Thursday, July 1

HEY! this blog has MOVED!

And there is some really cool stuff happening @ the NEW blog... 
so don't forget to change your links and to start following me at 

Monday, June 28

NEW home! | This blog is dying... change your links NOW!!

Come visit the NEW home of Carly Carlson Photography! We've moved to:

Change your links TODAY! 
New branding, new look, new address. SEE YOU THERE! :)

Monday, June 21

Add my new blog to your feed readers, mmmkay?

Hey Everyone-
SUPER important, if you want to stay a follower of my photography blog... In the next month or so I will no longer be blogging at the address. I'm trying to find a way to sync it up to my new location so we don't lose a bunch of readers along the way, but I'm having issues with that right now. Plan A and Plan B have both fallen through! :( So I'm letting you know RIGHT NOW, that if you follow this blog in Google Reader, or any other feedreader, you will also want to add the following to your feedreader ( right... now...

This way, when the new posting begins on my new blog in about a month, you won't miss a beat.

Any questions? I probably don't have answers... this whole blogging/feed reading/URL directing thing is way over my head. But, ask anyway. :)

In other news, I have no photos to post today and I'm sorry! Soon!


Monday, June 14

Congrats 2010 Grads!!!!

Just a quick tribute to my seniors this year! You are all awesome, I'm so excited for you all to go out into the world and be awesome.


Now... 2011... can you believe it's already time to start thinking senior pictures for the class of 2011?! Kills me! Can't wait for this fall!

Saturday, June 12

Albums!! | About time, right? :)

So I am pretty sure I promised to blog my gorgeous albums like way back when... so finally, here they are!

First, these larger albums are perfect for telling your wedding story. They come in 8x8, 10x10 and 12x12. They are printed on Fuji Archival Crystal Paper (the best of the best in my humble opinion), full-grain Italian leather covers that melt like butter in your hands (and age beautifully), and tons of colors to choose from. They are simple meets luxury...

I personally design every album I sell (even my senior albums!). I don't reuse templates, I don't purchase templates from other photographers- every single album is 100% custom designed. What's so great about that? Well, since every wedding & every session is unique, and since I was there and personally invested in that wedding or session, I design based on my experience. Your album will tell the story of your day just as it was. And these leather albums are the perfect way to tell that story. They will stand the test of time, the dirty toddler hands that will likely handle them, and they will be family heirlooms for generations.

I am in love with these albums. See for yourself...





Sigh... don't you want to just eat that thing?! They are so wonderful.

And while I'm on the topic of albums, check out these sweet mini albums. They are 4x4, the same leather as our large albums, perfect to pop in your purse. They have been an absolute favorite for my seniors and their parents, and the mother-of-the-bride is a fan as well! I've had several mom's order identical mini-versions of their daughters wedding album... that's an awesome idea!




All the album sizes are available in these delicious colors...


Now I know you want your own, am I right? They are honestly irresistible... Wanna see one in person? I'd love to show you! 

I will blog again soon... perhaps it'll even be interesting! :)



Friday, May 28

3 day weekend! | Happy Memorial Day

Hello fellow bloggers! Thank you guys so much for voting for me on Justin & Mary's blog! I actually WON! I am pretty excited for that little Home Depot gift card- great timing for a little shopping spree! :)

I am closing shop early this weekend... just for the information of my clients, I'll be responding to emails and phone calls tomorrow from 11-2 and then I won't be back "in the office" until Tuesday morning. Thank you!!

And enjoy this wonderful Memorial Day holiday!


PS Coming next week... shots of the GORGEOUS albums I offer my clients! You won't believe these beauties... Want a sneak peek? Okay, fine, you convinced me...


Thursday, May 27

Dylan & Heather | Engaged

Okay, he's my brother... prepare yourselves for way too many photos from he & Heather's engagement shoot! :)

Love you guys!














... wow ...
Maybe I should have put these into storyboards instead of like 13 photos one right after the other... haha!

Wednesday, May 26


Okay people, I need your help here!! Justin & Mary are arguably my favorite photographers in the wedding industry. Plus they have wicked interior design style, I love watching their home makeover posts! Well, Mary posted a blog a few days ago asking for people to submit inspiration boards to get the juices flowing for her own office! I decided to play along and GUESS WHAT?!!?!! I'm up for voting! The prize is a $100 gift card to Home Depot, and I want this baby bad!!

(This is the inspiration board I came up with... don't you want to vote for me?!)

SO in order to vote, go to and read the post,
and VOTE FOR ME!!! 

I will be forever grateful. :)

Monday, May 24

The last few weeks | Enjoying being a mommy of 1!

Stella & I have been spending a lot of time together being goofy, reading books, and of course taking photos :) Pretty soon there will be another baby in the house and Stella won't know what to do with herself! And I'm pretty sure I'll be a little overwhelmed too... So, for now... we're enjoying these little moments and trying to just relax!



Um, seriously, look @ her eyes!
My girl is so gorgeous.

Thursday, May 20

Surprise!! | I gotta bun in the oven :)

A big thanks to the wonderful Alyssa Henry for snapping a few shots of my beluga sized belly!
We had a lot of fun and I am really excited to share the news, finally now that I have a few photos to prove it! So, the rumors are true. The Carlson's are having another baby. Want details?... The ultrasound tech says it's a girl so that's what we're planning on! I am actually 32 weeks along, so we're getting to the end now. Due in July... and... I have massive heartburn. TMI? :)

It feels really weird putting up photos of myself on this blog, but thankfully Alyssa did a great job!

Well. Now you know.

What does this mean for Carly Carlson Photography? Well, obviously I'm not really taking any summer sessions this year. No weddings this year, either... and the Fall has very limited booking opportunities. So basically, if you are planning on a fall session, let me know ASAP so I can get you on my calendar!

I do have to say I am super excited to be posting a ton of newborn photos here in a few weeks! (Oh, and the no longer being pregnant part will be nice, too!)

Tuesday, May 11

Dylan & Heather | Sneak Peek

My baby brother is getting married (insert HUGE GASP here) and we're so excited! We love Heather and I had a lot of fun doing some very quick engagement photos for them last weekend. Just one for now!


Wednesday, May 5

Wait... I thought it was Cinco de Mayo, not April Fools.


This one is straight out of camera- how RAD is that? 
I love how the wide angle gets a natural vignette. Neato burrito. 
I said burrito because it's Cinco de Mayo...
and I didn't get enough sleep last night... Movin' on! :)


Tuesday, May 4

Prom Mini's | Part IV {7 couples = a really big group...}

I'm actually a little sad this is the last prom mini post for 2010! This was probably the most fun I've had all year. And this group?! Seriously! 14 people! It was a LITTLE crazy, but so fun.


Meet the couples... most of which I had given new names to by the end of the shoot simply because I couldn't keep their REAL names straight! Hey, give me a break, we only had 30 minutes!









The lovely ladies...


And the handsome men...


Thank you SO much to everyone who participated in the Prom Mini's this year! It was, hands down, a total blast. I'm already planning next year's Prom Mini day!! Hope you enjoyed them!

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