the person

meet carmela

behind the lens

I’m so happy you stumbled onto my page!

My name is Carmela,  welcome to my little corner of the internet!

 In this journey, I've come to understand that photography isn't just about capturing smiles and poses; it's about preserving the genuine emotions that make each moment unique. Whether it's the quiet anticipation before saying "I do," the tears of joy as vows are exchanged, or the laughter that fills the air during celebrations, my goal is to capture the raw authenticity of every fleeting moment.

I may hold a camera in my hands, but the real magic happens when I blend into the background, allowing your love story to unfold naturally. I take pride in creating organic moments that are authentic to who you are, showcasing the beauty of being fully present in every precious moment.
So, let's embark on this journey together. Let's capture the laughter, the tears, the love, and everything in between, because in the end, it's these emotions that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Hey there, I'm Carmela

My personal struggles have shaped not only my life, but my approach to photography.

I value acceptance, authenticity, and love above all else. I want you to love our sessions together because we’re just being present and living in the moment, not worrying about keeping up appearances. In fifty years, when you look back on your photos, I want you to remember exactly what it felt like the day you said, “I do”, or the day you brought life into the world and your child was placed on your chest for the first time. I want to freeze all these moments for you so you can look back at them and see the incredible legacy you’ve built, instead of any negative emotions you may have attached to having your picture taken.

Finally, I know that the world isn’t always a friendly place, and I want to take a moment to let you know that you will always be treated with dignity, respect, and empathy in our work together, regardless of gender, race, body shape or size, sexual orientation, immigration or disability status. I care deeply about mental health and the many definitions of family and motherhood. I am committed to providing sensitive, informed, and inclusive services. If you have specific concerns or requests, I’m here to listen and do whatever I can to come up with creative solutions to ensure you have the experience you’re looking for. I am here to offer connection, unconditional acceptance, and a judgement-free experience. My job is not to make you beautiful–it’s to show you how beautiful you already are.

let's capture that beautiful story of yours!

i'm ready for this