After spending the last decade photographing hundreds of large, high-end luxury wedding events, my vision for a wedding day has shifted. Born out of 2020 and the inability to gather in large groups, I started photographing small, intimate micro weddings and elopements, and never looked back. Having the experience of nearly a decade of higher stress weddings and being a published wedding photographer, I have literally seen it all. I'm excitedly embracing this smaller genre of wedding photography in this new season.
There is just something about a small wedding, inclusive of only the most important people in your lives that truly recognizes that it’s about marriage, and not just a wedding day.
Looking back on your wedding day in 50 years, you won’t remember what type of florals you chose, but you’ll remember how you felt, and the people around you celebrating your love for one another. My dream wedding to photograph is full of love, intentional details, and a ton of joy.
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-Elyse & Michael
"Carolyn is absolutely wonderful. She is professional, passionate, and incredibly talented. Carolyn captured my pregnancy beautifully during my maternity shoot."
Before working together, we will connect via phone or video conference to chat about things that are most important. A wedding photographer will be with you every step of the day, making that relationship a majorly important one!
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For all weddings with six hours of photography or more, I include a complimentary one-hour engagement session within 25 miles of Stamford, CT. This allows you to get to know me as a photographer, get any jitters out, and get gorgeous images for your home, save-the-date, or bridal shower.
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Organization is key to wedding day preparation. It makes the day go smoothly and seamlessly. Having done at least 150 timelines in the past for high-pressure events, I know every scenario like the back of my hand. We will design your timeline in a way that allows you to enjoy every single moment.
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The day is here, and I am ready to be with you every step of the way as you celebrate your love and declare your devotion to one another in front of your closest family and friends. All you need to do is smile, and take everything in. I’ll be there documenting this milestone so that you don’t need to worry about a thing.
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I’ll be delivering about 75 images per hour of photography for you to cherish forever. Each gallery comes organized and allows you to order fine art prints and albums to adorn your home with.
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Nicole & Kevin
She created an experience that was so comfortable and natural. She is one of a kind. She is the kind of person that becomes instantly your friend and makes you feel completely yourself on your wedding day, like two best friends taking pictures. I felt my absolute best on my wedding day and I owe it all to Carolyn.
"she made every single photo feel like It was a fairytale.
Pleasantville, New York
Ivy & Matt
Carolyn of Tesora Photography is just a gem in every way. Besides being incredibly warm and kind, she is truly talented and passionate about what she does, and it reflects in her photos and how she works with all of her couples. I am absolutely overjoyed with how our photos turned out, and will treasure them for the rest of my life.
"I am absolutely overjoyed with how our photos turned out
New York City
Kaitlin & Matt
The moment my now husband and I spoke to her we felt like we had known her for years. She is kind, warm and instantly made us feel comfortable with her. On the day of our wedding she was so calm and reassuring which is so important during the morning getting ready and staying on time and wrangling our families for group photos! By the end of the night we felt like she was part of our family!
"Carolyn is incredibly talented and her work is impeccable
Hudson Valley, New York
For investment details and availability, please send me a message using the contact form and be sure to include as many details as possible. I accept a very limited number of weddings each year and the average couple spends about $6500 on full wedding day coverage.
I have a full engagement session style guide to help prepare for your session. It includes what to wear, color schemes, where to shop, and the best hair and makeup vendors in the area.
I’ve had the pleasure of photographing several weddings in torrential downpours, and came out flourishing on the other side! We cannot predict the weather, but we CAN be prepared for it. Lots of clear umbrellas, extra hairspray, and a positive attitude will get us through anything.
After a decade of photographing large weddings, I’m officially in retirement and am only taking on small, micro weddings and elopements (you never know; maybe one day I’ll be like Michael Jordan and come out of retirement)! For now though, just the small ones for me.
I always count backwards from the cake cutting (if you’re doing that!), which is typically about two hours into your reception, to the beginning of the day (the end of hair and makeup). I book anywhere between one and eight hours of coverage for a wedding day. This is something we can discuss during our first consultation together.
I photograph weddings that have 30 guests or less. There is just something about a smaller, intimate group that truly makes a day special in a different kind of way.
I photograph engagement sessions during the week ONLY, and they take place about an hour and a half before sunset, during golden hour. I have several amazing locations to choose from for this special session.
A full digital gallery takes 8-12 weeks, and you will receive approximately 75 images per hour of photography. I deliver all images in color, and about 10% of those also will be delivered in black and white. Some images just really lend themselves to black and white processing.
I am booking out about 6-12 months at this point.
In my opinion, the most important thing is working together on the timeline, and having your family shot list completed ahead of time. After nearly a decade of experience, I’ve seen it all and really help you prepare these things. Once these huge organizational pieces are completed, you can relax and enjoy your big day.
ALL weddings over four hours have a second photographer included. For coverage under four hours, you absolutely have the option to include a second photographer as an add-on service. I think a second photographer is extremely important to adding to the imagery of the day.
I know large weddings like the back of my hand, and micro weddings are far less cookie-cutter in nature. They’re real, raw and intimate in a way that a large wedding can’t be. My own brother had a micro wedding during 2020, and it was one of the best days of all of our lives. I’ll never forget spending the day with 15 people and celebrating real and wonderful love.
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