Hi. I'm Carleigh.
I am a lifestyle photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a new mama to my sweet little boy Justice, and a lover of all things travel, coffee, margarita, and adventure related. I started Sweet Poppy Studios while I was in law school as a creative outlet and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. I graduated law school, and after working at an IP law firm here in Silicon Valley for two years I quit to be a photographer full time and I’ve never looked back. I love photographing families, babes, bumps, lifestyle images for brands, and weddings for rad couples who want their day documented by a story teller. Because let’s face it. That’s really what I love. Telling your story – whether its your wedding or the birth of your baby. If this sounds awesome to you shoot me an email and we can chat - or even better, get together for margs. I also love meeting new photogs so if you are reading this thinking I sound like I should be your new best friend send me a message, or a DM and we can hang out!
Sweet Poppy Studios
Sweet Poppy Studios is named after my grandfather, who I called Poppy. He passed away in 2009 but he was, and continues to be, an inspiration for my business and in my life. If I close my eyes I can still hear him calling my name off the front porch from our family home in Tahoe. Actually, I can smell the fresh air and see the stars too. Did I mention I love shooting Tahoe? Oh, I really do. My husband and I were married there on the 4th of July and I can’t really think of anything that is more “us”.
Shooting with me is meant to be relaxed, candid, fun, adventurous, wild, calm, moody, and everything else in between. I want to capture what's real for you and we don't put limits on that. I love to travel so if you need me somewhere, just ask! The answer is probably yes. Wondering what shooting with me is like? Check out the little video below and you'll get a little taste of how it might go.