CARRIE MINNS is a writer and photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon with her three kiddos, her hubby and her golden retriever coworker. Carrie is about as Northwest born and bred as one can get. She spent her early childhood on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound and most of her adult life in Portland, Oregon.

Carrie cannot recall a time in her life when she wasn’t creating—writing, photographing, cooking, drawing, piano playing—and in late 2009, Carrie started an unassuming food and photography blog featuring stories from her life. This blog led to being featured as a regular guest on AM Northwest, Portland, Oregon’s morning show, for 5 years where she prepared seasonal food on live TV. She also spent three years writing, photographing, and developing recipes for the Home Grown Chef column in 1859 Oregon’s Magazine and in 2018, she published her first book, La Pomme de Portland.

A growing photography business, Carrie Minns Photography, developed from all of that and ultimately, it led to this note from Carrie to you.

As a photographer, Carrie always strives to capture in photographs the essence of a person, a business, a place, a setting in a way that strikes emotion. She shoots digital but edits with a nod toward the timelessness and beauty of film. Enjoy!

Carrie Minns, photographer and writer living in Portland, OR

“As a photographer, I use natural light to capture the inherent beauty of human beings as well those they love, the businesses they run, the food they eat, the places they travel. Our world is messy and complicated and yet lovely and full of moments that deserve to be captured and held still for all time. Thank you for stopping by to see my work. Enjoy!”