Hi! We’re Carolyn and Geoff. No, Geoff’s name isn’t Scott. That’s Carolyn’s last name. But wait, you might ask, if you’re a husband and wife photography team, why are you just named after Carolyn? Well, to put it simply, Carolyn started the business in 2008 and Geoff was just carrying around her bags because they were heavy, but then he got bored and started shooting full time at weddings and shoots too, and we’ve just been too lazy to rebrand. If you get confused, you can call him Scott if you want, but he prefers Geoff.
We are a very serious team. Serious about photographing your wedding rings on little plastic dinosaurs. Serious about capturing your daughter feed cheese to the dog underneath the kitchen table. Serious about our willingness to bust out Little Kicks dance moves at your reception. Serious about showing you our favorite cat videos on Youtube during our consultations.
But most of all, we’re serious about making sure you have stellar photographs that make your grandma cry, your mom proud, your friends jealous, and leave you with nothing but fist pumps and high-fives (and a print release).
Whether it’s photographing weddings, families, or cute animals, we’re pretty awesome at getting along with your mom (she’s not as high-strung as you warned us about), teaching small children about depth of field (true story), and trying to make sure your bulldog doesn’t have too many double chins (but just the right amount). We’ll be prepared and helpful, and surprisingly professional despite the bat logo and zombie references and Carolyn’s affinity for constantly changing her hair. For weddings: you’re with your photographer more than anyone else on your wedding day (possibly even more than your new spouse), so you better pick someone who’s good at carrying your flowers in one hand and defending you from a zombie attack with the other (we’ve beaten all the Resident Evil games). For other photo sessions: zombie attacks could still happen here, so, we’re still good people to know.
We’d like to describe ourselves as documentary-style with a dash of portraits and a hint of “not boring.” We like chill weddings and sessions with equally chill people who love and respect each other as well as what we do. We really want you to be excited about your photographs (and photographers!) and looking forward to passing down the more ridiculous shots to kids, grandkids, or people who’re interested in looking through your photographs at your retirement home. We take up to 20 wedding commissions a year to ensure that we’re responsive, available to all of our couples and have time to edit and deliver photos within a reasonable amount of time after the event. We take up to 4 portrait sessions per month, and usually book 3-5 months in advance for those (but it doesn’t hurt to ask us if we still have availability if you’re a late planner).
So if you feel like you’re up for the excessive amount of high-fives you’ll soon be receiving (and the cat videos you might be watching), please feel free to browse our website and contact us if you wish for pricing and more details than you probably ever wanted to know. We’ll be right here… streaming Netflix documentaries and reading up on the best way to get zombie blood out of wedding dresses.
We promise we didn't make these up
**Disclaimer: The amount of excessive exclamation marks (and/or swearing) has not been altered**
You can check out our reviews on Google and Wedding Wire while you're at it.
"CAROLYN!!!! These pics are AMAZING!!! You did such a wonderful job!!! We literally couldn't be any happier with them! And the blog is so cute!!! Also, can I mention that you and Geoff are awesome? I was even thinking that we should do an anniversary shoot with you so we can hang out! Thank you thank you again! The pictures are super awesome! I tried to keep my [Google Review] short, but it's like twice as long as the longest one already... I just kept thinking of more and more fantastic things I wanted to say! Eric and I were super impressed with you (and Geoff too)! We literally could not have designed a more perfect photographer if we tried."
- Melanie Singer & Eric Foss
"CAROLYN!!!!!! I mean really! What more can I say about your creativity!!! You have got to be sh*$$#!g me, these pictures are exactly what I envisioned them to be. I'm really trying hard to cut down on my swearing but I'm too excited to use any other words as I look through these pictures. I feel like riding down Franklin St. with my windows down blasting my Lil Wayne cd cuz I feel like the s#*t right now! I don't think Kenny will be joining me but he is as pleased as I am. I love love love you. Thank you for putting up with us...you rock! I'm going to think of another reason for us to take more pictures, lol."
- Valerie & Kenneth Stanford
"I'm beyond speechless when it comes to these pictures. I was squealing at every one...There has to be a word that describes these that is better than 'perfect'. The entire thing. Having you guys there was an honor, as our photographers, but more importantly as our friends. We've gotten a million compliments on you guys from every person at the wedding. EVERYONE fell in love with you two. You guys are amazing at what you do - somehow getting every single picture possible, but not being in anyone's way (your size comes in handy sometimes, doesn't it?!) :)"
- Morgan & Jim Turner
"I have had a stressful week so far and as my happiness booster I keep on looking at the pictures! You did an awesome job and I am soooo happy you documented the cake cutting. It still makes me laugh! Actually, when Justin and I went through all the pictures we were laughing so hard we cried. And that is what we wanted, to capture how fun it was!"
- Martha & Justin Johnzo
"I LOVE THEM! They are incredible. Brett, the best man, after looking at the blog said, "Those are seriously the best photographs I have ever seen. Seriously." Ha. We're so thrilled. We truly could not be happier with the photos from the wedding, the engagement, or Clive's GQ shoot. Cannot thank you enough!"
- Sarah & Jimmy Forbes
"Please allow me to provide my in depth and extensive feedback - Carolyn and Geoff are AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING ... AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING photographers, and people."
- Quentin & Lady Dane
Photo Cred: Hot Metal Studio
Welcome to Carolyn Scott Photography! We're Carolyn and Geoff, a husband and wife wedding photography team based in Durham, NC. Don't live in Durham? We'll also fly by night to a city near you. Not having a wedding? We'll also photograph you hanging out with your cats or your kids in their natural catnip or Cheerio-covered habitat. Check out our recent blog posts, pricing, Facebook updates, and our favorite pictures here on the site. You can even go ahead and fill out the contact form if you'd like a more detailed PDF about us and what we do. :) Thanks for stopping by!