a blog by a photographer, new parent, and Third-grade teacher

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Photographer & Teacher

I'm CARRIE

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I've been a Lord of the Rings fan since 2000 when I read the books in the back seat of my parents' Honda Odyssey while we drove from National Park to National Park on another one of my dad's three-week long camping  trips. It was those numerous camping trips over the years that inspired me to become a geologist. So, I did what every aspiring geologist does...I got my degree in K-12 Art Education and became a wedding photographer. 

I've been photographing weddings since 2008, married since 2010, a parent since 2018, a third grade teacher since 2018, and autistic since the day I was born. I've photographed over 300 weddings from Colorado across the United States. I've been educating other photographers about branding, diversity and inclusion, and marketing along the way. 

Welcome to my  blog where you  can  find photographs  from my  weddings and clients, stories about teaching, business tips,  diversity and inclusion resources, and stories from my muggle life full of parenting and beekeeping.


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"Carrie has the biggest heart and she cares deeply about people. She has the capacity to make  you  feel like the only person in the room when you talk to her because she really sees you and hears you. I love that she celebrates who she is every day inspiring us all to be our best selves."

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A peek into our everyday lives the last year. 

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"Carrie's strength, voice,  and heart bring so much to all of the spaces she touches.  Her ability to  push on others to make them be better, do better, and know better is inspiring."

Katy

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"Something I deeply admire about Carrie is that she has conviction and when she feels strongly  about  something she really dedicates herself to learning more and living within that knowledge. And she shares that knowledge with  otheers and encourages conversation."

Kyla

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Stuff for photographers, teachers, and people.

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A few tools and videos of the things I've loved teaching the most over the past decade.

Making education affordable and accessible to other business owners was always a priority as I moved from simple photographer to a business educator and public speaker. Creating free content and blogging were two huge passions of mine.

I'm excited to bring those passions back into focus by offering free education on diversity and inclusion, business, and teaching all in one place. One of my core beliefs is that we need to normalize diversity and inclusion. I think the best way to do that is to make the education available and free for people ready to make that step with their businesses. 

Over the past decade I've had the pleasure to teach other entrepreneurs about a variety of my favorite topics including branding, marketing, Pinterest, and more. I'm excited to simplify my approach with a monthly membership that gives you access to monthly courses online, weekly mini-video tips and more. 

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