A single beautiful photograph that truly represents a human being, a life event, or his/her business can lift a person’s confidence for years to come.

I have spent years finding the perfect locations, lighting techniques, and gentle direction for flattering angles that show off my clients naturally and beautifully.

I find that snapping a selfie is fairly easy, but directing clients and leading them confidently through a personalized photo shoot is something entirely different.

From our initial consultation to handing over the final, printed pieces or digital images from your session, I will put you at ease and guide you through a photography experience that is fun and no-fuss even for the most camera shy or camera reluctant.

My sole goal is to capture the essence of you in a photograph as well as those you love, the businesses you run and the milestones you celebrate.

Our lives go by so quickly, I believe some moments are too important not to capture the right way and turn into something that lasts. Something you feel quietly proud of and will cherish for years to come.

Carrie Minns, Portland, Oregon, photographer


CARRIE MINNS is a writer and photographer who lives in Portland, Oregon with her three kiddos, her hubby and her golden retriever coworkers. 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—art, music, food—and in late 2009, she started an unassuming food and photography blog featuring stories from her life.

This blog led to three years writing and photographing the Home Grown Chef column for 1859 Oregon’s Magazine, appearing as a regular guest since 2010 on Portland Oregon’s morning show AM Northwest and publishing her book, La Pomme de Portland - The Mingling of Food, Family and Life, in 2018.

A growing photography business, Carrie Minns Photography, developed from all of that in 2014 and ultimately, it led you here.

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.

Carrie Minns, photographer, Portland, OR