About Carianne

My Personality

My Philosophy

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 I live by the Golden Rule...treat my clients how I want to be treated. I  give them an experience they won’t forget, exactly the way I would want. My beliefs define my values and guide my actions, which makes working with me a unique and special experience. I build quality relationships by putting the needs of those I serve at the heart of every decision I make and action I take.
This means I:
   * Take time to listen and understand your needs and wants.
   * Actively discover your individual story.
   * Find ways to make you feel valued.
   * Seek to build lasting relationships.
   * Provide a personal touch.

The connection and experiences that I've created with my Stargazer Couples lasts far beyond the wedding day, and I believe that’s exactly how it should be! Being a Stargazer Couple isn’t your typical photography experience, it’s so much more!

If you're on this page, you want to know more about me! I'm excited to share a little about my life and what it's like to work with me and my team! Scroll on down for all the tea.

If you were to ask my best friends to describe me they would say I am a cross between Tigger and the Energizer Bunny, a ball of energy always on the go, which is what makes me your best hype girl! My years in education have made me flexible and adaptable to any change. I am extremely organized and have a keen eye for detail (I should have been a detective). I still have a great "teacher's voice" which comes in handy when I have to manage family portraits and large group photos.

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"If you love fruit wine as much as I do, then you'll appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of a local vintner who brings the musk melon goodness to his oak chardonnay, and the dazzling peach crab-apple to his riesling roja. Come taste the difference good fruit can make in your wine. You'll remember the experience and you'll remember the name".

~Moira Rose

Want to really get to know me? Check out my personal blog to learn even more!  

MY WHY   |

IT’S MORE THAN JUST A JOB

MARRIAGE

CHILDREN

SERVICE

I believe marriage and deep relationships are some of life's greatest gifts! I know that my role in my Stargazer Couple's lives is not only to deliver a beautiful final gallery but to be a support and encouragement for their new marriage!

My children mean everything to me and I want them to see, through my example, that it is never too late to chase their dreams, find their purpose, or fulfill a passion. I want them to understand how to use their talents for meaningful purpose!

My spiritual gift is serving. I have always enjoyed doing things to help others, and I love serving my Stargazer Couples and making them feel valued and loved. Forming a relationship with them is more important than a transaction!

1. I met Todd on match.com in 2014.
2. We were married at our favorite local winery 10.9.16.
3. Todd builds model railroads and I love home DIY projects.
4. We love sharing a bottle of cab and making big plans.
5. Our favorite getaway is to the Central Coast.
6. Our birthdays are 1 day apart. His is June 8th and mine is June 9th.

1. Lauren (23) and Tyler (18).
2. Lauren is in college majoring in music.
3. Tyler started his first year in college.
4. Lauren and I love musicals. Our favorite is Wicked.
5. Tyler is like most teen boys...he loves his video games.
6. They are both compassionate kids with big hearts for others.

Meet My Husband

Meet My Kids

Think we're a good fit?

meet our Dogs

Clyde is a lab/pit mix we rescued from the SPCA. He is just around 3 1/2 years old. Bugsy was rescued off the street and we guess about 3 years old. When he was found he had gashes and wounds all over him. We thought he may have been used in a dog fight ring. Clyde is smart and easy to train. He loves long walks and eating all of his toys. literally, eating his toys. Bugsy is a lap magnet and just wants to snuggle all.day.long. He loves short walks and sleeping. I can't count the number of items they have destroyed in our house. To people that don't know them, they seem big and scary, but they are just balls of energy, and want all the loves and snuggles they can get! Kind of like me...

Chloe was a gift to me after losing my girl Daphne. She is a spunky little girl who keeps those big dogs in line. They don't mess with her! Chloe loves chasing the ducks in the canal behind our house. She will jump right into the canal and swim after them. She is daddy's girl and follows him everywhere he goes.  

The gangsters...Bugsy and Clyde

The Princess...Chloe

meet the dream team

CARIANNE

LAUREN

TODD

PATRICK

TYRUS

TAYLOR

Owner
Lead Photographer

Fun Facts
About Lauren

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About Todd

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About Taylor

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About Tyrus

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About Patrick

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About Carianne

Associate Photographer

Social Media/Assistant

Video Supervisor

Videographer/Editor

Videographer/Editor

I'm your problem solver, hype girl,  boutonniere pinner, and bonus bridesmaid. I spend my days editing your photos with a glass of wine in hand and  Bugsy and Clyde at my feet. 

I'm sarcastic and tell it like it is. My clients love my honesty and always say I make them feel comfortable. I'll be your advocate throughout the entire planning process.


Patrick was my husband's videography student several years ago. He was hired as our videographer but, as time went on, he started taking more interest in photography and decided he liked that more. 

He has been my only associate photographer for a few years now and it's been the best decision we both made! 


Lauren joins us at the beginning of each wedding day to assist where needed. She helps with gear, acts as a go-between for our team and other vendors, and captures behind the scenes content for my social media, and to share with the bride.

Most don't know this about Todd, but he teachers broadcasting, videography, and digital arts at a local high school. He wasn't getting much of a break from his "work"  so he stepped down from actively shooting to supervising and assisting the video team. 

Tyrus is our newest member, just joining our team in 2024. 

He is a talented videographer with a journalism backgroground. He has an eye for detail and is always looking for ways to master his craft. He is a great addition to our team.




Taylor grew up next door to us. He and my son, Tyler are 5 days apart.

Taylor is a 5 time emmy winner for his video work in high school. He is going to be an amazing film maker in the future. Someday you'll get to say that Taylor Brunzell filmed your wedding video!