"My ultimate goal is to leave every session being able to call my clients true friends."

Hello! I'm Charla- a wife to the sweetest guy and mommy to the greatest little boy, Silas. I have been capturing real life moments for over five years now.  Some fun facts about me: I walk with Jesus. I have an English degree, so I inherently love to read. I am addicted to Burt's Bees chapstick (no, really). I am a big jokester- I love to laugh! I am most comfortable in a pair of jeans. I chase light and landscapes. I am an antique freak. I am currently obtaining my master’s degree in publishing. Weddings are probably my favorite sessions to shoot. At the risk of sounding like the biggest cliche ever, I love love-really.  I am a perfectionist. I never settle for "good enough" and am constantly working to better myself and my craft.  And finally, I wholeheartedly love what I do. Photography to me is so much more than point and click. You must possess skill, intuition, and the ability to appreciate people for exactly who they are. 

First and foremost, I am a storyteller. I love to capture the true essence of people and to tell stories that are tailored to each individual. I have an organic approach to my work. I thrive for honest, candid moments and rich, natural light. This means you may see me lying on the ground, standing on top of furniture, or maybe even on my husband's shoulders to get that perfect shot- I am always ready for an adventure. Photography allows me to use all the amazing things I have learned as a writer to create settings, stories, and moments that transcend and create emotion. I take time to get to know my clients so that I can create images that cater to their style and personality. 

A few things that I always tell my clients is that I LOVE my job. I am a photographer because I am passionate about the experience, the process, and the people.  My clients are the best, and the memories and art we create together is what my job is truly about. I absolutely love what I do and creating lasting relationships with my clients, because at the end of the day, none of this is possible without you.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a bit. I hope that I have the honor to get to know you as well! 

"I'm a photographer that offers an experience- not just quality photos.”

You may see this little guy all over my site and social media platforms. This is Silas, our sweet firstborn. He was born in May 2017 and is the greatest blessing we could ever receive. Life has been crazy beautiful since his arrival. Believe me when I tell you that the best moments in life are REAL, and that is what I love to capture.