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Hi there! I'm Carlee — photographer here at
Milk & Thistle.

My name is Carlee and I am the photographer behind Milk and Thistle Photography. While I was originally born and raised in Colorado I am currently living on the central coast of California. Inspired by nature and earth tones I take wedding photography from a less light and airy approach and capture the truly romantic and deep tones. Grasping the real connection between two people is my goal on your wedding day, as I bring to light your deep relationship through timeless images. Having good communication with the couple is extremely important to me so that you feel comfortable in front of the lens. I understand how uncomfortable it might be to have your photo taken so I endeavor to use unique methods in capturing your personality in a comfortable way.  

I am so glad you found me in my corner of the internet. If you have any questions or would like to book a photo session please use my contact page. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

These photos are going to be something you keep for the rest of your life, so I always suggest wearing something classic that won't make you question your decision 10 years down the road. i.e. that Star Trek t-shirt. Unless you are going for a very specific theme for a certain reason, wear something that you are comfortable in and won't regret later. If you feel uncomfortable, you will be able to tell in the photos. 


+ WHAT IF I DON'T LIVE IN YOUR AREA?

I love to travel and meet new people like yourself! Please do not hesitate to contact me even if we aren't in the same area. While I am based in California, I am willing to travel nationally and internationally. I would love nothing more than to come to your area and share your story. 

+ DO YOU MAKE PRINTS?

At this time I do not sell prints or books. I currently am only doing digital files which you will receive with any photo session that you book. Your images will be placed on your own website that you can share with family and friends. Since I do not sell prints, you automatically have full printing rights to your photos meaning you can get them printed wherever you like.


+ CAN I HAVE ALL THE UN-EDITED PHOTOS?

Unfortunately, no. I can assure you I give you the absolute best photos from your session. I try to be constantly taking photos during sessions and in that comes a lot of closed eyes, sneezing and awkward photos that I promise you don't want. 

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Hey there, adventurous lovers,
are you ready to book your photo shoot?