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About Photography By Carolyn McCarthy


It is a wonderful thing when people want to be photographed.  It is empowering and amazing to create and deliver images that illustrate humanity, diversity and self love.  I am Carolyn McCarthy, a portrait photographer in Ann Arbor, MI.  We offer an experience completely designed for you from our initial complimentary consultation to your printed images.

Our specialty is women's contemporary portraiture. We not only believe that women should exist in photographs, we know how to create an experience that delivers the most amazing images you've seen of yourself.  Also, we happily boast that this experience will leave you feeling celebrated for who you are.

If you're a business professional looking for branding images we will talk and co-design your shoot to deliver images for your social media and your marketing.  If you want to update your professional headshot, we will review clothing, styling and how to connect with the camera through your facial expressions.  

All of our clients benefit from a consultation/planning, photoshoot, hair and makeup and wardrobe styling with multiple outfit changes, plus the reveal session. We look forward to talking with you about how we can be of service to you.

What sets us apart?

Photography By Carolyn McCarthy is a luxury portrait experience. Professional hair & makeup plus personal styling is part of every photo shoot. No small detail is overlooked. We are here to serve you. 

Your experience at our Studio is only the beginning.   After your photo session you will view your images in our studio.  I can't explain to you how amazing this experience is for our clients.  Your images will be displayed in timeless and tailor made products that are unparalleled in sensorial experience.  Our reveal Box is a new concept, a product literally unavailable until very recently.  The Reveal Box is capable of turning a box of pictures into a frame where you decide which image is displayed. Each Reveal Box is hand-made by skilled artisans and is enriched by high quality materials.  We have this box custom made and shipped from Italy.

If you prefer a more contemporary and modern product our classic canvas and acrylic products will compliment your home decor.  We have slimline acrylic blocks which showcase two images.  Lastly, our Vogue Portrait Box is simple, clean and a lovely way to keep your photos.

We look forward to creating a wonderful experience and beautiful products for you.