About Us



Hi, I’m Carla.  My husband's name is Michael.  {Carla + Michael = Carmichael Studios}.

We are a nature-inspired husband and wife team who share a passion for wedding photography, adventure elopements and all things wild.  We got married in Arizona beside a river, underneath a natural arch of trees with mountains and evergreens standing watch.  We just adore photographing weddings in nature's setting, as it provides a perfect cathedral for the wild at heart.

About me.  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 surrounded by 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.  Today I seek out the mountains, streams, rivers, deserts, canyons and forests as well.  

Michael, my husband, and I met through photography.  We started our photography business the year we got married and named it Carmichael Studios to include both of our first names.  We experience joy together while capturing love and beauty through our artwork and are truly grateful to be able to share this passion with each other.

My greatest accomplishment; I have three children who call me mom.  Marcella, Anthony and Arlo give me my life's purpose and inspire me every day to become my best me.  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 nature.  Spending time in the wilderness is where my soul feels nourished.

We are based out of Scottsdale, Arizona but absolutely love travel and adventure.  We will happily travel out of state or internationally to capture your wedding.  This year our couples will take us to Rocky Point, Maui and Cabo San Lucas. Our favorite destination thus far was a castle wedding in Scotland! 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 one-of-a-kind outdoor wedding venue! Tree Church (New Zealand)  

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