Milk and Thistle is a wedding photography company based in Atascadero, California, serving the surrounding areas. Lead photographer Carlee utilizes the inspiration of nature and earth tones to capture romantic and deep-toned photos of couples on their wedding day. She utilizes unique methods and relaxing approaches to photography, in order to ensure that you are completely comfortable in front of the len and are able to fully enjoy your special day.
Milk and Thistle endeavors to captures your personality and love on your wedding day through timeless photography with romantic, dramatic tones. While she specializes in more romantic photography, she is also skilled in other editing styles and can accommodate to your preferences if your are looking for vintage, light and airy or modern photography styles. Her elopement and wedding packages include digital files and the option of a second shooter, and she can accommodate to your photography needs in providing partial or full-day coverage. Other photography services include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Michael · Married on 06/16/2018
The aesthetic eye of Milk and Thistle is difficult to overstate. They are able to capture instances that are usually reserved for memory, it is this ability that sets them apart. Principal photographer, Carlee, asked us early on what sort of look we were going for and provided us with an impressive portfolio on her website. She looked up the venue independent of us asking her to and drew inspiration from the environment provided. Carlee coordinated all of the fine details we needed to document the wedding and made sure to not miss any important moments. Carlee and her second shooter, Heidi, captured hundreds of amazing photos that we were able to use and share with family and friends. Carlee was patient and humorous, which led to my wife and I being completely comfortable for the private shoots and everyone else being comfortable for the public shoots. Last, Milk and Thistle is flexible, organized and extremely easy to work with. To illustrate their flexibility, Carlee asked us if there were any last minute shots that we wanted to take and she helped direct over ninety people into a shot and captured the spirit of the wedding in one group shot. I would work with them again.Sent on 07/25/2018
Jenna Elsayed · Married on 03/16/2019
The most incredible experience of my life! (Besides our Wedding). Carlee is the best wedding photographer I have ever seen. Every photo she sent us is a perfect photo. She was able to capture every moment... every real moment, which was very important to me. Every time I look at our photos it takes me back to the best day of our lives. She is worth every penny if not 10 times over. If you are still deciding who you want to capture your day.... stop right here; you found her!!!!Sent on 04/01/2019
Staci O'neil · Married on 09/29/2018
Carlee is who you NEED for your wedding day!
Carlee (& the Milk And Thistle Team) made my wedding day so wonderful! Without them I wouldn't be able to relive all of the beautiful moments I missed during the craziness on the day-of. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera with her 'easy to be around' personality & her photo skills are off the charts! LOVE all of my photos :)Sent on 03/01/2019
Thank you, Carlee!
You really are my favorite & I'm blessed to have found you as my Photographer!!