Hello, I'm Carmen!

+  I live in Birmingham, Alabama with my husband, our three children, and our 15-year-old Jack Russell terrier. I earned my B.A. in Studio Art with a concentration in photography from The University of Alabama in 2005. After years of interning, loading endless rolls of film, and second shooting, I founded CBM PHOTO in 2008.

+ My love affair with photography began with a hot pink 3×5 camera my daddy gifted me when I was a child. As a little girl, I would pose my friends, toys, and dogs with the goal of getting the perfect shot. Twenty some odd years later I’m still shooting away, always on the quest for my next perfect shot.

+ My approach with photography is to, quite simply, capture the story. The story of your baby’s birth, the story of their first days at home, the story of childhood, the story of your family tree growing. I believe the “in between moments” with your family are some of the most important to document and remember. Let’s get started telling your story.

I'm a big fan of random lists, so here's a few random things that I love:

+ Sweet tea, documentaries, The Office, John Mayer, that time I ran a half marathon, coming up with hilarious puns, being pregnant, True Detective, my children's hair, making my husband laugh, and making lists.