real people, wild hearts.


I photograph real people on real adventures with the ones they love.

I photograph what it feels like, not what it looks like.

I focus on connection, emotion, personalities and love.

I want adventure families who aren't afraid to go off the beaten path.

When you come to me for your family photographs, I want you to know I'm all in on your family.

Let down your hair, run through the sand barefoot with your babies, let them splash in the water and watch the magic happen.

Let's photograph time as it stands right now, in this place in everything that it is, for today is the moment to live for.

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

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owner/photographer

Caryn DeFreez

Caryn DeFreez

I'm a small town girl, born and raised in Michigan and still call this place home today. I'm a mama to three girls who I adore more than life itself. I love a good road-trip, hiking, the ocean and most definitely the mountains. I'm a simple girl, I would consider myself a minimalist. I'm a sweatpants/leggings wearing, hoodie loving laid back chick. I'm drawn to connection and emotion and have based my photography off of those two things. Let's get together and photograph the good stuff!

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Jodi Fox

“Caryn is so amazing not just as a photographer but as a person. She made our photo shoot so laid back and fun. My daughter connected to her and had a blast too. I highly recommend her and loved her storyteller style, candid just really captures the personalities and moments in a way that makes them feel like real life....I can not thank her enough for these beautiful images and I can not wait to put them all over my walls”

01 / 08

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