Where best and when to have your photo shoot
What to wear
What types of photographs we’re creating for you
What to expect the day of
What happens afterwards
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.
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.
When working with me, whether for commercial or personal reasons, you’ll know what to expect at every step along the way. I’ll make sure you are prepared in advance knowing things like:
Why Carrie Minns Photography?
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 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 a social media 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 isn’t forgotten.
ABOUT CARRIE MINNS
Carrie Minns is a photographer based in Portland, Oregon and available worldwide: Paris, London, New York City, San Francisco.
She books a limited number of photography sessions a year ensuring she has the creative energy to give her full attention to each one of her clients.
Carrie is about as Northwest born and bred as one can get. She spent her early childhood on Whidbey Island, Washington and most of her adult life in Portland, Oregon.
Her days are fueled by coffee and regular walks in the rain with her golden retriever co-workers.
Carrie cannot recall a time in her life spent under cloudy northwest skies when she wasn’t creating–art, music, food, words, photographs.
Back when the internet was young and before social media had a Like button, she started an unassuming food and photography blog featuring recipes and stories from her life.
Her blog led to appearing on live television as a regular guest chef since 2010 on Portland, Oregon’s morning show, AMNW, as well as three years writing and photographing the Home Grown Chef column for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, establishing a photography business in 2012, and publishing her book in 2018, La Pomme de Portland - The Mingling of Food, Family and Life.
As a photographer, Carrie shoots mostly digital but edits with a nod toward the timelessness of film.
She always strives to capture in images the essence and emotion of who her clients are more than they can see it for themselves. Beautiful photographs that they love, are excited to share, and will last for years to come.
Carrie is grateful to each person, business, and occasion she has had the privilege to photograph over the years as well as the ones still to come.
Thank you for spending your time here. She looks forward to the possibility of creating beautiful photographs with you too.
REGULAR GUEST ON LIVE TV
HOME GROWN CHEF COLUMN
Wrote, photographed, and developed recipes for 3 years as the Home Grown Chef for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine.
SAMPLING OF HOME GROWN CHEF COLUMNS: Originally in print issues and now online.
1. How to Cook an Artichoke (and Dip Ideas for the Short-Order Saucier)
2. How to Grill the Perfect Herb Burger
3. Oregon Bouillabaisse: A French Classic from the Northwest Fisherman's Kitchen
4. Honey Soy-Glazed Chicken
Appeared on AMNW (KATU/abc)—Portland, Oregon’s morning show since 1976—as a regular guest chef/on-air expert since 2010 cooking seasonal recipes on live TV.
SAMPLING OF APPEARANCES:
GINGER COOKIES PLUS FUNNY BUTTER MISHAP
HOMEMADE ALMOND TOFFEE INCLUDING WHAT NOT TO DO...THAT I DID.
Inspiring talks, demonstrations, and commentary tailored to your audience.
GOOD. BEGIN AGAIN. - How to create a fulfilling life’s journey by starting again at every age.
KEEP GOING - How to make the journey without knowing the destination.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE BOOK - How writing a book is less about the book and more about your own self-discovery.
SAMPLING OF CLIENTS: The Bite of Oregon, Children’s Relief Nursery, Oregon Truffle Festival, 1850 Oregon’s Magazine, West Linn High School, Charbonneau Women’s Association, National Charity League, and Portland Monthly magazine’s Women-Up event.
KIND WORDS: “We so appreciate you speaking to our group. Your story is very inspiring. You put in so much effort to prepare for the event - I can’t thank you enough! I wish you continued success in the future.”
D. Crosby, Charbonneau Women's Association
it is an illusion that photos are made with the camera...they are made with the eye, heart and head.
All photographs, copy, and customized website design by Carrie Minns.