“All I can say is WOW. I do not even know where to begin. If you are reading this and are still undecided about a photographer- save yourself some time searching and BOOK CARMEN NOW!!
Anyways….Besides actually getting married to the love of my life while being surrounded by everyone I love the most, I knew photography was going to be one of the most important things about our wedding day. This will be the way our day is captured. This is how our kids and grandkids, etc. will be able to see our day. This is how we will remember/relive every detail and emotion in 50 years.
I wanted to find the perfect photographer. I browsed 20 or more photography sites, met with 4 photographers in person, and talked with many others at bridal expos. There are so many photographers, very talented ones, how would I ever choose? Eventually, I stumbled upon Carmen’s website and sent her a message. She got back to be quickly and seemed very willing to customize a package if I needed, and she just seemed…easy to communicate with. Not to mention I looked through her photos and was stunned by all of them. She had the style I was looking for (but to be honest, I have ‘creeped’ on so many of her photos that I have noticed that she seems to be able to capture VERY diverse styles.) I was very excited and decided to go find her booth at a bridal expo to meet her in person very briefly, as well as to set up a day to meet!
I went to Carmen’s adorable studio in Grove City and we chatted for quite some time. I loved how when we talked she kind of organized the discussion like a timeline of the wedding day, making sure she knew EXACTLY how the day would go and what important things she needed to capture. We hit it off and after the meeting I knew she was who I wanted to photograph our wedding.
We quickly scheduled engagement photos and we were a little nervous (this was our first photoshoot since senior photos!). She was so open to going wherever we wanted and was very spontaneous- which made the photos so much fun! From “blue steel” to grocery cart photos, we had a blast and the photos were incredible!
Craig and I got married on August 6th, 2016. Carmen and her second shooter were on time and ready to go. They did not miss a single detail. She has a way of making photos look natural even if they are posed, by telling you to do things rather than telling you how to pose. She captured facial expressions that will always help me remember exactly how we felt that day. I get teary looking at some of them. She captured hilarious dancing photos. She snuck us away to take romantic photos by the lit up tree…we were not expecting that and they turned out incredible. We even got our dream sparkler photo.
Our family, friends, and co-workers were all stunned by the photos. I can not tell you how many people raved about them. My mom said her friends all said they were some of the best photos they have ever seen. I am not exaggerating! I tried to “narrow down” our photos for facebook and I still posted over 600!!
Carmen, we can’t thank you enough for capturing our day and preserving our memories so perfectly. So much thought and planning and love and tears and energy go into planning a wedding, it is so nice to know that every detail will be remembered.”
~Olivia & Craig
“We have so much thanks to give to Carmen at Forget me Knot photography for capturing our day and leaving us with tears in our eyes when looking at the photographs.
Carmen was the first and only photographer that I interviewed. She knows what she is doing and I could tell within 5 minutes of meeting her. She truly cares about your wedding day and the couple that she is shooting for. Her style and creativity are unbelievable. She also shot our engagement photos and we had so much fun going to a few places in the city- her work was amazing.
It’s so important to get along with your photographer and to know that they will take photos that you will want to look at over and over again and that you are proud to share with your friends and family.
Also, Carmen could not be more fun and she will do anything for the perfect photo.
Our style is more candid/romantic/fun and she took some of the craziest and coolest photos we didn’t even know she was taking!
Also a special acknowledgement for her, she helped my husband and I with the timeline throughout the day, which wasn’t her job but she was stepping up to help us. Also she helped us execute the first look we did and went off without a hitch because of her.
We love Forget Me Knot. Can’t wait for more in the future!”
~Kara & Alex
“Words cannot express how amazing Carmen was at our wedding. She was professional and yet at the same time laughed and joked around with us. She took amazing pictures all while keeping to the schedule that we set before the wedding. On our wedding day we had snow, sunshine, some rain and a really cold wind and Carmen just rolled with it and because of that we got some awesome pictures! We would recommend Carmen and Forget Me Knot Photography for anyone who is getting married, she is that good people! At our reception Carmen and her second photographer were walking around, talking pictures of people dancing, the decoration details, our cake, Carmen had everything covered and we didn’t even have to ask her. They even managed to jump into our photo booth and take some funny pictures for us! Our favorite picture of the night was when Carmen told us to run outside and stand in the snow and she got an awesome picture with the snow lit up behind my wife and I as we kissed. Again words cannot express how amazing Carmen was and I wish I could give her more than five stars!”
~Kathryn & Aaron
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