The Girl Behind the Camera
When a 20 year old girl with a dream to impact lives for Jesus Christ on a mission trip wanted to capture the moments she spent with new friends and acquaintances with something better than her iPhone camera, she never once expected to turn her hobby into a business! But the more time that passed, the more she came to love photography and wanted to expand to any and every avenue possible!
I knew that in purchasing a camera, it would not go to waste. When I was a young teenager, I was encouraged by my uncle to experiment and take photos of anything and everything I could with his "big, fancy camera". There was no wrong answer in his eyes, and he valued even the most terrible, blurry photos of seemingly inconsequential things. But the beauty of it was, it taught me angles, perspective and aesthetic. So when, years later, I picked up a camera again as an adult - the creative insights from that time as a young girl just blossomed.
“The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands...”
Where Are We Now?From 2018 -> 2022
I moved to a new state in December 2019.
I took a break from portrait photography and transitioned into nature photography as a hobby (the flowers in my backyard and neighborhood became superstars in an instant).
Even the most simple of things were given a chance to shine when my heart and camera sought adventure.
Then in 2022, I found favor in the eyes of some dear friends. That spark of life into that old camera began a new adventure of photographing love and new adventures.
“Delight yourself in the LORD;
And He will give you the desires of your heart”
A little sugar and a little spice
Kind of like a chai tea latte
As an extroverted-introvert (yes, we are definitely a thing), I love to interact with others and enjoy spending time with friends. I think that's part of why I love photography so much! I can love on people and enjoy their company, and then when I'm done - I get to edit away in my room or office for some quiet time.
I'm a bit sassy.. I've got some spunk and attitude. But never doubt for a minute that I have much love and kindness for you and that I will do my absolute best to make you feel welcome, relaxed, at peace, and comfortable. My top goal here at Carah's Candids is to provide you with real, genuine moments that are captured memories. My goal is not to have everything be posed or rigid, but flowing and full of life. Of course, posing tips will come in to help you [and your spouse, family, etc] to get those perfect shots, but never do I ever want to lose you and your personality in the midst of a session.
If I really accomplish my goal, I'll even get some awesome laughing photos after cracking one of my terrible dad-jokes..... or maybe it'll instigate a truly serious face.
Either way - it's bound to be memorable.
I'm just a girl that loves Jesus, good food, elephants, carnations, chocolate and ice cream... But, you'll catch me living life, loving on others, and capturing sweet memories any chance that I get.
Blessings and Hope!