LILY + Q
"Carl was exceptional to work with. He takes generous time to meet with the client to understand what you're looking for, your style, your day, etc. by asking detailed questions. He provides expert feedback including how to schedule your day-of timeline. It seems every photographer can shoot an outdoor winery wedding well, but indoor low-light shots are a challenge. We searched high and low for a photographer who could photograph well indoors and in low lighting, and finally found Carl through Instagram. His photography colors, lighting, shadows, etc. were all exactly what we were looking for. Away we went! Carl (and Charles) were so patient to work with day-of. They captured all the important moments, and expertly shifted us around to get excellent group and family shots. What you get with Carl Elixir are not just photos - they're memories. Our emotions were captured perfectly and we can still feel them through our photos. The light touch-ups on our photos were expertly done and provided the touch needed for the type of photos we were seeking for our wedding style. Thank you for the memories for many many years to come!"
PATRICIA + EKE
"I was very specific on the type of photographer I wanted for our wedding day. I wanted a photographer who could not only take good pictures, but someone who could tell a story and have a very keen eye for details. I wanted a professional photographer that could achieve these things with very little instructions from me on our wedding day. I planned our wedding in barely 3 months and so the later was very important to us. From the moment I saw Carl's work on his website, I was completely blown away because of the quality of photography and sparkler photos which i really wanted. When my husband and I met him, the questions he asked and his attention to detail immediately made a strong impression on us and we knew he was our photographer right away. We actually picked Carl over our sister in law's sister who is also a close friend! Our sparkler pictures came out beautiful as well as all our other photographs. I am usually very picky and critical of photographs and for once i had no complaints. I highly recommend Carl because he is also patient and very professional. His services are more than reasonably priced so absolutely great value for his quality of work!"
JANE + MATT
"There are so many photographers to choose from in the DC area, but Carl Elixir Photography offered the most impeccable body of work we could find. Carl is an incredibly TALENTED photographer that WILL find the perfect moments and shots to take your breath away. Carl is very knowledgeable, was responsive to all of our questions, and offered his expert advice as we were developing our wedding timeline. Even though both our engagement shoot and wedding day were a little rainy, he was able to make use of the elements and our surroundings to stage some REALLY, striking, thoughtful and romantic photos of us. Carl used his artistic vision to guide us to just the right spots for the best possible pictures. With Carl’s talents, our photos convey the mood of our unforgettable special day. On the day of, Carl and his assistant, Charles, brought such a positive and creative energy that we really felt like they were having fun along with us. They have a very calming presence about them that will make you feel comfortable on one of the most important days of your life. They were professional, prompt, and kind during all of our shoots and words cannot express the gratitude we have for both Carl and Charles! We are forever grateful for our beautiful engagement and wedding photos and we will cherish them forever!"
JOE + EMILY
"I am a high level amateur photographer, so I was very critical on selecting a photographer for our wedding. My wife is a former model and also critical of selecting a photographer for our special day. Carl had reached out to us and upon our review of Carl's portfolio we decided to meet with him. From the moment we met Carl, we felt very comfortable that he was a pro, and had some great ideas for our wedding. Our wedding day Carl and Charles showed up on time and immediately went to work. They were a great pleasure to work with, very professional, and managed to pull organization out of 14 bridesmaids and groomsmen, plus our parents. The photos we received were absolutely amazing. The W Hotel even wanted our photos for their marketing use. Carl is a top notch photographer I would put up against anyone nationally. He was great to work with, timely with the photo editing, an excellent editor I might add, and very importantly was able to keep us on time, stayed out of the way with no distractions, took all the photos we wanted with a smile, directed us like an artist, and captured some amazing photos! Believe me, we have worked with many professional photographers in the DC/MD area. Carl Elixir is awesome. Hire him. You will have no regrets, and you will capture some amazing photo memories. Carl, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts, as do our family and friends as we are in awe of the cinematographic photos you created for us! Thank You!"