Thursday, December 8, 2011

Meet Cari Wible Photography

Cari Wible is an amazing wedding, portrait and family photographer in the Austin, Texas area. But, good news is, she travels! She also just happened to do our engagement photos up here in Chicago. It was a wonderful experience and she helps you to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. I always love a photographer where I can say, "Really, that's what I look like?" In a good way. And that doesn't normally happen to me. Check out some of the goodies from her portfolio and read the interview below! Visit Cari Wible Photography to learn more or to book her for your wedding or portrait session.
Meet Cari Wible:
My background in fashion translates to very glamorous and editorial images that tell a story-your story. My commitment is to be a fond memory of this experience and not to dictate your day. These are your memories, I'm just here to document them-your way. More often than not, I am friends with my brides afterward...that's the best part!!

How do you make your clients feel more comfortable in front of the camera?
I really approach the individual differently, the brides tend to be ready to go and typically need very little prompting. The grooms on the other hand....I usually just let them know ahead of time how important it is to be themselves and that I'm willing to make a fool of myself to make them laugh. After that it's more about just letting them enjoy their time together and being there to catch it with my camera. However, my trick for a natural smile is to have them motor boat their mouth....It keeps their cheeks from hurting, loosens their mouth to help their smile be more natural and as a bonus usually makes them laugh!

How can someone prepare for an engagement or portrait shoot?
I tell everyone to have 2-3 outfits, this gives you variety in the pictures. Look like you!! Do your hair and makeup like you would do on any semi special day BUT 10% more. And this sounds silly, but practice in the mirror, know what smile and eyes you like. It's important to be prepared but to still be yourself.

What is your favorite part about photographing weddings?
I love that moment when I realize I got a picture of the couple being themselves and truly in love. It sounds cheesy, but I'm a hopeless romantic and it's just so fun to see that spark.  Sometimes it's when they kiss, sometimes it's the whisper after that kiss...LOVE IT!!


  1. Great interview, Michelle! I love reading interviews and seeing behind the scenes, especially of photographers. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. michelle, i've nominated you for the versatile blogger award here :

  3. Hi Michelle, Her photos are really "real people" and fun. The couples look very in love. Thanks for showing us her work! Happy Monday, Noreen

  4. Thanks everybody! I love reading interviews too, it just makes their work seem so much more interesting.

    Thanks Leah!