The story of a life with art

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit more about me! Wedding photography and portrait photography have been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. It is my hope to share that joy and enthusiasm with you with superb professional photography.

Crossroads del Sol Photography has been a long time coming. I have always been fascinated by the lore of the great blues guitarist, Robert Johnson. As Johnson sang about his encounter at the crossroads, I too, found myself in a situation not too dissimilar (although no souls were sold on my part ;). Through every breath I take, I have explored life in a creative manner. For most of my life, that creative outlet was through being a musician. I have performed for tens of thousands of people in my time.

Unfortunately, in 2017, I got incredibly sick (I almost kicked the bucket!) and was physically unable to play music for the first time in my life. It devastated me. The creativity in me was was still there though, just bursting in me to be released. I had always looked at photography as something I would ultimately get around to, taking classes here and there, and decided that it was finally time. It was a crossroads of sorts (hence the name!).

As soon as I started snapping my first photographs, the world opened up an entirely new beauty to me. I was hooked immediately! I learned and absorbed from everywhere I could and just immersed myself in the art. Originally, I did this as a means of expressing my creativity for creativity's sake. Now that I have found out that others are enjoying my work, I am enamored and have found even more inspiration.

There is nothing like capturing the greatest moments of people's lives as a profession! There is nothing I can equate it to. I absolutely love being able to see my clients at their most happiest they have ever been and documenting that happiness and love for them to reflect back on for the rest of their life. It is a privilege and an honor that I do not take lightly. This is why I will arrive at least an hour early, usually scope the location/venue out a few days before in order to get the best angles, lighting/shadows (based on time of day, etc.) , and suggestions for my clients so that their special day can go on without a hitch. It is inspiring and most of all, fun! I love shooting every single wedding. No two have ever been the same and so I cannot just 'set it and forget it' like you can do with some other lines of work. I have to always be on the top of my game in order to provide the absolute best photos possible... and I love every second of it!

Today, my health is back and I am able to pursue both passions and am in love with life as a result! I reckon you can call that a happy ending. I know I do!

corey carlson photography