Love Notes


There is so much to say about Carla and how amazing she is!! She captured our big day perfectly. From every detail to every wonderful candid moment, she was right there! We are so thankful for the memories we will have to look back on for years to come. You cannot go wrong with Carla! Her professional and high quality photos are everything you could imagine! We have already had so many compliments on how they are the most beautiful pictures they have ever seen! Thank you so much Carla, a thousand times, thank you.




Carla is an amazing and incredibly talented photographer and a ball of joy to have as part of your special day (or any day for that matter!). She takes her craft very seriously and pours all of herself into capturing the most precious moments of any occasion. She takes the time to get to know those that she is working with so that she can ensure that she is able to make their photography dreams and visions come to life, which she does so well. I could go on and on but, needless to say, I can’t recommend Carla Gates Photography enough!




Carla was the perfect photographer for our Amalfi Coast wedding in Ravello, Italy. When I first saw Carla’s portfolio, I fell in love with her work. Every photo radiated a soft, romantic, magical light. We initially questioned the cost, but are now so happy that we chose Carla. She is extremely professional and easy to work with, and our wedding day is now captured in time like a fairy tale. Everyone who sees the photos tells us how amazingly beautiful they are, and we can’t help but agree.




I don’t even know where to begin! I’ll just start by saying that we could not be happier with our choice to use Carla Gates for our engagement and wedding pictures! All of our pictures are absolutely beautiful. We have received countless comments on how stunning they are and we couldn’t agree more. Carla has an unbelievable talent for capturing each moment perfectly. We can’t even pick our favorites because we love them all! After researching photographers for months, I met with Carla and knew right away that she would be perfect. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is also a super fun and wonderful person to be around. Carla makes everyone feel at ease and truly made taking pictures so much fun. Not only that, but she is incredibly attentive to detail and very professional. She was flexible when any plans needed changing and was very quick to respond to any questions and concerns. She made sure that every detail was in line before the wedding day, sending timelines and double checking everything with us. She gave great suggestions for making the day run smoother and overall helped ensure that our day flowed perfectly. On our wedding day, everyone kept commenting on how awesome she was. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to work with such a thoughtful and talented photographer and can’t recommend her enough!




We can’t imagine our engagement and wedding without Carla! She did a stunning job capturing our wedding day and made me feel so relaxed and beautiful throughout the day. Everyone who sees our engagement and wedding photos go on and on about how beautiful they are, all thanks to Carla! She was willing to talk through different ideas I had and even convinced me that doing a first look was the best decision for the day. I’m so glad she did because it was my favorite moment! She is a true joy to be around, and we will always be thankful that she captured some of our favorite memories!




Carla is AMAZING. She was the photographer for our destination wedding at Dromoland Castle in Ireland. I couldn’t find a photographer there that I liked as much as Carla so I’m glad she could make it out there! On the wedding day, she captured every moment beautifully. She really has a talented eye for taking stunning pictures. Our family and friends even commented on how dedicated she was and she’s super friendly. I am very picky about pictures so I was nervous to see how they turned out. When Carla sent us our photos, my jaw dropped at how beautiful they were! We love so many of them that we can’t decide which ones to display in our home. That is a wonderful problem to have! Everyone loves our photos! I spent weeks looking for the perfect photographer. Save yourself the time and book Carla ASAP! Trust that she’ll do an amazing job and you’ll love looking at your wedding photos!