Thanks so much for stopping by our site! We’re Dave and Robin Carlan, a husband and wife portrait and wedding photography team. We live in Rock Hill, South Carolina with our extended nuclear family (reads Mom and grown kids), two destruct-o puppies Payton and Piccolo and one grumpy old man, an ornery but loveable giant Alaskan malamute named Sundance.
We'd love it if you'd click through some of the links in the menu to find out more about us and our style, our process, and some frequently asked questions. Once you’ve had a look around and you just can’t wait to set up your session, go ahead contact us to get that ball rolling!
More “About Us”
We’ve been asked a billion times by our clients to share a bit more about us, I guess they think we’re more interesting than we do! LOL In an effort to accommodate their wishes and further enlighten future clients as to what makes us ‘tick’ here are some random facts about us:
-We met in Phoenix Arizona while David was playing in a band and I was a secretary for a home builder.
-We tied the knot in June, 1982. 30 years ago!
-We have three amazing, smart, talented kids. They’re all grown up now, two are serving in the Air Force and the other is an international marketer for a gaming company in the UK.
-We are owned by three dogs, two golden retriever puppies; Payton and Piccolo and a Giant Alaskan Malamute named Sundance. Payton and Piccolo are both named after famous Chicago Bear football players and Sundance is named after Butch Cassidy’s side kick.
-We LOVE the Chicago Bears.
-Dave’s favorite move is Brian’s Song…He loves Brian Piccolo and he wants you to love him too :0)
-Robin’s favorite movie is Tammy & the Bachelor (1957). When Robin was 8 years old she met Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) in Las Vegas.
-Dave owns 6 guitars. He’s played for over 45 years. Dave loves ‘oldies’ music.
-Robin doesn’t play an instrument.
-Dave is a tech head and when he's not taking pictures, he's writing programs.
-Robin studied theater and dance at Winthrop University. She worked as an assistant casting director on 5 feature films and a tv mini-series before graduating.
-Dave and Robin are Star Trek nerds.
-Robin is a shoe-aholic.
-David hates to work in the garden… Robin loves to work in the garden.
-Dave is an Air Force brat and has lived all over the US and in Japan.
-Robin grew up in Salt Lake City, but has officially adopted the city of Chicago as her home town - even though they told her to leave >.>
-In our free time we like to play with the dogs, go to wine tastings and air shows, hot tub and hang out with friends, travel, attend Photoshop/photography seminars and take pictures (We’re hopelessly in love with photography)
-We both volunteer for Operation Photo Rescue and Operation Love Reunited (see our ‘On the House’ section to find out what those are) We’ve been so blessed, we believe it's really important to give back.
-We are both passionate about animal rescue - and are devoted to helping in any way we can! Robin volunteers for German Shepherd Rescue and Adoption - local GSD rescue that re-homes and fosters GSDs in NC, SC and VA. (See their link in our On the House section) Robin also volunteers at the York County Humane Society.
-We’ve been photographers for over 30 years. Robin worked at a studio in high school, as a retoucher and photographer’s assistant. We opened Lasting Images Photography in 1984 which operated till we moved to South Carolina in 1991.
-We love to laugh...out loud.
-We are very serious about making sure you have the experience of a lifetime with us and Pink Martini.
-We take very little else seriously...including ourselves.
-Although we’re based in the Carolinas we’re open to photographing boudoir sessions and weddings worldwide…(I know, right? Who wouldn't be open to that?!) give us a jingle, and we'll give you all the juicy details. Or YOU give us all the juicy details and we'll - Ok wait...I'm confused - Just call, we'll figure it out :0)