CARLY, OWNER & LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

My name is 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 have 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 LOVE
Richmond
Dresscode-free bridal parties
Body positivity
Gilmore Girls marathons
Head massages
Independent record stores
Sending/receiving postcards
The Mountain Goats

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


ALEXIS, STUDIO MANAGER

Hey there! I'm Alexis, the studio manager here at the Carly Romeo & Co. headquarters. While you won't see me personally at your wedding day, you'll be communicating with me often as the days lead up to your celebration (and even beyond, if you want)! I'm an enthusiastic extrovert with introverted tendencies (think old cat lady who stays at home but isn't afraid to engage with anyone she encounters), and I'm optimistic to a fault. I'm a work-a-holic, so if I'm not doing C.Ro&Co business you can find me serving tables at The Daily in Carytown -- if you're a Richmond native, please feel free to pop by and say hi! At the end of the day, I am happy and fortunate to be working with such talented and inspiring individuals. I love to help, I love to spread joy, I love to love.

 

THINGS I DON'T LOVE
Closed-mindedness
Drunk drivers
Discrimination/prejudice
Donald Trump
Diet beverages
Littering
Allergies
When people get tilted in video games (chill, bro)

THINGS I LOVE
Journals & Books
All of the animals. All of them.
Candles
Crossword puzzles
Video games (preferably PC)
The James River (any body of water will do, though)
Coffee. Tea. Mate. Caffeine. Gimme.
Vegan cookies


MATT, PHOTOGRAPHER

Hi! I’m Matt, and unfortunately I don’t have a cool nickname like SUPER MEREDITH (but I’ll work on that). I’m the newest addition to the TSP team (male feminists 4ever), and I'm an unusual photographer because my background is in science (biology, woop woop!), but I’ve been shooting for seven 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.