I've been waiting forever to blog this pirate/Renaissance awesomeness at @lionsgatecenter. Why did it take me so long? Well, pregnancy was not conducive to blogging for me apparently, so now I'm playing catch up and getting to blog all the epic weddings I've shot the last year or two. Jen and Duane's celebration was one for the books and I'm still in love with all their epic photos and their amazing costumes. MORE COSTUMES PLEASE!
I know I already mentioned my first print publication in @rangefindermag when the magazine arrived, but today I blogged a bit about it and left the link to the online story! I wrote a piece about the Denver PRIDE Parade wedding I put on with several other vendors, what it meant to us and how it's impacted my vendor relations. Make sure to hit up the link to the blog in my profile so you can check it out - or just head straight over to Rangefinder! #carrieswailsphotography
Chris and Nikki's wedding was sweet and perfect. They even managed to mix in Chris' love of Star Wars too! Between the epic dancing at the reception, Chris' goofy personality, and how sweet and kind Nikki is, this was a great wedding day! Make sure you go to the link in my profile and check out the blog to see more! #carrieswailsphotography
I have a one month old today and all I want to do is be in a million photos with him. That’s the problem with being the photographer. I have tons of photos of him with family, with his dad, with his dog siblings, but it’s hard to get me in there. Thankfully I managed to get this self portrait of my arm for a one month photo. Totally skipping the outfit stickers monthly documentation thing and #sorrynotsorry about it. 🤣 can’t wait until the first of February gets here when I can be in all the photos with him when @kylafearportraits gets here! #carrieswailsphotography
Amanda and Taber's wedding is on the blog today, but what's more important is noting how great rainy wedding photos are. All the rainy romantic wedding photos, please. This looks like some magical impressionist painting.
My first time getting my photos published in print and I get the honor of writing too! Check out this month’s @rangefindermag to read up on the PRIDE parade wedding vendor collaboration I did back in 2017! It was an honor to write about it, have my work seen in Rangefinder, and work with such a great vendor team on this project! What a great way to start our 2019 with an awesome business accomplishment! 🙌🏻🏳️🌈#carrieswailsphotography
Julie and Matt's sweet celebration with some awesome views from Boulder's sunrise amphitheater is on the blog today. You can check it out at the link in my profile.
It's time for annual goal setting and sharing. I like to share my business goals right on the blog because it helps keep me accountable. So, there they are for all to read. Please note the most important one, which is shoot a wedding at the Hobbiton movie set in New Zealand. I shoot for free, you just pay travel. #carrieswailsphotography Photo by: @kylafearportraits
I promised myself I'd do a "best of" photo post on the blog this year. I've never done one before. However, instead of it being your traditional "most-awesome-photos-I've-ever-taken" post, I went with the most awkward and weird ones I took all year. Starting off with this circle of life shot in Moab you can check out even more weirdness on the blog today. #carrieswailsphotography
I am sure other people will tire of seeing pictures of my kid, but I don’t care. This one is from @katydavisphoto and it’s my favorite photo of me ever. I’m sharing it so I can tell you all to go check out the link in my profile and read today’s blog post. It’s about Howie’s birth, why I elected to have a c-section, mental health and some other stuff I haven’t revealed openly online until now. Plus it has photos of Howie because there are just never going to be enough. ❤️ #birthstory #birthstories #csection #cesareanbirth #bellybirth #newborn #newbornbaby #autism #autismawareness
I pretended like I photograph newborns again just so I could get one shot of Howie in this 7up crate. My grandpa Howie used to work for 7up (and this crate came from when he worked there), and you all know how sentimental I am - then add extra hormones and well...just forgive me for it not being a perfect newborn pose, he’s almost too old now! #newborn #7up #pepsi #grandpa
Amanda and Christian, two of my favorite silly goofy people and their Doctor Who awesomeness wedding is on the blog today. Still need them to build me a lifesize Tardis though. For my garden, I think it would be perfect out there!
I’m in disbelief that Howie is here finally. It’s been the longest year ever and everything still feels totally surreal. I’m doing well and he is perfect. Thanks to @katydavisphoto for taking these photos that make me cry. I’m going to share more about the birth and something else related to it that became integral to the choices I’ve made next week sometime. For now we are marveling at my ultimate DIY project! Thanks for all your messages and encouragement. It may not seem like it, but all the positive thoughts and prayers people were putting out there truly kept my spirits up when I needed it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #carrieswailsphotography
3 days until we are parents so...welcome to parental leave! I’ve spent most of the last week in bed napping, snuggling dogs, and you know...grieving my former life. However, I’m really looking forward to wine, being able to wear all my favorite shoes again, eating deli meat, and not having this kid’s huge noggin wedged in my hip. 🤰🏻🤣 #carrieswailsphotography 📷: @kylafearportraits