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Hey! What’s UP? Hello.

Hi, I’m Carletta (eh, not ee) and I’m so glad that you found your way here! The first thing you should know is that I absolutely love what I do! I’m a middle-child, married to an amazing man who I affectionately call The Ethiopian. Together, we live in Washington, DC with our cat Shiro (sure-oh) who we obsess over.

BOOK LOVER. CAT LADY. HGTV ADDICT.


I am a certified smile-chaser and a lover of love. I love a posed moment but I think the candid ones are just as important and I never stop working to show you that.

My goal is make you feel comfortable in front of the camera so that you are the truest reflection of your self. smile easily and most importantly – have a good time when we’re together. Each and every one of my clients will tell you how hard I work to make sure these things happen.

Your body’s your body, your face is your face

This is my motto for EVERY one of my clients. Once you’re in front of my camera, the best thing I can tell you to do is just to BE.

LOVES


Sequins + glitter (they’re my love language!), cupcakes, Grey’s Anatomy, breakfast for dinner, cats, thunderstorms, meeting new people, singing in the shower, VEEP, board games

NOT A FAN OF


Cucumbers, bugs, tailgaters



Any more questions or want to send me a love letter? You can do that over here.

THE GRAM

  • One of my very fav wedding gowns because it belonged to T's mom and she had it altered to wear on her big day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Bonus points for this sideswept hair and devastating red lip.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#lgbtq #blackbrides #twobrides
  • Still don't understand why anyone would leave the best coast for the left coast but this beautiful woman did.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Thankfully, I was able to take her photo before it happened.
  • A storyteller in action. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Clint Smith III is an amazing human being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Also - if you're here for the giveaway. Let's give it away, now (sing like the Red Hot Chili Peppers fan you should be). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Oh, what - you're giving something away? I am. Winner #1 wins a free session of their choice with me (except weddings). TOTALLY FREE. ZERO AMERICAN DOLLARS. Winner #2 wins 50% off of ANY session I offer (except weddings). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Rules⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Must be following me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2. Must like AND comment on THIS post. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
3. Session has to happen within a 20 mile radius of 20019. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4. That's it. We'll let this run for 5 days and I'll notify the winner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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GOOD LUCK!
  • These two got married on one of the absolute hottest days and managed to look this stunning. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My couples are all wildly different but I think every one of them would tell you that we had fun in their wedding day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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My goal is to be invisible when i need to be and right by your side when you need my presence. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Happy Valentine's Day!
  • Family.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When I tell you that I love seeing the way that these two parent their children? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I'm not even remotely exaggerating. There is an abundance of love and laughter and the twins are confident and lovely little human beings.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#family #parenthood #twins #blackfamilyphotos
  • Another lesson in letting the babies do exactly what they want to do #babiesgonnababy
  • Your bridal party squad doesn't need to be huge (or even be a thing!). Surround yourself with people who love you and it will be okay.
  • Thankful to call this mama a friend. Extra thankful that she helped create this ridiculously cute baby that I get to snuggle. This job? Not without its perks, guys.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#blackmoms #blackfamilies #blackhistorymonth #photographersofcolor

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