Meet Cara Beth & Brent
HI! Thanks for visiting our page! We truly enjoy getting to know our clients so we can create the photography that you deserve, photography that celebrates you and the unique way that you do life. So, we will get the ball rolling. Scroll down to learn a little bit more about the duo behind Buie Photography.
Meet Cara Beth & Brent
The Story of Buie Photography
Ok, so, this is us. Buie Photography. That’s Brent on the left and Cara is on the right. (You probably guessed that much, but, you know, just in case.) We met in college (sorta) through mutual friends, and dated for about three years before getting married. Back then, Brent was a manager with a popular retail bookseller, Cara was working as an administrative assistant, and this whole photography thing was a dream. (We also only had one dog and two cats at this point, but that’s a “whole nuther” story.) Oh, and we also lived in Little Rock, Arkansas. We loved our respective jobs – good co-workers, good bosses, the pay let us keep the lights on and food on the table – but something was definitely missing. We were happy, but we weren’t creating anything. See, as it turned out that’s a pretty important thing for both of us. Cara had been interested in photography since junior high and had never really stopped once she started taking pictures. But, you know how it goes: sometimes even if you find something you love, life just sort of gets in the way.
The Plot Thickens
Cara, however, refused to let this happen! *Dramatic, determined music plays.* Slowly, at first, she began building a following of people who loved her photography. It wasn’t long before she had developed a nice side-gig that satisfied her desire to be creative. After a few years of watching Cara scratch her artistic itch, Brent began to think that maybe she was on to something. He was definitely looking for a satisfying creative outlet and had spent a year or so dabbling with photography in college. So why not give that a try again? He still had his old digital camera . . . somewhere . . . (Don’t be too hard on Brent for not knowing where his camera was. There had been like three or four moves over this time. Just saying.)
So, Brent started practicing his photography again and it wasn’t all that long before Cara asked him to tag along on one of her shoots. Somewhat surprisingly, it didn’t turn out too bad. Cara made the leap to a full time photographer in 2010 and after another year or so Brent began to second shoot for Cara. Things were starting to look different in the Buie household. Things were better on the creativity front. So, naturally, life decided to throw us a curve ball. The result of which was that we moved to Louisiana. Ruston, Louisiana to be exact. We were starting over. From scratch. It was scary.
Moving to Louisiana
We figured there was really only one thing to do: double down! Brent joined Cara’s photography business and after a lot more work than we had actually anticipated we re-branded and relaunched as Buie Photography. We officially became Buie Photography three years ago and have been serving all of Louisiana, South Arkansas, Eastern Texas, and Western Mississippi (with some traveling assignments sprinkled in for good measure) ever since. And that’s how we got here. All together we have a combined 15 years of wedding photography experience and 20 years of experience with lifestyle photography.
Get in Touch!
That’s the story of Buie Photography so far. We have met so, so many wonderful people along the way that it has almost been overwhelming. Whether it’s our clients or other members of the wedding/photography community, we are truly humbled to be working alongside such amazing and loving people. If you would like to meet us in person, or even just over the phone (for now, lol), then send us some love through our contact page! Go ahead . . . do it . . . you know you want to. Hit us up!
Hey, there! I’m Cara Beth. I am a wife to a handsome bearded guy and mother to way too many rescue animals. Most days you can find me in my home office rockin’ some fuzzy slippers, a top knot and yoga pants. If you find me in a pair of heels it’s because someone has kidnapped me and forced them on me, so please send help. I secretly wish I could sing and dance; you might even catch me bustin’ a move at your reception. My favorite thing to shoot these days are detail shots. Skinny Pop is my favorite snack food ever. Spanx, button down shirts and gluten are my nemeses. My personality is super laid back and therefore my style of shooting is as well. It’s rare that I pose people for portraits. I would much rather tell you to sing or dance, or tell me a funny story so I can catch you acting naturally.
Hey, guys. I’m Brent. But you can call me Buie. Everyone calls me Buie . . . even Cara. Like a lot of other men I love football and food. So, ok, yeah; I watch all the games. I play fantasy football. I grill relentlessly in the Summer and Fall. And nachos are my weakness. I ain’t scared. I’ll own it. But mostly, really, I like to create and to learn. There are so many things that interest me it’s really hard to nail down just one topic, so I gave up trying a long time ago. From history to philosophy to religion to languages; I love it. I guess I’m a strong humanities lean, lol. People fascinate me. I like to read and write, too. Go figure. Oh, and movies. Yeah, I love movies. When I’m not working for Buie Photography – or indulging in any of that other stuff – I’m usually either fixing things around the house, trying to get into woodworking, or hanging out with our animals.