Author Archives: Carmen Carda

About Carmen Carda

For as long as I can remember, I've been taking pictures. I remember getting my first camera as a kid and being amazed with the capability of transforming a single moment into a printed piece of history with a simple snap of the shutter. After many years and many photographs, I began to realize the importance of documenting life as it happens. For me, the choice to become a professional photographer was a simple one. My passion for photography is not just what I do, but who I am. I believe that my business does not need to run like everyone else runs their business. So I run it the way that I'd like it to be run if I was the client. I became established in 2003- and have become a respected, and preferred photographer for weddings, newborns, children and family portraiture in the State of South Dakota and surrounding areas. I believe real life is beautiful and that photography is one of the most important investments you can make to preserve your precious memories. I work hard to be as open as possible with you so that you can feel completely at ease making your wedding day or Portrait session a wonderful, memorable experience, just as it should be. A newborn, child or family session with me is never rushed. You will never have to feel anxious about getting anyone to smile, because each session is laid back and fun. Your child may need a hug, a snack, or even some silly time to get comfortable in front of the camera. Your newborn may need some cuddles or time to feed. And your wedding day may not run as planned but I will be right there to make it go as smoothly as possible so you can enjoy every moment of your day making it a memorable, fun experience. So please take a look at my galleries, Facebook and blog so you can get to know me through my photographs. See that I am inspired by art, design, love and people and have enough technical skill to not only be a person with a camera, but an artist who will capture the heart and soul of who you are!

Aberdeen SD wedding rocks the motorcycle wedding photos!

There are fun weddings…then there are fun weddings.  Jesse and Carly definitely rocked their wedding photos and there was no shortage of fun with this couple.  These are just a few favorites from their Aberdeen  SD wedding with Carmen’s Photography. … Continue reading

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Little Farm boy 1 year photos with Carmen’s Photography

How much fun is this 1 year session with Briggs. Such a little farm boy! My favorite shots are of him in his little bib overalls in the corn and on the chair outside. Check out my favorites from his … Continue reading

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Happiness is your 1st Birthday Cake!

Happy Birthday To sweet little Parker….such an cutelittle boy and a blast to work with. He was so happy at his first birthday smash cake session there is only one word to describe him…adorable! Check out my favorites from his … Continue reading

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Springtime and babies…go hand in hand!

There is nothing I love more then a springtime newborn session…..especially when I have such a beautiful baby girl to photograph. Hailey has the sweetest smile and who can resist that gorgeous hair. These are just a few favorites form … Continue reading

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Meet Hank 6 days new! Such a little love!

Here are a few favorites from a recent newborn session. Meet little Hank what a cutie….it was cuteness overload on my end. He was so easy to work with I adored every minute spent with him. Check out my favorites … Continue reading

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The Sweetest little Lamb newborn Photo session

Meet sweet Kenna…..7 days new and just a little doll. This little girl was so easy to work with I hardly knew she was in the studio. And her parents and big brother were just amazing to work with. These … Continue reading

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Beautiful Newborn Blessings.. a Valentines Day Newborn Session.

Meet Quinn … the sweetest little Valentines Day blessing. She was the easiest little girl to work with…especially since she was 16 days old and had traveled from Fargo ND for her session. She slept like a little trooper and … Continue reading

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Everyone loves a good Dino photo…

Here are two sweet kiddos I recently photographed. Kogan and his Dino and h is sister Harper who was recently 6 months old! I just loved working with these two and wanted to share a few favorites from their session! … Continue reading

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The littlest Football fan just in time for Superbowl!

This little guy might not be wearing the correct jersey color for the big game..but I think he is the cutest little fan! Meet Mason the sweetest little boy ever. These are just a few favorites from his newborn photo … Continue reading

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Welcome Rainbow baby..

What is a rainbow baby? A Rainbow Baby is the understanding that the beauty of a rainbow does not negate the ravages of the storm. When a rainbow appears, it doesn’t mean the storm never happened or that the family … Continue reading

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