"THe heART of Fashion" fashion show took place on Sunday August 27th, 2017 on the magical grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival. Carrie featured artist Reem Khalil who was one of the 15 talented designers who participated in this years fashion show.
Carrie documented the behind the scenes of meetings, rehearsals and designers to capture everything it takes to put together a successful fashion show! Carrie set up two videographers, Brittany Borden and Phil Mundy in the audience to film the essence of the show!! Carrie was taking footage behind the scenes while she was getting ready to model for designer Michelle Lance.
Check out the completed mini documentary below!! Contact Carrie regarding any questions about setting up a photo shoot or video, thanks and enjoy!!!
Carrie just completed her four week training for Real Estate Photography! Below are photos from her first job out on her own! This is an incredible contemporary house located in Pelican Crest in Newport Beach. Carrie is so happy to add Real Estate Photography to her portfolio and is looking forward to properties she will be photographing in the future!!
Panoramic Photography is also known as wide format photography! The term Panorama literally means "all sight" in Greek and it first originated from painters that wanted to capture a wide view of a landscape, not just a certain part of it. In Panoramic Photography the field of view is similar to what the human eye is accustomed to seeing. When we look at a normal photo we know that it is like looking at the world through a window, and we are only seeing part of what we would see if we were there.
I have started to include at least one panoramic photo in each photo shoot that I do so people can really relate to the environment they were in at the time. The panoramic photo below Carrie took in San Francisco on Arlington Street where her Aunt Snookie lives!! Snookies house is the one with the beautiful red bougainvillea in front of it!!
Abs of Steel!
Carrie photographed fitness model Aubrey Surovik of simplyaubrey.com along with 12 other models for The 5 minute Shaper Pro ab machine coming out in October 2016!! Carrie was on set as they were filming the informercial for the Shaper Pro and her job was to document all fitness models on and off the machine, all people involved from the director to the camera man and the overall action happening throughout the day!! Check out the photos below!
Exploring Photography Underwater...
Carrie has taken Jennifer Glass of koremovement.com underwater to capture her as the essence of yoga! Carrie rented a water housing for this specific photo shoot and discovered that it was a complete success! Carrie said, "I am hooked! There are endless options and creative ideas for what to explore in underwater photography! Why not photograph a family underwater for a Christmas card! How fun is that??!!" Jennifer has viewed her photos and is ecstatic for their next photo session!! Carrie is just scratching the surface of the creations that she can make with her camera underwater!
How To Prepare Yourself For Their Special Day!!
There are so many different dynamics in photographing weddings that it is imperative to be very prepared for their BIG Day! With my 10 years of experience photographing weddings I have discovered that not only am I the photographer but I also play many different roles throughout the day!
Other things that I look out for are hair ties on wrists, glasses that need to be taken off, make sure all groomsmen have their boutonnieres on correctly. The more detail oriented you are the better the photos. Also if the bride and groom need water or need to talk to someone I take the initiative and just do it.
Last weekend the groom stepped in a massive amount of tar during our bride and groom photo session. He was wearing white converse and the tar was everywhere on the outside and bottom of his shoe. We finished the photo shoot and there was a small window of time before they had their grand entrance. I took his shoe went into the kitchen scrubbed peanut butter then mayonnaise on the side of his shoe and managed to get ALL the tar off where it would be visible for photos. If you don't do it no one will!! So for the grand entrance, first dance, cake cutting, bouquet and guarder toss he had white shoes which made a huge difference in the photos! Every little detail counts.
There is so much more that goes into it but these are the main things I focus on. Weddings are known to be high pressure and stressful for photographers but I LOVE it!! Also I love being part of the bride and grooms day and helping them out!!
Carrie Takes The Kimball Family Back In Time
If there is one consistent aspect of Carrie's career, it's her creative approach to every shoot she does. As Carrie likes to say "no two shoots are ever alike." In late 2015, Carrie took a traditional "family shoot" and elevated it to a timeless work of art by recreating a 1920's vintage theme with the Kimball family. Finding a perfect location, directing the family to be in character and composing the images in an effective way successfully took the Kimball family back in time.
Pay It Forward
Carrie recently was the featured artist at Moulton Elementary School at the "Reflections Arts Contest" where she presented to the students her artwork and her journey of becoming an artist. It was a great event that the students explored their creative side through photography, literature and fine arts as the theme of the the project was "Let Your Imagination Fly!" Check out the photos below of Carrie presenting her art to the students and working with them to help begin their journey of expressing themselves through art. As Carrie said, "Who better to inspire than a group of kids!!"
Zeller Photography Ad Campaign on Orange County Buses
Carrie photographed artist Allison Keefe who is of the seven artist involved in The Sawdust Art Festival ad campaign! Carrie and Allison chased down one of the 22 buses and had a chance to grab a quick photo infront of the bus!!! They couldn't be more excited about being involved with this campaign! Buses will run until August 30th so keep a look out!!
Photos Featured in Sawdust Art Festival
Carrie, who has been an exhibitor at Sawdust Art Festival for seven years, was chosen to photograph artists for the festival's 2015 ad campaign. She photographed seven artists across various mediums of art. The photos can be seen on all of the Sawdust Art Festival materials, but Carrie is getting the biggest rush this summer seeing her photos on Orange County buses. Check out the photos of the campaign below!!
Laguna Beach Magazine Feature
Carrie was recently interviewed for a feature on photography tips for Laguna Beach Magazine. She contributed her knowledge on portrait photography to the article. Be sure to stop by a news stand and grab a copy.
Bali Trip to Capture the Essence of Yoga
An avid Yogi, Carrie recently traveled to Bali on a Yoga retreat where she she expanded her understanding of Yoga for her own practice. She also did numerous Yoga shoots capturing other students of Yoga in practice. Check out some of the images from Bali in the Yoga Gallery of this website.
"All In Time" Film Red Carpet Premiere
Carrie was hired by filmmakers Chris Fetchko and Marina Donahue to cover the premiere of their upcoming movie 'All In Time." The film had its World Premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival where the filmmakers and cast celebrated. Lynn Cohen, star of Sex & The City and The Hunger Games was is attendance as well as the rest of the film's cast. Check out some of the photos below as well as the film's website at www.allintimefilm.com where you can watch a trailer of the film.
Travels to India and Nepal to Seek Culture and Images
Carrie's recent travels took her to India and Nepal. When Carrie travels, she does more than just grab photos of interesting sights. She immerses herself in the culture and this is reflected in the images she captures. Below is a sneak peek with more images from this trip in the Faces gallery of the website.
Here's a video of Carrie in India taking in the culture way before she aims her camera.
KTLA TV Interview
Gayle Anderson from KTLA TV in Los Angeles did a feature on Carrie and her involvement in her seventh Sawdust Art Festival. The news feature highlighted Carrie's Photo and Glass artwork and was shot in her booth at the festival. Below are photos from the interview and of Carrie's booth at Sawdust. Be sure to stop by her booth this summer!
Featured in the Japanese online magazine "b.smile"
b.smile, a Japanese publication chose Carrie to feature in their lifestyle magazine in both print and video. A video crew from Japan recently traveled to Laguna Beech to film a "day in the life of Carrie" shoot. The video captures what sets Carrie apart, her passion for not only her art but life in general. You can watch the short video profile on Carrie below.