Introduction to Kira Godbe, dba Carmel Photography

Hey all!

Yes – finally getting into some serious, and not so serious, blogging. Photography has changed so much in the past few years, technically. But I still think the challenge of getting the right image is still the same as it has always been all the way back to Cartier-Bresson in the late 1800’s. I love seeing other photographers’ work and am always inspired and in awe of what is out there.

I really got my start when the wonderful Tom O’Neal sent me off to Norway with one of his old Nikons and told me to just start shooting. I was lucky enough to go to my ancestral home with my mother and shoot in that incredible midnight light that exists north of the Arctic Circle. Of course, that was in the olden days of film – and I was only 12 at the time… kidding.

Lately I’ve been reinvigorated with wedding photography. I love what I see with the newly engaged and their attitude towards their upcoming nuptials. Many are crafting the day themselves. Making their own invitations, favors, table deco. This speaks big time creativity to me and then I know they are open to the photography being very important, too. I hope with my attempt at these posts, you will get to know me better; get to know my work and not be paralyzed when it comes to discussing all aspects of your wedding day. Or any other event, for that matter!