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CARLY, OWNER & LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi I'm Carly and I'm fucking passionate about a ton of things. Among them: feminism, photography, fairness (Libra alert), and riding my bike. I come from a feminist academic, activist, and professional background (past gigs have included working at Planned Parenthood and as Gloria Steinem's personal assistant) and am always looking to work with people who might have mixed feelings about the whole "wedding" thing. As a self-taught photographer, I've created a simple, authentic, candid, comfortable style that resonates with people who don't want to feel fake and cheesy at their own celebration. My other projects include co-publishing a feminist wedding magazine called Catalystproducing (un)convention, a workshop for progressive wedding professionals; and being the director for Feminist Camp in NYC.

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Patriarchy/Kyriarchy
Cooked fruit (yes, even pies)
Nonstop-cell-phone-recording-at-concerts
Street harassment
The part about "obeying" in traditional wedding vows
Gargantuan wedding parties

THINGS I LOVE
Richmond
Dresscode-free bridal parties
Body positivity
Gilmore Girls marathons
Head massages
Independent record stores
The Mountain Goats


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Fin, STUDIO MANAGER

My name is Fin and I tighten the nuts & bolts here at Carly Romeo & Co. You’ll see my name pop up often over email. I respond to the small things like fielding inquiries and answering questions. But I also coordinate the big things, like finalizing payments, mailing you presents, and being available when you go into final-countdown-to-the-big-day mode. My full name is Fionnuala (pronounced: fin-new-la). I was named after an Irish legend and born on the Leo/Cancer cusp. I value a lot of things, including - but not limited to - empathy, awareness, intersectionality, beginner’s mind, humor, good food, storytelling, art, passionate people, and love in the many versions it manifests. When I’m not here, I am busy with grad school shenanigans, working on projects like The Conversationalists – RVA, visiting my long distance sweetie, and enjoying life in all ways I know how.

 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Short Pump
The intimidating first page of a new journal or sketchbook
Unchecked privilege
Overly involved family members
Football
Authoritarian teaching styles
Binaries
#FOMO
 

 

THINGS I LOVE
Podcast Recommendations
Church Hill
Youth Work / Alternative Education
Polaroids
Badass Power Couples
Late 90’s Nostalgia
Restorative Justice
San Francisco


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MATT, PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi! I’m Matt (male feminists 4ever). I'm an unusual photographer because my background is in science (biology, woop woop!), but I’ve been shooting for many years and truly love living this strange juxtaposition of science and art.  As a wedding photographer, I’m all about capturing genuine emotion, real moments (instead of Pinterest poses), and letting peoples’ personalities shine through. I believe that your wedding day should be a reflection of you as a couple and I love photographing weddings that stray from the traditional wedding script (or break it entirely)! If this sounds like you and your plans for celebrating your love, I’d love to talk to you (and your boo) so we can start figuring out how to best capture this beautiful waypoint in your journey together.
 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Bad grammar
Arguing about “my camera is better than your camera”
Pruny fingers
Music festivals
Judgment (you do you, whatever that may be)
Stressing out a bride & groom on their wedding day
Drones
D.C. traffic

THINGS I LOVE
Film photography
Awesome coffee
Road trips (esp. in the Pacific Northwest)
Ryan Adams
Capturing genuine emotion in photos
Pasta (all of it)
Fair Isle sweaters
D.C.


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SARAH, PHOTOGRAPHER

Hey there! I’m Sarah. I’m a Richmond native, and graduate of the VCU Arts program. I love RVA so dang much! Most of my time in school was spent playing with hammers and torches in the metals studio. Nowadays, my time is filled with photographing some really stellar humans, assisting architects and designers, and raising one feisty little toddler! When it comes to photography, I love to capture sweet moments, authentic love, and out of the box celebrations that tell the story of you and your partner. I want you to feel comfortable being completely you! 

 

 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Peanut Butter (I know)
Loud chewing
Societal norms
Bad Drivers
Football
Confederate monuments 

 

 

THINGS I LOVE
Wes Anderson films
Tattoos
Equality
Sour Beer
Pie (especially with cooked fruit)
Hanson
Montreal


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