Carleah has always been an artist, but her obsession with photography began in high school. For photo class she styled her (really super nice) friends in elaborate makeup and costume, doing imaginative shoots which reflected her love of painting. The decision to attend the Art and Art History Program at the University of Toronto, a joint program with Sheridan College, was obvious. There she was able to specialize in photography but also found a natural talent for graphic design.
After graduation, Carleah moved into the digital realm and started freelance shooting weddings and all matter of subjects –something she has continued throughout her career. Although her day job has been predominantly graphic design (hey, it's more marketable), for several years she held the position of in-house photographer at an advertising agency specializing in retail and fashion. There she ran her own studio shooting mostly products (and gained mad styling skills), but also fashion shows, models and other events.
In 2012, Carleah finally decided to pursue her dream of owning a photography business: enter Rouge. Rouge offers boutique photography with a focus on lifestyle and boudoir, with a dash of wedding.
Combining Carleah's background in various art forms with photography, and being an overall unique chick, she creates vibrant, enchanting, and playful photographs of her subjects. For Carleah, the most rewarding part of being a photographer is surprising people by how amazing they can look; inspiring self-confidence and seeing clients so in love with the work that she is able to create.
When she is not writing about herself in the third person, Carleah enjoys spending time with her wonderful family and friends, watching movies, camping, singing, sewing and long walks on the beach... with her dog.