I like sci-fi movies and mystery novels, bright colors and neon lights. I yell "Kitty!" every time I see a cat and I've been known to hum or whistle jazz standards to myself while I work. I love to travel, play games and have entirely too many craft supplies for one person. I will be dancing while I take photos at your reception and I will be absolutely giddy when the light is amazing and I nail the perfect image.
Portrait photos by Carly Fuller
Long, long ago in “The Land of Pleasant Living,” I studied photography in the basement of the Main Building at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I was immersed in an environment of awesomely quirky, creative people. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and completed an internship at the Baltimore Jewish Times, followed by a staff position there. I got to photograph everything you can imagine. Portraits, food, interiors, events, products, sports, more portraits, lots and lots of portraits.
I did this for four years until I decided I was cool enough to start my own business from my tiny apartment in Hamilton. As it turns out, running a business is super hard. And, while I was initially successful, like all entrepreneurs I experienced a lot of ups and downs. After much prodding from family and friends, I transitioned from photographing anything and everything to photographing weddings, and immediately I fell in love.
Since then, I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings and worked at too many venues to count. I’ve collaborated and co-edited industry blogs (like WeddingIQ), spoken in front of hundreds at wedding industry events (like WeddingWire World), and racked up all the awards and accolades a wedding pro is “supposed to have”.
Why celebrate the real?
Because real is beautiful and I want to share it with you. I want you to see the amazing awesomeness that is your life. Everyone has something infinitely interesting about themselves. I believe that diversity is what makes the world amazing, and I’ve been privileged to photograph weddings of all types, from the ultra-orthodox to the completely unconventional. I’ve witnessed the blending of cultures and the creation of new customs. I support marriage equality as well as religious freedom.
In a nutshell, I want everyone’s wedding to be as one-of-a-kind as they are...and the people who want that too are exactly the kind of people I want to hire me. So it makes perfect sense to me: If I want to photograph weddings for real people I need to be real too. I don’t take umpteen posed, boring portraits. I don’t shoot for Instagram. I don’t believe weddings are bound by tradition. I don’t believe how much money a couple spends dictates how awesome their wedding will be. I want to tell my dream clients’ stories through vivid, candid, magical images.
If you think we might be a match, I’d love to hear from you!