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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:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Bride and Groom Beach Portrait | St. Pete Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Venue The Don CeSar

Classic Pink and White St. Pete Beach Wedding | The Don CeSar

Our photographer, Carrie, of Carrie Wildes Photography, is a dear family friend and a wonderful photographer. Through her many contacts in the Tampa wedding industry, she connected us with a number of excellent vendors.

-Lauren and Ralphie
Florida Bride and Groom Sitting on Sail Boat Wedding Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Dusty Blue and Red St. Pete Beachfront Wedding | Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club

I wanted a photographer who could capture all the beauty in our wedding with solid reviews online and clean, but colorful pictures. I looked at maybe five other photographers and their galleries and reviews. Carrie Wildes Photography looked super talented from her gallery and reviews online, and Melissa from Isla Del Sol spoke highly of her as well! Carrie's gallery was the type of photos I liked, and she also had amazing reviews. I called her on the phone to get a feel for her, and I loved her instantly! I wanted someone who made me feel welcomed, answered any questions, and seemed easy to work with. I thought she was amazing.

Our personalities definitely show in our photos with Carrie. We both love to laugh and have fun and do not take life too seriously at all. We chose to have our pictures together on a sailboat, just us two and I think that was the main thing we did that really spoke to both of us and our personalities. It was a new adventure and because it was just us and Carrie; it was a good reminder that this wedding day is about us and to still make time for one another! I told Carrie when I met up with her the other day it made me sad that I don't get to see her as much anymore!

-Amy and Taylor
Green and Gold Christmas Wedding, White Rose and Berries Groom Boutonniere | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Holiday Inspired Green and Gold South Tampa Wedding | Palma Ceia Country Club

Honestly, every wedding photographer takes pretty great photographs but the advice I received from a friend was to make sure you mesh well with your photographer as you have to spend your whole day with them and when we met Carrie we knew she was the one! (and her photographs were great too).

We actually found Carrie through a referral from Andi Diamond. Andi Diamond photographed one of our friend's weddings and I thought her photographs were amazing but she was already booked the day of my wedding so she recommended Carrie! Carrie was amazing and we're so happy we ended up with her as our photographer.

-Michelle and Jack
Elegant Florida Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait on Steps of Downtown Tampa Hotel Venue Le Meridien and Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Dress Shop Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Romantic, Pastel Tuscan Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Armature Works

The most important thing I looked for in a wedding photographer was someone who would work well with both Carl and I the day of the wedding and make taking pictures fun.

When I met with Carrie of Carrie Wildes Photography she was so kind and easy-going! I knew we would work well together come the day of the wedding. She was calm and organized and didn't push us to do anything we weren't comfortable doing. Our pictures looked natural and timeless. I would highly recommend her to any bride!

-Brittany and Carl
Indoor Bride Wedding Portrait, V-Neck Lace Floor Length Wedding Dress, Curled Hair Down with Jeweled Hair Clip with Pink and Ivory Floral and Greenery Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | Tampa Heights Wedding Venue Fancy Free Nursery

Boho Greenery Inspired Tampa Heights Wedding | Fancy Free Nursery

I didn’t have to look for much. I worked alongside Carrie Wildes Photography for several years as a photographer myself. I know Carrie's style, and it has always been a good fit for what Chris and I were looking for. She’s fun and sociable and my family and friends also loved her!

I was absolutely honored to have Carrie shoot my wedding. Her service was beyond reproach and the photographs came out perfect.

-Haley and Chris
Outdoor Rooftop Wedding Portrait, Bride in Strapless Dress | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography | South Tampa Venue Centre Club

Elegant Dusty Rose and Metallic South Tampa Wedding | Centre Club

The most important elements of my wedding were my photographer and videographer because they capture the moments that last a lifetime! I was looking for an immediate connection with our personalities and also someone who would capture my special moments with an eye for all the details. I believe it’s so important to feel comfortable and at ease with your photographer because you spend so much time with them throughout the whole wedding process!

When it came time to pick my photographer there was only one choice, Carrie Wildes Photography. Alongside saying yes to Benny on our cruise, it was the second easiest yes I said! From our very first meeting, I knew in my heart Carrie was the one. She had the immediate understanding of what I wanted captured, and she delivered that and so much more. She is also one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met, and it was an absolute joy to work with her!

-Jessica and Benny


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