Hey there, I'm Carly! I'm an editorial, portrait, and lifestyle photographer based in Los Angeles, California.
Originally an East Coast girl, I began my photography business in Nashville, TN. My fiancé Kevin and I officially packed up and moved to the West Coast the summer of 2019.
My creative journey all started with my fashion and lifestyle blog, Lashville. I studied journalism in college and loved writing so blogging was naturally the right choice for me. Little did I know, my blog would lead to photography and wardrobe styling.
Creativity feeds my soul. I love capturing moments unseen, finding new angles, using interesting props, telling a story through an outfit, and shooting in naturally beautiful places. Give me natural light over artificial any day and that's my home.
A few of my favorite things besides photography and styling are: coffee, wine, fashion, puppies, summertime, the beach, beautiful words, music, and travel.
Now, I can't wait to see where this journey takes me next. I hope you'll become a part of it!
Contact me to book a session, discuss styling ideas, inquire about pricing, or just to chat.
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What kind of photography do you do?
I love all kinds of photography work. My main focus is editorial and portrait photography, but I also love to shoot engagement sessions, brand photos, and weddings!
Are you available for travel?
Absolutely, yes! I love to travel and see new places. If work takes me somewhere new, I'm happy to oblige. Please note travel fees will be factored into the cost of the shoot if outside of Los Angeles.
When and how do I pay?
I accept cash, check, or Venmo. Payment is due at the end of the shoot unless otherwise specified.
What should I expect from a shoot?
Please arrive on time to a photoshoot! We will start by taking some warm up photos to get comfortable with each other and for you to learn how I work. Then after you're comfortable and feeling like the model that you are, we will dive into the good stuff. The length of the shoot will determine how many edited photos you'll receive in your online gallery. A one-hour shoot typically yields 30 - 50 edited photos while a two-hour shoot yields 60 - 80 edited photos.
What can I do with my photos?
I'm so happy for you to download my photos for personal use. Please do not re-edit or resale the photos. Give credit to the photographer whenever used especially on social media (tag my account @carlypetersoncreative on Instagram). Do not give photos to other brands or companies unless discussed with me.
How do you choose locations?
I typically scout locations before the shoot depending on the aesthetic you are going for. If you have a location in mind I'm happy to hear them!
But what do I wear?
The question that everyone wants to know! I'm happy to say that I can help you out there. I love styling clients any chance I can get. If you would like a styling session before the shoot please let me know in the contact form. Otherwise stay true to your style. Timeless pieces make for great photos through the years. Try to avoid loud graphics, prints, and bright colors.