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Downtown Tampa Bay Historic Le Meridien Hotel Wedding Portrait | Photographer Carrie Wildes Photography

Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design

Our specialty is creating artful, and compelling images with a modern, photojournalistic approach. We believe that each couple 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 have a very diverse client base in both religion and background which I is so important to me and I am so proud of.  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.

What We Love About Carrie Wildes Photography Art & Design




What We Offer

We photograph weddings, engagement sessions, events, and portraits.  Many of our couples become lifelong clients as they have a family or have special events they want captured over the years, which we absolutely love!  We also offer gorgeous custom designed albums, canvas, metal, and acrylic wall art, save the dates, and print.

We Love Weddings 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!

Our Wedding Style

I call our style “timeless photojournalism”.  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.  Almost all of our couples tell me they aren’t comfortable being photographed or have never had professional photos taken so I say we also specialize in photographing people who don’t like being photographed but want amazing photos! Our goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible and to capture all the fun moments, details, people, and emotions so that when you put them together it’s your unique story.

Our Personality

We 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.  In terms of the actual photography part of your day we are going to help direct you each step of the way so that you can soak in your day as much as possible!

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business

Carrie Wildes Photography was born out of my love for weddings and travel.  I actually have my Bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, which took me to the corporate world where I had the opportunity to travel the world and see so many different people and cultures.  I fell in love with photojournalism and capturing the beauty and essence of people. That’s when I also decided to get off the corporate ladder and build one of my own and it’s been, and continues to be the most amazing ride.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out

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!  We also love referring and working alongside many other amazing wedding pros here in the Tampa Bay Area.

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.

Services & Pricing

We photograph weddings, engagement sessions, events, and portraits.  Many of our couples become lifelong clients as they have a family or have special events they want captured over the years, which we absolutely love!  We also offer gorgeous custom designed albums, canvas, metal, and acrylic wall art, save the dates, and print.

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 full collections start at $3,990. We also have an option for intimate weddings that range from $600-$2,490. 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.

Exclusively for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers

For our Marry Me Tampa Bay readers we offer a $300 artwork credit to spend on an engagement session or wedding artwork.

Meet Carrie Wildes

In life so far, becoming a parent has changed my thinking and priorities the most.  Having adopted our 2 sweet girls as babies literally is such an amazing story I almost still can’t believe it’s true.  My husband David and I got married July 3rd, 2005 and we work so hard and live our life in a way that we have no limits to what we want to experience or accomplish.  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 happy place is on our boat out on the water, we try and get out there as much as we possible can.

One thing most couples would be surprised to know 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.

Non-wedding Passions:

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.



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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.

  • “To us, the photographs were the biggest investment of the whole process. We knew early on that we didn’t want video, so our mission was to find the perfect photographer to capture the big day. We needed a photographer who was talented, artistic and could get the most out of us. I looked at thousands of photos on Carrie Wildes Photography blog, so before we met them we had a good feel for their style and quality. We knew from the first meeting that we were in good hands. We fell in love with our engagement photos, and our wedding photos were just incredible. We received many compliments at how hardworking the photographers Kandice and Rachel were that night battling the rain and chill of a February evening. They offered top-notch service and treated us like family. We anticipate that they’ll photograph many more important events in our lives!”

    – Angell and Jared |
  • “We were looking for a photographer who could capture the action shots that showed the emotion of our day. Carrie Wildes Photography had done a number of weddings, including a few at the Marriott, so she was familiar with the venue. We instantly connected with Carrie in our meeting. She was taking words right out of my mouth for the way I hoped our photos would look! She had a lot of great ideas of locations for the first look, group shots and how to capture the ceremony from above.”

    – Nichole and Michael |
  • “We looked for a wedding photographer who was organized, dependable, and most importantly, took great pictures. TJ actually found Carrie Wildes Photography through Marry Me Tampa Bay! Once we saw the surprise engagement pictures and met with her, we knew she would be our wedding photographer. Carrie and Kandice were absolutely wonderful to work with. When we got our pictures, we were blown away with how awesome they were.”

    – Brooke and TJ |
  • “We really wanted someone who would do great candid shots in addition to the normal posed ones. We absolutely didn’t want cheesy or staged shots. It was also important the photos wouldn’t rely heavily on Photoshop. We saw Carrie’s work of Carrie Wildes Photography , and all of the shots looked like they captured real moments as opposed to posed ones. When we met with Carrie in person, we knew she was the person we were looking for.”

    – Lauren and Zach |
  • “Great personality and energy, professional prints, unique and different angles and settings for the pictures. We specifically hired Carrie Wildes Photography because she not only came highly recommended, but also had the depth and quality of service we were looking for. We viewed many weddings that she shot at The Tampa Club and were highly impressed with her ability to capture the essence of the club and the beautiful views with the windows of the Grand Ballroom. The service was unmatched. We had very high expectations for our photos, and our final proofs beyond exceeded our expectations. We can’t thank her and her team enough for capturing our favorite moments in the most incredible way.” – Erin and Joe

    – Erin and Joe |
  • “We wanted someone who made us feel comfortable and was able to capture the windows in The Tampa club as they are not easy to work with. Miriam was super fun and made taking pictures a breeze. We both have large families and wanted to get as many pictures as possible. With Miriam and Greta we got ever single picture that we wanted! Carrie Wildes Photography not only was very experienced at photographing at The Tampa Club but had a fair price. Photography was very important to us because once the moment and day are over you can’t redo it! Their team made taking pictures a breeze and they all came out amazing!”

    – Madison and Matt |

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