About Me

Hello there! I'm Carly!

The arts are something that I've been involved in since I was just a tyke. I was in everything from show choir, to theatre, to photography. My dad kickstarted my love for capturing photos when he gave me my first camera at the age of six. Drum roll please... which was a pink Barbie film camera! I remember walking around the house and taking photos of everything. As I got older, I started to gravitate more towards photographing people, then eventually product.

Fast forward through college and suddenly I'm working in a studio with anything from jade rollers to dog bandanas. If you would have asked me if I thought I'd be dabbling in commercial work, I'd say in a million years! Turns out I actually love working with products. Each project is a new adventure and the fact that I'm able to bring life and character to inanimate objects is my greatest prize.

While I primarily work with products, I appreciate the moments that I get to create beautiful portraits for people. My favorite way to capture those moments of human beauty are simply by roaming around and flying by the seat of my pants.

I've had the amazing opportunity to work along side John Bragg, Rob Woodcox, Clay Cook, and many other talented individuals. I am continuously expanding my knowledge, trying and trying some more, then other times getting the "one" on the very first take. 

You can find me roaming abandoned properties, hanging out with my furry pride & joy named Oliver, & refreshing Instagram every chance I get. 

If you're wanting a portrait that's unique to you, your brand, or your wildest vision; tell me your dreams. If you're wanting your products to come to life and stand out against the rest; tell me your vision. I'd love to create something just for you based on you


Email Address: carlysecrestphotography@yahoo.com

Indianapolis, IN & beyond