A little bit about me...
Hi, I'm Carla and thank you for visiting my website. I'm a passionate family photographer based in Minehead who enjoys all aspects of family photography, from being outside on location or in my studio.
I caught the photography bug 5 years ago now, when my son Hugo was born. My maternity leave afforded me the time to venture out with Hugo, camera in hand, and capture some of the beautiful places on Exmoor. When the pandemic hit, lockdown forced me to shoot indoors and that's when I fell in love with family photography, capturing both my sons and partner. I'm fortunate that photography runs in my family, so following some lessons from my dad and a lot of online learning, here I am today capturing memories for families alike.
For me photography is about creating memories that last a lifetime, breaking through those forced smiles and capturing those authentic personalities. I want to evoke that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you look back through your images and relive that moment. Images are timeless and I want them to be perfect.
I'll keep updating my website as I go, so check back often. Meanwhile, drop me a message to see how I can help!
I really should call it the 'Garugio' because what I have actually done is converted the garage space into a small but perfectly formed studio fit for my photography needs.
It's nothing fancy, but it doesn't have to be, as for me capturing beautiful studio images is more about having the right equipment and expertise, rather than an aesthetically pleasing space with fancy sofas or coffee machines (that said, I do always offer refreshments when you visit). Plus by not hiring out an expensive studio, my overheads are low, which allows me to reflect this in my prices ensuring you get excellent value for money!
Having a studio space allows me to offer more professional portrait images, where I have complete control over the lighting. It's also a space for us to shield away from the elements so we're not reliant on good weather for our shoot!
I love shooting against a white backdrop, there's something so pleasing about the simplicity of a white backdrop, where the focus is on the subject.
For my mini sessions, I offer a number of amazing quality backdrops which I am continually adding to all the time!
“Carla's pictures are simply perfection every time and so naturally beautiful, I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome. Thank you so much.”