Marguerite Carter

Business Owner, Photographer, and Extrovert Extraordinaire

Don't let this photo fool you - I'm hardly ever this serious. ;) I'm a "jump first and ask questions later" kind of person, and I consume books the way some people drink water. At any given moment, you'll likely find me dreaming of some grand adventure that I've yet to experience and googling flight schedules.

the philosophy behind the photography

When I was 16, I decided I wanted to go to Spain, so I used my entire savings to book a flight and then moved to Alicante for the summer. When I was 21, I graduated college and spent two months driving the US coast-to-coast with just paper maps and handwritten directions scribbled quickly on scrap paper in coffee shop parking lots. In the five years between, I logged more hours driving places than most adults will in their entire lives, and to this day I spend my nights and weekends finding new corners to explore.

And I hope I never stop.

Because I fully believe life is about not holding back and being all-in.

Because mere seconds make up the whole of history, and I don't want to waste one second of the time I have.

My photography is the direct product of my drive and passion to have a life that is full to the brim and overflows to reach beyond, because those seconds that make up history go by in the blink of an eye, and so do the weeks, months, and years. I want today's story to echo for generations, shared over dinner tables with loved ones; and I bet you do, too.

So I tell the stories of people all around me by creating photos that capture real experiences; and I do it with the hope that my art will take your breath away, stopping you mid-sentence as you use one or two of your precious seconds to embrace beauty, life, joy, fullness; and hopefully, we all walk away better for having such an experience.



I care a lot about words and their infinite potential to create new worlds of uncharted territory, but there are only so many words you can put in a business name before it becomes obnoxious. Yet they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so how can I even begin to describe my work with just two? But I had to do it, and here we are -- Clay and Bolder.


If you've gotten this far, and you're thinking "Woah, me too!" Click below and let's start chatting about how we can tell your story while on some grand adventure together! I'll make sure to bring the camera. ;)