I'm Carrie Cantrell, boy mama, Christian and self-proclaimed mac and cheese connoisseur.
A little about me:
I was born and raised in Tennessee and I am so proud to say I live in the South. I live for the sweet, snuggly moments with my babies, music, deep conversations and those feel good moments with my loved ones where nothing else matters and you lose all track of time. I enjoy cooking and must have that morning cup of coffee before I can do anything. I have a cute little Scottie named Stella, and this is your warning, if I come to your home and you have friendly dogs, I'm that annoying person that gets down in the floor and loses all sense of reality while I love on your fur baby. Laughing is the cure for everything in my opinion. I've watched Seinfeld, New Girl, Friends and The Office more times than I care to admit.
I have been told I am an old soul and a free-spirit. I'm a people person, I actually love meeting strangers. I think it is amazing how each person has their own unique story to tell and I learn something from every one of you. I have a passion for human behavior and will likely talk your ears off about personality types. I might be a little obsessed with pillows and rugs. I love to decorate and find that if my home is in disarray, so is my life! I will chase a sunset like no other and on a summer night, you'll most likely find me on my back porch star gazing.
One of my favorite ways to recharge is to explore in the woods or to be near a body of water. I find complete solace out in nature. I love to look straight up at the trees and look for the crown shyness or get down really close and look for the design patterns in the moss or flowers, isn't nature amazing? I actually really love nature photography, you'll see my exploration photos pop up from time to time.
I am outgoing and pretty laid back. I don't sweat the small stuff and I think this is a benefit in the photography world, especially on wedding days. You'll hear me say, "I got you." And I promise, I really do. I feel abundantly blessed to get to do this every day, I absolutely love my job and I am so thankful to be able to have a front row seat to your most treasured moments.
But wait, I'm not done. Keep reading...
I CAN'T IMAGINE DOING ANYTHING ELSE
Established in 2015, I have been a wedding and lifestyle photographer but my current focus is wedding photography. I believe the Lord placed a calling on my heart to be a photographer. My business was created after years of practicing with a Nikon D3300. My first DSLR camera was purchased to take photos of my handmade jewelry for an Etsy Shop I used to run. After having my first child, my subject changed and I began to love capturing all of his precious, fleeting moments. Friends and family started requesting Christmas card photos and that is how my passion grew from a hobby to a career. I am completely self-taught and have absolutely loved this incredible journey.
What is the CEP experience? By combining my passion for human behavior and photography, each experience with me is unique to my clients. My services are mostly client-led, which allows for me to capture what you most desire out of your wedding or session and for you to be comfortable enough in front of my camera to feel your best. Trust in me to work my magic and create an experience that will change the way you think about having your picture taken.