Love Notes

Kim & Keven Bicknell

What's a wedding without the amazing pictures that will enable you to relive every precious moment for the rest of your life?! This is what I was asking myself when presented with the mission of finding a photographer for our OBX nuptials! I love pictures, I love taking pictures, and I know it’s not nearly as easy as it looks to master the art of photography. With this being said, I knew that having the right photographer was the key to the day, the experience, and the memories that we would treasure the rest of our lives. Needless to say, I nailed it (well, Caroline did!)   Caroline was the first "vendor" we booked (I don't like the word vendor for her because it takes the friendship out of the relationship we instantly had!). I started following Caroline (and a few others) on Instagram to feel out their styles, but once I saw the picture of Caroline's puppy Buxton running on the beach with a tennis ball in his mouth I was hooked! I emailed her and I'm pretty sure I said something along the lines of "I need you." Thankfully, this did not scare her and we chatted later that week. Best decision I ever made!   Our wedding weekend was a little crazy. A storm was coming in and threatening to flood the area, but somehow, Caroline brought calmness to the situation and helped me make some very important decisions. She was my photographer, wedding planner, friend, and voice of reason the morning of our wedding when we did not know the location of our ceremony due to the angry ocean (beach vs. tent vs. house.....oh my!). Caroline and her assistant (who we loved as well!) worked with our officiant, DJ, and guests to make everything come together that morning, all the while I was sipping champagne and editing my vows - I had no idea of the chaos happening outside!   Most importantly, the PICTURES! Where do I even begin? Keven and I are floored every time we flip through them. Deciding which ones to develop and display is going to be quite the challenge. The colors, the energy, the quality, and the simplicity…..Caroline’s passion and magical touch is evident in each “moment in time” that we will treasure forever J   When I tell you it was the best wedding in the world and everything worked out PERFECTLY, I tell you with full sincerity. Caroline not only provided us with over a thousand phenomenal photos, but she made the process so easy and natural.   Thank you, Caroline! For making me feel reassured the 6 months leading up to our wedding, for walking me through the crazy days before, for being by my side the day of, and for blowing our socks off the day you sent me our wedding photos. I am in awe of your talent and so very grateful for your friendship J   Love, Kim (& Keven) Bicknell

Jessica & Brian

Caroline and her team were amazing! I'm so glad I was able to work with them on my wedding day. Caroline captured the vision that I had for my wedding photography perfectly. She was professional, inspiring, and attentive to my and my husband's needs. She has a relaxing presence and just makes you feel at ease with the whole day. She says that the most important part of her job is building relationships, and I 100% believe that. Leading up to the big day, she was in constant contact with me and became somewhat of a sounding board for me, which was great since I was coming from out of state. She is a true artist and you'll be so pleased you chose to work with her.

Sami Jo & Rob

Caroline and I have been friends for a very long time and when it came to choosing who would photograph my wedding, it was a no-brainer! The only problem was, I was getting married 7 hours away from the Outer Banks. She never hesitated when agreeing to travel to photograph my day! I'm overly organized, to the point I get on my own nerves so when she took over every aspect of the photography I couldn't have been more appreciative and totally trusted her professional suggestions. I never had to stress whatsoever about gathering people for family pictures or posing for pictures. She helped us all feel so relaxed! You will never regret your decision to hire this gal! She's perfect and has truly found her niche with photography. I'm sitting here writing this review and looking at all our beautiful wedding photos on the wall. What a perfect day and how sweet it is to have had such a talented and professional photographer for our day! LOVE YA CJ

Molly & Ben

I highly recommend Caroline Jarvis for photographing your wedding! What attracted me most to Caroline Jarvis's photography was that her photos were vibrant and colorful!!! She did a great job emulating this trait in our wedding pictures and I am so pleased with the out come of the photos from our wedding! From meeting Caroline, to organizing the schedule, brainstorming together about pictures, the day of the wedding and throughout the whole process Caroline was a Doll! She did an excellent job visualizing what we wanted and delivering beautiful photos! Miss Jarvis is organized, easy going and very good at communicating promptly. Did I mention we had a Double Wedding? Yes and Caroline handled it with much grace! Thank you again Caroline. I wish you much success and many more moments of beautiful photography!

Terri & Matthew

I've had the pleasure of knowing Caroline for many years, so I was extremely excited to be able to use her as our engagement and wedding photographer. My husband and I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of our sessions. Caroline went far beyond our expectations, and we highly recommend her! We will definitely be using her again in the future.

Kristen & Scott

We could not recommend Caroline more...and could not imagine using anyone else. She made our special day even more special. She was professional, fun, personable, attentive, enthusiastic...everything that you could want! She got up early to photograph our OBX sunrise wedding and made it very obvious that she truly enjoys what she does. As for the pics, we love them! So many great shots and much more than we could have imagined. We would definitely recommend Caroline to anyone, and everyone, for any occasion!

Becca & Jonathan

I cannot speak highly enough about Caroline Jarvis Photography. From the first time my husband and I met with her we knew she was the only photographer for us. Her professionalism and down to earth nature made us feel so comfortable leaving our precious wedding photos in her hands. Her contract is simple and her process to get to know you as a couple and what you want out of your photos is detailed and makes it stress free. She never made my emails or calls feel like an inconvenience and she was truly invested in creating the best wedding photography experience for us. The day of the wedding she arrived on time and got to work right away, and even helped to get everyone in place on the beach before the processional. She and her assistant were respectful during the ceremony, not getting in too close as some photographers do, and we still got all the shots we wanted. During the portrait session she was a pro at positioning us all naturally and got great candid shots too. She knows beach photography so well, and her attention to detail is impeccable. Our photos are even better than we imaged, and she felt like a good friend attending our wedding, not a vendor.
Mr. & Mrs. LigraniBride & Groom

Eric & Ashton Evans

Caroline, We can’t even begin to thank you enough for being our wedding photographer. Our day truly perfect and everything I’ve dreamt of and more! We are so extremely thankful that you were able to capture our day so perfectly. You were amazing and made everyone feel so comfortable and at ease. Eric & I cannot tell you how grateful we are! I’m so happy that we have amazing pictures to look back too and re-live our day all over again. You have such a passion for what you do and it truly shows in your work and dedication. Our family, friends and everyone inbetween have not stopped commenting on how perfect our pictures are. We are SO happy!! We can’t wait to work together again in the near future! Trash the dress, Maternity, Newborn, and the traditional family portraits! Any excuse to get to Hatteras and work with you! I’ll get my sunrise shoot one day J Thank you from the bottom of our HEARTS! Love & Cheers, Eric & Ashton Evans  
Eric & Ashton EvansBride & Groom

Chris & Kim Gadow

“Kim and I, again, would like to thank your passion while taking our wedding photos; YOU ROCK!! As we come to the end of our week here in the Outer Banks, we can't help but to smile continuously remembering our shoot with you. We ate at Ketch 55 that night and spent about an hour last night finding shells in Rodanthe. We have visted three lighthouses and Manteo Village. What an amazing and gorgeous place to live. Again, we appreciate your time and true love for photography. We will forever thank you for capturing so many timeless moments on our wedding day.”
Chris & Kim GadowBride & Groom