and getting great shots in many areas at the venue. Even during the reception I could see her getting great shots of our guests dancing like our grandparents, parents, and friends, that I know we will forever cherish. Carrie was also so wonderful in working with us to remain our photographer through two postponements due to COVID-19. She was always responsive to emails and you could just feel her passion as we discussed what we were looking for in the pictures for the day or anytime we had a special surprise we wanted her to capture. I can't say enough about how great of a decision it was to go with Carrie of CLH Photography! I would highly recommend her to anyone for not only your wedding but engagement pictures, family pictures, and senior pictures (Love seeing her work she posts on social media!!). THANK YOU, CARRIE! -Katie W.
From the moment I saw Carrie’s online portfolio, I knew she was my dream wedding photographer. I absolutely love her style of photographs- they are bright, crisp, natural, and bring out the best in the subjects she captures. When we met Carrie for our engagement shoot two years ago, we knew she was something special! My husband and I are “tough customers” and we don’t particularly enjoy taking pictures. Carrie’s warm and bubbly personality made us feel comfortable in front of the camera. When we saw our engagement photos from Carrie, we were struck by how relaxed and natural we look. Her photos really brought out the best in us and captured a special time in our lives. We had Carrie booked for our original 2020 wedding. When we decided to postpone our wedding to 2021, Carrie could not have been more accommodating, understanding, or patient with us. It speaks volumes of her character that she was willing to work with us as we secured our new wedding date. On our wedding day, Carrie was a powerhouse behind the camera- her energy levels were truly unmatched! Carrie made sure we were sticking to the schedule of the day and made sure we got every photograph we had asked for during our pre-wedding conference. Our families and wedding party have complimented us on how professional, patient, and kind Carrie was throughout the day. Carrie has an innate ability to make everyone feel relaxed and at ease with her. Throughout our time with her, she showered us with compliments, made us laugh, and made us feel as though we were spending time with a good friend. We recently received our wedding album from Carrie, and it truly exceeded our expectations. We love looking through our wedding album photos and we are having a hard time picking our favorites to frame! Carrie’s photographs beautifully tell the story of our wedding day, and they will be cherished in our family forever. I could not recommend Carrie more highly. -Tara C.
Carrie was by far one of the sweetest, kindest, and most fun photographers I have ever met! Her photos are beautiful, and her personality is just amazing. We are very happy with our photos and I would 10000% recommend her to everyone I know! -Alyssa M.
I had seen a few friends post photos they had done with Carrie and loved them right away. I reached out to her to discuss an engagement shoot and we talked for an hour on the phone and I knew she would be the perfect person to shoot our engagement and wedding. She was so down to earth and easy to talk to and made me feel so comfortable right away. During our engagement shoot it was no different! My husband (who is not a fan of photos) and I had an absolute blast. We did photos in our home with our dogs first. We will cherish these photos forever especially after one of our dogs passed shortly after. We can’t thank Carrie enough for capturing those memories. We then did more shots in downtown Troy and she had a ton of ideas and spots ready to shoot! She uses light and angles so well and we were obsessed with every photo! We then used her assistant for a small ceremony due to covid and had a great experience as well. After postponing twice we FINALLY just had our wedding July 10, 2021 and Carrie honestly kept everything together and running smoothly. I was a very anxious/nervous bride and she kept me sane and (somewhat) calm to get all the shots we wanted! She brings the best calming energy you could ask for on your wedding day and is so good at falling into the background and capturing every little moment. We couldn’t ask for a better day and Carrie was a huge part of why it was so perfect. We can’t wait to work with her for years to come! -Lauren O.
We first met Carrie back in 2018 when we worked a wedding together (my husband and I are wedding videographers). About two hours into the day, I looked at Matt and said if we ever get married one day, Carrie has to be our photographer. At that point, we had never seen a single photo of Carrie’s. Carrie’s energy is contagious. She is kind, energetic, personable, flexible, and reassuring. She is the exact type of person you want to have around you on the most important day of your life. Carrie’s photos speak for themselves - she has an immense amount of talent, creativity and professionalism. What you won’t see in her photos is the way she interacts effortlessly with your family and friends, the way she will run and get a chair for you when your feet hurt or the way she can make you feel like the most beautiful bride (or groom). It’s true what they say - your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye. Thanks to Carrie, we are able to relive every small detail. We would recommend Carrie a thousand times over. We look forward to her capturing our live’s biggest moments in the years to come. -Bryanna D.
Carrie is an absolute pro, and I am so thrilled we had her photograph our wedding. My husband & I are both very camera shy and she made us feel totally comfortable. She had a great schedule for the day and took care of all the logistics to make the day as easy as possible. The photos turned out absolutely beautifully and the quality is top-notch. She turned them around amazingly quickly and we are obsessed. Carrie, can't thank you enough for all you did to make our day amazing! -Bridget B.
Carrie was absolutely amazing. Professional to the very end, but somehow always managed to make us feel like we were just casually spending the day with our best friend. She kept it light and fun without sacrificing the significance of our special day. Her pictures and editing are stunning. We couldn't be happier with her or her work. Thank you, Carrie! -Jason D.
Carrie was incredible. I was so nervous. Had so much else on my mind. Was worried and Carrie saved me. She commanded the situation and had it all under control. She had awesome ideas. She was kind, professional and fun to be around. I would recommend her over and over and over again. -Suzanne O.
Words can’t even begin to explain how truly grateful we are that Carrie photographed our engagement and wedding! From the beginning (over 2 years ago) to the end, Carrie made Tim and I feel like we were the most important people in the world! Not only is her work truly incredible, but who she is as a person is just as wonderful! Carrie, thanks a million for all the captured memories. -Anne C.
When we first met Carrie, we immediately knew that she would be the perfect person to work with for our big day. She was very calming, interested in our story/vibe, and super personable. Turns out we made the best choice ever! My husband and I are not fans of being the center of attention, nor do we think that we are the most photogenic people. However, Carrie made us feel like we were on top of the world, and the photos show it. On our wedding day Carrie was super flexible, even when our timeline was a little off (and some family members wanted to intervene and request photos). We cannot recommend her enough to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. She is absolutely amazing! -Lexi C.
I would definitely recommend hiring Carrie for your wedding. From the first day we met, I knew we could trust her to capture our wedding day! She was so easy to work with and focused on getting every detail right. The photographs came out amazing. I can't wait to relive the day through these photos for all the years to come. Thank you Carrie! -Kerry B.
I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Carrie and her assistant Danielle were excellent! Even though it rained while we were suppose to get married outside they still made pictures happen outside after the ceremony! I cannot wait to see the pictures. -Anne B.
I couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. Carrie and her assistant were excellent! Even though it rained while we were suppose to get married outside they still made pictures happen outside after the ceremony! I cannot wait to see the pictures. - Mercedes Y.
Working with Carrie was great! We LOVE the way our pictures came out - they are perfect and very high quality. The best part is that Carrie made everything so easy. She knew exactly what pictures to take and what would come out best. Additionally, she is very organized and worked with us to seamlessly schedule photos into our busy day and takes great candids of everyone enjoying themselves. We would recommend her to anyone! Thanks Carrie!!! -Eileen P.
Carrie is the most amazing photographer hands down. She has the eye for unbelievable shots and makes you feel so comfortable! Our engagement pictures blew us away and we cannot wait to get our wedding pictures back! We are so thankful to have these for the rest of our lives. We love Carrie!!!!! -Teresa S.
Carrie is amazing! She is the only vendor we booked without meeting (because we were out of the country at the time) but we knew seconds into our first call with her that she was the person meant to capture our wedding day. We had a blast hanging out with her at our engagement shoot and were just as excited to see her on our wedding day. Her images speak for themselves - they are pure magic - but her personality is what makes the experience whole! You spend hours with a photographer on your wedding day and Carrie felt like an extension of our bridal party - a fun, sweet, chill friend by our side all day. She captured our day beautifully and it has been so much fun reliving the day through her images - we look forward to doing that for years to come and hope to have her photograph more special moments in the future! -Sheena W.
From the moment my husband and I met with Carrie, we knew she was exactly who we’ve been looking for. She is so personable, so bubbly, and so full of energy. We had been on a roller coaster ride when it came to our wedding vendors, but choosing CLH Photography was definitely the best choice and we couldn’t be happier with everything that she did for us. Our wedding pictures came out absolutely gorgeous. The lighting, the creativity, all her direction she gave us on the day was just amazing. We couldn’t have done this without her and I am so grateful. I would 100% recommend using CLH Photography, you will not be disappointment! - Michelle A.
We booked Carrie about 6 months out from our wedding when we found out the photographer we had previously booked would no longer be able to shoot our wedding. We were worried about starting from scratch and booking a new photographer, but Carrie came highly recommended and did not disappoint! From our first conversation she put my mind at ease. Even over the phone she came off as an experienced and flexible professional who's goal was to capture the moments as they happened and was not going to commandeer the day. She was an important part of our special day - she directed when needed but was otherwise a bystander capturing all the special moments of the wedding that we could've wanted on camera. It was exactly what we wanted, and we couldn't be happier with how the pictures came out. We had spoilers within 24 hrs of the wedding and our full photos back within a couple of weeks. I can't say enough good things about Carrie, would highly recommend!! - Jennifer P.
We had a difficult time determining how to begin this review because there are simply not enough positive words and qualities to describe the experience of having Carrie as our wedding photographer. Carrie’s warm and inviting personality were incredibly calming and comforting throughout the entire process. Carrie actively listened to any requests we had, but also inputted her professional and creative ideas. She is a true artist! Her pictures absolutely capture the memories that go far beyond the image. Carrie has a fine eye for detail and wants to ensure that every picture is perfect! We are so incredibly thankful that we had Carrie as our photophtpher and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to photograph any special moments! - Bridget S.
You were nothing short of amazing, and we are so happy that we got to work with you on our special day. We cannot wait to see the pictures! Thank you again so much. We are so lucky to have worked with you!!! - Lexi C.
I cannot thank you enough - these are AMAZING. Every single one of them. I am seriously speechless and can't stop looking at them. We can't wait to share the blog link with family and friends - and tell everyone how incredible you are, of course!!! THANK YOU. -Shannon D.
I am completely speechless and in tears. The pictures are soo amazing and I am so, so happy. Thank you for taking the time to edit them all to perfection and make me want to relive the day over and over -Mikayla C.
I just wanted to thank you so so so much for making our wedding day perfect! You truly went above and beyond! You did such a good job making sure we stayed on schedule and making adjustments when needed. Mike and I can't say enough good things about you!! I know our pictures will be incredible! -Amy H.
I still cannot believe how AMAZING all our photos are. We could not be happier with how they turned out, and we cannot thank you enough for them. -Lexi C.
The photos are amazing! Your attention to the beauty beyond the people in the photo is a talent that not many photographers have. You captured not only the wonderful couple and their bridal party but the gorgeous setting around them all while still making them front and center. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us. -Tina B., mother of bride
Thank you so much they engagement photos are amazing- we couldn’t have hoped for anything better!! I absolutely can not wait to see how beautiful the wedding photos will be! -Teagan S.
We have been loving our engagement photos - we are getting so many compliments from our friends and family. We couldn't be happier with them. Thank you so much for your hard work and attention to detail. You truly have a gift with your camera and we feel very lucky to have you as our photographer for our special day! -Tara C.
Thank you so much! The photos are so beautiful. I smile looking at every one. -Julie S.
So here's a little love and all out truth....Carrie, you bring happiness wherever you are (not to mention your talent)...I hear it from the couples and vendors you work with. Having both is a special thing. As a owner of a venue and seeing all things...having professionals like you to work with is truly a blessing... Kudos to you! - Terri L., Burlap and Beams Wedding Venue
Omg Carrie! The photos are absolutely amazing and beautiful. You are so incredibly talented. I don't know what to say. Thank you so so much. You have me in tears. -Amy K.
Just a quick note of thanks for all of your hard work for Sheena and Matt's wedding celebration. It is always so fun to work side by side with a photographer who is not only efficient, talented and such a team player but FUN! Team KOWE loves working with you all and we look forward to the next one. -Casey b. of Katie O' Weddings and Events
We just wanted to say thank you for our engagement session yesterday! You were awesome and made us feel so comfortable in what could definitely be an awkward situation! We are looking forward to working with you again on our wedding day!! We can’t wait to see how the pictures came out!! Thanks again for everything!!! - Kelsey F.
You were so super awesome to work with. Everyone I’ve shown the pictures to thinks they're amazing!! I would definitely love to work with you again! Thanks again!! -Sarah R.
CLH Photography was the cherry on top of my sisters PERFECT day!! What a fantastic girl who takes incredible shots. 10/10 would recommend, book again, etc. Thank you for capturing the day!! We so appreciate you staying late and being WONDERFUL - Becca P.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carrie! She made my teenage daughter comfortable right from the start. She was warm, engaging and so energetic and positive. We received our pictures today and I was speechless. They are amazing! My daughter looks breathtaking, just beautiful. Carrie is so incredibly talented, I definitely made the right choice in photographers and will use her again in heartbeat. Thank you Carrie!!! -Amy K.
So glad you found this calling Carrie! You truly are gifted. I love everything about your photos and how they capture so much feeling and joy. And it always feels like hanging out with an old friend we don't get to see enough, so thank you -Julie S.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Carrie on our wedding day this past June and had the most incredible experience. Not only did she capture the most STUNNING images, but she made us feel very comfortable doing it. She honestly fit right in with the family and she didn't feel like just a stranger photographing your day. We had very great experience afterwards as well and feel she goes above and beyond for her clients. You would not be disappointed if you booked her. -Nina S.
Carrie is simply a fantastic photographer and we are beyond happy with everything that we received from her. From the moment that we had our initial Skype conversation, we could tell that she was fully invested in us. She was always available to reach out any day before the wedding and she was extremely helpful in setting up a manageable timeline for the day of. For the photos themselves – she lets you bring out your natural self and it makes the photos seem very genuine. She is also super reliable and can brave any weather element to get the right shots. Our wedding day was in January, which meant that our first look and wedding party photos were done in very cold temperatures. She directed the whole thing to make sure people were comfortable – which included sending them inside quick when it was not their turn and running to get them when they were needed. She was also great with the kids too during this time. On top of it all, forecasts showed for a big snowstorm the night of our wedding (and it delivered), and Carrie was willing to stay for however long we wanted her there for. A true professional with a very kind heart. - Katie D
My husband and I had Carrie photograph our wedding on 12.1.18 and we truly can't say enough wonderful things about our experience with her. We live in the Boston area so I was a little nervous about selecting a photographer in the capital region knowing that we probably wouldn't get a chance to meet them face to face until the wedding day. However, after our first phone call with Carrie we were immediately put at ease - she was the perfect combination of being easy going and laid back while also incredibly detail oriented, organized, and clearly a perfectionist with her photography - the exact personality that you want to be with you on your wedding day! When we met Carrie in person (on the day of the wedding) we were even more impressed. She helped my husband and I, and our motley/slightly tipsy wedding party crew, stay on track and get some really stunning photos while also having fun in the process! It was clear that she understood our vision from the start and we were so pleased with how she carried it out. We were beyond excited to receive our pictures this week and we absolutely LOVE them!!!! Carrie's photos do an incredible job at allowing us to relive all the most special moments of our favorite day. We are forever grateful for her hard work, and highly recommend her to anyone who wants the amazing experience that we had. - Cara G.
Carrie was recommended to us by a trusted friend and we couldn't be more thrilled with the way everything turned out. She made us comfortable right from the beginning, responded quickly whenever we had questions, eased our minds leading up to our big day, and most importantly, she captured every single precious moment on our wedding day. Carrie worked flawlessly with our other vendors, and she was a seasoned professional when it came to getting what we wanted in the time we had! We would say "yes" to Carrie 100x over again! - Maureen D.
Thank you so very much - he photos are beautiful. I especially love the sweet photos that you captured of the boys together -- it is so true to how they interact everyday! I can't wait to go home and curl up in bed and look through them over and over again and to add some to our family photo wall. All the choices!! - Nicole G.
I first met Carrie when I was one of her students at the College of Saint Rose in 2011. She had mentioned that she was a photographer in addition to her teaching job so I had to look at her work. I was blown away by the beauty of the pictures shared on her website that I swore to myself that whenever I got married she would be the person I wanted to photograph the biggest day of my life. Seven years later, I met the love of my life and got engaged. After the engagement, I shared with my now husband Devin that we had to get in contact with Carrie to do our engagement shoot and be a part of our wedding day. Carrie was one of the first vendors that we called and from the moment we got in contact with Carrie she was so kind and graceful and expressed pure excitement to work with us. We had our engagement shoot soon after our engagement and we were in awe of how beautiful the pictures turned out. At first, Devin and I were quite uncomfortable with having our picture taken but Carrie bubbly and inviting personality ensured that we were comfortable the entire time!Our wedding day was a breeze because Carrie assisted us with remaining within the timeline we had set up. Prior to our wedding, she was available for all of our questions and was open to hearing about all that we wanted to do during our wedding day. She assured us that she would make sure that our day would be about us which was calming to my husband and I as wedding planning can be quite stressful. We had planned to do our first look on the NYS Capital but the weather had other plans for us. Carrie did not panic and found the perfect location in the reception site to execute the perfect first look. (She should have panicked when she was stuck in the elevator before she got to us ;) ). Carrie perfectly captured all the special moments and surprised us with pictures that we didn't even know she was taking. She continued to be the calming force we needed and swooned us away for pictures with just my husband and I as we had quite a large bridal party. My husband and I in addition to our families are in awe of the pictures taken by Carrie as they are so beautiful. We loved every single shot from the candids of our bridal party, cocktail hour, family photos and the party that went down on the dance floor. We are so grateful for choosing Carrie to photograph one of the most important days of our life and she was a true professional throughout the entire experience. We will continue to choose Carrie for our future needs when we expand our family. We highly recommend Carrie for personal photography needs! She is a rockstar! - Anna P.
Carrie is hands down amazing!! She photographed our engagement session and wedding. We couldn't have been happier with the photos! She captured the story of our wedding day perfectly. Our photos are filled with so much personality and emotion. Looking through our wedding album is like reliving all the sentiments of the day. Her ability to capture candid moments and feelings is outstanding. And for our engagement session, Carrie went above and beyond, was willing to travel not only up to Lake George, but out on the middle of the lake to take photos at our dream location! She has an easy going, friendly personality that will make you and your wedding party feel comfortable and at ease, and she was great at directing our large family and group photos. We highly recommend Carrie! - Renee H.
I don't know how to put into words how special you made our wedding day and how glad we are we had you to capture our special day. You are the perfect mix of being cool, and down to earth and efficient and ready to get things done. Exactly what every bride needs on their wedding day!! You made both Bryan and I feel so comfortable, (even Bryan with his dislike of being the center of attention) we've already started recommending you to some friends so hopefully we'll see you again soon!!! I wish I had better words to let you know how truly truly happy I am that you were our photographer. You are simply THE. BEST. Thank you thank you thank you!!!! -Rebecca J.
Carrie is absolutely phenomenal! You should honestly just reach out to her right now and find out if she has your wedding day available. Her work stands on its own, but when you book with her you're not only ensuring that you have beautiful photos that will last a lifetime; you're ensuring that you get to work with the most professional, talented and amazing photographer in the area. First, Carrie was fabulous during our engagement session. The photos she captured are absolutely stunning and she made both me and my fiance (now husband) feel so comfortable and confident in front of the camera. Did I mention that photos are beautiful?! Before our wedding, we met to go over the details of the day. She made the whole process feel so effortless and easy, which is important when you have seven million other things to worry about. We communicated to her what was important to us and she made sure to follow through with those things on our wedding day. On our actual wedding day she was instrumental at keeping us to our timeline and was flexible when changes needed to be made. My husband and I wanted our first look to be private and Carrie made sure that happened. The photos of this moment are something I will cherish forever. Every single photo we received from our wedding is stunning. We looking forward to working with Carrie in the future when we start a family! -Becky M.
We were beyond thrilled with Carrie! I had a very difficult time finding a wedding photographer. I emailed countless of companies when my now husband and I were first engaged and those who actually got back to me were either all booked up or were way out of our price range. When I first spoke with Carrie, I knew she would be perfect. Not only is she super sweet, reasonably priced and professional, but she also provided me with information and answers to questions I didn't even know I had! Her personality makes her super easy to work with. I had several ideas for our photos with a mix of indoor and outdoor shots. Carrie knew all the spots, angles and settings to make our ideas pop. She spent about two hours with us to run through the day in full detail and even though we had a strict schedule, she was able to sneak in some family shots that were not planned for. With all the things you worry about on your wedding day, you want to make sure your photos are not one of them! I cherish every image and precious moment she captured. Thanks for an amazing day, Carrie! - Erin H.
I just wanted to reach out and say a tremendous THANK YOU for everything on our wedding day. Jon and I had an incredible day and you were a big part of the experience for us. We appreciate how calming your presence was and how wonderful you were working with our (sometimes difficult) family and friends. You are the best! -Bridget S.
Carrie was one of the first vendors that we booked in our 2 year engagement. There was just something about her work that pulled us in. From our original conversation on the phone to our engagement session and our wedding, Carrie was always present, available and flexible with us. Her personality lights up a room and creates a calmness in even the most stressful situations. On our wedding day, she made sure that the entire day was about us and what we wanted. My husband and I are awkward with photos but when we are with Carrie, it seems so natural. We give Carrie a 10 star rating. She was amazing in all aspects. Her photos are jaw dropping and truly make me feel like I am experiencing our wedding day, every time we look at them. We will choose Carrie for every life event we have and want photos of, even if she is half a state away. -Marisa L.
Thank you so much for the photos - they are stunning and exactly the feel we were looking for. Thank you again so much for being a part of our day - it was so perfect and you were able to capture exactly how we remember it! -Sarah D.
From the moment I met Carrie I knew she was the perfect person to capture our special day. Her warm and calming personality were instantly noticeable and I knew she would be fabulous to share our big day with. The photos Carrie captures are beautiful and I can’t stop looking at them. I would recommend Carrie to any couple looking for a photographer. - Devon B.
Thanks for being the best, most patient, caring and thoughtful photographer I know. - Nicole G.
If you search the word "wonderful" in a thesaurus, Carrie is all of those good things and more. From the moment I stumbled upon Carrie's page, I fell in love with not only her work, but her personality and the special way only she can capture life's very special moments. When I and my not-so-attention-seeking husband first met her at our engagement session, we both were at such ease. Carrie has a special way of making you feel relaxed, comfortable and just genuinely enjoy the moment while she captures it. She has such a warm and easy going personality; hanging out and chatting with Carrie, felt like catching up with a good friend. For our wedding day, my husband and I wanted to have our own private cocktail hour at a local bar, I was hesitant to mention it to Carrie, thinking about the logistics of the day, but she immediately was all in. She encouraged us to go for it and the photos captured there are now some of my favorites in the collection. She even took it into her hands to make arrangements with the bar ahead of time to let them know we were coming. A task that I didn't even think of. She is on top of things! All day long, she kept us on track, but was easy going when things didn't always go according to schedule. From the silly candids of friends, the sweet moments with my grandfather, to the family portraits and even to the words that she wrote about us in her blog post, everything Carrie does is with love. She has evident passion for her work and the joy shines through in her final products. I can't express enough how glad and thankful we are to have had Carrie capture our wedding day for us. She is simply wonderful. - Rebecca J.
Kyle and I just wanted to reach out to you to thank you for being so incredible on our wedding day. Working with you was one of the best decisions we made during planning our wedding and we were so impressed with you on Saturday. Our day truly wouldn’t have been the same without you there and we are so incredibly excited to see the images that you captured and share them with our family and friends.-Becky M.
Andy and I have so much fun last night. You are so excellent and really know how to make people feel at ease. We are even more excited for our wedding now that we know how SUPER FUN you are! Thanks so much again. -Sara C.
I first met Carrie back in 2008 when she was my English professor at The College of Saint Rose. After a wonderful semester in her class, I was sad I wouldn't be seeing her anymore. Luckily, I began following her photography journey on Facebook and Instagram. When I got engaged in the winter of 2017, I knew immediately that Carrie had to be my photographer! We met at the local Starbucks and, for what seemed like hours, talked about where life had taken us since our Saint Rose days and everything that I envisioned for my wedding. Fast forward to June 2017, my fiancé and I met Carrie in Albany for our engagement session and let me tell you, I was blown away! She is absolutely incredible at what she does! She was so fun and made us feel so comfortable. And when we got our pictures back, OMG! I was speechless. The images she was able to capture were breathtaking! I knew the photos that she would take on our wedding day would be just as amazing! The week before our wedding, Carrie called us to run through all the details of how the day would play out. As an already stressed and anxious bride, this was just what I needed to feel more relaxed about the whole day. On August 18, 2018, the day I had waited so long for, I remember being so nervous, but the instant I saw Carrie walk into the room, a huge smile came across my face and I knew everything would be ok. She began, right away exploring our venue, and snapping pictures. I could not have felt more excited and happy with the decision to have Carrie photograph my wedding. And just as I had predicted, our photos were absolutely incredible! I am beyond grateful to have met Carrie and to have hundreds of photos to look back on and remember my amazing wedding. - Melody C.
The photobooks are amazing! So much detail and great configuration! Thanks for your patience; we appreciate all your hard work throughout the whole process! Wish we could do it all over again, but we're happy to have the photos to help relive a wonderful day. -Vinnie B.
Where do we even begin?! From the moment I began communicating with Carrie, I knew it would be an amazing experience. Carrie photographed our engagement pictures in our home town, boudoir pictures at a quaint bed and breakfast and our wedding photos. Carrie is extremely validating and helps to ensure you feel relaxed and secure. She captures love and genuinity rather than a forced smile and it just comes so easy to her! She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable and every picture was just so full of love. Carrie is very approachable and flexible but also structured in the sense that you don’t have to worry about planning our shots unless you want to. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience working with Carrie and plan to use her again for our photo needs. - Mikaela C.
Hiring you to take pictures is a no brainer. The best of the best. -Melody D.
We had a difficult time determining how to begin this review because there are simply not enough positive words and qualities to describe the experience of having Carrie as our wedding photographer. Carrie’s warm and inviting personality were incredibly calming and comforting throughout the entire process. Carrie actively listened to any requests we had, but also inputted her professional and creative ideas. She is a true artist! Her pictures absolutely capture the memories that go far beyond the image. Carrie has a fine eye for detail and wants to ensure that every picture is perfect! We are so incredibly thankful that we had Carrie as our photographer and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking to photograph any special moments! -Bridget S.
Carrie, you are amazing! Your kindness and patience... so envious! True one of a kind! We can not wait for another event or reason to call you again! Thank you for everything! -Katie A.
Carrie is spectacular. Simple said. When we were planning our wedding in Albany, NY, we were across the country, so we had to communicate via email and phone exclusively. I could tell from our first interaction that Carrie was going to be exactly the photographer we were going to work with. I had spoken with a few different photographers, but wanted to be able to "vibe" with the person that was going to be capture our big day, and with Carrie it was instantaneous! Our first phone call lasted almost a full hour, getting to know each other. Carrie has such mindful questions, really trying to get to know us and our story. Prior to the wedding day, she was so communicative with schedules, expectations, and planning. She made all of us - my husband, me, our bridal party, groomsmen, and families - feel so comfortable throughout the whole day. Our guests all complimented how wonderful she was, and she seriously made us feel unbelievably comfortable during the entire process of photos. When we got the pictures, my parents (who are not emotional people) had tears in their eyes when looking through them. The photos perfectly encapsulated our whole day, in the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen. We had the perfect combination of formal and natural photos - with plenty of candid pictures that we requested. Carrie is fantastic to work with, and her work is so beautiful. She truly cares about her clients and her craft, and it shows in her final product. -Sarah D.
Carrie, You are the BEST!!! I am absolutely in love with the photos you have posted so far. You have such a special way that you capture the moment so that it never feels forced, but always candid. THE. BEST. -Rebecca J.
Words cannot describe how thrilled we were to have Carrie as our photographer. We did an engagement session a year before our wedding and Carrie’s warm energy, enthusiasm, and quality work, made it clear that we had picked the right photographer for our wedding. She showed up ready to hit the ground running and made sure to get in all our requested photos. The list was not long, because I knew I could rely on her artistry, and her ability to capture unique special moments! If you do one right thing in planning your wedding it would be hiring Carrie, you will not be disappointed. Plus, these photos are forever people, you’ll want to look at hers the rest of your life! - Alex C.
Carrie, I just wanted to let you know we've been having so much fun looking through our glow session photos with the boys -- you captured the fun that we have at our camp and we really appreciate it!! You are so talented. Nicole G.
I cannot say enough great things about Carrie! Prior to our wedding she set-up a call to discuss our wants and needs when it came to photography. On the morning of the wedding she showed up and just started snapping away! I'm not one that really enjoys getting her photos taken but Carrie was fantastic. She was energetic and excited to be sharing in my special day. She wasn't overwhelming and really let me work at my own pace. Throughout the night she was never too far from me. You never know what moments you are going to be in the middle of on your special night so when I ran into people I really wanted a photo with, I would turn and there she would be! Then a day or two later she shared some sneak peek photos with me that I was able to share with my family. Such a great surprise as I was coming down off the "wedding high." I cannot wait to see what other fabulous moments that Carrie captured. I highly suggest hiring Carrie if you want someone that is super easy to work with, flexible, energetic and there to make you shine! Thank you, Carrie!!! - Michelle B.
Carrie is absolutely AMAZING! We are so happy we chose her for our engagement and wedding photography. From the start, Carrie was responsive, helpful, and kind. We can’t wait to see the rest of our wedding photos! - Caitlin P.
Seriously there aren't enough words to describe Carrie. She is amazing. She just floated around the wedding unobtrusively and took the best of the best photos. I recommend to anyone and everyone. -Emily J.
We fell in love with Carrie at our first meeting in Albany. My husband and I were planning a destination wedding so Carrie's responsiveness to e-mails and phone calls were ideal for us. She is very out going, friendly, professional and creative, her pictures are just beautiful and we could not be happier. If you are looking for a photographer in the capital region, we highly recommend Carrie. -Mary and Shawn C.
Carrie is such a fantastic photographer. She captured our wedding with such beauty, it is shocking looking through the photographs and knowing that it is the same wedding. We are more than happy with what we received! We highly recommend CLH images! - Kirsten G-Y.
I don't even know where to begin to describe how amazing it was to work with Carrie. First off, she was 7 months pregnant during our wedding in October and she didn't make anything about her all day (which she had every right too at 7 months pregnant!) My husband and I are from Boston so I only spoke to Carrie over email and the phone leading up to the wedding. As I was getting ready at the hotel, she popped into my room and officially introduced herself and then started snapping away. She captured every. single. moment. When we got to the wedding site at Burlap and Beams, she knew every perfect spot to make memorable. We come from a loud and rowdy group and she knew how to handle us by being fun and creative. As my husband and I look back at all the pictures from Carrie, it just confirms that she was by far one of the best vendors we had the chance to work with. Thank you Carrie for helping capture the best day ever. To those who are reading this review - I can not recommend a photographer more. Carrie is so sweet, professional, and talented. You will not be disappointed. -Sheila and Joe K.
Carrie is such a talented, warm, and wonderful person. We had such a blast working with her from our engagement photos, to our wedding photos and the photobooth at the reception. The care and consideration she puts into the photographs that she took just blew us away. She captured moments that we were able to revisit or even those moments that we wanted to remember but were so overwhelmed with the day! She was fun to work with and she got along so well with everyone. Many of our guests commented that they never ever saw her stop working throughout the very long day we had! The photos are gorgeous and we could not have imagined anything better. We were so pleased and recommend her highly! -Molly M.
I would recommend Carrie to anyone looking for a fun, professional photographer. She made all of us in the wedding party super comfortables when taking the pictures, because we had no idea what we were doing! The pictures are all amazing and we love the whimsical, airy look to them. She is stellar at catching the right light and feel of the people she is working with. It was a great day, and Carrie made it even better! - Stefanie D.
Carrie is the absolute best! I was somewhat frustrated when I started looking for wedding photographers. Nothing I saw on photographers' websites got me excited to work with them. When I saw Carrie’s website, though, that immediately changed. Her pictures were crisp, her subjects always looked natural and comfortable, never posed, and, somehow she always seemed to find the most beautiful lighting and color combinations between her subjects and the setting. After we spoke to Carrie on the phone, we knew that she was our photographer. She was so sweet and accommodating. I had a long list of initial questions and Carrie took the time to answer each one thoughtfully and thoroughly. About a month before the wedding, we reviewed the details of the day, which was incredibly helpful to us in finalizing our day-of timeline. On the day of the wedding, Carrie was wonderful. We were behind schedule after the ceremony and Carrie did a great job of quickly getting through our many family pictures to get us back on schedule as much as possible. My husband doesn’t like to have his picture taken, but Carrie kept the atmosphere light and fun, which relaxed both of us, and the pictures came out beautifully! Despite the fact that I do not really remembering seeing her taking pictures during the reception, when we received our pictures, it seemed like Carrie had been everywhere! She did a great job of getting at least one picture of almost all of our guests. The pictures are gorgeous and they absolutely delivered on that style I liked so much about Carrie in the first place. Most importantly, though, Carrie really seemed to capture the essence of my husband and me, and all of our family and friends. You can almost feel the love and happiness jumping out of the pictures. I honestly cannot express how thrilled we are with our pictures or with our entire experience with Carrie. I feel privileged that we were able to have her be a part of our day. - Liz V.
I can't say enough about how grateful my husband and I are that we found Carrie and chose her as our wedding photographer. Her professionalism, kindness, and flexibility put us at ease, and we liked and trusted her from the start. From the moment we first met at our engagement session (which I highly recommend) we knew our wedding was in the best hands. The day of our wedding, Carrie took beautiful photos which we received very quickly, along with a USB of our photos, and beautiful prints of all our pictures. She documented every aspect of our day, from getting ready, to the church, extra photos at another location, and our reception. She also brought an open air photo booth that our guests absolutely loved, and we treasure those fun photos that we got to keep for ourselves. Everything that Carrie does is with the utmost professionalism and care, and her talent and artistic eye are incomparable. Hopefully some day we can work with Carrie again for family photos. There is no one better for your life's most memorable moments. - Maria P.
If you don’t read anything other than this first sentence, know that Carrie is hands-down one of the best, most personable and professional photographers I’ve ever encountered, if not one of the best human beings in the Albany Area! We’ve seen and worked with Carrie at other weddings, but assumed she’d be out of our budget and/or travel area since we live in Pa. Honest to god, before we even got engaged, I emailed Carrie to see if she’d be willing to travel to somewhere in PA to shoot our wedding. She not only got a laugh out of it, but readily agreed, even though we had no location and just a general idea of season/year. Once we got our ducks in a row (and actually got engaged), I got back in touch with a date and location, and low and behold, it was a small city that Carrie herself had personal ties to, so she was even more excited to spend the weekend in Amish country with us! We did most of our wedding planning with Carrie via email and phone, since she’s upstate and we live in PA, but there were never any issues with lack of response or changed meeting times. Carrie is the upmost professional when it comes to her business, and she does absolutely everything in her power to put her clients first. When our wedding day finally came, Carrie was a calming presence. She rolled with the punches, the weather and our big crazy families, and did it all professionally with a smile on her face! Carrie not only kept us on-time for our couple and bridal party portraits, but we were actually early leaving for the church! When have you ever, EVER heard of an entire bridal party showing up to the church 25 minutes ahead of schedule? Carrie not only captured how our day looked, but how we felt and the emotions of our parents and guests. My partner and I highly recommend Carrie for any of your photography needs, and we cannot wait to continue to see her and get more photos taken as our family changes and grows in the coming years!! Thank you, Carrie, so incredibly much!! - Jenn G.
Carrie did a wonderful job with our wedding. We really could not have asked for a better photographer. She really listened to all of the aspects of our wedding that were the most important to us and did the perfect job of portraying them in pictures. My husband and I will enjoy the photos for the rest of our lives. We went with the all- inclusive photo wedding package she offered and we have been extremely pleased with all elements. - Jess P.
Just received my engagement session photo book in the mail and I wanted to take a minute to say how amazing Carrie is. From our first conversations, to our actual engagement session, Carrie has been professional, warm, and superbly easy to work with. Any apprehension I had about getting in front of a camera, we were immediately calmed by her open and playful nature. I am super excited for our wedding--it's going to feel like we have a friend catching our special moments and I know that means we will get some amazing shots! - Alexandra B.
I'm still slowly going through the pictures but they're GORGEOUS! You are amazing! Thank you so much! We are absolutely going to post as many rave reviews about you wherever we can. -Liz V.
The photos are absolutely incredible- thank you! I can't believe you made such beauty out of all the chaos of that shoot! My whole family is so grateful- my parents have been wanting something like this for years, and I'm so happy it finally came together. -Tracy R.
I would like to personally thank Carrie for capturing this beautiful moments of my son and newly daughter in law at their wedding at Burlap and Beams. I could not be happier. If you want the (perfect person) to oversee your son or daughter's wedding, choose CLH Photography.You will not be disappointed! -Dottie K.
Thank you so much for your beautiful work. This is exactly what I was looking for, and as we are transitioning to a new home, I am so grateful that we have these to remember our NY home by. - Lyndsi E.
(Carrie photographed) my best friend's wedding and the photos are amazing! Captured all the best moments! -Laura P.
So I saw the pictures and I know why you chose to be a photographer. It is definitely your gift. I LOVE all the pictures! You captured everything especially the bride and groom and how much in love they truly are. I can't wait to show my family the pictures.The feedback from the guests has been fabulous. It was an awesome day! Everyone loved you, Carrie -Dottie K.
I just wanted to tell you how much the photos blew us away. I had complete faith in your talent, but the finished product honestly exceeded every expectation. I was hoping for a handful of great shots because I figured it would be tough with two little ones... but there are so many beautiful images I don't even know how we're going to select which ones to frame! You captured the girls' personalities perfectly. You captured all the moments between poses (and those are by far my favorite). You captured Cliff and I as parents when we didn't realize you were shooting, and that is such an amazing gift to have documented. These photos are so special to us. Thank you for doing an outstanding job!!! - Leanna E.
I cannot thank you and praise you enough for the experience and how you made the whole (wedding) day so amazing! Your professionalism, kindness, humor, and approachability made (the whole experience) so great. You are truly amazing and so talented!!! -Sam S.
I just have to say that the pictures of Em and Jon and their family really capture the essence of those three little ones! You outdid yourself again! You are truly gifted at finding the inner personality of your subjects! So well done! Barb R.
Thank you so much for the (engagement) photos...they are beautiful!! Just what we wanted ... we are so pleased and my My mother was so impressed. We cannot wait for the wedding!!! -Erica A.
I just wanted to drop a quick note to say thank you for yesterday. I was really anxious leading up to (my boudoir session) but that immediately went away because of the relaxed, positive, fun environment you created! I absolutely LOVE working with you and you continue to impress me with your professionalism and kindness. Looking forward to having you capture more of our milestones! - Sam S.
Carrie did a family session with our two and four year old daughters and we are completely blown away by her work! She captured our daughters' sweet & silly personalities perfectly. She captured my husband and I as parents "between the poses" and caught so many candid, real moments... it is such a gift to have those! Not only is she an incredibly talented photographer, she is also lovely to work with. Carrie was easy, fun, flexible, thoughtful, and so great with kids. We couldn't be more pleased with the experience and the beautiful images! -Leanna E.
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.