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Capturing Grace
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“And we know that God works
all things together for the good
of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose.”
- Romans 8:28

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About Me

Hey friends, I am so happy you're here!

I'm Carris, your personal hype woman and soon to be bestie behind the camera.

When I first started taking photos in 2017, it was strictly out of enjoyment for helping others and capturing some of life’s beautiful moments.

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

In September of 2020, I decided to re-brand and officially give my business a name, Capturing Grace Photography.

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, Charis means "grace." Capturing Grace felt like the perfect name for my brand and my business, because as a believer and follower of Jesus I felt called to do exactly that.

Choosing the name Capturing Grace was also both intentional and purposeful. To me and to my clients, I hope that Capturing Grace signifies loving each and every person we cross paths with in the same way that Jesus loves his people; with God's grace.

Capturing Grace means capturing moments and people regardless of their race, ethnicity, religion, countries of origin, gender identities, sexual orientations, abilities, or disabilities. And in doing so, also capturing the joy, affection, kindness, delight, sweetness, charm, and favor in those beautiful moments.

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 include iced coffee, tattoos, concerts, anything involving true crime, traveling, being barefoot, the smell of clean laundry, tacos, and heavy metal music.

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. Our Classic sessions are your traditional mini sessions and our Deluxe packages are a traditional full 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.

Most galleries can take anywhere from a week to a month to be completely edited and delivered, with the exception of wedding galleries, but can take more or less time depending on time of year.

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. Beginning in 2022, signed contracts will also be required for each booking. Each non-refundable deposit will go towards your total session fee. The remaining amount is due the day of your session and must be in the form of cash or checks made payable to Carris Fischer.

For any additional questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out.

Wedding & Engagement
Photography

Choose me to be your cake loving and life of the party dance floor fanatic... I mean photographer, for your special day!

Your wedding day should be all about you, and my goal as your 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 again and again.

  • $225/hour ($500 non-refundable deposit) with a minimum of 4 hours of coverage
  • 450+ images
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek
  • Engagement session included in each wedding package, but can be sold separately
  • Wedding day coverage will include a maximum 8 hours on your wedding day and any additional hour is $250/hour
  • Second shooter provided upon request
  • Ceremony or reception locations 30 miles or more from my location will require a $100 roundtrip traveling fee

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
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High School & College 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.

  • $300 ($75 non-refundable deposit)
  • 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 Photography

What's better than giving women the tools and confidence 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 beautiful and raw form, you will leave your boudoir session feeling refreshed, empowered, and unstoppable.

  • $300 (Professional hairstyling included)
  • Professional makeup is an additional $75
  • 100+ images
  • 24-48 hour sneak peek
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Here are Some of the Services I Offer

Weddings

Your wedding day is going to be one of the best days of your life. Let me be your hype woman for that day! Wedding Package: $250/hour

Engagements

Congratulations! Your big day will be here before you know it. Capture and celebrate this new and exciting time with your lover.
Engagement Package: $300

Destination weddings and elopements

I love to travel and would love to come along with you! Please message me for details if this is something you would be interested in. Travel and lodging must be provided.

Individuals (Branding + StudiO)

Need professional headshots, images of your brand, or just needing a confidence boost?
Classic Package: $100
Deluxe Package: $150

Couples + Lovers

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. 
Classic Package: $150
Deluxe Package: $250

motherhood

Let’s capture the beauty behind being a mama. No matter who you are or when your motherhood begins, these photos are worth capturing.
Classic Package: $150
Deluxe Package: $250

High School + College Seniors

Your senior year is a major milestone and what better way to savor the moment than to take senior portraits?
Senior Package: $300

Families

Family is a gift that lasts forever and every family has a story. I would love to tell yours.
Classic Package: $200
Deluxe Package: $300
Extended Family will be additional.

Boudoir

When was the last time you really felt good in your own skin? Had a moment just for yourself? Looked at your very own portraits and was amazed by the way you looked? Still wondering why you should do it? You came in the right place.
Boudoir Package: $300
Professional hairstyling included
Makeup: Additional $75

MyNumbers

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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

Frequently Asked Questions

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 $50 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.

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.

Do you do weddings?

YES! I have just started to dip my toes into the huge world that is wedding photography, so I don't have as much experience as other photographers. 2022 is my first official year taking on weddings as the lead shooter. With that in mind, if you still want me to capture your special day... I would be honored to! Every wedding will include a second shooter upon request, but will range in different additional costs per hour (usually around $25-$50 an hour.) Additional details will be discussed in our consultation if you are interested in booking me as your photographer!

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