Harding Lake Alaska Wedding | Kyla + Ricky

As most of you already know, I recently had the pleasure to travel to ALASKA to photograph Kyla and Ricky’s wedding alongside my BFF (Katie Landers). It was incredible!  Having only been to Alaska one other time in my life I had imagined a wedding at the base of majestic snowy mountain peaks with bears and caribou roaming nearby.  Haha!  That is pretty far from what the wedding actually was.  Those who say everything is bigger in Texas obviously haven’t been to Alaska. ALASKA is HUGE and beautiful at every bend in the road (all 3 of them), lol.  It was beautiful!  All week long while exploring I was in Photographer heaven!  While a migraine hindered my willingness to get out and shoot, I already have plans to return and photograph all the incredible locations on my bucket list.  

Anyway, this blog post isn’t about me - I’ll save that one for another day.  This is about Kyla and Ricky’s special moments… 

The two were wed at Camp Bingle on Harding Lake, Alaska which is near Fairbanks for those who need a formal location to pinpoint.  Tucked back into the birch trees they prepared for the wedding day in the local cabins and said I do along the waters edge.  Every single moment of the day went off without a hitch. All sorts of weather changes rolled in and out throughout the day providing all sorts of temperatures and lighting changes. Kyla and Ricky looked incredible and it was a real joy getting to know their wonderful family and friends.

Katie and I wish you all the best on this new journey together!


Photos speak louder than words so please check out the images from their wedding day and leave them some love!


A few of the vendors for the day included:

Venue & Catering:  Camp Bingle  |  Wedding Cake & Desserts: Jo’s Oven | Floral Design: Mary Pfantz (Peonies from Denali Peonies) | Men’s Attire: Menguin | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Bridal Gown: David’s Bridal | HairStylist: Leah Amundsen | Bridal Makeup Artist: Audrey Floyd | Rentals: Alaska Dreams | Photographers: Carrie Johnson Photography & Katie Landers

White Owl Ranch Wedding | Sam + Nick

Have you ever been to the White Owl Ranch in New Castle, CO? I hadn’t either until Sam & Nick’s wedding a few weeks ago. What an incredible venue! Quaint, rustic and seriously breathtaking views of the Colorado River Valley. I’d definitely consider this place a hidden gem in the wedding industry! Sam and Nick had a few ups and downs when choosing a venue and I’m so tickled that everything fell into place for the White Owl Ranch.

The weather was not the most ideal and threw several curve balls our way but this couple handled it with grace and embraced the day for what it was. I personally thought the rain was an amazing addition and made for some EPIC photos with super dramatic skies and colors.

I am so delighted to have had the opportunity to photograph these two genuine people and be able to call them friends. It was a day for the books!

Congratulations, Sam & Nick!

Vendors for the day included:

Decor and Styling: Oh My Custom Designs | Venue: White Owl Ranch | Rentals: Alpine Rentals | Catering & Bartending: EAT Bistro & Drinks | Floral Design: Caitlin DeCrow (Having Faith Designs) | DJ & Lighting: Boogie Down | Cake & Desserts: Afternoon Delight Bakery | Photographer: Carrie Johnson Photography & Assistant Kelsey Hoisington

Mesa Lakes Wedding | Alisha + Dan

Planning a destination wedding can be such a fun experience if you have the right friends and professionals in your corner. Alisha and Dan were wed on August 18th at the beautifully rustic Mesa Lakes Lodge and they planned it all from their home in Oregon! Luckily, they had plenty of help from local friends and family to see to it that everything was prepared exactly to their liking.

It was such a pleasure getting to know the adorable couple and their loved ones. Alisha’s smile and laughter is infectious and she brought so much excitement to the party!

A few of the Vendors for the day included:

Venue, Lodging, Catering: Mesa Lakes Lodge | Floral Design: Country Elegance | Cake & Deserts: Sweet Kiwi | Bridal Gown: Rosewood Bridal (Sophia Tolli) | Photography: Carrie Johnson Photography & Assistant Kayleigh Rust

Congratulations, Alisha & Dan!

Allie and Henny Penny | A Day in the Life

My sweet little Niece, Allie, loves her chickens! She’s got her very own “Hen House” and flock of ladies to collect eggs from daily. We went to visit Allie and her family for my Brother and Dad’s birthday party this past weekend. I have been wanting to photograph little Al with her chickens so I took a dress and my camera gear along. After dinner I asked Al if I could take her picture and she told me “NO” in true Allie fashion. It took little bit of convincing and bribery before she finally said yes, haha!

The mini photoshoot didn’t last long but we had a lot of fun. Even more fun chasing the chicken back to the coop!

Love you, Al Pal!

Maroon Bells Elopement | Kaitlin + Luke

What better place on earth for an elopement than Maroon Bells!  Kaitlin and Luke planned their destination wedding from their home in North Carolina and they did an incredible job!  Despite the smoke in the air from local Colorado fires, the Bells was breathtaking as usual.  Following their midday ceremony we ventured to the streets of downtown Aspen where we found even more beautiful backdrops and amazing people who cheered them on as we walked around town.  The day was perfect in every aspect!  If you or anyone you know is thinking of eloping then I highly suggest planning your day at the Majestic Maroon Bells! 

Congrats, Kaitlin & Luke! 

A few of the vendors that helped the lovely couple plan their dream wedding included:

Hair & Makeup:  Salon Tullio | Lodging:  Hotel Aspen | Venue: Maroon Bells | Dinner Reception: Jimmy's | Videography:  Be The Xperience | Photography:  Carrie Johnson Photography

Roaring Fork Family Photographer | Williams Clan

The transition from summer to fall is this Roaring Fork Family Photographer's FAVORITE time of the year!  Temps are cooling, we finally got a bit of rain, and the kiddos are back in school.  Now is the time to think about getting those family photos updated!  Whether you are one of those who gets them taken annually or maybe you haven't had them done since your kiddos were babies (I'm not judging!).  NOW IS THE PERFECT TIME because tomorrow those babies are another day older and yesterday is much too late.  Document this time in your lives while you can :) 

Schedule your FUN family session TODAY! 

Candy Apple Carnival!

Summer is for FUN!  And there's no better end to summer than a visit to your local county Fair!  Fairs make the perfect backdrop for a high school senior photo session.  The lights, the people, the cotton candy, the rides, the smell of horse poo in the air...I love it all!   

Next summer when the fair rolls into town, hit me up!  

Bohemian Summer Sessions

Carrie Johnson Photography and D. Willey Photography have teamed up to offer our first EVER

BOHEMIAN SUMMER SESSIONS

for your little ones, high school seniors, mommy & me, or the whole family! 

September 8th in Silt/Rifle, colorado! 

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These sessions are one of a kind!  Featuring "Bella" the beautiful gray mare who loves kids.  We will also have a second backdrop for your portrait experience with our adorable teepee complete with vibrant floral arrangements and a guitar!  Your kiddos are sure to receive a unique experience and you will gain some amazing artwork and keepsakes to adorn your walls! 

Choose from a variety of Boho style dresses in various sizes and we even have a little something for the boys if they want to partake in the fun.  Or you are welcome to provide your own wardrobe!  These sessions are designed to have a light, airy and ethereal look and feel so if you plan to bring your own clothing then know that whites or ivories will look the best.  

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The details:

Bohemian Summer Limited Edition Session

$150

Sessions are 20 minutes (plenty of time for a ton of photo opps!)

These are perfect for children of all ages, Mommy/Daughters, high school seniors, families and we even have a little something for the boys!  

Session fee includes access to our custom wardrobes, props and Bella the beautiful and EXTREMELY gentle horse!

2 digital images of your choice will be included and delivered via download from our website

Additional prints, products and digital images will be available to purchase once the photos have been retouched.  Please contact us for a detailed price list! 

Tap the link below to schedule your Bohemian Summer Session!