more about me...

Hello! I’m Carly and I love taking portraits. My goal is to genuinely capture my subject’s personalities. I’d like to say that I accomplish this by using my relaxed style during our time together to hopefully get everyone to have some fun. When it comes to posing and setups, I like to keep my photo sessions simple. I love to pick a location, walk around, talk and have fun while finding gorgeous light.

​I'm blessed to have a wonderful husband, two amazing kids, two adorable dogs and a cat. It was documenting their smiling faces that helped hone my photography style. Personally, I love to look at the positive side of life and I like my photographs to exude happiness. 

My Favorite Things


I have completely geeked out on building my arsenal of additional

camera bodies and lenses. As a self proclaimed nerd, I love my gadgets

and all things 'techy.'  I'm an Apple girl when it comes to phones and

computers and I’m a huge fan of Canon for my camera equipment.


Things that bring me joy:

  • Coffee & Dark chocolate

  • Roller Coasters

  • Traveling

  • Camping in our RV

  • Hosting family gatherings

  • Lazy days watching movies or binging Netflix/Hulu with my crew

Professional Experience


My time as a 'professional' photographer started when I became a mom. This gave me an excuse to upgrade my little Canon Powershot to my first DSLR with interchangeable lenses. What started out as a hobby has grown organically through word of mouth after taking photos of friends and family. I now have a deep love for capturing weddings (which many have told me that I'm crazy for). It's hard work, but they are happy days and I've met the best people through this journey.


Photography is my hobby, my love, my passion and my creative outlet. Professionally, I also have experience with marketing, corporate communications, branding, web design and print production. I think this helps me capture all aspects and angles for my clients. From the small details to the wide angle shots, I want to give my couples and families a variety of images that really tell the whole story.

If you think our styles would match, let me know! I limit the number of weekends and sessions that I'll take each month so that I can focus on living my best life and being there for my family.  To request a date or check for availability, please complete my contact form here.

Contact Me: 

210.323.7049 or carlybartonphoto@gmail.com 


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