shirley + geoff

Shirley and Geoff tied the knot at the gorgeous Wave Hill in NYC, and their all white design was so elegant and timeless. A few highlights below, and the full story and feature of this white New York City wedding in BRIDES magazine can be found HERE.



catherine + tom

Catherine and Tom had the most incredible bohemian wedding on Catherine’s family ranch in Yosemite. A few highlights below, and the full story was featured in BRIDES magazine and can be seen HERE.



nancy + todd

My dear friend Nancy, the talent behind Oak and The Owl, had the most incredible surprise wedding at her own rose farm in Fallbrook. Just a few highlights below, and you can check out the full story and incredible design featured in Martha Stewart, HERE.



joshua tree

I just love the energy my clients bring to a maternity session! The anticipation of adding a new member to the family, the readiness to grow, to evolve, the unknown, the excitement of finding out what kind of a parent is within you…so many wonderful things to try to capture in just one session! Add […]




Sometimes, all you need is a glass of bubbly and a little bit of lace. And of course, a photographer to make you feel comfortable and empowered I front of the camera. A few film images from this beautiful fine art bridal boudoir session below.




Right before this fine art boudoir session, Noa found out she was pregnant with her first child. What a wonderful time to celebrate your body and capture on film your beauty before motherhood sets in. We, women, tend to be our harshest critics, so finding the desire and the strength to bare it all in […]



Paris Wedding

The sweetest elopement at Chateau de Roussan, in France.



elly + edu

My goodness! It’s been a year that I’ve been waiting to share this gorgeous wedding with you all…and now that the Oct/Nov 2017 issue of BRIDES magazine is on stands, I can finally share all the pretty! If you pick up the magazine you’ll see a selection of images featured there…and a lot more below. […]



jacqueline + brad

Jackie and Brad are some of the most stylish people out there, and their wedding reflected that perfectly. Their wedding ceremony took place at the gorgeous Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, and their reception took over Fig and Olive restaurant in Melrose Place, LA. Their marvelous Beverly Hills luxury wedding was also featured on the […]



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.



positano intimate wedding

love in New York

paris elopement

hawaii wedding



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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