I Believe....

LIFE, STYLE, ART - That says it all.  I shoot with my heart, watching, listening, falling headfirst into those little nuances.   A mother holding her newborn,  A groom gazing into his wife's eyes,  A father, swinging his child in a circle,  A family, playing and interacting on a walk.  A beautiful young woman, feeling the confidence to let go, to lose herself in my lens.  I'm a documentary lifestyle photographer, who believes that wall art is important.   We'll get those perfect poses, but we will also get those perfect moments,
Unguarded, Unscripted, Unbelievable.   
I can't wait to tell your story.

love is what matters most.

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Ask those close to describe me in one word? They're going to say Love.  When you see your images, you'll know I see the love you have for each other.  You'll also see that I've fallen a little in love with you too.

love

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My world.   

these guys...

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If I could bottle that smell, I'd wear it every day!

horses

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Nothing like waking up in heaven every day.

country living

About ME

I sparkle and shine  in
your photos!
 I feel so beautiful  in your photo.
 Thank you  for capturing it!!!

Britt

Every time we have Carla photograph our family she always captures those perfect family moments. Instead of just posed pictures she really takes the time to make sure to really capture your family in a natural and true way.
So happy with the results yet again.

Every time we have Carla photograph our family she always captures those perfect family moments. Instead of just posed pictures she really takes the time to make sure to really capture your family in a natural and true way.
So happy with the results yet again.

-Terra beth

Carla is absolutely amazing to work with! Very fun, energetic and up for anything.
We have had the pleasure of working with her twice and both times were great. Our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful and captured what we wanted..which is love.
Look forward to working with you again! Thank you

-TAMMY

Carla's work is simply amazing! Only problem is
having to chose  between pictures because
they're all perfect!
She's just incredible  to work with,
 I wouldn't use anyone else!
Highly recommend!

-DEBBIE

Through this whole wedding process I was worried about wedding photos, the memories that will live on for generations to come. No matter who my photographer was I was going to be worried. But now I regret having this feeling. Carla was absolutely AMAZING! The days leading up to the wedding she was nothing but understanding, patient, supportive and professional. The morning of the wedding she  pulled me aside and assured me that everything was going to be ok and the only thing that matters is when I see my husband while walking down the aisle. Carla also knew that I've had issues with my weight and my insecurities but the whole day she was making me feel beautiful with her bubbly personality. She made me and everyone feel so comfortable and made the whole process an absolute blast. She knew what she wanted and helped us pose and guided us if we were unsure. I could go on forever how amazing she was and how amazing the photos turned out. I would recommend her to anyone getting married, engagement, family photos and more.

-natasha

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Weddings and Engagement

We chose Carla for our wedding photography in Camrose, Alberta after friends recommended her and we couldn't be happier! She is incredibly talented, with an eye for the little details. Her passion and creativity show in every aspect of her photography. And on top of all that, she is a wonderful person. Carla is genuine, caring and fun, and was a perfect fit for our engagement pictures and wedding pictures. We had bridal party members and wedding guests comment on how easy it was to be around Carla and how fun she was. We didn't just find a talented photographer for our wedding, we found a photographer for every stage in our life, and most importantly we made a great friend. We honestly can't say enough great things!

Alysha L

I remember my wedding like it was yesterday (it wasn't).  I agonized over details, like how many jelly bellies of each flavour were going into the guest favours, or which team of horses were going to pull our horse drawn carriage.  I get it.  Your wedding day is the most important day of your life,  you've planned for it, maybe cried over it, you've poured yourself into making sure everything is aligned so that when you are walking down the aisle and your eyes meet, you know that your day is as perfect as your love for each other.  When the confetti is thrown, the candles are extinguished and the guests have gone home, you'll have memories, and images.  I'll tell your love story, capturing those little details, the big moments and bigger smiles.  I am a story telling photographer, creating the perfect blend of lifestyle images and posed portaiture.  When you look back on your images, you'll be  instantly taken back .  You'll remember the smells, the smiles, that look in his eye as you walked down the aisle.   I'm a documentary lifestyle photographer, who believes that wall art is important. We'll get those perfect poses, but we will also get those perfect moments, Unguarded, Unscripted, Unbelievable. I can't wait to tell your story. 




When you meet a prospective photographer, it's important that you feel comfortable with them. Your wedding photographer is going to be spending your entire day with you and are providing you with an experience, as well as your final product - your images. If you are not at ease with them, it may bring back memories that aren't positive, colouring the way you see your pictures, no matter how beautifully they turned out.   My wedding couples might start as clients, but they quickly become my friends, and I'm commited to ensuring that the images created are exactly what we envisioned together.  
It is more important to me to the right photographer for your wedding portraits (and I am!), that it is for me to take your money.  Carla Lehman Photography is invested in you; your love story; your wedding day.  




Be sure to check your photographers portfolio, shooting style and brand. If you are looking for a photographer who uses a lot of colour, bold looks and striking black and whites but hire a photographer who finishes their photos in a very light, airy and overexposed style, your final product will not be what you expected. Ensure you communicate to your photographer exactly what you are looking for in terms of final product.
Your wedding portrait images from Carla Lehman will be bright, bold, vivid and alive!   They will include black and white images, and photographer's favourite artist renditions as well.  Your story will be documented, from preparations, through to first look, and first dance.  Together, we will plan the perfect images from the perfect day.



A well prepared photographer is one who knows exactly what her bride and groom want for their day. A CLP couple will meet with me for a pre-booking meeting to ensure that I'm the right fit for them. A questionnaire ensures that I have a complete timeline of the day, addresses, contact information, special shot requests and can be fully prepared prior to the wedding day. A complementary engagement session gets my couples in front of the camera, used to my style of direction, and I learn how they like to be photographed. A pre-wedding meeting to finalize details (and have some fun together) is all part of the experience to ensure that I know exactly what my bridal couple is expecting, what I am going to deliver, and we get to have some fun together, building that relationship.




Budget is important, absolutely. To help you in making the best choice when planning your photography budget, some things to keep in mind: An "expensive" photographer is a trained photographer, with thousands of hours of shooting and learning under their belt. A professional photographer has the experience to understand how to pose, how to properly light, how to use environment for show stopping images and how to tell the story of a wedding day. A "budget" photographer is often just starting out, and may not have the same level of training in posing, understanding and manipulating light, or post production to finish images. You've spent the last year or more planning your wedding, focused on the little details, agonized over the dress, the shoes, the flowers. When your day is over, the dress will lovingly be packed away, the decorations stored or sold, the flowers will wilt. What you will have is memories, and your story. Your images should tell that story. While you consider your investment in your day, the details and the dress, also consider that an investment in a professional photographer is an investment in a day of photography that results in a lifetime of memories.   Click here to see collection information for Carla Lehman Photography weddings.  



A CLP bride is looking for a photographer who understands her needs, looks after her, and knows how to capture the love shared between her and her partner. She is discerning, knows how important these memories are and trusts that Carla is going to capture the legacy of that love; so that one day, her little girl's little girl is going to be sitting in her lap, turning the pages of her wedding album and turn to her and say: "Grandma, you were so beautiful, and so happy. I can see how much you loved each other, and love each other still."


Carla Lehman Photography is an experienced wedding photographer located in central Alberta near Tofield, Alberta, and providing services to Camrose, Sherwood Park, Edmonton and the surrounding areas.  Destination weddings photographed in the Rocky Mountains include locations Canmore, Jasper, Banff and the Crowsnest Pass.  




Welcome to Carla Lehman Photography, telling wedding stories since 2003

Why Choose Carla Lehman Photography?

Central Alberta Wedding Photographer

Style / Brand 

Meet Prior to Your Day 

BUDGET





PHOTO LOCATIONS

When the venues are booked, several considerations should be taken.  Are the formal photos indoor or outdoor?  Is there a backup in the event of rain?  Are there mulitple photo locations planned?  What time of day are the wedding portraits being taken?
Together, we will determine the optimum locations for your venue, taking into account bright sunlight versus open shade, time of day and amount of photography time per location.  If the wedding location is in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Camrose, St. Albert, Tofield or Vegreville area and is new to Carla Lehman Photography, we will scout the location in order to ensure the best results. 
In the event of rain, Carla Lehman Photography will provide the wedding couple an outdoor session in all of their wedding day finery to ensure that all of your wedding dreams come true!


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GRADUATION AND SENIORS

 Central Alberta Graduation and Senior Photographer

I was blessed to have Carla for my daughter's grad and casual shoot along side, to have her for the actual grad day too. I can not express my gratitude enough on how wonderful the experience was. Right from the very first meeting 8 months ago I knew we had the perfect photographer. Carla is so passionate about what she does and it shows in every photo she takes. She is not happy or satisfied until she executes the pure essence of what she is trying to capture. She takes the time to find out about what makes her client's tick what is their hobbies, dreams, passions, then she turns that into these beautiful photos. Thank you so much for taking the time over the last several months to get to know my daughter and what is important to her, and let her express that through your photos. We would highly recommend you to any and everyone. It's not just how great your photos are because they are phenomenal, but it is also your personality and the love for what you do that makes you so amazing!

Carla of Carla Lehman Photography is the premier Edmonton Graduation Photographer, and one of the top graduation and senior lifstyle photographers in Alberta.  Carla photographs graduates in Edmonton, Camrose, Sherwood Park, Tofield, Vegreville and surrounding areas, even travelling to Calgary and the Rockies.  Please inquire about travel to your area!
One of my greatest passions is photographing graduates for their grad and senior lifestyle casual portraits.  It's a time of  growth and change, of self discovery, celebration and bravery.   I feel it's so important to capture this milestone by documenting who this you are at this crucial turning point in their life.  They are full of anticipation, excitement and confidence mixed in with a dash of introspection and anticpation for the future.  It's the most important time of a graduates's life so far.  
Sessions are a mixture of posed portraiture which Moms love on their walls and documentary lifestyle portraits which seniors love on their feeds!

Crystal P

family and children

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Thank you, thank you, thank you !!  You perfectly captured our family as a snapshot in time!!! And there is no better way to enjoy your pictures than this collage wall! 

Carla was so much fun to work with.  We have two very busy children and she was able to capture their energy with the camera for some fun photos.  These are the most amazing pictures of our family that I have ever seen.  Carla has a gift for capturing beauty in every shot she takes.  We will treasure these photos always and plan to use Carla for all of our future family photo shoots.

Central Alberta Family and Children Photographer

Be Present, Be In The Moment, Be In The Picture
When anyone asks me what I do, my first answer is "I'm a Mom".   I approach a family photo session with the knowledge that you have put time, effort and planning into your session.  You've coordinated your outfits, picked the perfect location and prayed that your photos go off without a hitch.  My job is to ensure they will.  I know how important your family is to you, I know how important your portraits are to you.  Together, we will play, laugh, create perfect memories in a lifestyle, documentary format, and add in a few traditional posed portraits to round out your session.  

Britt and Neil K.

Yvonne H.

SASS'N'FLASH

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Contemporary Portraiture for Strong, Fierce Females

Sass'N'Flash is named for my daughter.  When she was a wee one, we called her that, as she was saucy, sassy and strong.  She is still that strong, fierce female.  
I've been inspired by her, and by all of the women that I photograph.  So many times, by the end of a session with a woman, we both have shed a few tears, shared hopes and dreams, built each other up, and had a fire lit under both of us to go out into the world and do amazing things. 
I truly love photographing my fellow female humans, and work hard to empower them, show them the beauty I see in them and learn from them.  
Please contact me to design your own styled session.  I promise we will both grow, learn and inspire!

Jennifer K.

With launching a business, I knew that having a professional headshot was important. However, as a private person, I was reluctant to have one taken. Once a photo is on your website you are really putting yourself out there. So I called Carla, a longtime friend and great photographer. She had previously taken photos of my immediate and extended family and it was a good experience. I am so glad that I called her! Carla is professional, creative and innovative. She has a unique ability to truly see someone and capture their true essence and their beauty within. Every one of her photos (including mine) tell stories of those people she's photographed. Contact Carla to take your photos, you'll be so glad you did!

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Athletes and teams

Carla has been photographing my kids since they started hockey.   She is amazing and so talented and works so great with the kids. I love her unique ideas, and how she can capture that magic sparkle in the kiddos! Thanks Carla!

Joanne M

With over 15 years of experience photographing athletes and teams, Carla Lehman Photography can provide a safe, fun and streamlined photo day experience.   With safety protocols in place to protect your little athlete, assistants to direct traffic and efficient planning to keep appointments on time and flowing the photo day session is an enjoyable and relaxed esperience.

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bumps and babes

My family chose Carla to photograph our maternity, newborn and first year of our second child's life. Having worked with a number of different photographers over the years, I had a definite idea of what I liked and disliked. Carla took the time to meet with me beforehand to review and discuss my likes/dislikes and hopes for our photos. She assured me that she wouldn't quit any of our sessions until I was confident she had captured the shots I was hoping for. When our new baby just wouldn't let us get the shots we wanted, Carla was quick to offer alternate times to come back and try again. I am thrilled with our photos! Carla is kind, patient, fun and so easy going. She will make you feel at ease during your session. She has lots of great ideas, returns calls/texts promptly, and gets your images to you quickly. Thank you, Carla, for capturing these important moments!

Tarina B

When you have a new baby of your own, your whole world changes in the blink of an eye.  You don't remember what life was like before your new little miracle.  Phrases like "moments are fleeting" and "it goes so quickly" suddenly becomes so real in your world.  Booking a newborn session will help you capture these moments in time, moments that you wll never get back.  These are more than photographs, they are pieces of art that you and your children will treasure for years to come.

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EQUINE

To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses.  To me, the smell of a horse, the warmth of their breath on my cheek, the feeling I get when I bury my face in their neck is synonymous with home, peace and comfort.  I've realized more and more over the years that I need to be incorporating my two loves, horses and photography.  Carla Lehman Photography provides photography services that include your four legged best friend, whether in a family image, a styled session with you and your horse, or a session photographing your horse.  Available for competition photography, rodeos, or a simple ride in the country!

Carla is phenomenal!!!! She has done two sets of equine photos for us now and we have a third set booked.....she never disappoints we always absolutely love our photos. She goes above and beyond to make sure we are happy and that we enjoy our sessions.  She knows how to interact with our horses, and the horses are completely comfortable!

Kellie C

INVESTMENT

PORTRAITS 

When you have a session with Carla, you are not paying for paper, you are investing in a lifetime of memories.  You are investing in a one of a kind piece of priceless art, an heirloom to be treasured by your children, their children, generations to come.
The session fee is for Carla's time and artistry 
and includes a shareable phone and tablet app with 10 images of your choice.
This includes 1 - 2 hours of session time, editing time, and a special  Reveal night to view your photos and choose your products.
Incredible collections have been put together to give you the best price possible.  
There is also an A La Carte menu to order your prints, products and digital images.
Contact Carla for the Family Client Guide.



$300 + gst
Extended Family Sessions $400 + gst

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS / GRAD

The turning of this page to a new chapter is the most significant a young person will likely have experienced thus far.  That spreading of wings; leaving the nest; a poignant sense of pride and loss for parents; excitement mixed in with a little bit of fear for the graduate.  
These milestones are so important to commemorate, uniquely and beautifully.
Senior sessions are becoming one of the most popular forms of photography sessions.  It's also my favourite niche form of photography.  There is nothing like photographing that young face, so full of hope, love, excitement for the future and possibility!
The session fee is for Carla's time and artistry 
and includes a shareable phone and tablet app with 10 images of your choice.
Incredible collections have been put together to give you the best price possible. There is also an A La Carte menu to order your prints, products and digital images.
Contact  Carla for the Senior Client Guide.
$300 + gst
Time flies,  The good news is...
YOU are the pilot.

INVESTMENT

WEDDINGS

A CLP bride is looking for a photographer who understands her needs, looks after her, and knows how to capture the love shared between her and her partner.
She is discerning, knows how important these memories are and trusts that Carla is going to capture the legacy of that love; so that one day, her little girl's little girl is going to be sitting in her lap, turning the pages of her wedding album and turn to her and say:
"Grandma, you were so beautiful, and so happy. I can see how much you loved each other, and love each other still."
Wedding day collections start at $899, all collections include digital images and a complementary engagement session.
Contact Carla for the Wedding Client Guide.
$1000 - $5500 + gst
30% deposit at booking

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

BOUDOIR:
Please contact for portfolio and Client Guide.
NEWBORN - BABIES FIRST YEAR
Please contact for portfolio and Client Guide.
ATHLETES - TEAM AND ACTION
Please contact for portfolio and quote.
CORPORATE, HEADSHOTS AND COMMERCIAL
Please contact for portfolio and quote.
EQUINE SESSIONS
Concept sessions with your four legged best friend.  Please contact for portfolio and quote.
SASS'N'FLASH
Is about female strength, confidence, daring and self-awareness.  This program is for strong fierce women of all ages who believe in themselves, the strength and power of their being.
Contact for more information.

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