Meet Us

Our Little Family


We are Michael and Grace, and we are the Carrs. A husband and wife team, working together to fulfill our dream of being among the top photography studios in the wedding and portrait photography industry.  We currently live in the southwest corner of Ohio, in the fantastic city of Dayton.  This is where both of us grew up, and this is where our love story began.  Friends since our childhood, we both ran with the same cool crowd of homeschoolers for years.  But then came high school, and we both went our own ways.  Almost six years passed before we saw each other again, but on that fateful Sunday afternoon, when we did finally see each other… let’s just say there was an instant connection.  Michael was like “HEY HEY HEY… How you doin?” and Grace was like “Bow Chicka BOW WOW!”  (at least that’s kinda how it went).  Now, twelve years later, after starting this photography business in Chicago, IL (which we dearly miss) we are back in Dayton, we have two fabulous children, Gabriel and Jackson, and a curly black labradooble, Mumford.


The Carrs Photography is celebrating 12 years of business! In all those years, the goal has always been clear… create amazing images that remind people of their best memories, and provide an experience for each client that blows them away. Our small business family has grown this past year, and we could not be more excited about the amount of talent each new member brings to the table.

Michael is the lead photographer and visionary for The Carrs Photography. With over 300 weddings under his belt, Michael still knows how to have fun, and although he knows how to command a room, his goofy side is mostly what you will see. His approach to photography blends classic beauty with modern style. No fads, or trends. Just clean, beautiful photos crafted to highlight the client’s personality and tell their story.

Kera, Josh and Alex are three of the best photographers we know, and bringing them into the studio is beyond exciting! With immense experience as independent business owners, now they are focused on sharing The Carrs Photography experience with more people.

Grace is a our customer care specialist, taking time to make sure that all the tiny details of each wedding is in line prior to the event. Phone calls, emails, scheduling, she keeps the train on the tracks. The last major player in our little team is Johanna. A recent Wright State graduate with her degree in photography, Johanna is the studio editor. Trained by Michael, she gets to experience all the magic and beauty of weddings and portraits second-hand as she sweeps through the images, adding that little bit of post production magic and shine!

At the end of the day, we approach your wedding or portrait session with a deep respect for the importance of what is happening and what we are documenting. With that being said, we’re not really serious people!  Our love for weddings and portraits comes from our love for people, interaction, and lasting friendships.  Making amazing images of beautiful people doing awesome things just happens to be how we make those friendships.

We have started calling our team of amazing people The Carrs & Co. So if you see that pop up here and there, don’t worry, now you know! Just wait for the Tshirts.


Located at 434 E. Third Street in downtown Dayton, our studio is usually full of great music, wonderful scented candles, and people. We host our client meetings, image order premier parties, and all sorts of special events at the studio. Look for us next time you’re in the neighborhood, and stop in to say hi!