My name is Carole Slagsvol. I am a natural light photographer located in Blythewood, South Carolina, specializing in modern and fine art portraiture of children and families. I am married to my husband of 22 years. We have two handsome boys and one beautiful girl. I am a graduate of the University of South Carolina. My photography education has been primarily self- taught, although, I have taken classes in technique and photographic composition and creativity. Experience has been my best teacher, though, and she continues to challenge me every day.
Photography is so important in my life because it gives me the chance to create. When I create, I feel as though I am contributing to this life. When I create for others, I am the most alive because I am serving others with my gifts. Even as a child, I was always absorbed in creating. I was drawn to visually creative projects. I was creating "pinterest" type boards since I was six!
My love for photography began the first time I saw a portrait that captured the subject’s soul. Photography has been my humble attempt to thank God for the beauty of creation, especially in His people. My artistic mission is to create what I love about children and families in my images. My hope is that I will be able to represent the spirit of the child or family through my images. My background includes a struggle for self-esteem as a child. One of my strengths is that I truly mpathize with being self-conscious, and I love to help people overcome this anxiety while in front of my camera.
Outside of my photography work I enjoy cooking, exercising with my friends, reading (mostly about photography), and worshiping the God I serve.
I work in the Columbia South Carolina and Midlands area including Blythewood, Forest Acres, Northeast Columbia, Lexington, Irmo and Chapin. I also travel to Charlotte and Greenville or Charleston for fine art sessions.
I would love to photograph your children or family. I realize that each person is unique. There has never been or ever will be another person like your child or yourself. I want to help you celebrate that!