Barb Carmen Photography

Portrait Moments. Lifetime Memories.


I took my first picture at the age of eleven. I needed pictures to complete a 4-H project, so I used my parents’ camera, a Kodak Instamatic, to take photos of my pets and of the infant son of a family friend. Because of the expense of my new found hobby, I had to, reluctantly, put the camera aside after my project was completed.

As an adult, I worked a variety of part-time jobs while homeschooling my children. When I’d finished their schooling and everyone was off to college, I returned to my love of animals and spent a year as a dog trainer for a major pet supply store. Our “family” at the time included two beautiful dogs of our own, and these became my students.

A few years later my husband and I decided to take a photography class together. I was able to return to photography. Our four-footed family members made for great pictures and the grandchildren brought a new level of love for photography. It is ironic to me that I returned to taking images of pets and children after all those years! I absolutely love it!

I work in a studio setting using bright white and black backgrounds to bring out the features and personality of each client. My goal is to showcase God’s creation and highlight the love, fun, and relationships that a child or pet brings to our lives.

I see these images as portrait moments, literally caught in a flash but lasting a lifetime.






From Our Studio

Fine Art Photography

Prints, Standouts, Gallery Wraps & More

Clients have a variety of finished products to choose from, each designed to highlight the unique characteristics of the child or pet.

Fine Art Prints. Premium printing on professional luster paper with a protective coating and linen texture.

Contemporary Standouts. Premium print on 3/4 ” thick lightweight backing with white, bamboo, maple, or stainless steel edges. Pre-drilled and ready to hang.

Contemporary Black Standouts. Premium print mounted on 3/4 ” thick lightweight backing with black edges. Pre-drilled and ready to hang.

Canvas Gallery Wraps. Elegant fine art print bonded on museum quality canvas. Mounted on a 1-1/2 ” thick frame. The laminate coating protects from scuffs, scratches, cracking & UV light. A sawtooth hanger with bumpers and paper backing are included.

Float Wraps. Premium fine art print wrapped around gatorboard & coated with a protective laminate. The spacer mount allows the image to “float” off the wall.

Metal Prints. Prints on aluminum provide vibrant colors and a stunning display. Your photos are preserved with various mounting options, making this a desirable presentation.


Putting it All Together

The composite image portrays different “sides” of the subject or subjects. A funny, dramatic or subtle format can be achieved, providing a unique look.