About Us




Hi, I’m Carla.

I am an adventurer and storyteller.  I am a seeker of adventure, beauty and love in both my personal life and in my artwork.  Being out in gorgeous scenery at golden hour with camera in tow is priceless.  For me, photography is a grand adventure where I get to seek beauty and be a witness to true love. It's what I love to do!  

I am also a wife, mom, hiker, and nature lover. I have been passionate about photography since I was about seven. My parents used to drive me to the beach so that I could watch the sunset and photograph it whenever I could talk them into it. I still love to go to the beach whenever I can to feel connected to myself, to play & to capture these moments artistically.

Michael, my husband, and I met through photography.  We started our photography business the year we got married and named it  Carmichael Studios {Carla + Michael = Carmichael Studios}.  We have fun capturing love and beauty together and are blessed to be able to share our hobby and our business together. 

We currently have three teenagers at home. Becoming a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. My kids give me a reason to be the “best me” I can be, and continue to inspire me every day of my life. I am blessed they call me mom, and being their mom will always be my greatest accomplishment. My photography business allows me to spend a great deal of my time working from home where I can schedule each day around my family. Time with my family will always be my favorite.

When I am not with my family or practicing the art of photography, I am working toward personal self development. I spend my leisure time doing the things that I love like hiking, camping and exploring.  Spending time in nature is when my soul feels best.

We are based out of Scottsdale but absolutely love travel and adventure.  We will happily travel out of state or  internationally to capture your wedding. Next on our bucket list is a gorgeous church made only of living trees in New Zealand. Check it out if you are looking for an amazing outdoor wedding in New Zealand.

We would love to talk with you about your vision for wedding photography. Contact us here, or call/text at (602) 829-9803.

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