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"Carolyn Bates is hands down one of the top five photographers I have ever met (and I've met quite a few in the profession!).

Her ability to see and understand color, composition, tone, shadow, light ... all of the many aspects of a photograph, whether landscape, still life, portrait, or whatever the subject ... is truly amazing. What she can do inside the camera when taking a shot is a wonder. And what she can do with her pictures in development is magical.

She's fun to work with (enthusiastic!), and pays attention to her clients to achieve the photograph they want and envision. Her style is natural and unpretentious, but has a fine-art quality to it. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for images of just about any type.

I love Carolyn's work. Really envy it, too."

-Pat Goudey O'Brien