Sally Carpenter Photography

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37 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, punctuality, and value.
  • Skye W.

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    Sally is so friendly and professional! My daughter’s Fiancé is not big on getting his picture taken but she had him relaxed and comfortable in no time. Sally has a second shooter, GaelCantlin, who is also excellent and it really makes a difference getting shots from different perspectives and with different lenses. All the shots were so wonderful it was hard to choose the best! She also has an excellent eye for background. This was the engagement session and I can’t wait for the wedding! Thank you both!

    Feb 15, 2018
    Sally C.'s reply

    Thank you Skye for the great review! It was so much fun photographing your daughter's engagement session, they are such a great couple and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding at The Woodstock Inn, this September!

  • Jessica B.

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    Sally is amazing! We did a 2 hour couple's session and the pictures came out *amazing* Getting pictures taken can be a little uncomfortable, but Sally made both of us feel super comfortable. We did a photo session at her beautiful home in Woodstock where there is a mixture of gardens, a woodlandy area, a place that looks like a field in pictures, and a pond. She is very detail oriented and it's clear that she has years of experience. Highly recommended!

      Oct 27, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    I think my work stands out from others because of my fine art and academic photography background. I received my BFA from UCLA and also graduated from The Brooks Institute of Photography. My work is candid and artistic, photo-journalism with a slightly fine art twist and also my enthusiasm for getting, not just a good shot, but the best shot shows through in my work. I have an adventurous spirit, always thinking ahead and asking myself "What if?" I have worked along side some of the most famous wedding photographers in the world, Parker Pfitser, Jerry Ghionis and Cliff Mautner to name a few and have taken so many exciting and creative ideas and techniques home form those sessions. I believe my portfolios speak for themselves in this regard. I'm also very easy going, fun, patient and love what I do so very much! Every single image I take is personally and professionally edit by me, taking them miles farther than a lot of other professional photographers do. I love the ability to express my art in wedding day stories and portraits, from contemporary to pictorial and I also enjoy the people I work with. Children are great, whether they are having a "bad day" or a great day, there is always a "photo" there! Nervous brides? Not a problem, I have been photographing weddings for over 15 years and have all sorts of tricks and relaxation techniques I use to keep everyone relaxed, happy and enjoying their special day.

    Years in business

    17

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    79

    Number of employees

    2
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    Photos and Videos

    36 photos

      Q & A

      • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
        I recently shot the spring collection for NY City based, Cockpit USA. This was a great shoot with animated models, lots of laughs and beautiful scenery in the hills near Woodstock, Vermont.
      • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
        The most important thing is to look at the photographer's portfolio of a single wedding as well as their main body of work and make sure they are willing to work with you to capture the type of image you are looking for. Personality is also a factor, you need to feel comfortable around your photographer.
      • What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
        With the ease of digital photography and photo programs everyone seems to think they are a photographer. Images are much easier to control and editing is a cinch, but there is so much more to professional portraits, wedding and event photography than simply taking the picture and editing it in a photo program. I attended Yosemite workshops under the guidance of the great Ansel Adams to understand exposure, light and texture, and also attended the Brooks Institute of Photography and was awarded a degree in master Photography from the Newport School of Photography. I was also awarded a distinction by The Royal Photographic Society for my contemporary portraits. I attend many workshops, seminars, webcasts and keep up on the latest digital and Photoshop advances and with my fine art background, I have an eye for color, composition and what gives an images "emotion".

      Business hours

      Eastern Time Zone
      Sunday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Monday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Thursday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Friday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Saturday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
      Coverage Area for Sally Carpenter Photography is about 150+ miles of Woodstock, VT.