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Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by.

So first, a little about me: My name is Carissa and I am CTW Photography’s Portrait Photographer. In addition to being a Photographer with CTW Photography, I am also a Master’s-level Social Worker at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. I am very passionate about both of my jobs and love the balance that these two roles bring to my life. I live in Coralville with my husband, our daughter, and our zoo (aka two dogs, a dog who thinks he’s a cat, and a cat who thinks she’s a dog). Besides photography and spending time with my friends and family, I love food, fashion, music, and FOX Channel’s the “New Girl”. I hate beer but love whiskey, have a love-hate relationship with working out, admit to having a nerdy gaming side, and love to travel. I am the tiniest bit OCD/Type A and have a multi-colored (12 colors as of today), color-coded Google Calendar; no joke, that thing is my lifeline.

I absolutely love babies and children and families…so it should really be no surprise that I love photographing them as well. I also photograph high school seniors, pets, and non-corporate events such as family reunions, etc. Be sure to check out the gallery and the blog for examples of my work.

Lastly, I’d like to take a moment to say how very grateful I am to all of my clients. I couldn’t do this without them, their loyalty and their trust to invite me into their lives, time and time again, to capture the big, little, and in-between moments throughout their lives. Really, truly – it is an honor – thank you!

CTW Photography Portraits by Carissa is a new member of the National Association of Professional Children’s Photographers (NAPCP)!PINIMAGE

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