Comice pear with stem and leaves
Road in Paris, France with the French flag flying above doors
Portrait, senior girl, bridge at sunset
Ilia makeup lifestyle photo, mature model, blond hair, blue eyes, red lipstick
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I’ve spent the last decade photographing hundreds of humans in all our many wonderful colors, shapes, sizes and ages.

I've learned how to put clients just like you at ease and guide you through a fun and customized-to-you photography experience that results in lasting photographs you love and can’t wait to share.

You want beautiful photographs that capture unforgettable moments in your life and the life of your business but you feel nervous about having your picture taken and the whole photography process seems like…a lot.

I get it. I used to feel so much uncertainty about having my pictures taken professionally as well. Never sure what to expect from it all.

why carrie minns


Based in Portland, Oregon

Available worldwide: Paris, London,

New York City, San Francisco

Let's do it!

Steps for a Fun and Customized-to-You Photography Experience

When working with me, Carrie Minns, whether for commercial or personal reasons, you’ll know what to expect at every step along the way.



Fill out the contact form to receive the details specific to your photography needs.

Once details are reviewed, book your photo shoot. I tend to fill up quickly so reach out soon to ensure your perfect date is available. For commercial projects and weddings, we’ll schedule a call before booking to ensure I’m a good fit to help you create your lasting photographs.



Participate in a virtual or in-person meeting to plan out your customized-to-you photo shoot. We’ll talk through your specific photo needs plus what to expect, how best to prepare to be photographed, and answer questions you may have.



All prepared and planned out, participate in your fun and easy photo shoot with the confidence in knowing we are working together to bring out the best of you in your photographs.



Take delivery of beautiful and lasting photographs of you, your brand, or the occasion that you love, feel proud of, and are excited to share.



Kind Words

OH MY GOSH!! I cried. I can’t tell you how many times we said, “Wow!” They are all sooooo good. Amazing! Thank you so very much. You make it look easy.

S.P. - Portland, Oregon

Carrie!!! We looooove every single one of the photos you took! They are amazing! We all love them so much. Thank you. So happy with them!

A.A. - Portland, Oregon

Carrie you are a true artist. There wasn’t one photo that we thought, “No we don’t like that one.” We had such a hard time narrowing down to our favorites.

S.P. - Portland, Oregon

The photos of are gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job and we are all so happy. If there is any place to rate you and write reviews, please do let me know. I would totally recommend you to all my friends.

P.A. - Portland, Oregon



Carrie Minns is a photographer and writer based in Portland, Oregon.

There has never been a time in Carrie’s life, spent under rainy Northwest skies, when she wasn’t creating—art, music, food, words, photographs.

She draws heavily on that life to put her clients at ease and create photographs that capture the essence and emotion of who they are more than they can see it for themselves.

Beautiful and lasting images they love, are proud of, and can’t wait to share. Ensuring the unforgettable isn’t forgotten.

Or in the case of your business, what you want your customers to remember. Something more than hundreds of digital files forgotten on a hard drive or lost to an algorithm. Something that lasts.

My goal is to help you do just that.

I encourage you to book a photo shoot with me, Carrie Minns, before too much more time passes by.

Together we’ll create beautiful and lasting photographs ensuring the unforgettable in isn’t forgotten.

Time goes by quickly. I believe it’s important to slow down and capture through meaningful photography what you want to remember in your life.

la pomme de portland

The Mingling of Food, Family and Life

In 2018, I wrote, photographed and published a book featuring stories and recipes from my life.

La Pomme de Portland—part memoir/part cookbook—is a gentle reminder to gather your loved ones, share food and stories, and rediscover the art of connecting with one another around the kitchen table.

Carrie Minns believes all of us on this tiny planet want the same things from life—to be nourished, to know love, to feel that our lives matter. She hopes that when you read her stories and make her recipes you will be inspired to gather those you love around your own table.


Black and white ballet portrait of female dancer on streets of Old Town Eureka, CA

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.

–Aaron Siskind