Carsten grew up in Chicagoland but coasted over to sunny SoCal in 2007 to get her degree in photojournalism from Biola University. Having photographed over 270 weddings in ten states and seven countries since 2014, her biggest takeaway is that memories matter! She’s also keenly aware that trusting a photographer with such an important day is stressful! Having moonlighted as a 911 dispatcher for over 10 years prior to becoming a full time photographer, Carsten also knows how to stay cool and collected when things don’t go according to plan. She’s got your back! And to top it off, she’ll be ready to catch those blink-of-an-eye moments that you didn’t even know were happening, so you’ll be able to look back on your wedding photos with tears of joy for years to come.