Temecula Winery Wedding


temecula winery wedding

You can also see this beautiful wedding featured on Style Me Pretty – full feature HERE Photography: Carmen Santorelli Photography // Location: Lorimar Winery, Temecula, CA // Coordination & Design: Beau & Arrow Events // Floral Design: Plenty of Petals // Makeup & Hair: Thorne Artistry // Gowns: American Archive // Tabletop Rentals: Hostess Haven // Paper & Calligraphy: The […]

Fine Art Maternity Photographer



Motherhood is so beautiful! Amanda is the style guru behind Thorne Artistry, and it’s been such a privilege creating these memories for her… Location: The Darlington House // Florals: Plenty of Petals



charlotte + beau

Styling: Summer Ball / Floral Design: Anna LePley Taylor Flowers



ava + angelo

SO in love with this beautiful couple’s photos at Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, CA. Photography: Carmen Santorelli // Gown: Jillian Fellers // Floral crown: Whichgoose // Floral Design: JL Designs



sheena + jeff

Sheena and Jeff tied the knot at Per Se in NYC, and they’re by far one of the most stylish couples out there! Thanks so much, Esther, for having me join you that day!




I photographed beautiful Elisa and her husband at Rancho Guajome Adobe and it really felt like taking a trip to Mexico. Pomegranate trees, stunning California light, and a very sweet mama-to-be…what more can one ask for? :)



jamie + steve

How perfect are these two together? Jamie and Steve chose to have their engagement session in Central Park, near the Boathouse, because that’s where Steve proposed. We couldn’t have shot on a more perfect summer day, filled with laughter, love, and perfect light! Can’t wait for their wedding next year!!



marsha + kevin

Marsha and Kevin’s wedding at the Riverside Church and The Foundry was beautiful and elegant. I loved it that Marsha embraced the pouring rain and didn’t allow anything to ruin her day… Photographer: Carmen Santorelli / Church: The Riverside Church / Venue: The Foundry in Long Island City, New York / Dress: Marisa / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Sash: Blossom Veils / Suit: Vera Wang / Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew / […]

St Regis Wedding Photos


st. regis wedding

This beautiful wedding at St. Regis hotel in NYC was by far one of my favorites! While I can’t share many details, here are a few highlights… Photographer: Carmen Santorelli / Venue: St. Regis NYC / Dress: Lazaro / Shoes: Chanel / Rings: Cartier / Suit: Giorgio Armani / Makeup & Hair: Erica Does Makeup / Bridesmaids Dresses: […]



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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