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the world needs more love letters
i’m carmen & i love patio lights & pear cider
rossland, bc based in canada
let’s connect! FRESHphoto-at-gmail

Kootenay Wedding Photographer . Okanagan Wedding Photographer . Vancouver Wedding Photographer

FRESH is Photography is uncommon, artistic and emotive 

If this sounds like something you're after, you sound like my kind of human.  Let's connect!  

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I ask you to show me who you are.  Our session is a collaboration; be real, be engaged, be you!  This guides where, when & how we spend our time together.  And the result is authentic heirloom imagery. Like a Love Letter.

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Recipient: Editor's Choice Two Bright Lights 2015 | Best of Business GOLD 2010 | SILVER 2011 | GOLD 2013 | SILVER 2014

Years before meeting Carmen, I admired her work from afar. While separated by distance, I knew opportunity would one day knock and we would be fortunate enough to work together. Carmen's imagery is breathtaking, be it edgy, whimsical or sophisticated and to bring such a quality to ones art, is truly admirable. While her work ethic I applaud, it is her innate ability to create unlike any other, that I truly respect. She is a genuine artist at heart, with an eye that is remarkably unparalleled. Through our work together, Carmen has served to inspire me and confirm my suspicions of her as an undeniable leader in this industry. I would recommend Fresh Photography to any couple looking for awe-inspiring wedding photography. - Kailey-Michelle, Kailey Michelle Events, Vancouver Wedding

Hello! I have been admiring you (actually stalking") you for months now. You work has such edge and emotion that I am in awe of everything you post! We are getting married ... and  I am determined to have the most beautiful wedding known to man...  The more I ponder it the more your photos haunt me and I can't imagine not having your creative style on our special day.  - Danielle, Trail BC  

Omgosh.  I just thought id check your blog this morning, and now im in tears at my office.   What you wrote was so beautiful, and so touching, that I almost want to drive to Rossland to hug you!  I have to tell you, I have been a bit sad since the wedding ended.  It was the most magical days of my life, having all those ones I love so much so close.  I’ll never forget moments, ever.  But I’ve been feeling a bit sad; its gone so fast, and I wish I could just rewind and sit still in it for moments longer.   My hair was late, so I was worried about girls shots and that I may have ruined that moment to capture…..but I see these, and I know why good photographers are artists, painters, poets.  These are truly beautiful, and I just cant thank you enough times for bringing my moments back to me.  - xoxoxo Jen, Cranbrook Wedding

I just wanted to send you a quick note to tell you how drop dead Gorgeous your work is. I follow you on fb and have noticed your work for awhile..... I follow lots of photo blogs and I assumed you were just another BIG time California based photog. I dived further into to some blog stalking and I see your from BC!!!  Wow!!!! I am blown away girl and I wanted you to know a fellow photographer from Saskatchewan thinks your awesome!!Take care!!! - Janna,Alberta

Carmen of FRESH Photgraphy was absolutely incredible! She was professional and timely as well as flexible to our schedule and so much fun! We couldn't have imagined working along side anybody else on our wedding day!! She was very quick to respond to all my emails and was able to answer all our questions. This was such a great stress relief since we lived away from the town where we were getting married. I would recommend FRESH Photography to anybody looking for a photographer! I plan to travel over 7 hours again to have photos taken by Carmen in May when I have my first baby! I can't imagine working with another photographer for the rest of my families photos! - Bronwyn, Nelson Wedding

I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Phil and I had told ourselves (because we didn't want to disappoint ourselves) that the ones that you posted on the blog were probably the best ones, and while we were expecting more of the same caliber, we thought that we wouldn't like the others as much as those. BOY WERE WE WRONG!! Carmen - I love them all. Thanks so very much. Despite the fact that baby E wasn't quite himself, and that our carefully planned out outfits were covered with coats, and also that Phil and I had a "disagreement" the night before and were trying to look as together and happy as we could, you have captured our family wonderfully, and for the first time, I am going to love hanging pictures of ourselves up on the wall. - Becky, Vancouver Family Photography