Meet Carrie Teutenberg - Your Niagara Newborn and Family Photographer
Jan 14, 2019 | By: Carrie Teutenberg
Hi! I'm Carrie, so nice to meet you!
A little about me...
Growing up I loved art and science. I studied art throughout high school, but decided on a BSc degree in University. I met my best friend and hubby while in school and we married shortly after graduating.
After our daughter was born, I became a stay-at-home-mom and I began to have an overwhelming desire to chronicle my children's lives. Yes, I wanted them to have a record of what our life was like but most importantly I wanted them (and me!) to have a reminder of how much I love them. Enter photography. I was hooked, it was the perfect blend of art/science and it allowed me to show my children as I see them, through a lens of love (insert my teenagers hard eyerolls, lol - but its the truth:)
So I became a scrapbooker and told their stories:) I quickly realized that I wanted to create better photos for their stories. So with my brand new digital camera, I headed back to college and began to learn all about photography. Side note - I haven't stopped since, I love to learn and I've been lucky enough to study with some of the top newborn and family photographers in North America.
How CTP began
The more I invested in my education, the better my images became and family and friends began to ask me to create images for them. When friends of friends started to ask -that's when I realized that I had developed the talent to create portraits that captured what other Mom's loved most about their children too!
Its a true joy to be invited to document the most meaningful moments in my client's lives. I am humbled and so thankful for the trust they put in me. Its a gift to witness the love a new mother and father have for their baby...and then to watch that family grow (up and in number!) over the years.
I opened my home studio in 2010 as a part-time venture. It gave me the flexibility to create for my clients and be available to my little ones. As they grew (and didn't need me quite so much) I was ready to expand and move towards full time work.
In July 2017 I opened my own commercial portrait studio in St Catharines. My renovated space is a welcoming and relaxed environment, perfect for capturing authentic moments (photos to come!) Having a place of my own where I can focus solely on serving my clients to provide them a one-of-a-kind portrait experience is a dream come true!
Thanks for reading! Have a peek around my site and if you like what you see get in touch with me! I'd love to lear a little about you too!