Hi, there! Thank you so much for stopping by. This page is where I’m supposed to tell you all these interesting facts about me while trying not to bore you to sleep or perhaps overshare and embarrass the heck out of myself. So, grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine.  Here it goes…

Carla Lutz Photography Maryland Wedding Destination Photographer

My name is Carla, but some people call me Michelle. I’ve been married to my hubby, Justin, for almost 10 years. We live in good ol’ Southern Maryland with our two wild children, Jordan and Tristan. Our home life is as real as real can get with our kids chasing each other, dogs barking and water boiling over on the stove.

I drink an excessive amount of coffee, all day, everyday and would prefer to listen to music over watching television. In my free time, you can find me in HomeGoods or Target shopping for Pinterest inspired home decor.  However, our last trip to the Caribbean has me considering selling all of our worldly possessions to retire in a tropical paradise one day.  Hey, why not?

I juggled a full time corporate job while also running my photography business for three years before I finally made the leap and left the corporate world.  As cheesy as it sounds, I still find myself in disbelief that I am a wedding and portrait photographer.  For real, how did I get so lucky?

My clients come to me not just as their one time portrait or wedding photographer, but as their photographer and friend that will be there to celebrate and capture their love story each step of the way.  I’m all about creating authentic, vibrant and timeless images for my couples and families. I truly believe that having your photographs taken should be fun and easygoing.  However, I know that not everyone is comfortable in front of the camera. I totally get that. So, if I have to be a goofball to get you to relax and be yourself, well then that’s what I will do.

So, pour yourself another glass of wine, or cup of coffee, and let’s chat about your wedding day or family session!  I offer portrait and wedding photography throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and select Caribbean destinations.