The Story

They began as penpals, became best friends, and fell in love. Now, photographers Michael and Carina share a love of film and a deep awareness of history, beauty and emotion in their work. They photograph couples across the USA & Europe, and their images have been featured in Southern Weddings, Bride Magazine, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge, Belle Lumiere, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Once 

Wed, Hochzeitswahn, and Hochzeitsguide, among others. In 2014 they were named Belle Lumiere Magazine’s Emerging Film Photographers of the Year, and in 2015 were named among the Best Photographers in the world by Mod Weddings. Michael & Carina's primary goal is to capture images in a way that authentically documents real couples while creating timeless, emotional heirlooms.

We believe in simplicity, soulfulness & emotion in our work. 

The combination of medium format film & natural light is fundamental to how we celebrate these values in our images. We focus equally on exquisite details, documenting real moments as they happen, and guiding our couples into relaxed, authentic poses. 


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OUR STORY

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Who We Are

We have come to love the alchemy of two unique individuals creating together.

A LITTLE ABOUT

The Dreamer

Michael is at home surrounded by books or escaping to places with no reception to build campfires.

MEET MICHAEL

Carina adores styling pretty things, preparing delicious meals and planning our next adventures.

The Aestheticist

MEET CARINA

When we're not shooting weddings, we're either traveling or home surrounded by our chihuahuas & Maine Coon cats.

The Couple

MICHAEL&CARINA

 MEET MICHAEL

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MEET CARINA

M&C TOGETHER

AND BEST FRIENDS

Pen Pals, Lovers, Adventurers

The combination of medium format film & natural light is fundamental to how we celebrate these values in our images. We focus equally on exquisite details, documenting real moments as they happen, and guiding our couples into relaxed, authentic poses. 

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A LOVE STORY

IN FIVE CHAPTERS

They Were
Pen PalS.

just thirteen and fourteen, with an ocean between them...

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He grew uP IN VIRGINIA

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in a house by the bay.

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SHE WAS A CITY GIRL

from Old World Germany.

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They met as children, grew up together, saw the world...


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THey're
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They began as penpals, became best friends, and fell in love. Now, photographers Michael and Carina share a love of film and a deep awareness of history, beauty and emotion in their work. They photograph couples across the USA & Europe, and their images have been featured in Southern Weddings, Bride Magazine, The Knot, Style Me Pretty, Wedding Sparrow, Magnolia Rouge, Belle Lumiere, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Once 

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