Carly Donaldson Photography


Born in Canada, my journey into the world of photography began in the bustling streets of Toronto. From my early days, I displayed an innate talent for capturing the essence of life and connection through photography. It was in the diversity of Toronto's cultures that I found my initial inspiration, laying the foundation for the future.

I’ve always been about more than just capturing moments; I believe in preserving the richness of traditions and the depth of emotions into something memorable. By creating narratives that transcend expectations, I like to celebrate the universal language of love, joy, and human connection in each photo.

I now bring my unique perspective and unwavering dedication to Amsterdam and beyond. With a profound understanding of the human spirit and a deep appreciation for cultural diversity, I approach every project with genuine enthusiasm and respect, connecting with people from all walks of life. This allows me to capture not just photographs, but the very essence of special moments.

I don’t see photography as nice snapshots; it's my ability to tell stories, provoke dreams, and connect hearts and cultures into something that can last. Allow me to not only capture your essence, but to become a friend who understands your story and the memories you want to leave behind.

Ordinary photos fade away, let your story be memorable for life.

My mission with every photo I take

With a myriad of ways to capture love, joy, and connection, my mission is to find yours. In a world where individuality often gets lost in the crowd, I strive to help others stand out by embracing the uniqueness of every story. My goal is to capture and celebrate the beauty of moments, inviting viewers to see the world through a new lens.

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Crafting bespoke, high-end visuals bathed in cinematic lighting, capturing your authentic beauty in a world of opulent artistry


A unique style for those that like to stand out

“Carly's photography style can be characterised as a blend of artistry, emotion, and cultural celebration. She has a keen eye for emphasising the richness of celebrations and the depth of human emotions.”

My use of light, composition, and attention to detail enhances the visual impact of my photos, creating a sense of depth and drama. Whether I’m photographing cultural weddings, maternity moments, love shoots, or travel destinations, my style is characterised by its ability to evoke powerful emotions and capture the beauty of life's fleeting moments.

My photography style can be described as culturally rich, emotionally resonant, and artistically captivating, capturing the essence of diverse experiences and human connections.


"Carly is renowned for her captivating cinematic style. She skillfully infuses each image with an editorial flair, dedicating herself to handcrafting and color-grading them to create a genuinely distinctive visual narrative"

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Dive deeper into the photography journey we offer and discover the essence of our unique experience

Serving a clientele, who feels photography is one of
the most important priorities of their wedding day

"Carly is one of the best photographers I’ve worked with, and I’ve worked with quite a few. Everything from her communication, to location scouting, picture quality, timelines, patience, pose suggestions…everything was perfect! My favorite thing about Carly is her personality. It felt like seeing an old friend at the shoot, she was so sweet and easy to work with. - Ciarra"

My promise to you

Your satisfaction isn't just a goal; it's a heartfelt promise. When you choose me to capture your cherished moments, you're not just hiring a photographer; you're gaining a partner dedicated to making your experience extraordinary.

Feel like royalty

I promise to make you feel like royalty, ensuring that your day is nothing short of regal. I'll transform you into the star of your own enchanting movie, capturing your essence in a cinematic frame that mirrors the magic of the silver screen.

Memorable photographs

More than photographs, I pledge to deliver moments that transcend time. Each image will serve as a portal, effortlessly transporting you back to the magical moments, allowing you to relive the emotions, laughter, and love as if they were happening all over again. Your memories won't just be preserved; they'll be elevated, becoming a timeless treasure you can cherish for a lifetime.

Dedicated partner

My commitment extends beyond the lens. I promise to infuse excitement and dedication into every aspect of my work. Your story becomes my passion, and I'll pour my heart and soul into every shot, ensuring that your photos not only meet but exceed your expectations.


With me, your dreams are not just captured; they're celebrated, immortalised, and transformed into art. Together, we'll create a photographic masterpiece that reflects the true essence of your unique story, leaving you with a collection of images that are as extraordinary as the moments they encapsulate.

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