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Carrie Stroud Photography

25 reviews
  • Renton, WA 98057
  • (206) 743-1553

Business description (provided by the business owner):

I'm a mom to 2 adorable children. Besides that full-time-and-a-half job, I also love my job as a photographer! No formal stuffy studio photos here! My technique uses natural light to keep your photos comfortable and candid to show the real you. I specialize in maternity, newborn, children, family, and all those special moments that you want captured!

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Reviews from 25 Moms

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Aug. 08, 2011

Carrie was so great to work with. Our first photo location (which was our choice and quite a drive) didn't work out and she was very flexible and willing to take pictures at a completely different spot. My son was not in a great mood and refused to cooperate for nearly every picture, but Carrie kept snapping away and was so patient and kind. I can't believe she was able to get some of the great shots she did with a crabby four year old to work with. We loved the way the pictures turned out. A great photographer and very easy to work with.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Seattle, WA on Aug. 01, 2011

Carrie is not only professional but so fun to work with. She makes everyone feel very comfortable so doing family photos was a breeze. We were so so pleased with the results too. I will always be grateful for the magic she captured in the time and place. We will definitely be using her again the future. I highly recommend her for newborn, family, wedding and professional pictures. She is truly so talented.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Columbus, GA on Feb. 18, 2010

I love Carrie! She is so fun, artistic, and talented!! We had two photo sessions (3 months & 9 months) with her before she moved away. I absolutely adore the pictures she took of my sweet boy, they are amazing! Luckily she still has family near me, so hopefully we will be able to book her when she comes to visit! :)

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Champaign, IL on Dec. 01, 2009

These pictures were the best ever taken of my family of 6. Carrie was relaxed, fun and so easy to work with. In fact, it didn't even feel like we were having our pictures taken which was a bonus because my husband detests photo sessions. We have such beautiful, candid, real pictures of our children that make me so happy. After our session I wondered how she got any good pictures out of the experience, and was then shocked after viewing our proofs to see what she had captured as she had taken pictures of us. Carrie does an amazing job. Thank you, thank you!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Tallahassee, FL on Nov. 30, 2009

Carrie is so much fun! I love her work!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in South Jordan, UT on Nov. 25, 2009

Carrie took great photos of our family! They were VERY well done. She is an amazing photographer who does a great job with little boys that like to run off. lol She also does all she can to make your experience enjoyable. Thanks Carrie for being so great!!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Nov. 25, 2009

I saw Carrie's work online through a friend's blog and fell in love with the quality and care in her photos. My shoot and pictures were exactly what I expected: fun, candid, and sharp! She captured our family right on and I can't wait for the next shoot!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in New York, NY on Mar. 30, 2009

I have been so pleased with everything Carrie has done with capturing my family's moments. I have felt great recommending her to several extended family members who have been so happy with Carrie's work and want more! She has such a talent at capturing the little looks and faces that add so much to the personality of the photograph.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Tallahassee, FL on Jan. 21, 2009

Carrie did an outstanding job taking photographs of my cute little family! She has an amazing knack for finding amazing things in the outdoor surroundings and making it work with your family. We felt at ease and couldn't be happier with the way our pictures turned out. Now we just have to decide which ones to get. Hmmmm, maybe all of them!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Tallahassee, FL on Jan. 20, 2009

Carrie is amazing! Her work is not only beautiful, it seems to reveal itself in layers as the pictures get better and better the more I look at them. When I first received my pictures, I loved them right away because my whole family looked so great. The colors were striking and the pictures had a very modern feel without being over-the-top. I haven't gotten sick of looking at the pictures, though, because there is so much more to them than what you see the first time around. Each picture perfectly reflect my kids -- each photo captures a certain look or smile. This is so very different from having your cousin snap a few pictures of your family! I strongly recommend Carrie without reservation.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Columbus, GA on Jan. 17, 2009

I highly recommend Carrie for your family photography needs. She has a knack for getting your children and family on film looking so natural and comfortable. I love her amazing pictures of 'real' life rather than the posed ones with the fake backgrounds.
She is not scared to act crazy and silly all for the sake of a good picture. With young children of her own, she GETS it!
We gave our family photos for Christmas gifts this year and everyone LOVED them!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Jul. 18, 2008

We hired Carrie to take our daughter's 3 month pictures and they turned out fabulous. Carrie arrived early for our appointment and was very patient with our little one. She never rushed us to take the pictures. Pricing is very competitive too. Will definitely be using her again in the future. I have already referred her to other moms in our neighborhood.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Tacoma, WA on Jul. 16, 2008

Carrie is a FABULOUS photographer! I would recommend her to anyone! She took pictures of my 2 week old baby girl and they exceeded my expectations...they are gorgeous! She is extremely friendly and nice and very easy to work with. We will be going back to her for future pictures! Thank you Carrie!!!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Jul. 01, 2008

carrie did an amazing job getting great pictures from uncooperative children. not one of my children wanted to sit still and i thought that nothing would turn out, even though carrie said that she got a few good ones. sure enough, she captured 25 amazing shots of my children and i couldn't be happier. thanks for the beautiful pictures.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Issaquah, WA on Jun. 28, 2008

I love,love,love the pictures that Carrie took of my three kids. I have a 3 year old a 2 year old and a three month old so Carrie came to my house and all my kids just loved her. I love every one of her pictures so when it is time to buy it's going to be hard. She takes great photos and good prices too! Thanks Carrie I will look forward to working with you agian.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Kenmore, WA on Jun. 05, 2008

tears of joy come to my eyes each time I look at the wonderful pictures that Carrie bless us with. She caught "the" picture that I see each day and want to share with the world. The joy, the love, the bliss that I am able to enjoy each day are captured by Carrie's professional view. I'm incredibly grateful to be able to re-visit these moments through the photographs Carrie blessed us with. Thank you.

Rated Four Stars by a Mom in Bellevue, WA on May. 09, 2008

Carrie is exceptionally good at customer service, and delivers a beautiful product for a reasonable price. I wouldn't choose her for formal portraits, because her strength lies in those beautiful, random moments where you think, "I wish I had a camera!" Carrie does have a camera, and she catches those moments. Regret no more! Call Carrie today.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Bonney Lake, WA on Apr. 14, 2008

Great to work with. She was able to get beautiful photos with all three of our busy children looking and smiling at the same time!! Now if that's not amazing I don't know what is...

Rated Four Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Apr. 11, 2008

Carrie does a fabulous job taking artistic and creative photos that really capture the personality of the people. I enjoy working with her and love seeing her finished product as well. Not only does she take great pictures, she is always enthusiastic and pleasant to work with.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Federal Way, WA on Feb. 04, 2008

Carrie Stroud is a self-made artistic genius. Nothing about her approach to photography is canned or studied. She has a natural ability to capture beauty on film. I can't help but get emotional when I look at the pictures she took of my family, in our true element. I will treasure them forever. Once Carrie takes your picture, you won't want anyone else to, ever again. Not only are the results fantastic, but the photo session itself is completely fun and laid back. Plan on a good time.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Feb. 03, 2008

Carrie Stroud is great! She has been photographing our family since my daughter was a baby, and the photos are some of my prized possessions (along with making up the bulk of my home decor!) Each photo session has been fun, relaxed and comfortable, and then the pictures just blow me away every time. Memories are worth capturing, and that's what Carrie does.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Jan. 29, 2008

I loved the pictures she took of my family! I think she did a beautiful job, she works with you and her prices are very reasonable! We would love to have her do more pictures for us!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in DPO, AP on Jan. 26, 2008

Carrie is a FABULOUS photographer, I couldn't be more pleased with my wedding photographs.

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Jan. 23, 2008

Carrie did a family photo shoot for us just before the holidays, and I couldn't have imagined anyone capturing our family's personality better than she did. She does an amazing job using color and light to bring out our best attributes. I love that she embraces everyday places and objects as elements of a photo, and she is so fun and easy to work with. We'll definitely use her again in the future!

Rated Five Stars by a Mom in Renton, WA on Jan. 23, 2008

On a cold September afternoon Carrie took outdoor photos of my family of 5. My 4, 2 and 6 month old boys were going wild and I thought that it might be "mission impossible" to get even one good shot of our whole clan. I was so incredibly delighted to see what Carrie presented! She managed to capture the fun that we have together (no matter how crazy it may seem). Amazingly, we have many photos that are bright and beautiful! I will treasure them always. I highly recommend Carrie as a photographer... and already have on several occasions!
Jennifer K

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