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Violet Carter photography 




Behind the Lens

I'm a hopeless romantic who finds great joy in creating and capturing connection and beauty wherever I go.

about ME

Hello there!

Welcome to my photography world! If you're here, it means you're searching for a photographer to help capture YOUR story. I have been fortunate enough to have had a part in telling the stories of thousands of individuals over the last decade through my photography. 

Having spent most of my life in the picturesque landscapes of California, with a brief stint in the charming city of Seattle, I'm now starting a new chapter in the vibrant streets of Chicago.

Life is an incredible journey, and I understand the importance of preserving its most significant milestones. Time rushes by, and memories begin to fade, but the magic of a photograph endures forever. As a portrait photographer, I'm privileged to be a part of those exceptional moments that shape your story.

My approach is simple – I want you to cherish every moment, and I'll take care of the rest. When we work together, you can just be yourself, living in the present and embracing life's joy. I'll be there, discreetly and passionately capturing all those beautiful expressions and emotions.

I am genuinely excited to connect with you and possibly become your trusted photographer. If you have any inquiries or want to discuss a shoot, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's weave your life's story together through the art of photography.

Hopeless romantic, ENTP, Taurus, lover of coffee, travel, film-like photography, capturing the perfect moment!

get to know me:


A Young start

I have had a camera in my hands since I was able to walk. I was always fascinated by cameras. Old habits die hard I guess!


Moving Around

While I grew up in Northern California surrounded by nature, I have been living my big city dreams between Seattle, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.



Shout out to all my friends and boyfriend for putting up with me over the years! Love you to the moon and back!


Huge Foodie

I will never not be down to try your favorite restaurant. I also will never say no to sushi or chocolate! I also LOVE to cook.



I am definitely not a very coordinated person, but that doesn't stop me from trying. Recently started playing tennis, I have snowboarded for years, I am currently training for a half-marathon with my bestie! Always down to go to a sports game. 


Guilty Pleasure!

I love reality tv shows. Don't know where that started... but I am pretty sure I can name all of the Kar-Jenner kids without any effort. Tell my brain to hold onto more useful information haha. Also this latest season of the bachelor was too good. 



about you

Our clients s are lovers of the classics and seek timeless photos, weaving elegance into every adventure, capturing the enduring beauty in each cherished moment. 

Join me as I weave the threads of tradition and excitement into a tapestry of unforgettable experiences, where every frame tells a story and every adventure is eternally cherished. 

Does this sound like you? Inquire with us.


Need any Inspo?


I love to share moments of my clients special days and I hope to be able to share yours soon! Go see what I have been able to create.

©Violet Carter photography LLC 2023

photos by Violet Carter