Carrie Zeller Photography | News

JULY 2018

Maelle Beauty

"Anything you put onto your body is going to be in your blood stream within 30 seconds, if you actually sit and think about that, you would be much more aware of what you are putting onto your skin."  Lorraine Keseloff​

Check out Lorraine Keseloff's BEAUTY Profile Video!!

JUNE 2018

Customized Family Videos

Interested in a Customized Family Video?!  

Zeller Photography will capture and highlight the personalities and hobbies of your loved ones!

Watch the adventurous Twin Life of Caden and Tiago 💖🙌🏻💖!! #ticogringos


MAY 2018

Profile Videos!

Zeller Photography will capture the essence of your business or passion, professionally and personally!! If you are an entrepreneur, an artist or a business owner, these short informative videos will highlight and document the process of what you do!

Please watch Carrie Zeller's PROFILE VIDEO below where she takes you on a journey through her business.


APRIL 2018

Ski Racing! 

Zeller Photography documents twelve year old Garrett Vogel at the GS Spectacular ski race in Beaver Creek, CO.


MARCH 2018

Jamaica Life

Carrie just returned from an adventurous trip to Jamaica, the island known for its crystal clear water, lush topography, and locals who are as creative as they are charismatic. She filmed/photographed their lifestyle and culture as well as the various activities the beautiful island has to offer. 

This newsletter focuses on photographs she took of the LIFE in Trench Town, Kingston Jamaica.  Trench Town is the birthplace of rocksteady and reggae music, as well as the home of reggae and Rastafari ambassador Bob Marley

Please check out the TRAVEL section of Carrie's website for more travel photography, thanks for following!


MARCH 2018

"Ribbon of Life"  Memorial Art Piece

Behind the scenes working on a film about Karen Perry and Louis Longi creating a memorial art piece called “The Ribbon of Life.” The sculpture will be a 15' long by 10' tall 72’ bronze ribbon length. The display will incorporate pieces of the wreckage recovered from the 2011 plane crash. 

“Yesterday was very emotional with lots of tears as I sifted through the wreckage of the plane accident my 3 children died in.  Out of this horror and heartbreak a beautiful sculpture is emerging.” Karen Perry 


Louis Longi time-lapse lost-wax casting process!

Below is a time-lapse video of Louis Longi creating his lost-wax casting process which has taken him 30 years to master and still growing with the medium.  This is just the beginning stage of what becomes one of his incredible bronze sculptures.  You can find more of his work at Longi Sculptures

Zeller Photography is currently creating a film about Louis, his artwork and a memorial piece he is currently working on!  Film will be out in April 2018!!


Mermaid Photo/Video Shoot - Artist Collaboration!!



Zeller Photography is excited to share some of the photos from their fun, MER-MAZING, creative, and exciting mermaid photo shoot from a few weeks ago!  The creative group included the following,  Jamie Janett Graden Artista of many mediums, focusing on face and body painting. Crystal Danielle  Artist bespoke headwear designer kinky crafter festival fashion model. Lainie Knudsen Professional festival fashion model and artist.

Zeller Photography is currently creating a highlight video about these three talented ladies. This film will be showing the behind the scenes of what it takes to create and prepare these magical mermaids for festival fashion fun!! 


Setting up to take product shots for Young Living Essential Oils !!  
"The heART of fashion!"
Carrie has successfully been photographing Fashion Bloggers, Designers and Make-up Artists throughout the years! Now she is taking her creative eye for photography to a new level with Video!

"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!!!

Glass Blowing Documentary!! 
Carrie is on a roll with making Documentary Films!!  This film features glass blowing student Peter Dopulos and glass blowing Instructor Gavin Heath.  Glass blowing is an intriguing, mysterious and fascinating art.  Below you will see the process of blowing glass from start to finish.  Enjoy!
JULY 2017
Malibu Wedding!
On July 1st Carrie had the pleasure of photographing Misa and Paul's incredible wedding in the beautiful mountains of Malibu!  The wedding took place at an adorable private home with about 30 guests that attended. 
Between the mountain range, vinyards and variety of trees there were endless options for Carrie to take magical photographs!  The gorgeous Japanese bride provided parasols so guests could keep cool throughout the afternoon.  As you can see in the image below the sun was setting over the mountain range and Carrie put her creative energy into gear!  She composed a silhouette from the light of the sun through the parasol and matching it along the mountain range to create this romantic image. 
MAY 2017
Allison Keefe's HIGHLIGHT Video! 
Zeller Photography is excited to announce that she is introducing VIDEOGRAPHY into her portfolio!! Below is a highlight video of the talented painter Allison Keefe. This piece is a compilation of video clips, images and dialogue.  The idea of making a short film under 60 seconds is to educate the audience in what your business is all about.  
Allison used this video to promote her artwork on facebook, instagram and her website!  Instagram will only let you post videos under 60 seconds so this short informative video is perfect!  Carrie truly believes that everyone who owns a business, or is promoting something, should have a social media informational video like Allison!  Please contact Allison her on Instagram @allisonkeefe
APRIL 2017
Product Photography!!
Carrie just completed photographing Michael Panettas fantastic hand blown glass!  Carrie built her own custom made lightbox in order to get the best results for mirrored glass!  "Mirrored glass is the most challenging product to photograph!  I created this larger lightbox so the light would be farther away creating a more softer defused light that reflects off of the artwork!  No matter what there will always be a reflection but the goal is to minimize it as much as possible!" she says.   
Below is a quick Time Lapse video to show Carrie setting up a different lighting situation for transparent glass.  She is shinning a warm toned light from the back of the transparent glass piece to be able to see the color and details of the glass, completely different then photographing mirrored glass!  Carrie is continuing to book all kinds of product shoots such as jewelry, paintings and all kinds of glass!  Contact her regarding any questions!! 
APRIL 2017
Desert Tortoise sighting in the Mojave Desert !!
Carrie, Mama and her friend Brittany took an impulse adventure into the Mojave Desert in search for some gold diggers!  Not only did they successfully find gold diggers and learn how to pan for it, they came across a Desert Tortoise which is incredibly hard to find!!  
The Desert Tortoise eats cactus, grasses and wildflowers from March to June!  They store fat and water in their bodies and dig holes to live during hot summers.  They come out again in the autumn when the weather is cooler!!
MARCH 2017
Real Estate Photography!!

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!!  

Check out Carrie's Panoramic Photography on Etsy!!
Carrie's photographs are printed on a High Quality Luster Paper and mounted to 1/4" solid black sturdy poster board. There is also a protective sealer on the photograph to prevent any damage. On the back there is a 1/2 " poster board where you will find double sided Gorilla tape. Remove the clear seal and apply the piece directly on the wall. Artwork will be floating off the wall at about an inch to give it a professional look! 

Below is an informative video on "how to" hang your Panoramic Photo when it arrives!!
Also please check out Carrie's Etsy shop at zellerphotoart
Kicking off 2017 with Tattoo Photography!!
Carrie kicked off her 2017 Newsletter photographing people with Tattoos!!!  Whether it is a man perfecting his trade, a girl honoring her family or a yoga instructor taking the bull by the horns, Carrie portrayed their tattoo journey through the lens of her camera!
Below you can view a few photographs that Carrie took during Micheal Hermans Photo Shoot, a talented glass blower that is based in Laguna Beach, Ca.  To visit more of Carries Tattoo Photography please visit the PASSION section of her website!  Happy New Year!!  Make it happen in 2017!

Panoramic Photography!!

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 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!

JUNE 2016

Exploring Photography Underwater...

Carrie has taken Jennifer Glass of  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!  

APRIL 2016

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! 

  • First and foremost I am accountable for capturing every important moment because I only have one chance to get it.
  • Second it is extremely important to have the right personality for all of the different personalities you meet during the day.  From the Wedding Coordinator, Dj and Videographer to the bridesmaids, groomsmen and family and friends attending the wedding.  It is important to communicate and get along with everyone working the wedding as well as everyone in the bridal party and immediate family.  I promise you things will go much more smoothly if you establish a friendly connection and respect the other people that are working.
  • Third you MUST have control over the people and timing of the day.  If you lose control you lose everything.  You will not get the shots that you need if you do not have control of what is happening.

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!!" 


JULY 2015

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!!


JUNE 2015

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!!

Carrie Zeller's Sawdust Ad Campaign PhotosCarrie Zeller in front of the Sawdust Ad Campaign that she photographed.

JUNE 2015

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.

Laguna Beach MazineAn article o photography featuring Carrie Zeller.


MAY 2015

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.


APRIL 2015

"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 where you can watch a trailer of the film.

All In Time Film World PremiereCarrie Zellers captures the World Premiere of All In Time at The Newport Beach Film Festival.


JULY 2014

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.

Dancing among devotees in a religious procession!!

Posted by Carrie Zeller on Wednesday, April 2, 2014







JUNE 2013

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!

KTLA Interview for Sawdust Art FestivalGayle Anderson interviews Carrie for KTLA TV.




Featured in the Japanese online magazine ""


, 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.