Hello! I'm Carly Jean.
I'm a: Storyteller | Crazy Cat Lady | World Traveler | Mocha Sipper | Boba Drinker | Thrift Shopper | Pun Maker
My approach is to make the experience of getting your photo taken as relaxed and enjoyable as possible. This can sometimes mean bringing out my inner dork to get you to laugh at my expense, but for the most part I'll gently guide you to interact naturally with your sweetheart as you leave the rest to me! My work is a combination of bright and airy portraiture with pops of color balanced with a photojournalistic take.
I was born & raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Though I love that I still call it home, travel has a big piece of my heart! I've been blessed to visit 12+ countries serving as a missionary & photographer in developing nations, resulting in a passion to use my business to give back and love on those in need overseas! That's why 5% of every single wedding booked with me goes to an organization that I have personally worked with. It's also why I have a huge passion for traveling not just globally but also to gorgeous stateside locations with a destination wedding vibe!
While I absolutely adore shooting weddings of ALL kinds, my dream is to shoot the most intimate weddings in the most epic locations with the most laid back couples who share my heart for love!
Shoot me a message (pun intended!) with your vision for the Big Day. From there we can get to know each other (hopefully over coffee;) and talk details for your continuing love story.
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Sara Cain · Married on 07/13/2019
Carly is the best!
I heard about Carly from one of my bridesmaids who had her photograph her newborn photos and absolutely loved them. Knowing very little about wedding photography, my friend filled me in on all the things you want out of a photographer (i.e., consistent lighting) and Carly checked all the criteria off the list. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she was so sweet, responsive, and a blast to work with. My husband and I are not big into posing for photos but Carly made us feel so comfortable and we actually had such a fun time being around her and her second shooter, Irina. One month later, we received our full photo album and we are really so blown away with how perfect each picture came out. We can't thank Carly enough for capturing our day so perfectly.Sent on 08/13/2019
Ronald · Married on 09/06/2014
Let me first start by saying that Carly was a very professional photographer for our day, her and her assistant did a great job, captured all of the moments from our momentous day. However, while doing so and maintaining a professional balance, she seemed to enjoy her presence at our wedding! I would hands down recommend to anybody!!!Sent on 09/22/2014
Prior to the wedding, she continuously reached out to us to see what we wanted for our day. Carly was a great photographer and worked well with a 'Checklist' of wedding shots after the ceremony with family and the bridal party. Her design and creativity aspect of her service was also very positive and creative to where we got some shots we wouldn't think of taking or putting on a list or the 'Must-Get-Shots.'
If you are looking for a fun, energetic photographer for your big wedding day, it is recommended that you first look at Carly Jean Photography.
Christine · Married on 08/12/2012
Carly Jean was a wonderful photographer at my wedding. She also shot my engagement photos, which turned out amazing. She has a keen artistic eye and is very professional and pleasant to work with. She made me and my husband feel comfortable and relaxed. I highly recommend Carly Jean when looking for a wedding or event photographer—she does amazing work at extremely reasonable prices. You will be very pleased!Sent on 01/23/2013
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