Hey-oh! I'm Carina and I’m a couples photographer based in Denver, CO.
And welcome to the start of a beautiful friendship!
I'm a natural introvert who loves to be behind the scenes and catch moments that would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Think of me like an artistic fly on the wall. I would describe my style as a mixing pot of candid and photojournalistic with a mix of modern and romantic vibes.
Couples and weddings are my specialties but I also shoot boudoir and maternity!
I have been in love with photography for such a long time but took the leap to start taking clients a little over a year ago. I’m also a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist and I’ve worked on brides and models and worked #NYSFW15 and my work was on the cover of Nicas magazine. I have experience working in the beauty world as well as the wedding world thanks to my time at Blonde and Brunette Events.
The reason I’ve loved photography for such a long time, besides the age-old ‘because time stands still’ answer (which is still very much true), is because you can make the moment how you want it. Photographs aren’t only meant for special occasions. Sometimes people want nice/fun/spicy photos JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT TO and I am 100% here for it. On top of ‘just because’, weddings are meant to be remembered and not stressing because you can’t afford quality pictures to remember your special day. I don’t want to knock down anyone who has higher pricing, but this is just how I roll. I want everyone to acknowledge the idea of Romancing Your Life.
You’ll look back on these photos when you’re older and realize you’re glad to have these memories (and that body, am I right?!).
I know a lot of realistic minds will say ‘I can just take the pictures myself’ or ‘I just need a tripod’. And yes, yes you can. And even I have a hard time breaking down and purchasing things for myself. But don’t think of this as something for yourself, only for now, it’s for “future you”. I know you’re the one that takes pictures of everyone else and you’re in the important pictures but you know you are the main character right? Maybe you’re still thinking ‘I don’t know the first thing about posing’, ‘we don’t know how to look good in pictures’ or ‘I would feel weird getting cozy in front of the camera’. Those are all valid reasons to be timid. But, that’s what I’m here for. I am a hardcore introvert and I know it’s hard to break that comfort shell but I’m here to make sure your laughs and smiles are genuine.
If you’re interested in a session but not sure what type, you can always contact me and we can find your vibe. Maybe you already have a vision in mind and want to see it come to life, I’m here! But no pressure, cause I legit can’t even do retail cause I don’t want to per-pressure people into something they don’t want. ;)
- Dog mom to Charlie and Mia
- I love otters and giraffes
- I like to knit hats and scarves
- I'm a CO native but lived in CA for 4 years (2012-2016) before moving back to CO
- I'm also a freelance makeup artist and hairstylist
- Hufflepuff and proud
- Tres Leches Cake is my favorite type of cake
- I've been to Senegal, Africa
- Greece, Switzerland, and the UK are on my destination bucket list