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Rebecca & Jeff

Every time we look at the fabulous work that the Carlson's captured of our wedding day, it takes us back to each moment of our special day. They were fantastic to work with, the time and patience they had with our wedding party, was truly appreciated. We can't even imagine anything more special than the images that were captured, from the first look where my now husband saw me in my wedding gown, with the crystal blue waters of bay, to the time spent at a close family friends cherry orchard, to historic Fishtown and back to Northport where our vows were spoken and our reception was held. The candid shots of our family and guests are captured to share for years to come. We will cherish each and every one of the amazing memories that Carlson Photography captured. We truly can't thank them enough!

I live in Colorado and was planning my rustic wedding in Northern Michigan in 8 short months. My sister had used Dan for her family pictures the summer before and they turned out amazing! I e-mailed Dan to ask if he had our wedding date available and he got back to me within a half hour. Dan provided stellar customer service and was available through e-mail or the phone whenever I had a question. A few months before the wedding Dan met me at the venue so we could meet and discuss the plans in person. On the wedding day Dan and his wonderful wife, Mary, came to the vineyard early to scope out areas with the best lighting. Dan and Mary had a smile on their face the entire time and were very flexible with the craziness of the day. They did a great job getting the pictures that we wanted in an efficient way. Dan and Mary were kind to all of the guests and their positivity was appreciated. When I received our pictures I was amazed at how great they turned out! Dan and Mary captured every moment of our special day. I loved all the pictures they took of our guests hugging, smiling and dancing. I love Dan's creative style of photography. They also did a fantastic job with photographing the flowers, centerpieces and decorations. My favorite pictures are from the creative album where Dan spent lots of time editing to make the pictures look very cool. I have recommended Dan to all of my friends and family. I plan to use him for our anniversary pictures and eventually family photos. Dan and Mary are an awesome team and I'm so thankful that they were part of our special day! Tracy & Alex

Dan & Mary were absolutely wonderful to work with and did an amazing job not only photographing our wedding, but our engagement session as well! I’m typically a reserved & shy individual around those that I’m not familiar with, but Dan and Mary were so comfortable to be around, which made the day of our wedding that much more relaxed and fun! Carlson Photography captured our wedding day beautifully with awe-inspiring creativity. We are absolutely in love with our wedding photos and amazed at every last detail & emotion captured. The photographs brought tears back to our eyes. End of story, we simply cannot thank Dan & Mary enough for photographing our wedding and going above & beyond our expectations – Thanks Dan & Mary!!! Rachel & David

Our wedding photography experience with Dan & Mary was one that we will never forget. God’s timing is always perfect and to find the Carlsons was an example of that. The images came out beautifully and we cannot thank them enough for telling the story of our wedding day. They were an absolute joy to work with and we would recommend them to anyone. –Jaclyn & Philip

Dan and Mary were so much fun to work with - Allen and I felt relaxed during all of our first-look photos, and got such great results at the different locations with our wedding party. I really liked the pictures they took during our receiving line after the ceremony - they captured the best candid moments. At our reception, we forgot they were even there as Dan and Mary did such a wonderful job of blending in! It was also really helpful meeting with Dan prior to the wedding day; he set up a realistic timeline beforehand of which locations we'd be able to shoot during our six hour time frame. I was extremely impressed with how well they utilized our six hours!! I chose Carlson Photography because I loved their creative approach - no boring wedding pictures here! - Anna and Allen

We can’t thank Dan Carlson enough for creating such beautiful images of our wedding day. Searching for a photographer was challenging and all the frustration was worth it in the end. Dan did an amazing job of capturing the best moments of our day and telling the story of our wedding day. We will cherish these images forever and we have Dan to thank for that. We highly recommend Dan for anyone who wants someone who is creative and easy to work with.- Claire & Karl Skiba

Thank you so much for the beautiful photos on our wedding day! The moments in the old vineyard are cherished memories. I'm so glad we found it, and at the last minute too! Thank you for being resourceful and taking the time after the reception to hunt down the perfect setting to photograph just the two of us. You were so helpful in our requests and making sure that we got the angles and specific photos we wanted. We especially love the photo before the wedding when we held hands over the wall. It is a precious and cherished moment for us! You captured the story of our wedding day in artistic detail and unique composition. Thank you so much for making our day last more than just a few hours, but a lifetime to enjoy. - Jonathan and Ashley Garlinghouse

We were so pleased to have Dan and Mary photograph our wedding. Dan met with us a few times prior to make sure we were on the same page and he understood exactly what we wanted. They were very professional, laid-back, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend anyone getting married in the Traverse City area to contact Dan before booking your photographer! ~ Jessica & Kevin

I was very impressed with the photos Dan took at our wedding. He was able to capture all the important aspects in a beautiful and creative style. When I watched the slideshow of pictures I felt like they told a story of our special day. I could not ask for better pictures they were truly amazing!- Jessica and Joe Jeluso

We were beyond thrilled with the experience we had with Carlson Photography at our wedding. Dan was so accommodating and really listened to what we were visioning for our day. We had some very specific requests and he did everything in his power to make sure that he delivered on every one of them. Our end result is a set of photographs that tells a story about our day. We never felt Dan’s presence during the wedding, but somehow he was able to capture all the moments we hoped for. We would recommend Carlson Photography to anyone looking for a creative, professional photography experience. - Ian and Laura Ashton

Nate and I were extrememly happy with the pictures Dan took at our wedding. he was very friendly and made you feel really comfortable. He was patient and made sure you were happy with all of the decisions that were made. He never made you feel rushed. He did a very good job of making sure he got every detail necessary. He is very creative and has very good ideas for your pictures. We had an awesome wedding and Dan made it even more awesome!! ~Nate and Kelsi Matthews

Dan Carlson took our family photo shoot the end of July on the most beautiful evening we could have asked for. We had a gorgeous setting and an amazing sunset as our backdrop. Family pictures can be difficult in even the most perfect of settings...we were worried that there may only be a few good pictures, as our 2 year old was more into the beach and the water than actually looking or smiling at the camera. We don't know how he did it, but Dan captured some spectacular photos of our family. They show the true personality of our children and are pictures we will cherish forever. We were so impressed by his editing skills and what he did with the creative gallery. The way he played with the lighting and transformed the original photograph made our portraits a beautiful work of art. He is great to work with and very professional. We purchased the master disk and feel like we got so much for our money, his prices are very reasonable. We are from out of state, but will definitely remember Dan the next time we are in the Traverse City area. Thank you again Dan!- Trasky Family

Dan Carlson provides both quality and creativity to photography. He is extremely friendly and very patient to work with. His creativity helped to capture memories that will last us for many years to come. We would highly recommend him to anyone. We look forward to having Dan take more pictures in the future.- Nicole & Phil Clark

Dan Carlson did an exceptional job at our wedding. He was quick to respond to our emails or phone calls. Dan’s pictures represent how creative and skilled he is at his profession. Dan was accommodating to any type of pictures we wanted and he was artistic at capturing our special day. We were very impressed with the quality of our pictures. Dan Carlson is an outstanding photographer and we greatly recommend him to anyone. He is a great person to work with. Thank you for everything Dan!- Sara and Jesse

I was very impressed with Carlson Photography. Dan has an eye for details. We were blessed to have him do our daughters wedding in May of 2009. Pictures say a lot. The memories we will have from them is priceless. I have and will continue to tell everyone about Dan's talent as a photographer. Thanks Dan! -Mark and Penny Knauss

Right after our second son was born, we were looking for a local photographer who could take pictures of our baby and our 18 month old. We were looking for someone that was talented, reasonably priced, and convenient. After looking at the impressive gallery online, we decided to go with Dan Carlson. Dan came to our home and worked tirelessly to get some beautiful shots of our infant and our toddler (who happened to be very crabby and uncooperative that day). Our prints were available for viewing online very soon after the shoot and we also received a disc with the proofs. The photos were incredible and we will cherish them forever. Dan is an extremely professional, patient person and we will not hesitate to call him again in the future. -Kristine Gerling

It was a pleasure to work with you. We are very happy with the pictures and time you took to take them. You did a fantastic job. We will pass your name along to relatives and friends as we were very pleased with the outcome. Thank you for taking the time to edit the prints so carefully and send them so promptly. -Carlotta and David