My dedication and experience lead me beyond creativity

I’m celebrated for my dedication to producing exquisite imagery that goes beyond the ordinary. As a visual artist, I view photography as a medium to curate fairy tale love stories, creating dramatic 'Signature Art' pieces that captivate the imagination. With a discerning eye for detail and a commitment to exceeding client expectations, my team and I are dedicated to crafting sophisticated imagery that transcends boundaries. Specialising in high-end wedding, portraiture, and lifestyle photography, I seamlessly merge creativity with technical precision. My portfolio collection showcases a collection of evocative, emotive, and elegant visuals, capturing the essence of each subject and telling compelling stories.

What story do you want to tell?

"An exceptional photographer not only captures moments but also creates an unforgettable experience, making every click a cherished memory"

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Why we should create magic together

Collaborating with me isn't just about capturing moments; it's a shared journey to curate your unique story. My visionary approach transcends the ordinary, crafting dramatic signature pieces that resonate with depth and sophistication. With a meticulous eye for detail and an innate sense of aesthetics, my commitment goes beyond photography—it's a dedication to creating magical memories that last a lifetime.

In this collaborative process, from years of experience I’ve learned that communication is paramount. I take the time to understand your vision, thoughts, and expectations, ensuring a shared understanding that forms the foundation of the creative endeavour. It's a journey where my experience, combined with your vision, transforms moments into timeless, visually arresting photographs.

With me as your photography partner, you're not merely booking a service; you're entering into a partnership where your dreams and expectations become the focal point. The magic lies in this shared commitment to excellence, let’s turn your photographic aspirations into a reality.

You don’t have to do it alone

At Carly Donaldson Photography, our team has beautifully documented weddings from diverse cultures and rich traditional backgrounds. Our expertise goes beyond technical know-how. When you choose us for your wedding, we seamlessly connect you with exceptional wedding vendors, who fit your location and cultural background. We're here to guide you through the planning process, offering as much or as little help as you want. With a deliberate limit on the number of weddings we accept each year, our unwavering focus is always on what matters most: you.

It's time to book the photographer you’ve always dreamed of.

You deserve

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion and you deserve an exceptional experience that goes beyond capturing images. You deserve a photographer who takes the time to understand your unique story, your vision, and your personality as a couple. You deserve meticulous attention to detail, from the early stages of planning to the final delivery of your wedding album. You deserve a professional who not only captures the big moments but also the candid, heartfelt, and unexpected ones that make your day truly special. You deserve a photographer who treats your wedding as if it were their own, pouring their passion and expertise into every shot. Ultimately, you deserve a collection of images that not only tell the story of your wedding day but also evoke the emotions and memories that will last a lifetime.

You need

You need a wedding photographer who listens attentively to your desires and preferences, ensuring that your vision becomes a reality. You need someone who can adapt to your style, whether you prefer a hands-on approach or a more laid-back, documentary approach. You need a photographer who can seamlessly blend into the background when necessary and step forward to capture those spontaneous and heartfelt moments when they occur. You need a trusted professional who understands that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and they treat it with the respect and dedication it deserves. Your wedding photography experience should be nothing short of extraordinary, and that's what I am dedicated to providing for you.


"To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." - Elliott Erwitt

How would working together look like

Consultation and Vision Gathering:

The process begins with a detailed consultation where I take the time to understand you, your vision, and your expectations. This is a collaborative conversation where your preferences, style, and the essence of your story are discussed.


Customised Planning:

I’ll customise a plan tailored to your unique needs. Whether it's a destination wedding, a portrait session, or a lifestyle shoot, the planning phase involves selecting locations, discussing options, and ensuring every detail aligns with the overarching vision.


Photoshoot Day:

On the day of the photoshoot, I will create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. My expertise in posing, lighting, and composition ensures that each frame is meticulously crafted. My goal is not just to capture moments but to curate an experience that feels natural and authentic.


Art Direction and Storytelling:

Using art direction to bring ideas to life, I will guide poses, expressions, and compositions to tell a compelling visual story. Every shot is an intentional piece of the narrative, capturing the emotions, atmosphere, and unique character of the moment.


Post-Processing and Editing:

After the shoot, I apply my unique post-processing style, enhancing the beauty of each image while maintaining the vision. The editing phase is where the final touches are added to ensure the collection reflects the desired aesthetic and storytelling elements.


Delivery of Timeless Memories:

The finalised images, now transformed into timeless memories, are delivered to you. Whether for personal enjoyment, sharing with loved ones, or as a cherished keepsake, my goal is to provide you with a collection that exceeds your expectations and stands as a testament to the shared creative journey.

Throughout this process, I emphasise open communication, understanding, and a shared commitment to creating photographic excellence. Working with me is not just a service; it's a partnership where your story and vision take centre stage, resulting in a collection of images that captivate, resonate, and endure.


We take care of everything you need for epic photographs

so you can focus on creating unforgettable moments and let us turn them into timeless memories

we are for you if:

  • you value art
  • you trust our expertise
  • you invest in quality

we’re probably not for you if:

  • Open to creative ideas and suggestions
  • Trusts your expertise as a photographer
  • Shares similar values, style, and aesthetic preferences willing to invest in quality photography



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