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Each portrait session is unique and customized to each clients desires. You choose the location and feel of your shoot along with the professional consultation with Carolyn. 

Portrait sessions are done at a variety of locations which include many parks, fields, beaches, rustic railroad tracks , picket fences, San Juan Mission etc...or a location of your choice. Many locations give you a variety of different looks and feels as we move around for the entire shoot. Each session is given the utmost individual attention, with no limits on time or portraits taken. All props and wardrobe are provided if desired. During each session along with the help and opinion of Carolyn you may change clothing, hats and accessories, as many times as desired, this giving each photo shoot a wide variety of looks and feels. Carolyn is known for her patience and likability with children and her artistic creativity she applies in each portrait session. The finished portraits are the result of her attention to detail in the final editing process creating true works of art.


What To Expect

Thank you for your interest in Carolyn Rife Photography. I am so honored to have the opportunity to work with you. I am passionate about my art. I love to capture the true essence of each individual I photograph – providing treasured keepsakes that celebrate a moment in time. I am forever grateful that I get to pursue my life passion as my career and get to meet so many amazing people along the way .

I will work with you through each step of the process to create a comfortable environment so you can relax, have fun, and be yourself. Each photo session includes the following:

  • ❖  Pre-Session Consultation: We will meet in advance (in person, via Skype/Facetime, or over the phone) to design a photo session that is tailored to perfectly suit your personality and needs. Incorporating my large storage unit full of all sorts of clothing props background and unique antuique treasures that I have accumulated over the years, we will determine the ideal location, clothing styles, props, and any other custom details to specialize your session and make it uniquely you. Pretty much everything you see on the website we have brought to help stylize your session.

  • ❖  Location, Location, Location: Picking the perfect location is crucial as it helps to set the style and tone for the whole photoshoot. With a wide variety of locations that I use regularly, including my own studio, I can create styles that range from rustic to retro to beachy classy to urban -- and everything in between. I am also always on the lookout for new locations and would love to use a site that has special meaning to you. I have attached a separate document that provides basic descriptions of my current favorite sites for your review.

  • ❖  Photography Session: When you hire Carolyn Rife Photography, you get ME as your photographer, so prepare to have fun. There is no time limit. I love to take my time and bond with the people I am photographing. A relaxed, natural atmosphere allows me to capture true emotions in everything from the twinkle in your eyes to the way you grin, smile or laugh. I absolutely adore kids and I think they can feel that.

  • ❖  Final Editing and Proofing: I take great pride in my attention to details in editing to create final portraits that are true works of art. I am known for editing in softer, warmer tones that have a vintage feel and blend well with most home décors. Whether it is adjusting lighting or shadowing, body sculpting, fixing hair that is out of place, softening wrinkles and completion without being over done, or completely removing unwanted objects in the backgrounds or perhaps even adding beautiful clouds or skis, I will work with you through the final editing and proofing stages to create timeless treasures you love.

    If you have not done so already, take a look at the photographs in my gallery. Click on this link: . This will show you some of the work I have done in the past and provide a sample from various locations. Each location offers multiple backdrops which feature different colors, textures and overall feelings or moods. Get a feel for what you like, and we can customize it even more during our pre-session consultation.

    So what is the next step? Let’s talk! Please give me a call or send me an email with details about what you want and we will go from there to schedule your pre-session consultation and photography session. I am confident that together we will make beautiful photographs that you will cherish forever and have fun memories of it as well.

  • Looking so forward to working with you. 


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