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Featured Wedding Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design

Our specialty is creating artful, and compelling images with a modern, photojournalistic approach. We believe that each couple, person, and families’ story is made of up priceless moments that deserve to be preserved both as images themselves and in beautiful custom-designed albums and wall art that connect you to future generations. We are based in Tampa, FL, and have photographed weddings all over the US, Caribbean, and all the way to Portugal. We love all types of light sources, natural, off-camera flash, and LED light, which makes us prepared for any time of day or night, location, and weather.



Our Wedding Style Is:

Timeless and photojournalistic! It’s all about capturing your personality and interaction but also giving direction on movement to what looks best and making it fun and comfortable so we can capture the essence of you. Our goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible and to capture all the fun moments, details, people, and emotions.

Our Personality Is:

Our team of photographers are both fun and dedicated to creating the most amazing images for our couples. Our goal is to capture all the things you saw plus the things you didn’t get to see as well.


What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

I started loving photography from traveling and had been either a bridesmaid in or attending lots of weddings of all my friends weddings. I just loved the excitement, joy, and all the moving parts that go into a wedding as well as the joy and satisfaction that a couple sees when they look at their photos.


We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We love weddings because it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event where all of your closest friends and family come together in one place to celebrate the beginning of your marriage. All of those people and moments are literally priceless and become more valuable each day after the wedding. That’s why we call our pricing an “investment” because it is truly the only part of your wedding that increases over time. It’s such an important responsibility to preserve your wedding story so that your kids and grandkids can re-live it someday and we love it!


What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

I think it’s the relationships that we build with our clients and what they say about us that sets us apart. My favorite comment one of our brides said to me was that aside from the photography, I was more like a maid of honor and best friend on the day of the wedding!


One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

I am actually probably the most calm in what normal people would think is a super stressful situation like a wedding. When I’m photographing a wedding I am totally zoned in literally block out everything else.

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

My biggest passion in life is helping families overcome the obstacles to become foster and adoptive parents. I am a foster and adoptive parent and co founded the Promise Love Foundation where we help families raise money for their adoptions as well as get them started on their journey.


Our Pricing:

Everyone’s wedding is unique in terms of the number of guests, details, and timeframe and we offer something completely unique with our pricing. To us, the most important thing you can have after the wedding is a professional, tangible memory to have on your coffee table or walk by on your wall. The entire amount you spend on your wedding photography with us is used as an artwork credit for after the wedding. We do what we call a Guided Art Experience after the wedding where you choose all your favorite moments and then get to choose your album, wall art etc. Our full collections with 2 photographers, an engagement session, an online gallery, digital files, and professional editing range from $2,800-$4,800. We also have an option for intimate weddings that range from $600-$2,400. You can spend just the initial amount you had paid for your collection and get beautiful artwork or you could spend way more than that and we walk you through the whole process


Our Associations/Awards:

In 2009, 2010, and 2012 we had the privilege of working with both the WeTv and MTV networks on Tampa weddings that were cast in reality wedding shows. Carrie is a Certified Professional Photographer and also Craftsmen as well as instructor with Professional Photographers of America. We are also members of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce.


Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:

The amount you spend will be matched towards an album credit and “Guided Artwork Experience.”


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Meet Carrie Wildes

In life so far, (I’ll be 40 this year, ah!) becoming a parent has changed my thinking and priorities the most. My husband David and I will be married for 13 years this summer and our two little girls, Maddie and Evie are 4 and almost 4. I love doing the little things in life with my family, traveling, running, and fashion even though I’m a nerdy engineer at heart. My latest obsession is listening to podcasts and I’m working on starting one, adoption-related of course.

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Featured Wedding Photographer: Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

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Classic Bride and Groom Wedding Ceremony Bubble Exit | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Safety Harbor Wedding Venue Harborside Chapel | Wedding Planner Love Lee Lane

Traditional Blue Destination Florida Church Wedding | Harborside Chapel

When it came to a photographer, we were told that this is where we shouldn’t cut corners. We wanted someone with a great reputation and someone we could completely trust to truly capture our big day! We had heard wonderful things about Carrie Wildes Photography, and a lot of people from my home church had spoken very highly of her as well. After our first phone call with her and connecting right away, we knew we wanted to hire her!

-Caitlin and Kyle
Tampa Bride Holding Spring Color Floral Bouquet with Blush Pink Ribbon and Groom Wedding Portrait Under Copper Arch | Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Hair and Makeup Michele Renee the Studio | Wedding Dress Truly Forever Bridal

Copper Inspired Rustic Tampa Bay Wedding | Shahnasarian Hall

Carrie Wildes Photography all the way! I told her she was making my wedding photographer dreams come true when she said she would do my wedding. Her pictures are just always so full of light and life, and that’s what I wanted our day to be remembered as. Carrie was my number one choice. I work in the wedding industry, and I’ve always really respected Carrie and the way that she does business; she’s the real deal! She really listened to what we wanted and delivered above and beyond what we were expecting. I remember when we talked about having a consultation, I told Alan, “Ok, I’m going to this consultation and don’t be surprised when I come home crying because I can’t have Carrie. I’ll get through it.” Little did I know she would be available and make a package specifically fit for my needs

-Sarah and Alan
Romantic Bride in Whimsical Empire Waist Long Sleeve Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress and Military Groom in Dress Blues Uniform Kissing First Look Wedding Portrait on Staircase at Wedding Venue The Tampa Club | Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Classic, White, Green and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Club

Austin’s mom was familiar with Carrie Wildes Photography and suggested we look into her. We were more than pleased with the services we received from Carrie. Not only was she professional but she cared and listened too. The photos she took of us, our families, and of the whole night will be some of my favorite memories forever. She certainly went above and beyond what we were hoping for. Since our move to Japan, Carrie worked around a whole different time change just to ensure we got our album and prints in a timely manner

-Jillian and Austin
Florida Bride and Groom Portrait On Steps of The University of Tampa | Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Whimsical Succulent Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theatre

We wanted a photographer who could capture our style and was easy to work with. We also really appreciate a good candid, so that was important as well! We were lucky. Right after we got engaged Carrie Wildes Photography held a contest for an engagement photo session, and we were selected as winners. It was almost fate because we later realized that Carrie had also shot Bob’s sister and brother-in-law’s wedding a few years prior. Carrie is a breeze to work with and her photographs speak for themselves. Hiring her was a no-brainer!

-Val and Bob
Outdoor Downtown Tampa Bride and Groom Portrait at Traditional Catholic Ceremony Cathedral Church Staircase | V Neck Illusion Lace A Line Ballgown Wedding Dress with Rhinestone Waist Band and Cathedral Veil | Groom in Classic Navy Blue Suit with Bow Tie | Blush Pink and Ivory Roses and Peonies Bridal Bouquet with Eucalyptus Greenery | Carrie Wildes Photography

Elegant Pink Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Marriott Water Street

When we were selecting a wedding photographer, the quality of past wedding pictures and communication with the photographer were the most important qualities. Carrie, the owner of Carrie Wildes Photography, was warm and passionate about covering our wedding. Her pictures were beautiful with much thought put into every shot!

-Melissa and Daniel


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