Here’s what my clients have to say about working with me:
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Carole! No matter how insecure you are, she will make you feel comfortable and confident. She has such a bubbly, sweet personality, too. 🙂 I could not be happier with my photos and can’t wait to work with her again! She is definitely one of the best!
Carole is one of the most creative and ingenious photographers that I know. She made me feel extremely comfortable in my skin and knows all the right angles to photograph REAL women and make them …look even more AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL and SEXIER than any size 2 Victoria’s Secret Angel!! Waiting for my photo album is like being a child and waiting for Christmas to come around . . . I’m SOOOO excited.
– Christina Finzen
A joy to work with! Carole is such a joy to work with! She is fearless yet gentle with stretching the boundaries of my comfort zone, alternately coaxing then cheering me on as she finds more and more angles to shoot from while keeping my efforts and accessories simple. Her concern makes it so easy to relax into the shoot! Usually I’m stuck in my head, analyzing the whole time, and it really shows. With her, I can just “be.”
If you can find a way to have a shoot with Carole please do. She is awesome. You will be sore the next day but oh my word I am loving these. I don’t even care if hubby likes these I do and I totally needed them. I was instantly comfortable with her and I just don’t have anything else to say. Pictures are worth a thousand words as they say.
– Mrs. H
Working with Carole was amazing. She was able to capture a side of me that I didn’t know I had. My husband has tried to explain it to me before but Carole was able to show me. It was hard work as Carole is a perfectionist and wanted the best shots possible but it was completely worth the effort. She was delightful to be with and I could’ve easily talked with her for hours after the session if either of us had the time. I loved my session/pictures so much that I asked my husband for more pictures of our family from Carole for Christmas.
I have done a couple of sessions with Carole and have seen a lot of her work. If you’re looking for a “You sit, you stand closer to her, tilt your head, a little more, now smile” experience, keep looking. If you’re looking for magazine quality, “Oh, my gosh that’s exactly how that moment FELT” experience, you’ve found it. Carole has a sense of how the image will be in your memories, and makes the picture look like THAT, rather than a basic reproduction of what a stranger would see if they looked in. She doesn’t see like a stranger…I’m not sure she’s ever been one to anybody.
Working with Carole was so easy! She made me feel comfortable and is very professional. Carole also has a great attitude and such a sweet spirit. I’m glad I got to work with her for my boudoir session. While setting up arrangements for the boudoir session, I really did not know what I was in for. I was thinking it would be awkward and I was definitely intimidated at the thought of taking pictures in lingerie! But I really wanted to do this for my anniversary as a gift to my husband. So the day of the actual session, I had so much fun! Carole had me laughing, smiling, and made me feel like I had control of the project. She gave amazing suggestions and helped a lot with posing. She does everything she possibly can to make sure she gets the best shot. I enjoyed working with her and Carole is definitely for keeps! I plan on using her in the future for more photography. And the best part? My husband’s reaction to getting his gift! I highly recommend all women to do a boudoir session. You feel so good about yourself afterwards (b/c you CAN do it!) and you also have a classy memento to show your grandkids one day that, yes, you too were hot stuff at one point! Ha ha
– Linda Madrid
I loved working with Carole! She eased my worries and fears! She took so much time answering my million of questions and I am truly grateful for that. It was amazing to finally meet her face to face and have her take my photographs. She was professional, easy to be around and I felt like I could be myself! I am so grateful to her for helping me see the beauty that my husband tells me about. She is incredible! I know my husband will love the pictures and I left with a smile on my face and confidence in Carole’s abilities. She made me feel comfortable in my own skin, which is a big thing considering I don’t feel very comfortable in my own skin about 98% of the time. Thank you Carole! You are a fabulous artist!
– Mrs. Aye
I was so nervous going into my session however Carole made me feel so relaxed! After seeing a couple of the shots she took I was amazed that even I could look that good! I think every woman needs to do this once in her lifetime. It is such a self esteem boost!
– Tina P
I took these pictures as an anniversary gift for my husband, but I think they were just as much for me too! I absolutely loved the pictures and I don’t think I have ever felt so sexy. My husband told me this “was the best gift ever!!” Taking the pictures was such a fun experience. Carole was easy to work with and I felt comfortable right away. I have already recommended Carole to my friends, and I can’t wait to do this again!
– Miss L
From the first contact to the delivery of the final product, professionalism and passion emanated from Carole. She is extremely talented and makes you feel like you are the most beautiful image she has ever taken. She treats you with respect and dignity and removes the nervousness that is inherent in these types of shootings. She is truly gifted and has an eye for unique and gorgeous photos. Carole showed a great deal of compassion, concern, and patience with me when my relationship ended prior to ordering final prints; and, she not only helped me in a time of need but also helped select photos that would be healthy for me. I love them! And, I can’t wait to do this again with her. . . someday soon.
– Miss V
I highly recommend Carole’s boudoir photography services. She is so professional, friendly and easygoing. She absolutely captures the beauty and femininity in every woman. I was amazed at how beautiful my images came out.. and how quickly they were ready for me to view! Thank you Carole!
– Ashley K
Her skill and eye are unmatched, and the ease and fun of the shoot brought out a more relaxed sensual side of me that most don’t see. Her angles are perfect, and the comfort of my own skin really showed! One of the favorite shooting experiences to date, no question.
Carole is the easiest person to work with. Her positive attitude makes the shoot so much fun, by far my favorite photographer. Making you feel AND look beautiful is a 100% guarantee and the shots will come out exactly the way you want them. Absolutely worth EVERY penny. Without a doubt the best experience I’ve had.
– Jacqueline Jones
I was so nervous about these pictures that I was sick to my stomach the morning of… but Carole was wonderful! She made me feel comfortable and forget about my embarrassment. She welcomed my ideas and did a great job of capturing the exact look I wanted. I’m a perfectionist, and I loved how she paid attention to detail. To my surprise, I ended up thoroughly enjoying the photo shoot and I know my fiance will LOVE his wedding present. I have already recommended her to many friends and would encourage anyone thinking about the photos to give it a shot. You won’t be disappointed!
– Miss Kay
Carole has a remarkable eye for great angles. She knows how to use the space very well. I felt very comfortable with her as soon as I met her. She is fun and very professional. She has been on both sides of the camera so she knows how to direct a model and to get a great image. She is an amazing woman! I will shoot with her again anytime!
– Sarah Ann
I have had 2 shoots with Carole now, and she is absolutely awesome! My first shoot with her was a bridal shoot. Working with her was so comfortable and fun and my pics turned out so great that when I saw her boudoir talent, I HAD to shoot that style with her too! From the first boudoir pic I saw of hers, I could tell she had a natural talent for that! I get so many compliments on my bridal pics, and I can not wait to see my boudoir pics!! Carole can do it all! Great for a bride to be or anyone who wants to feel sexy.
Carole is a great photographer who loves what she does and it shows in her work. She just recently took some pictures of me and my husband. She was easy to work with and a complete professional. She made me feel very comfortable. It was a wonderful experience and a completely shocking one for my husband (in a good way!). My pictures came out beautifully. Can’t wait to do more work with her in the future. If you’re looking for beautiful detailed photography she is the lady to go to.
– Mrs. B
OMG! Carole Hayes you were great thank you so much, my fiance and i felt at home, we were very comfortable…. thank you so much it was a pleasure working with you and your bubbly personality… also your team was great the make up artist, hair stylist… all awesome… again you are a great person and i would recommend you anyone that would want a boudoir shoot…. thanks hope to work with you again….
What a true talent! Professional, encouraging and easy going don’t even begin to describe the session I had. From beginning to end you are treated to pampering. What a great way to feel at ease and confident. She has a great eye for detail and works with you to get the best out every shot. If you don’t like or aren’t comfortable with one, she will delete it immediately. I absolutely love my pics and had the best time. I highly recommend Carole! A great big thank you.
I recently did boudoir pics with Carole to surprise my dh. I am absolutely over the moon about these and considering that I have never really met her before the session, we kind of instantly hit it off and everything about her just sort of put me at ease. I seriously have the biggest problem with looking stiff when trying to look “sexy” and she’d talk to me and make me giggle then SNAP SNAP SNAP. This was the ULTIMATE gift to myself, I felt like a supermodel that day and the pictures are so artfully done that I can’t wait to frame them in my room. I love how she lets you see pictures and gets excited when she gets great shots…..it was a spectacular experience.
I recently had a boudoir session with Carole at the Nylo hotel and it was amazing! She was amazing, made me feel completely comfortable and did an outstanding job with my photos. I liked how she let you see them as she took them so you could decide right then and there if you LOVED what you saw. I gave my album to my now husband and needless to day he loved it. He was completely shocked that i did that and said it was the best gift he has ever received. Even if you don’t have anyone to give the photos to I would recommend it to anyone because Carole makes you feel beautiful and sexy. Thanks again Carole!
I was very nervous about my shoot, but Carole made it so easy. The pictures turned out great and I am very happy with them! Carole was very fun to work with and I had a great time which helped to make the shoot comfortable and relaxing. It shows in the pictures! I can’t wait to see the look on L’s face when he opens his gift!! This is the BEST birthday gift ever! Thanks Again!
My experience with Carole was delightful. Her pictures were beautiful and designed well. I appreciated her ease and professionalism in the photography session. She made me feel very comfortable and she brought out my natural sense of femininity and beauty. All in all, I am very pleased with my photos and so was my husband!
Hi Carole! Thank you SO MUCH! My husband said he received the best Christmas present he’s ever gotten! You did such an incredible job! I appreciate you so much! Please get something for me to put on a bulletin board in the Flight Attendant lounge. I think you will get so many calls – it would be the perfect Valentine present.
We had an absolute blast preparing and taking these photos! It was so much fun and the hubby really enjoyed them. Carole knows what she is doing and does a fabulous job. I agree with Jesslyn on how she lets you take a peek at what she just took. It’s amazing! You feel like such a star!
– Ms H
I’m hypercritical of myself and have disliked 99% of all pictures ever taken of myself. I was pleasantly surprised that Carole was able to make me look better than I thought I did. She has an intuitive sense of what will look good. Her work looks like a magazine spread not a Glamour Shots product.
I had such a fun time doing this! I was soooo nervous before but Carole made it fun and I relaxed into it more. The way she lets you see the photos as she takes them is great as it reduces fears when you see that they look good!! Thanks for a great time and cant wait to see all my photos soon!
Carole ROCKS! It’s as simple as that! If your feeling nervous about getting it done, Don’t! As soon as you meet her she makes you feel completely comfortable. I had so much fun doing it, I can’t wait to do it again someday. Carole knows how to make you feel like a beautiful woman even when you may not feel that way. She has amazing talent!!
Carole was, as an earlier review said, very bubbly and sweet! She made me feel at ease as soon as I walked in. She was very creative and knew how to help me loosen up in front of the camera, and what would look good. She sat down with me and showed me how the editing would look so that I could have a better idea of what to consider in choosing what pictures I wanted. The pictures were AMAZING, even before they were edited!!!!!!
Carole is AMAZING!!! As I have repeatedly said… She is at the very top of her profession, with an eye for beauty and charm for making anyone comfortable and relaxed. She is a true artist with true talent. She’s SO good that her photographs are amazing before they’re even edited. I feel so fortunate that Carole has agreed to work with my business; there was no one else that we wanted to work with!! I have noticed that she works with EVERY client to ensure they are happy with the final product, and will go the extra mile to make sure they are satisfied. You will have no regrets with Carole, and every woman should have boudoir photos at some point in their life – whether they be for you, or you want to give your partner the most memorably sexy gift, you should go for it. And you should absolutely go with Carole! (This should be the first testimonial on your home page.)
– Tara L
Carole did an excellent job and made this overly self conscious girl go “WOW! That’s ME?!” She’s an amazing photographer with an amazing creative eye and great personality! She knew just how to work lighting and how to pose me so that I could feel confident that I’d look great! I’m so excited about seeing the final edits and I can’t wait until I get to work with her again!!
– Jennifer S
Carole is truly a professional, but she is also SO FUN! Shooting together I felt at ease and it really helped me to feel comfortable and get the best shots. I felt beautiful even big and preggo. 🙂 She is so talented and I would highly recommend her to my friends (and have!)
– Alexis Jade
Carole’s photos make you feel special and beautiful! Even if you think you can’t do it, or are afraid she makes you feel comfortable and at ease during the shoot, and the photos afterward will make you feel like the most amazing woman. She is an amazing photographer!
Many Thanks!!! Carole does such amazing work with angles, lighting, etc… I was given great feedback throughout my shoot, and was so at ease with the direction she gave. What I loved most was that Carole would pause every now and then to show me a few of the pictures she’d taken. There is nothing like seeing quality photos taken of you from only moments before to help someone feel confident in what they are doing. Carole is a true professional and sometime in between exchanging our first email and taking the first photo, she managed to become a friend.
– Ms S
BEAUTIFUL OMG!!! this woman is amazing… she is very patient and has a bubbly personality, GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!!!!!! i would recommend her to anyone!!! She know’s what to do behind the camera once she see in her head her image she’s trying to get… believe me when i say SHE GETS IT!!! Lovely work, continue working hard, and thank you so much… my first boudoir shoot was awesome, i had fun!!! hope to hear from you again!!
This one is a lot longer than the rest, and it wasn’t posted as a review, but came to me as an email awhile after the session, and I have to share it:
I was so excited to finally be able to participate in one of Carole’s boudoir sessions. As the days grew closer, the more nervous I became, but I thought I had it under control. The day before I was I had second thoughts about doing the session. But I didn’t want to back out at the last minute and interrupt the schedule. So I figured I would go and get my hair and make-up done and have Carole do some head shots.
The day finally arrived and I was extremely nervous and trying hard to keep from canceling. I got to the hotel and everyone was bouncing around in excited and sharing their outfits. A very joyous atmosphere indeed. I was pretty petrified at this point and found a spot on the floor after we sent the guys on their merry way. Carole arrived very perky and excited to get going. Then the make-up artist arrived and the hair dresser. With each arrival I was becoming more and more nervous, anxious and scared. I was able to get out “I don’t want to do this.” Carole and Brig said it was fine, that I didn’t have to do anything I didn’t want to but since I was there I should at least do head shots, and I agreed.
I watched as the ladies began getting their hair and make-up done. They were beautiful! I watched as they went next door to their shoots. It was now my turn to get my hair and make-up done. I managed to convey what I wanted to the hair dresser and she began to curl my hair and pin it to set until my turn in front of the camera. Step one down with very little incident, on to step two. I sat down to get my make-up done and it was going along fine, but I was getting more, and more anxious and scared. I had left my anxiety medication at home because I felt like I could do this without it. But I had brought along my pain medication in case I needed it after the shoot. I was beginning to feel the panic rise in my chest with each passing moment. I didn’t want to lose it in front of all these people, keep it together I kept telling myself. I finally asked Jenni to bring me the pain medication. I knew it would mellow me a little bit, but wasn’t sure it would stop the panic attack. But it was worth a shot. I took the meds and tried to settle down into the make-up chair for several firsts. She put on fake eyelashes which were a lot heavier then you might think. She then used the eyelash curler, which I had never before used. Let me tell you it is weird having a contraption closing in on your eye. She was finished and I was scared.
Everyone had changed in the ready room, but I couldn’t in front of all the people. On top of that I had to pee something fierce, but there were so many people in the room, and the bathroom was not very private. I just couldn’t do it, but I didn’t wanna wander down to the lobby with my wacky hair and heavy make-up on. Plus I wasn’t wearing a bra. No can do. It was my turn. Oh goodness.
I took my suitcase to the room next door. It was quieter. Soft music playing. Warm light from the window. I told Carole I had to use the restroom and get dressed. So she left and let me do what I needed. I took a big deep breath and said I can do this. I put on my pretty undies I had been planning to wear. I showed Carole what I had brought along. We decided against the jewelry and started with shoes. Carole made me feel comfortable and I pushed through the anxiety, the pain medication was kicking in and I was feeling a little more relaxed. We started the photo shoot and it started off more stuffy, but I soon lightened up. I started to forget I was just wearing my undies. We ditched the shoes because it they were driving me nuts having them on the bed. (Plus I hate shoes.) Carole was making me laugh by this point and I was obviously more relaxed. I changed outfits and on to the bed we go again. Carole informs me I am good at posing, who knew, me? Then we took pictures of the last outfit. I put my hair up in a ponytail and put on my jersey. This was more me. I decided to give the sheet shots a try. HUGE step here! I stripped the shirt, I have never had to change in front of anyone before or been that bare except for at home or the doctor’s office. It was weird. I didn’t feel real comfortable, and I think the photos show it.
Whew! I DID IT! I felt relief and excited, and exhausted. I took a peek at the photos and they were ok. They looked a lot better than I would have every thought. Everyone said they looked amazing. Larry liked them.
That evening I was pretty subdued. I think I was still dealing with the emotional drain of the day. By Sunday I was completely exhausted. I ended up taking a 5 hour nap in the afternoon. I felt much better when I was done. I am proud of myself for going through with it. For being stronger then my fears, and anxiety. For showing myself I can do things and be stronger then my disease. I am proud that I can be a beautiful woman. I finally realized that I wasn’t as huge as I had thought. I am thankful to my friends and Carole for not pushing and being supportive of me. Letting me make my choice but being there no matter what I had decided. Thankful to Carole for making me feel at ease enough to go through with the photos and making me feel comfortable. This was an experience I will never forget.