I am a sentimental person. I tear up at every wedding I photograph at some point. Yep, every single one. But I try to keep it on the down low. Eyes blurred with tears could say to people that I am not doing my job, but to me fully cherishing the moment means that I am.
I find it to be the most painful thing ever to turn down the invitation for adventure. Thus, I rarely if ever do.
Jesus is my main man. And like my man, I believe the greatest of all things is love.
I am a master of graphic design. I even have the MGD diploma from NC State to prove it. And I sometimes request that certain people refer to me as "master". Sometimes.
I love people and especially love their stories. I have dreams of traveling the world one day collecting these stories in my heart (and maybe with my camera and pen too).
My dad and I have regular on going epic staring contests across dinner tables. I normally win.
My dad has been gone for two years now and I miss him, his heart, his hugs and these epic staring contests more than words can express.
I play the piano and the ukulele (in order of skill). Mostly while worshiping in my home. On the occasion in public. Always while singing. And preferably with others by my side.
I decided it was my destiny to become an artist when I won an honorable mention in an art contest in kindergarten. I now lovingly judge art contests for kindergarteners.
Traveling and seeing new places fuels my soul. Missions work and meeting new and beautiful people fuels my heart. And there is a little town in Mexico called La Mision with a handfull of little people that have a piece of that heart.
I despise getting up before the sun. Even for a day at Disney World, which I truly believe is the happiest place on earth. Yes, even for that. I will, however, get up before the sun for a beautiful experience, a breathtaking sunrise, the Disney Princess Half Marathon and the occasional early morning photo shoot. But please bring coffee. Preferably with sugar and cream.
I love hearts. And have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to artwork, wearables and household items involving them. I will gladly accept anything from this board that anyone would like to buy for me.
I am a youth group leader to an awesome group of high school girls who on the absent-minded occasion get access to my phone and post pictures of themselves (a.k.a. the selfie) onto my instagram completely messing up my grid. I forgive them.
I laugh when people fall, or trip, or drop a whole pile of things or hurt themselves in some minor way. I never find major injuries or matters of a hurting heart humorous, but someone else's stubbed toe cracks me up every single time. Some might say, this is a problem.
It doesn't matter how stressed, or busy, or emotionally drained or frustrated or frantic I am on any particular day, when I arrive at a shoot out in God's glorious creation with some of His beloved children all else fades away. Every time. And it feels a bit like how I imagine heaven will feel.
I love what I do. It brings tears to these sentimental eyes when I stand in His creation, or when I get to hear and tell someone's story, or when I get to marvel at what we captured together.
I am truly blessed.
Caroline Maxcy Photography is full service fine art lifestyle photography business based in central Florida. After achieving my Bachelors in Studio Art from Florida State University where I focused on Design and Photography, I practiced in the field of design for six years before returning to school for my Masters in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University in 2010. It was through this journey and in my educational experience that I honed my artistic craft and developed a "way of seeing" that fuels my photography today. No genres, no specialties, no studio full of props. Just photographing what I love in an artful and imaginative way. It is not about the camera or the lens or the hand that presses the shutter. It is a way of seeing the world, the genuine story that is forever being told within it and all around us. And what you can expect to see in my work is a view into a bit of the gloriousness God has brought along my path that I simply marveled at then ventured to capture in the best way possible with open eyes and an open heart.
Caroline Maxcy is a Preferred Vendor for Once Wed and her work has been featured on wedding and lifestyle blogs worldwide including:
Style Me Pretty Florida | Style Me Pretty The Southeast | 100 Layer Cakelet | Elizabeth Anne Designs | Heartland Living Magazine