HI! I'm Charlotte! I'm a Wedding, Brand and Food Photographer based in Bend, Oregon!
My photography career began when I was really young—I grew up in my mom's art studio in Northern California. She was an oil painter and film photographer and she encouraged me to experiment with a variety of mediums of art from a young age. It wasn't until I was 16 when I took my first picture on a little digital point and shoot that I was hooked on capturing moments, people and emotions through a camera lens.
I went on to study Photojournalism at the University of Oregon where I was mentored by a professor who was previously a National Geographic Photographer. After five years of studying and working in the field of Photojournalism in Oregon, I decided to take a leap of faith and move to Copenhagen, Denmark on a one year work visa. When I was living in Copenhagen, I fell into wedding and elopement photography—shooting twenty five marriages in a single year. I returned to Oregon to make my home in the high desert of Central Oregon in 2016.
If you look through my body of work (Work Samples + Client Galleries) you'll see that I shoot a lot of different genres: I photograph cookbooks for authors, I work with brands to produce content, I take portraits and I shoot weddings.
It's when I'm capturing true emotion that I feel most in my element.
I love authentic love. I love being the person to capture two people committing their lives to each other. I think marriage is the most romantic leap of faith two people can do together. I fell in love with shooting weddings because it's a day in your life that you will never forget and I want to be the one to capture all of the moments and emotions of such a special day.
Outside of Photography—which, let's be real, is my whole life, I also love living a healthy lifestyle, going to farmer's markets, having picnics and riding my bike. I also LOVE living in and exploring the beautiful state of Oregon. I'll never say no to long road trips and I drink an entire pot of coffee everyday and should probably quit but never will.
Does it sound like you want me to capture your day?
Send me a message via my contact for below!