Member: Professional Photographers of America
International Christian Photographers
moving to Red River over two decades ago, Carl Brown has earned a
reputation for the extraordinary ability to "shoot from the hip" and
create perfect photos while mastering difficult photographic
circumstances. Over 35 years as a professional photographer have given
him a distinct advantage in conquering the unique challenges of outdoor
portraiture as well as special events.
career began in 1976 with an assortment of five-star hotel photographic
assignments at vacation resorts in Florida, Georgia and on Mackinac
Island in Michigan. Carl soon learned that he had the gift of artistic
photographic expression along with an uncanny ability to work quickly - a
valuable combination of skills.
quickly trained as a ski photographer after relocating to the mountains
and found that his skills transferred well to the slopes. Three years
later, he bought the Red River ski photography operation and Southern
Exposure was born.
same year, Carl began the adventure of shooting whitewater rafting on
the Rio Grande River. He also enjoys the challenge of shooting special
events such as high school proms, youth sports, bicycle races and
motorcycle rallies! Enchanting outdoor family portraits, reunions,
senior portraits and a significant number of weddings each year complete
Carl shoots all portraits and reunions in God's studio, "The Great
Outdoors," his clients can relax and be casual! Many say that their
portrait shoot was as much fun as anything they did on their vacation.
That is his goal - that people would have fun as well as come away with
High school seniors find Carl's shoots especially enjoyable. They really have a blast!
shoots his weddings with a journalistic approach, capturing each moment
as it happens. Hundreds of delighted families eagerly attest to his
ability to preserve excellent images of their special day with his
inconspicuous style. Carl loves his work and it shows.
A Personal Word from Carl -
many photo sessions I've heard people say, 'Carl, you are so patient!
'Patience comes in handy when I'm shooting family portraits and
weddings, especially when we're outdoors.
found that God doesn't just give us patience per se, but that He does
give us circumstances that teach it. God knew that I would be in the
people business, so He chose to bless me with lots of children to teach
me this trait. I am thankful for eight beautiful children, ten
grandchildren and a loving wife who has been patient with me as I have
how special my personal family photographs are to me, I understand how
much your photos mean to you. That is why I take all of my assignments
very seriously. I am confident that I will be able to meet or exceed
your expectations. Preserving memories that will be cherished forever
brings me great pleasure. It's fun!"