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9 Reviews for Carly Jean

out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Shloka S. on 11 Jul 2020
We heard about Carly through one of our friends. We reached out to her and after a short conversation and briefly looking at her work we knew she was the perfect choice for us! Carly was so professional and amazingly pleasant to work with. Carly captured our day so beautifully and made us feel so comfortable during the entire shoot. We absolutely love the photos. It is so much more than what we had imagined . She made the process seem effortless and everything was just so easy with her. We are so happy we chose Carly ! She even gave us a few sneak peeks in a few hours after the wedding. In less than a month our album arrived and it was just perfect. She dint miss any moments and each one was captured so beautifully!! We can't thank Carly enough!!
Sara C. on 09 Jul 2022
I heard about Carly from one of my bridesmaids who had her photograph her newborn photos and absolutely loved them. Knowing very little about wedding photography, my friend filled me in on all the things you want out of a photographer (i.e., consistent lighting) and Carly checked all the criteria off the list. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she was so sweet, responsive, and a blast to work with. My husband and I are not big into posing for photos but Carly made us feel so comfortable and we actually had such a fun time being around her and her second shooter, Irina. One month later, we received our full photo album and we are really so blown away with how perfect each picture came out. We can't thank Carly enough for capturing our day so perfectly.
Breanna S. on 07 Aug 2021
We are so happy we chose Carly Jean photography to capture our special day! Carly will be sure to get lots of beautifully aesthetic photos as well as quality candids. At no time in our day did we feel any added stress or pressure for our photos and that is a major Plus for your wedding day! Our photos came back better than we imagined she is truly magical! We look forward to doing business with her again next time we have photography needs!
Ryanne on 04 Sep 2021
My husband and I just got our wedding photos back, and we could not be more thrilled with the entire experience that Carly Jean provided for us!! We are SOOO SO SO glad we decided to hire her, and needless to say, she did an exceptional job throughout the process; she was quick to respond to emails, thorough with her responses, and understood what answers I was looking for even when I wasn’t entirely sure how to phrase the questions I needed to ask—there were MANY, to which she was always welcoming. As a recent bride herself, it seemed like she was very understanding with what we were going through! On the day of, there were more ‘curveballs’ than expected, but I was never worried that my photos would suffer because Carly and her assistant handled all of them so professionally! As for delivery, Carly was prompt, the editing was gorgeous and EXACTLY as desired, and now I have no idea how we’re ever going to narrow down what to print out because everything is so stunningly beautiful, but we are more than happy to have that ‘problem’!! Seriously BLOWN AWAY by all her work! So to summarize, if you would like someone who is amazing to work with, who will put you at ease every step of the way, and then deliver photos that are beyond spectacular, look no further and hire Carly!
Mike L. on 18 Sep 2021
To be quite honest, when my fiancée told me we needed to take engagement pictures, the thought of having to take photos all day was not exactly my idea of a good time. However, Carly was able to make this an enjoyable time. We were left with a lot of smiles, laughs, and photos that we will hold onto for a lifetime. She even managed to make me look good! I highly recommend Carly for a wonderful experience.
Jacob G. on 21 Aug 2021
Hiring Carly to be our engagement and wedding photographer was an easy decision. Her flexibility and perfection behinds the lens made our experience so much more enjoyable. She drove down the coast to shoot our engagement photos at Pt. Lobos and Carmel Beach and then shot our wedding in Monterey. Carly and her team hands down made our day that more enjoyable and less stressful. She did an amazing job taking pictures of our dogs that were in the wedding too!
Elisa P. on 17 Apr 2021
I was introduced to Carlys' work back in 2016 and from the beginning I knew I wanted her to photograph my wedding day one day. Carly went above and beyond for us. Having a covid wedding means plans changing constantly, she is patient and flexible. We originally planned our wedding in the bay area and had to move it to LA we decided to have a "minimony". She did not hesitate to travel. During the whole process Carly was very responsive and very attentive. She makes you feel super comfortable in front of the camera and captures everyone's feelings/ expressions. She truly creates magic! Her art is timeless, she is truly talented and can not wait to see the art she creates for our big wedding.
Jamie M. on 15 Aug 2020
I found Carly through Instagram and I was instantly CAPTIVATED by her light and airy style. All of her photos looked so genuine, ethereal, and full of raw emotions, which is just what I was looking for. My husband and I postponed our big wedding due to COVID-19 but we didn't want to wait any longer to get married. I contacted Carly right away to see if she was available and we booked her for our micro-wedding in August 2020. We could not have gotten a better photographer to capture our Best Day Ever. Here's why:
Carly Jean is RESPONSIVE. I can't emphasize how crucial it was to have a responsive vendor when you're planning a wedding in less than 2 months. Corona got me stressed out but Carly alleviated all of it by being super easy to work with. She responded to all my emails within 24 hours and she guided me throughout the whole timeline process and efficiently worked around our budget. Carly Jean is PERSONABLE. Have you ever met a photographer who made you feel like they're a friend whom you've known for years? Carly is that photographer friend. She made me and my hubby (who isn't too fond of being photographed) as well as all our guests very comfortable in front of the camera. She and her husband (who was her second shooter of the day) were so pleasant to work with, so down-to-earth, and just amazing. They laughed along with us and captured every emotion during our big day so seamlessly. We simply can’t stop looking at our wedding photos! Not to mention, she was extremely patient and flexible when we had minor changes in our timeline. Carly Jean is CREATIVE and has a GREAT EYE FOR DETAILS. We got married at a backyard but Carly made it look like we were in a grand venue. She was able to find the best angles, created the perfect flatlay for our details, and utilized the space in the most resourceful ways possible. Since I’m a DIY bride, I wanted a lot of detail shots and Carly made sure to get a photo of all my signage, decor, and tablescapes. She listened to what I wanted and delivered 200%. She's sooo good that our wedding was featured in an article here at Wedding Wire a month after (bit.ly/2GSVG4D)! I can ramble about Carly all day long and there’s no one else that deserves such positive praise for her professionalism, talent, and personality than her. She delivered our online gallery in less than 4 weeks and we were astonished by how BEAUTIFUL and VIBRANT all our photos were. She perfectly captured the warmth, radiant energy, and love that were shared on our best day. Looking back, hiring Carly Jean Photography for our micro-wedding was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made, and we’re happy to do it all over again.
Dung Vu on 21 May 2022
Carly was sweet, helpful, and patient while I was deciding which photographer to choose for my wedding. She is professional and passionate about her business. You can tell she loves what she does and she's team bride =) Also, she was very prompt with her communication which I completely appreciated!


Photographer Carly Jean About me

I consider it such a high honor to be asked to photograph my client’s happiest day of their life. I love having a personal relationship with my couples, blending in as someone who they feel like they’ve known forever on their wedding day. You’ll find me helping zip up bridesmaids dresses, passing tissues to your mother in law & holding back tears during your vows. Even after 10 years of photographing weddings, I still get all the feels for each one!

My goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable and confident while truly enjoying the process of interacting with your love as I click my shutter in between laughs and heart-eyes. So, if you’d like to work together please get in touch! I absolutely cannot wait to hear about you two.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Carly Jean wedding photography services?


Which wedding events does Carly Jean service?

Carly Jean provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend Carly Jean and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Carly Jean is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

In the vibrant cities of San Francisco and Sacramento, Carly Jean has distinguished herself as a wedding photographer par excellence. As a Wezoree Community vendor, she not only boasts the honor of winning two Wezoree Awards but also has received numerous glowing reviews from her clients.

Carly’s clients, like Dung Vu, highlight her professionalism, communicative promptness, and passion. Her ability to earn her clients’ trust—especially in what many consider one of the most important days of their lives—is a testament to her dedication and love for her craft.

Clients like Jamie M. eloquently share how Carly's responsiveness and personability transform her services into more than just photography—she creates a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Her ability to pivot and adapt to a micro-wedding amidst a global pandemic speaks volumes of her versatility and commitment to her clients' needs.

Jamie further applauds Carly's creativity and meticulous attention to detail. In their case, Carly turned a backyard setting into a photographic masterpiece, capturing the intricate details of a DIY bride's work with precision and beauty. The photos so artfully executed that they were featured in a Wedding Wire article, showcasing Carly's exceptional talent.

Elisa P.'s experience with Carly reiterates her unmatched responsiveness and flexibility, which appear to be a constant in Carly's methodology. Clients appreciate her ease in adapting to challenging circumstances without compromising the quality of her work. This resilience, coupled with the heartfelt photography that embodies each couple's unique story, makes Carly’s services truly exceptional.

Jacob G. comments concisely, solidifying the image of Carly Jean as more than just a photographer—but a curator of memories, an artist whose medium is the raw, unfiltered happiness of a couple’s significant day. Her ability to capture the essence of each emotion is nothing short of inspiring.

Carly Jean's blend of technical skill, adaptability, and compassionate client relationships sets her apart as an outstanding choice for couples seeking to immortalize their wedding day. Her performance as a Wezoree Community vendor is a beacon of excellence in wedding photography.