Brooke P.

“My husband Corby and I got married on Sept. 22, 2018 and utilized Carmella Bella Photography for our wedding. I first met Carmella when she and I were going to UWRF for journalism. She and I co-hosted a radio program so we often had down time to chat about our lives. I remember when Corby and I first started dating I mentioned to her, "I had met a guy online." 5 years ago online dating seemed like taboo so I was a bit apprehensive to tell some of my friends how we had met, but not Carmella. I knew telling her would result in lots of girlish squeals and immense happiness exuded. Then, when it came time to choose a wedding photographer Carmella was my first choice. I had the privilege of seeing Carmella's work over the years and how much she had progressed as a photographer. The thing that really struck me about Carmella's work was how personalized each wedding felt and looked. Sometimes when you view a photographer's work the editing, poses, and shots all feel very similar. Carmella has a beautiful gift to capture the essence of each couple and each wedding setting, and each wedding album seems unique and personalized. The other concern I had when choosing a wedding photographer was how apprehensive my husband was about taking photos. Our engagement photos with a different photographer went okay, but he just wasn't comfortable in front of a camera so shots were hard to get and his face in many of them reflected how he really felt to be in front of a camera. I expressed these concerns to Carmella and it was no issue. She had this incredible way to calm Corby and make both of us feel comfortable. Prior to the wedding Carmella was very thorough meeting with us and discussing our timeline and how to best utilize the day, the shots that were important to us, and reassuring us that no matter the weather or what little mishaps might happen, she would be there for us every step of the way, and she was! With each shot that she took Corby and I both got SO excited to see the final results. Within just 6 days of saying "i do" we had our edited photos back as well as our entire gallery. People who I barely even knew from my husband's side of the family reached out just to say how beautiful each and every photo turned out, which meant a lot to us. I can say with 100% confidence that we LOVE each and every one of the photos that she took. I love all of them so much that I have an entire wall in my office devoted just to wedding photos. I am so proud to show them off and to be able to remember how beautiful the day was looking at them. In addition to photography, we also utilized Carmella and her husband Andy for video, which I am so glad we did! In addition to beautiful photos, we also have a wonderful video to watch as the years go by and reflect on. I can say hands down the best decision we made for our wedding was booking Carmella Bella photography. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who will go above and beyond, make your entire wedding party and your guests feel comfortable in front of a camera, create a thorough timeline and stick to it, capture unique, personalized, and beautiful images that you will cherish for a lifetime, then Carmella Bella Photography is the best option.”