Fitz Carlile Biography - Fitz Carlile Wedding Photography

Husband to a wonderful wife. Father to  baby boy. Wrangler of Boston Terrier. Eater of Sushi. Flyer of Airplane. Pitcher of Golf Disc. Lover of Plant. Tenderfoot Cook. Fanatic of Mid Century Modern. Wayfarer of Planet Earth. Flat Picker of Guitar.  Champion of Air Hockey. The onion peels back further, but for that we must get to know each other so I can also learn all of your wonderfully delightful titles!

I deliver authentic storytelling of your wedding day with several goals in mind - To be genuine, devoted to realism, and faithful to your personalities. I document the openness you have with each other and convey a visual message that resonates in your heart. 

Mentors describe my work as 'straddling the cinematic and photojournalism genre.' I frame you in both light and shadow. I want it to be a character in your story. I mean, that's what photographers are supposed to do, right? It creates mood, depth, nuance, passion, mystery, contrast and harmony - just as in real life.

I draw my inspiration from some very talented cinematographers past and present. That list includes Stanley Kubrick (2001 Space Odyssey), Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant), Conrad Hall (Road to Perdition), Gordon Willis (The Godfather), Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) and Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049).

If you are interested in having a chat, or a challenge to my Air Hockey crown, I'm ready for both!

'Best Wedding Photographer of 2018'

LOOKSLIKEFILM is a community of creatives where, by sharing our individual experiences, we enrich, embolden, and empower one another. Also. It’s an epic, never-ending feedback loop of jaw-dropping awesomeness with over 60,000 members. LOOKSLIKEFILM honored me as one of the 'Best Wedding Photographers of 2018' and shared numerous photos of mine on their 'Inspiration Wall' and their Instagram grid that boasts 174K followers. Very grateful to be recognized among a community of incredible photographers!

'One of the Best Wedding Photographers in LA'

Four years in a row since 2015, the world's largest wedding blog, Zankyou.com, has named Fitz  as 'One of The Best Wedding Photographers of Los Angeles.'   Humbled to be included in a list among a group of photographers who are doing some incredible work, re-shaping the wedding photography market and producing some of the most creative imagery in the industry today, Fitz works to improve and continue 'chasing the light'. Zankyou.com has 3 million unique site visitors and 10 million page views per month. Thank you Zankyou!

Two Penguins Brand Launches in 2017

In response to the growing demand for Fitz's visually stunning cinematic photojournalism style that honors the romantic mood and the playful moments that bring together family and friends during a wedding, Two Penguins Studio was born. Fitz can only be in one place on any given day, but knew he could build a sister brand that would consistently deliver the same method and formula that produces compelling cinematic photojournalism, gorgeous color, and authentic storytelling. The team was hand picked after having worked under Fitz for several years, and that team has remained the same for 3 years, ensuring consistency, reliability, and a shared vision for delivering a gorgeous product. Fitz is still your liaison in the months leading up to your wedding, and is your chief editor for curating and color processing your wedding photos.

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Member of Fearless Photographers

In August of 2015 I was invited to join 'Fearless Photographers' - which is both an elite directory showcasing the 'Best Wedding Photography In The World'' and a tight-knit group that promotes professional improvement through regular online seminars, quarterly photo competitions and annual conferences to help educate and motivate one other to push the boundaries of our art.

We constantly strive to deliver 'wedding photos that will amaze you'. Thank you for all that you do to encourage and motivate, Fearless!

Educator

I recently completed a one year appointment as an Adjunct Photography Teacher at the Valley Torah, a prestigious all-girls private high school  in Los Angeles, where I mentored aspiring photography students in both introductory and intermediate photography course once a week. My classes were designed to help students tap into their creative expression and discover their voice as an artist. Click here to view some of their wonderful work, all captured on a smartphone.

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