Bold • Personal • Vibrant

Orange County

POrtrait & wedding Photography

Available for travel worldwide.

Wedding & Engagement

Collections begin at 3500.

Lifestyle & Family

Collections begin at 500.

Headshot & brand

Contact me for a customized collection.

Hi! I'm Carsten.

I spent most of my life in Chicagoland but coasted over to Southern California in 2007 to get my degree in photojournalism at Biola University and decided to stay where the sun is. ☀ 

I love parks, puppies, kitties, and trying to surf. I'll gladly lose to you at chess but might beat you at badminton. I speak less-than-fluent German and have a never-ending craving for Italian food. If I'm not canoodling with a fluffy animal or a bowl of pasta, you might find me at an indie or improv show. Or traveling the globe with my husband, the best human being I've ever met! 

I love exploring, reminiscing, and following light around, which naturally leads to a love of photography & storytelling. I'd be honored to capture the essence of all the people, places, and things you want to remember the most. 

Photo by Dennis Coronel

Photo by Dennis Coronel

Photo by Dennis Coronel

Another hobby: vlogging with my kid sister. Here’s a gif of screenshots from our first episode. STAY TUNED!