Our Story

Carlson | Photo is Jon & Lyn Carlson—wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographers providing professional, creative photography at affordable prices. Jon brings nearly 15 years of multimedia production experience to his photography, having worked with clients ranging from Dell Computers to the Four Seasons Hotel & Fountain Restaurant (Philadelphia) to the Presbyterian Church in America. Lyn honed her photographic talent throughout Europe and historic Israel, and she envisions and captures unique, intimate images. Our images tell stories; let us tell yours.

Your Story

Everyone has a story, and every milestone—from a wedding to a graduation to a growing family—deserves to have its story told. Carlson | Photo tells stories through rich, evocative images that blend photojournalism with classic portrature. Whether we're meeting for a inital consulation or capturing a groom's face as his bride walks down the aisle, we see your story and help you tell it. Contact us today to learn how we can help tell your story.


A unique approach

All our photos are captured using professional digital photography equipment—Canon cameras, a wide range of lenses, and off-camera lighting. We work primarily with natural light, but understand when and how to use additional lighting to enhance a shoot. Every image we capture is carefully reviewed and edited, including black and white or sepia conversion. Most significantly, you own your images. At the end of our editing process, you'll have an assortment of prints as well as a disc with full-resolution, non-watermarked images that you can share, print, and reprint at your convenience.

Rave Reviews

Kate and JonathanJon, the photos are beautiful! They surpass our expectations! You were such a pleasure to work with and your calm manner throughout the evening really helped us get beautiful pics and not be stressed about it. Thanks again. – Kate + Jonathan




Christine and WilliamWE LOOOOOOOOOOVE all of the photos you took … We received the album late last week and it is absolutely AMAZING!!!!! You captured all the perfect moments and put the album together superbly!  Thank you again for being apart of our wedding and doing a great job. – Christine + William

Jessica and JasonI wanted to tell you how much we love our wedding photos!  We get so many compliments and I just love to look through them to remember the day!  Our family is also in love with pictures we sent to each of them for keepsakes of the special day!  You did an amazing job!!! – Jessica + Jason


Meredith and ScottThe pictures are amazing!! We were so pleased with how you and your wife worked on Saturday. We really felt that every moment of our big day was captured. – Meredith + Scott

Amy and LukeThese are incredible! You did an amazing job of capturing every moment! We couldn't be happier with the way these turned out! Wow! – Amy + Luke






Amy and LukeOh Jon, the photos are great! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. You were amazing on Saturday and we can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. – Devon + Erik