A Love Story Set to Music

the journey that led us straight to you

We’re Cayla + David, stars of our own pop-punk love story and artists committed to capturing yours. We’re a husband and wife production team based in Austin, TX devoted to telling love stories through photos and film that will last forever.

We’re passionate about what we do and we’re here to make sure you receive beautiful work through an uncomplicated, seamless experience. 

“There's something to be said for being spoken for.”

- Pianos Become the Teeth

Our own love story, (in true modern fairy tale fashion) started at a pop-punk show at Hot Topic in 2011. David, the frontman, sang about Shakespeare and paper hearts, and when I invited him to an All Time Low concert, he made me laugh all night. My heart realized something then that my head didn’t yet know: I had met my husband. When I left to travel the Midwest, we texted all day, every day. Three months later, David flew up to Montana and we finished out that trip (and every trip since) together. 

Follow our journey below.

they met

February 2011

First Kiss

August 2011

Texas

Montana

Started Dating

August 2011

South Dakota

He Said I Love You

September 2011

Iowa

She Said I Love You

September 2011

Arkansas

He Proposed

December 2014

London

They Got Married

April 2016

Texas

Cayla + David

Your wedding day will be the day that begins your own family and legacy.

The Carhart Photography legacy started many years ago. Cayla is a third-generation photographer, even having a darkroom in her childhood home. When she was able to fulfill the dream of her amateur photographer father by becoming a professional photographer, she gave it the name of her father and grandfather, who passed the dream onto her, carrying them with her through the Carhart name.

Like surnames, wedding photos are one of the purest of family heirlooms, used to pass on the story of “where it all began” to generations of familial lineage. When artifacts like this become lost or not taken seriously, family stories begin to blur. 

That’s why we take our responsibility to you so seriously. 

We don’t just “upload and send.” We take time to storyboard the film and curate a gallery of stills that will tell a story to future generations. 

Our films are the product of dedicated collaboration and layered filmmaking elements in which you are the star. For both of us, music has always been a big part of their lives, but for David, it has always found its way into the center of his crafts. After college, he was even a songwriter for a few years, and today, he prides himself on song selection in his films.

We are storytellers, producing films, not videos.

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If your love story were a movie, would it be a:

choose one

insta-love + fairy tale romance 

a “will they? won’t they?” comedy

a fast-paced action-adventure flick

a road trip film set to a killer soundtrack

choose one

Intriguing. We can’t wait to hear your story!

insta-love + fairy tale romance 

a “will they? won’t they?” comedy

a fast-paced action-adventure flick

a road trip film set to a killer soundtrack

If your love story were a movie, would it be a:

choose one

Intriguing. We can’t wait to hear your story!

insta-love + fairy tale romance 

a “will they? won’t they?” comedy

a fast-paced action-adventure flick

a road trip film set to a killer soundtrack

If your love story were a movie, would it be a:

choose one

Intriguing. We can’t wait to hear your story!

insta-love + fairy tale romance 

a “will they? won’t they?” comedy

a fast-paced action-adventure flick

a road trip film set to a killer soundtrack

If your love story were a movie, would it be a:

choose one

Intriguing. We can’t wait to hear your story!

insta-love + fairy tale romance 

a “will they? won’t they?” comedy

a fast-paced action-adventure flick

a road trip film set to a killer soundtrack

If your love story were a movie, would it be a:

Meet the dynamic duo

the Photographer

Cayla

the Filmmaker

David

Reading: You can always find a book in my bag. When we travel, all I want to do is find the nearest indie bookstore.
 

Running: New running shoes are the only thing I’ll shop for. I’ve had the honor of running the Houston Marathon, Chicago Marathon, and New York marathon.

Laughing: I am for every Will Farrell and Tina Fey movie that premiers. I’m down for date night at the improv comedy club, and “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” is my Netflix go-to.
 

Sports: I am a human encyclopedia of sports stats. When I was a kid, I thought I would be a sports statistician. In the summer, you can find me coaching 12U baseball.

Planning: I’m not saying that I’m a planner addict, I’m just saying that you should be careful when you open my closet because stamps, stickers, and A5 inserts may or may not come tumbling out.
 

Playing Games: Whether it’s playing the latest Switch Pokemon game with long-distance friends, sitting on the floor around a new board game, or going out to an Escape Room on a double date, games are a great way to connect and I love the thought process. 

Petting Your Pup: Fun fact, I was a dog groomer while studying photography. I am the person who might attend your party just to see your dog. 
 

Cooking: One of my favorite things to do is cook from scratch, and the spicier the better.

In a Venn diagram of Cayla and David, the overlapping circles are filled with vegan street tacos, travel vlogs, coffee, and, of course, pop-punk music. Their fur babies include a dog named Hazel and a cat named Nova. They have their own book club together. It's pretty adorable. 

Our toast to you

Here’s to the well-traveled: the planners, the dreamers, the true storytellers. Cheers. 

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