Kim + Yao

The way to describe this luxurious wedding in Tuscany, Italy, a long awaited celebration, would be a Tuscan affair where guests would wine and dine to the best Chianti had to offer against the backdrop of the castle vineyard. With the evening spread out against the sky – and with hearts full, the guests danced […]



Catherine + Brian

This gorgeous couple flew in from Connecticut for their bridal session at Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego, California. We planned every single detail meticulously over Zoom, and then spent the afternoon together, taking in the most beautiful California golden light, and creating beautiful, long lasting memories.



Hannah + Devin

I love a black and white classic wedding, and this luxurious affair at Alila Marea Resort in San Diego, California is the epitome of it.



jaren + duane

Jaren and Duane tied the knot at the iconic Sunstone Winery, in Santa Ynez, California. Their beautiful Santa Barbara luxury wedding has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings. You can see the full feature HERE.



shae + ryan

This intimate California winery wedding took place in the height of the pandemic.



nicky & co

I met this sweet couple many years ago when I photographed their wedding at Sunset Cliffs, in San Diego, California. Little did I know at the time that I’d become their family photographer, and I’d have the honor to watch their sweet family grow, and capture it all with my camera. It brings me such […]



kate + donny

Kate and Donny chose Positano, on the gorgeous Amalfi Coast of Italy, as their destination to tie the knot, and they couldn’t have picked a more charming backdrop for their I Do. A few highlights below, and the full feature of this epic Positano destination wedding on Style Me Pretty can be found HERE.



gia + alex

Gia and Alex tied the knot at quite possibly the most charming spot in the city of love, Verona, Italy. Both of them being history buffs, they knew they wanted to elope somewhere special, rich in history. The city where Shakespeare based Romeo and Juliet seemed fit, and when they found Agriturismo delo Relais, with […]



ABOUT carmen

I'm Carmen Santorelli, a fine art photographer with a heart full of romance and a dash of humor. Born and raised in the picturesque landscapes of Europe, I spent a decade working in publishing in the vibrant energy of NYC.
I now live amidst the sun-kissed horizons of Southern California. But my story isn't just about where I've been; it's about the magical journey of storytelling through my lens.

From a young age, tucked away in a darkroom built in a walk-in closet, I was mesmerized by the magic of film photography. The enchanting process of bringing images to life set the stage for a lifelong love affair with capturing precious moments. My devotion to the art deepened with formal training at The International Center of Photography in NYC, where the gorgeous and unstoppable energy of a wedding day captured my heart. I knew then that I had found my calling.

With over a decade of experience under my belt, I've had the privilege of capturing the most exquisite weddings and events across the globe. My work, a blend of editorial finesse and heartfelt storytelling, has found a home in the pages of the world's most prestigious publications. From the elegant nuances of VOGUE to the romantic spreads of Martha Stewart Weddings, my camera has told stories of love in every corner of the planet.

But what truly sets me apart is not just my love for the nostalgic beauty of Fuji film stock or my ability to speak the romantic languages of love (Romanian, Italian, and French to be precise). It's my unique perspective – a fusion of my background in publishing and journalism, my love for travel, style, and the joy of family with my daughter Zoya and our furry friend Max. My eye sees your wedding day not just as an event but as a living, breathing story, each moment a frame in an epic film of romance and palpable joy.



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Something Beautiful

This isn't just about photographs; it's about capturing the essence of your unique celebration, the unspoken emotions, and the spontaneous fits of laughter. It's about creating a collection of moments so vivid, you'll feel the warmth of that sunset embrace or the gentle weight of your partner's hand in yours all over again.

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