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 photography 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.
We love photographing 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 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 makes our business stand out from other photographers is:
We want the entire experience from the first meeting until we deliver the final wedding album to exceed our couples’ expectations. It’s not just about taking photographs on the day of but, doing whatever we can to help make the whole process as fun and seamless as possible. We have 3 teams of photographers, but one cohesive brand because we all approach our couples’ story the same way and have a graphic designer who does all of our editing and album design. We can also work with any type of setting and lighting situation, natural light, off-camera flash, and LED lights we love them all!
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
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.
Featured Carrie Wildes Photography Weddings on Marry Me Tampa Bay:
Carrie Wildes Photography Reviews From Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
“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, 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 | Traditional Destination Florida Chapel Wedding
“As a bride, you miss so many moments throughout the day while you are in hiding. Knowing we have phenomenal photos to look at for years to come is invaluable to us. 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.” -Erin and Joe | Elegant Navy Blue and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding
“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 | Glamorous Champagne and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding
“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 | Elegant Black and Gold Tampa Marriott Waterside Wedding
“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 | Outdoor, Purple and Silver Country Club Carrie Wildes Photography Wedding