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Words can't properly describe how truly wonderful it has been to work with such a talented, kind, and professional photographer/human being! My fiancé was a little nervous about taking engagement photos (camera shy), and Carleigh's charm and professionalism instantly made him comfortable. She interacts with you throughout the entire photo shoot...guiding us every step of the way. We had a blast with her and it showed in our photos. Our friends and family still compliment our engagement photos to this day and we there's no one else I'd trust to capture our big day than Carleigh. Thank you for giving us precious, candid moments to hold onto forever! We can't thank you enough for everything!
Carleigh shot our wedding pictures in January 2015. She was absolutely fantastic! From the first time we emailed her to ask about her availability, our experience with her was the best. She responded right away and was immediately interested in the details of the wedding. I was concerned because our wedding was indoors at night and most of the photographs we were seeing online were outside. She assured me that she had experience and qualifications to shoot indoors. She met with us prior to the wedding and we were able to clarify what we wanted and ask her questions. The day of the wedding she put us right at ease and was extremely unobtrusive. She was quick as well. I have to say, our pictures were WELL WORTH the price. They turned out far, far beyond our expectations and captured our day perfectly. Bottom line: booking Carleigh will be the best decision you'll make about your wedding day. She is a consummate professional and we couldn't be happier with our finished product.
We are never going to let her go!Reviewed on 11/21/2014
My husband and I were very lucky that Carleigh and Marissa from Sweet Poppy Studios were available for our rustic Woodside wedding. Carleigh just got us, she understood us. She spent time with both of us before our wedding day and knew the images that were most important to capture. I love EVERY SINGLE image from our very special day. Every time I look through them, I find a new favorite. Since our big day, Carleigh has been there to capture our life as it has evolved from newlyweds to parents. She is now a part of our lives and we are never going to let her go!
The best of the best!Reviewed on 10/25/2014 Julia F
Carleigh is by far the best photographer there is! Let me start by saying she made the experience simple, fun and easy from start to finish. She is so sweet and really cares about her clients and their special moments. You can see it while she is working and in the photos. We did our engagement and wedding photos with Carleigh and I love each and every one of them. She really captures every moment. As one of her other reviews says, "the photos tell a magical story", and they truly do. My husband and I had such a great time with Carleigh. The wedding party and wedding guests thought she was a blast too! She was more like a guest at the wedding than a photographer. We didn't even realize there was a camera in front of us snapping shots. I really can't say enough about how wonderful Carleigh is and can't express my gratitude to her for capturing my wedding day in such a perfect way. My only problem is I can't decide on which photos to order because I love each and every one of them! I would recommend Carleigh to everyone and will definitely be working with her again in the future.
Tells a Story with Perfect PicturesReviewed on 10/18/2014 Serena C
Sweet Poppy Studios is absolutely amazing! Carleigh not only takes beautiful pictures, but she also tells a story. I did my boudoir, engagement, and city hall photographs with her... and my husband and I just signed up for our 1-yr anniversary shoot. I don't think I'll ever use or recommend another photographer. If you want perfect pictures that you could never imagine AND ones that tell a magical story - contact Sweet Poppy Studios.
THE best!Reviewed on 10/15/2014 Stephanie A
We used Sweet Poppy Studios for our wedding in June 2014. Carleigh is not one of the best, she IS the best! Every step of the process - from choosing the package, nailing down a timeframe, planning site visits, meeting vendors, etc. - was easy and done with the utmost professionalism. Even though I had been in the event planning business for awhile, Carleigh brought up wonderful points and helpful suggestions that I totally overlooked or didn't think were important. She also did our rehearsal dinner pictures as I wanted some more intimate family pictures, and it was just like having another family member there with us. She is very personable, friendly, outgoing, and has an amazing eye. Our wedding was mostly outside and spread-out along 3 different parts of the venue, and every single picture came out perfectly! She and her assistant, knew exactly where to be and when to be there to capture the best lighting, and candid photos of our guests and us. Every time we look at our photos, it takes us back to that day and the specific moment of the photo. I can honestly say that I will use Sweet Poppy Studios for EVERY event I have in the future and recommend everyone do the same. We cannot thank Carleigh and Marissa enough for going above and beyond our expectations! xoxo
An obvious choice for us!Reviewed on 10/14/2014 Lara C
Carleigh and her team at Sweet Poppy Studios was an obvious choice for my husband and I when we got engaged. She is incredibly personable and was able to make my camera-shy husband very comfortable. She has techniques for taking great shots without making you feel uncomfortable or awkward. Beyond being incredibly smart, always fun to talk to, and incredibly talented, she actually cares about her clients. She dies everything she can to make the day run smooth including checking in with the coordinator, working with the videographers, DJ, etc to make sure she can always get that perfect shot. She is professional, prompt with email responses, and holds her work to a very high standard. Overall, I highly recommend using Carleigh for any of your big life events, usually beginning with your engagement and wedding, then keep her in the family and have her take photos of your growing family. She does it all! Her style is very organic, photojournalistic, and always tells an accurate story of the day or time in life. I LOVED my wedding photos, and I know my friends and family did too!