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Hey y'all! I am so happy you're here.

My name is Carris and I am your soon-to-be best friend and personal hype woman behind the camera.

When I first started taking photos a little over five years ago, it was strictly out of enjoyment for capturing some of life’s beautiful moments and helping others freeze these moments in time.

As I continued to take pictures over the years, I started to fall more in love with my craft and working with what I believe to be one of God's most beautiful creations... His people.

In the midst of the pandemic and unwanted downtime, I decided to really put myself out there and officially give my business the attention it needed to be successful and a name to make it official.

i was awarded as best photographer of the year
“For by grace you have been saved through faith.
And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.”

When used as a biblical term and spelled differently my first name, Carris or "Charis"
(in this case) means "grace." Capturing Grace felt like the perfect fit. As a believer and follower of Jesus, I feel that my purpose on this earth is to do exactly that.

Capturing grace has meant capturing special moments and special people. And regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, or disabilities - God's grace is constant and it exists everywhere we look and in everyone we know.

I truly love what I do and who I do it for.

When I am not photographing your memories and moments, I am teaching over 100 soon to be teenagers about science and coaching middle school cheerleading. Some of my favorite things in life include being barefoot, iced coffee, tattoos, concerts, anything involving true crime, traveling, the smell of clean laundry, reading a good book, tacos, heavy metal music, and quoting movies... especially Bridesmaids or Dumb and Dumber.

Did we just become best friends? YUP.

I want nothing more than to meet you and create something beautiful with y'all!

XO,
Carris

WHAT WE OFFER + DETAILS

Most services offered through Capturing Grace come either as a Classic or Deluxe session. These sessions are based on 30 to 60 minute time slots. Each Classic session’s gallery includes at least 50 edited images and Deluxe sessions include at least 100 edited images. Don't worry though, I will be sure to include every picture worth keeping! With each Classic and Deluxe session, you will receive a sneak peek of at least ten images within 24 hours of your session. Each Classic and Deluxe session will also include an online, downloadable gallery where you can print and share your edited images.

Printing rights and release are included in the delivery of each gallery and a $75 non-refundable deposit are required at the time of booking regardless of the type of session chosen, unless stated otherwise. Signed contracts are required for each booking and each non-refundable deposit will go towards your total session fee. The remaining amount is due the day of your session. For any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out.

WEDDINGS + ENGAGEMENT
SESSIONS

Your wedding day should be all about you, and my goal as a wedding photographer is to provide you with a collection of images and an experience that allows you to relive one of the most cherished days of your life over and over again.

When you book with CGP, you are guaranteed a cake loving and life of the party dance floor fanatic as your photographer for the day.

  • Packages start at $2,500
  • $500 non-refundable deposit required when booking and the remaining total is due at least a week before the wedding date.
  • 500+ images
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek
  • Complimentary engagement session
  • Wedding day coverage will include a maximum 8 hours on your wedding day and any additional hour is $275/hour
  • Second shooter provided upon request
  • Ceremony or reception location 30 miles or more from my location will require a $100 roundtrip traveling fee
  • Lodging may be required depending on location of the ceremony and reception
  • Package add on: Add a bridal boudoir session at a discounted rate of $350, including hair and makeup.

High School and College Seniors

Your senior year is a major milestone and what better way to savor the moment than to take senior portraits?

  • $300
  • Two locations
  • Up to three outfit changes with changing tent
pro gear
photo studio
picture quality

SENIORS

Your senior year is a major milestone and what better way to savor the moment than to take senior portraits? These sessions are perfect for both high school and college graduates.

  • $350
  • $100 non-refundable deposit required
  • 100+ images
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek
  • Client can choose up to two locations of your choice within a 15 mile radius
  • Client can choose up to three outfit changes and a changing tent will be provided upon request

BOUDOIR

What's better than giving women the tools and confidence they need to fall in love with their true beauty? Boudoir is a celebration of each and every body. The scars, the blemishes, the stretch marks... everything is a part of your story. And after seeing yourself in the most beautifully vulnerable form, you will leave your boudoir session feeling refreshed, empowered, and unstoppable.

  • $400 (Hairstyling and makeup included)
  • $100 non-refundable deposit required
  • 100+ images
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek

OTHER SERVICES I OFFER

COUPLES
Classic: $200
Deluxe: $300

There is only one happiness to this life, to love and be loved. I love the genuine, emotional, and real life moments I get to experience along with you and your special person.

ENGAGEMENTS
$400

Congratulations!
Your big day will be here before you
know it. Capture and celebrate this new and exciting time in your life
with your lover.

SPORTS TEAMS
$500

As someone who is a coach, it's so important to capture these moments with your kids.
They are this young for a short time, so it's best to capture it as much as you can.

HEADSHOTS
Classic: $200
Deluxe: $300

Needing professional headshots or
images of your brand?
I'm your girl!

FAMILIES
Classic: $300
Deluxe: $400

Family is a gift that lasts forever.
And every family has a story.
I would love to tell yours.
Extended family will be an additional fee.

DESTINATION
WEDDINGS
Prices may vary.

One of my favorite things to do is travel.
I would love to tag along with you to capture your destination wedding or elopement.
Travel and lodging must be provided.

MyNumbers

120,370
photos taken

And purpose resonates. Sincere core values are key to connecting with real people in a digital first society.

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And purpose resonates. Sincere core values are key to connecting with real people in a digital first society.

23,580
editing hours

And purpose resonates. Sincere core values are key to connecting with real people in a digital first society.

41,125
video minutes

And purpose resonates. Sincere core values are key to connecting with real people in a digital first society.

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I Have a Passion for My Work

Testimonials

KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS

“I loved taking pictures with Carris so much! She made me feel so comfortable and she is so easy to talk to. I don’t think I will ever go somewhere else for professional photos after going to her. She is amazing and is such a beautiful person!”

Kathryn | Individual Session

“I cannot say enough good things about Carris and her incredible photography! She has shot photos for me on countless occasions and she outdoes herself each time. Whether it be group sessions or family sessions, or individual portraits, she makes the session so much fun! Her energy makes you feel so confident in front of the camera and it shows in each photo. Without any hesitation, I will always recommend Carris to anyone in need of a photographer!”

Katie | Senior and Family Sessions

“This was my family’s first time working with Carris, but it definitely will not be the last! We absolutely loved our family session. She provided creativity, kindness, and joy! Carris had incredible patience and kept my 18 month olds attention for the two hours we took pictures. She made us feel comfortable, to the point it felt like a lifelong friend was taking photos of our family. Plus, we loved the way our photos turned out. I seriously cannot recommend her enough!”

Allyson | Family Session

“Carris did a session with my boyfriend and I, and we were laughing the entire time! She had creative poses for us to do that turned into photographs I will cherish for a lifetime. She made us feel very comfortable and at ease, just like an old friend. I highly recommend Carris for any of your picture taking needs.”

Kelsey | Couples Session

“I’m always highly self conscious when it comes to photos being taken of me because I can hardly ever get the right look. Capturing Grace Photography definitely changed my perspective on photos now. Carris was a tremendous help making these photos come to life! She’s super creative and willing to work with you to get the right shot! This is by far one of my favorite photographers to work with! I highly recommend her!”

Will | Individual Session

“Working with Carris was so much fun! She’s great at bringing out conversation, making things comfortable, and allowing for organic photos. My girlfriend and I had such a great time shooting with her. The end result was far greater than we could have ever expected! Contact her to capture those precious moments for you.”

Jeramey | Couples Session

“Carris is the most amazing photographer I know! She is so sweet, kind and is great with giving you direction during your session. My graduation pictures came out amazing and I could not recommend her enough.”

Taylor | Senior Session

“Okay, so if you know me then you know I hate the attention being on me. I’m a nervous wreck & let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard to be confident when you’re getting your picture taken. But guys… Carris was SO sweet and professional! It was easy to relax and enjoy the time together. We got our pictures so fast and at such a reasonable cost for how much talent she has. Please reach out to her, it’s worth it.”

Lexi | Engagement Session

“Just wow! My experience with Capturing Grace Photography is definitely something to brag about. I was blessed to have her capture both my engagement photos, and also family pictures at the same time. With two, two year olds and a three year old, it was no easy task. But Carris got us scheduled quickly. And even with the poor weather approaching, she met us out and chased our toddlers around. I now have photos that I’ll hold close of both my rambunctious boys and raw photos of me and my fiancée. I’m so in love with the photos I now get to keep forever.”

Taniya | Engagement and Family Sessions
faq

Q + A

WHERE ARE YOU BASED OUT OF?

I am based in Rockford, IL. However, I will travel anywhere for my clients... all you have to do is ask! I do charge a $100 traveling fee if you are over 30 miles from my location. If interested in a wedding outside of 30 miles from my location, a destination wedding, or an elopement out of state, a traveling fee as well as a flight and lodging fee must be included to the traveling fee.

DO YOU OFFER RAW IMAGES?

Easily put, no. As much as I want to meet the needs of my clients, I strongly believe that images I capture that are unedited are not a true or accurate representation of my work.

WHAT IS YOUR TURNAROUND TIME?

It can take anywhere between a week and sometimes a month for gallery delivery, depending on time of the year. The fall and spring seasons are my busiest and the months of September-November are my busiest months during the year. I will be in touch with you about the progress of your album during the time you are waiting. If you are waiting for a wedding album, it can take anywhere between a month to two months for gallery delivery depending on the time of the year.

WAIT... WHAT IF IT RAINS THE DAY OF MY SESSION?

Clouds and overcast weather are our friend on session days! As long as it’s not raining and won't damage my equipment… we are good to go. However, if it does rain or if the weather isn’t ideal for your outdoor session (i.e. wind, sleet, etc.) we can reschedule your session at no additional cost or take the session indoors at my studio location if nearby. If you wish to cancel your session due to the weather, your non-refundable deposit will not be refunded. However, your deposit can still go towards another session of your choice or can be returned in the form of a gift certificate. I do also offer indoor sessions at my studio location. Send me a message to learn more about this option!

DO YOU DO WEDDINGS?

YES! 2022 was my first official year of taking on weddings as the lead shooter. I've learned a lot and would feel honored to capture your special day. Every wedding will include a second shooter upon request. Additional details will be discussed in our consultation if you are interested in booking me as your photographer!

CONTACT ME

Interested in booking a session or want to inquire about a session idea you have?
Please shoot me an email! ⬇

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