meet the photographer
I'm Carrie Cantrell, visual story teller and owner of Eventide Photography serving West Tennessee and surrounding areas. My speciality is lifestyle and wedding photography. With a photojournalistic approach, I offer a non-traditional photography experience by capturing the real, raw, tender moments of love. Like those crinkled nose giggles, meltdowns, first-look jitters, twirls and holding hands with your soulmate. Creating a moment to freeze forever rather than forcing a moment is my jam. I'm a lover of light and candid moments and an avid sunset chaser. I'm all about capturing souls not poses. From newborns to weddings, I absolutely love this passion of mine. My clients become my friends and I feel like I am a part of their family by the end of each session or wedding. Your big moments are my big moments, I celebrate when you do, cry, laugh and pray with you. I am truly honored to share such fleeting moments of your lives. My style is whimsical, engaging and emotionally rich using natural light as much as possible with very little posing.
I am a Christian, wife, boy mom and Tennessee girl. I will never say no to coffee, chips and salsa or strawberry pie. I love life, to be snuggled up with my boys on the couch, exploring with them outside, food, live concerts with my husband, a good road trip and decorating. I am very spontaneous and last minute. My boys are my biggest inspiration and my husband is my biggest fan. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for almost 15 years and together we own two businesses. My husband is quite the craftsman, he is a full-time woodworker and if you're ever at our home, you'll see many of his treasures around. My family teaches me that the beautiful chaotic moments in this crazy thing called life are the ones to savor. To slow down and enjoy living, to not take life so seriously and to love others as much as they do with grace and an open mind.
A little history of Eventide Photography: Established in 2015, my business is named after my in-laws' family farm which holds a very special place in my heart. Eventide means, 'in the evening,' which is very fitting for my style of photography-the love of golden light as well as being a night owl. My love for photography grew after owning a handmade jewelry business on Etsy, I purchased my first nice camera and began taking pictures of my creations. After our first son was born in 2011 and my side-business became too hard to maintain, I developed a love for the candid moments and capturing his milestones. Several families started asking me to take their Christmas card pictures and I learned how much I truly loved being behind the camera. Four years later and I've photographed hundreds of families, babies and have a year of wedding photography under my belt.
My mission is to provide a fun, non-traditional, stress-free photography experience while freezing a moment that is otherwise gone. My promise is to capture all the real, raw, in-between moments that tell your unique story.
My philosophy: I believe in simple photography. The pictures that I take of you and your family should be yours, that is why with every wedding and every session I will send you a link to a personalized gallery and every edited image will be yours forever. You will not have to pay extra for images, choose which ones are your favorites or only receive a small amount of images after what felt like a long session full of great memories captured. They are your memories, not mine.
If this inspires you, I would be honored to tell your story.