about carter rose

timeless stories of timeless love

DREAM VENUE. PERFECT DRESS.
AND LOADS OF PRETTY LITTLE DETAILS.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY...

all of the love in your life
gathered together to celebrate the love of your life.

These are the critical components of an unforgettable celebration. A celebration brimming with all of the elements of your love story.

all of the love in your life gathered together to celebrate the love of your life.

a story that deserves to be told.

my love

your story

for story

...began in college where I studied photojournalism and fell in love with the storytelling side of the art.

And it continued at The Dallas Morning News where I photographed for the Style and Design section for 5 years. Fashion Week. Fancy hotels. Restaurants full of life. Real people and real stories.

As a photojournalist, so much of my success came down to preparation and anticipation.

Which is the same approach I now take with weddings.

I incorporate hands-off documentary coverage into my traditional and clean aesthetic. And I make the special moments of your day the centerpiece of your images. Then using design elements, details and both traditional and creative portraiture, I complete the story.

amazing! carter
was such a joy!

AMAZING! Carter was such a joy! He took my daughters wedding photos. He made the whole family feel like rock stars and took the most beautiful pictures of the entire celebration. My daughter and now son-in-laws wedding album is like a fairy tale!

-joan

the photographer

behind
your
story

behind your story

experience driven

My main goal is to make your photos and your day amazing. I'll never rush moments or constantly tell you what to do or how to pose. Instead, I prioritize your experience over anything else. Because an amazing photo of a bad experience will never be worth it.

a friendly connection

Without connection, a photo will fall flat. Capture that little bit of magic and it’ll elevate even a simple image. And quite honestly that same principle applies to the relationship you have with your photographer. That’s why I make it a goal to get to know you. And with me, who you see, is who you get. I’ve never really met a stranger and love connecting with others.

a trusted plan

Having photographed over 500 weddings, I have a pretty good idea of what moments you'll want captured. But I also want to provide you reassurance that I'm going to get the photos you (and your family) want too. That's why prior to your day I'll have you fill out a detailed questionnaire that includes a list of portraits that are important, plus any awkward family dynamics. Then, I'll come up with a plan for how to capture those photos with plenty of time to spare.

full-on perspective

I watch closely and keep an eye out for chances to see things from another person's side of the story. Your dad's point of view as he sees you in your dress for the first time. How your grandmother stares at you with pride and amazement as you share in your first dance. Images that show multiple points of view, of the people that love and care for you. Because weddings are often thought of as the couple's big day. But oftentimes it's as big of a moment for those close to you. And you'll want to see things from their perspective too. Today. And always. 

an expert in empathy

Capturing intimate and vulnerable moments takes a bit of trust and comfort from you. And a lot of experience and empathy from me. So, I try to stay hands off and let the interaction play out as naturally as possible while simultaneously knowing when to give you the right amount of guidance and direction. You and your loved ones will feel comfortable fully experiencing the emotions of your day, while allowing me to capture the story. Capturing what it looks like is easy. But, I'm here to help you remember how it made you feel.

while the florist, planner, and venue's job is to make your wedding beautiful. My job is to make your wedding a day You beautifully remember.

make

your wedding beautiful.

my job is to make your wedding

a day

you beautifully remember.

while the florist, planner, and venue's job is to

forever grateful for
hiring the best photographer in the business.

Carter made us feel so comfortable while taking our photos. He made us laugh and feel natural, which really came though in the photos. In 20 years when my husband and I are looking through our wedding albums I will still be thanking Carter for is amazing work. Forever grateful for hiring the best photographer in the business.

-jeff

my perfect

love story

it was gentle yet clearly audible. and it was absolutely true.

forever grateful for hiring the best photographer in the business.

"it's perfect."

she said, as she rounded the corner to walk down the aisle. Her arms linked with her dad's.

In that one decisive moment, my beautiful bride saw perfection. Not because it was extravagant or overly fancy.
But because of the little moments and leaps of faith that led us to that special day. And because everything and everyone
we needed was right there. Surrounding us with well-wishes and all the love in the world.

Fourteen years, 2 kids and tons of laughter and adventure later- I recognize more than ever, that
I'm blessed beyond words:

she said, as she rounded the corner to walk down the aisle. Her arms linked with her dad's.

In that one decisive moment, my beautiful bride saw perfection. Not because it was extravagant or overly fancy. But because of the little moments and leaps of faith that led us to that special day. And because everything and everyone we needed was right there. Surrounding us with well-wishes and all the love in the world.

Thirteen years, 2 kids and tons of laughter and adventure later- I recognize more than ever, that
I'm blessed beyond words:

the best family i could imagine, an enjoyable and rewarding career, and amazing clients.

clients who trust me to capture their perfect. and for that, i am forever grateful.

-carter

we couldn't have asked for anything better

Carter’s enthusiasm to capture the perfect shot shows in every single picture that he took and it still makes me tear up looking at all of the wonderful memories he was able to capture perfectly. We couldn’t have asked for anything better and would recommend Carter over and over again - thank you so much for the perfect pictures! 

-lauren g.

we couldn't have asked for anything better