About Chris


Carlson family peaking over edge.

Hi, I am Chris Carlson.

Husband, father, nerd, and lover of sports. I've been married to my wonderful wife, Rachel, since April 2005. Rachel is my rock and supports me in almost every crazy idea I have. A lot of times you can find Rachel assisting on my sessions. I'm also a proud dad to Christin & Kylee since 2014.

When I first picked up a camera in 1999 I had no idea what was about to happen.

Guy with a wand levitating a tesseract.

Chris with his Mad-Eye Moody Wand and Tesseract.

In high school I wanted nothing more than to be a football coach. That didn't work out. Part of wanting to be a football coach was to be able to influence young people's lives in a positive way like my coaches had influenced mine. I never stopped looking for a way to do just that. Even considering a career path as a pastor. I've also always envied sports photographers for getting combine two of my favorite things.


If someone had told me 20 years ago that I would be combining 3 things I wanted the most and making a career out of it I never believed you, but here we are. It's a perfect example of finding happiness in doing the things you love and I get to do it on 3 fronts.


IT STARTED ON FILM


Below you will find a small selection of the photos I took when I first started with a film camera in 1999.

Beaver bridge in Beaver Arkansas.
Old church steeple.
Bright red rose bush.
Vibrant pink rose with rose buds.
Father and daughter closeup.
Three birdhouses
Ducks on a pond.
Cheerleader holding another cheerleader up.
Dirt road.
Roses with a variety of pinks.
The Saint Louis Arch