There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

There's something about weddings. The moments.
Your dad seeing you in your dress the first time.
Your mom putting the finishing touches on your veil. 
That fleeting second your groom sees you walk down the aisle. 
The laughs. The tears. The words.
All of these special moments are a blur of emotion, color, and wonderfulness. 

I'm Carla! I am a wife to my southern hubs, mama to one cute girlie, teacher in my day job, and I deeply love people. I am not the typical photographer who was always carrying around a camera as a child. For me, photography just happened. It is my second career, and I guess you could say that it found me. I want to tell stories. I want you look at my images and feel something. Connection is huge for me, I feel in order to capture the real you, I need to get to know you first. I want you to become family and give you an experience, not just take pretty pictures. 

 I only take on a limited amount of weddings per year and our popular months book up 12 to 18 months in advance.

kind words


"Will and I want to start by thanking you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day such a sweet breeze! After working with you we have realized you capture so much more that a picture, but instead the raw reality of our relationship and every emotion felt. Thanks to you we'll all be able to rewind to this day and relive it over and over again. We have enjoyed getting to work with you, but most of all getting to know you're sweet soul! Never stop doing what you do because you are truly one of a kind.

-with love, Mr. and Mrs. Will Lamon
Huntsville AL

Carla is amazing to work with! From the proposal, to the engagement pictures, and to leaving our wedding reception- Carla captured all of our favorite moments!

-William and Breanne
Athens, AL

Carla is an absolutely AMAZING photographer! We were very pleased with her work. Our engagement and wedding day photos were anything but cookie cutter because of her unique ability and vision. She did a wonderful job consulting with us to decide the perfect shots and settings for our special day. Her presentations were classy and fun, and she makes what could be a hectic day a lot of fun with her great personality. She finished the final touches on our photos and got them in our hands quickly with a beautiful presentation. We had a wonderful time working with her, and believe she will make sure the memories of your special day can be captured forever in pictures.

-Amanda and Robert
Athens, AL

the process

the style

I adore the relaxed and inviting feel of an outdoor wedding. The natural light and outdoor venue provides is a perfect companion for my preferred photography. Most of our weddings find us at Southern plantations, a historical manor house, or an upscale farm. Our ideal bride loves lace, tulle and chiffon wedding gowns, luscious and untamed florals, a soft and creamy palette of pastels and neutrals with little pops of color here and there. 
I love brides who pay attention to details, infuses their personality into their day and loves to smile. We feel strongly about connecting with our clients. By connecting on a personal level, it allows us to truly tell your story. When you are comfortable with us, the emotional walls come down, allowing us to capture the real you. We have found over the years that it is impossible to do this without making sure that our clients are the perfect fit so you can have the best experience possible. We would love to chat with you, so please reach out to us. 

the collection

I provide one all-inclusive collection to help simplify your planning!

10 hour Wedding Day Coverage
Two Photographers
Complimentary Engagement Session
Custom Wedding Album holds 10 5x7 Fine Art Prints
Custom USB with high-resolution images
5 5x7 Fine Linen Portraits
1 16x20 Fine Linen Portrait

Additional Items such as custom albums, bridal sessions may be added to this base collection.
      See our heirlooms section for more product details.



Additional Wedding Coverage - $300/hour
Additional 16x20 Fine Linen Portrait - $250

Custom packages are available upon request 
**A 9% AL sales tax will be added to all packages and options
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.


Handcrafted Albums are the perfect way to remember your wedding day

The custom boutique album is our traditional wedding album offering.
This album features ultra-thick pages which lay flat when open. Designed to inspire awe from cover-to- cover, the custom album goes beyond a simple product offering to an exquisite experience.

Following the wedding, our couples investing in the custom album join us for a design meeting to choose their images for their custom designed album. 

Albums are offered in 4x6 and 5x7 Fine Linen options. Clients also have endless cover options

engagement sessions

Engagement sessions are all about you! Experience a day that allows us all a chance to hang out, get to know one another, and forget I'm the one toting the camera.

We are so glad you’ve chosen to book with Carla Lawrence Photography!
Time’s ticking down until the big day so be sure to contact us with your save the date and engagement portrait sessions! We have styles-a-plenty to complement any wedding color palette and can help with everything from the shoot to design to delivery of your personalized paper products. Let's plan the session of your dreams!

What is required for booking?

DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT: To ensure we can have adequate staff on hand specifically for your event, a deposit of  $1500 is due upon contract signing. The remaining balance is due two weeks before the wedding.


When will my  images be ready?

We want you to be sure to enjoy your first peek of your amazing images online, so we will email you within 4-6 weeks of your wedding with a link to your own, private, online album. Feel free to share this link with family and friends. Online albums remain active for 60 days from the time we send your access information, at which time, images will be archived or removed to make room for other sessions. We will book your preview party for ordering your collection items soon after your online gallery is available!


How soon do I need to book?

Dates get booked quickly! Sometimes a year or more in advance. Give me a ring or a quick email as soon as you finalize your date, and we'll go from there-- however, your deposit and contract is due to confirm booking your date.


Thank you so much for considering us to be a part of your wedding day! If you’re interested in working with us, the next step is to set up a time to chat! You can reach us directly at carlamclemore@gmail.com

thank you!


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