Carla Bohnett

Owner CB Photo Design Studio
Carla Bohnett is CB Photo Design Studio’s owner and head photographer. Photography is Carla’s passion. This energy shows in her work portrait after portrait, year after year.

Carla Bohnett started shooting photography as a graphic designer 12 years ago. During the development of her craft, she found that picking up the camera and shooting images brought back some of the simplicity that she craves in this fast paced world. Portraiture allows her to capture the personality and beauty of her clients and their loved ones.

"If an image I capture intrigues the viewer and is striking to the eye, I feel gratified that I have given something to the viewer that is uniquely mine to give."
Apr 23, 2015
The Groom (client)
We held our wedding November 21st, 2014, at Murrieta’s Well in Livermore, CA. As most couples are, we were inundated with a flurry of contractors for flowers, decorators, wedding dresses, and numerous other facets for our big day.

Through a suggestion of a dear friend, we explored the option of having our event photography done with Carla Bohnett of CB Photo Design Studio. Immediately we were blown away by Carla’s work and her thoughtfulness to spend time with us.

More so, we felt a genuine sense caring and understanding of what we truly desired for our day, to determine what was important for the memories we would be creating.

While the venue was beautiful, Carla’s amazing photography made an even greater impact that will forever be captured…with her attention to the details, including those photos with all our friends, family and even the littlest things which added to a great day.
Jul 2, 2014
State Farm Agent, Los Gatos
Carla has come to my office twice now to do headshots for me and my employees. I posted the headshots on my business facebook page and got rave reviews! I had people saying things like "is your office full of models!?" She has a way of spending just a few minutes with an individual, and getting them in the right sunlight at the right angle to get a really great shot. She's also very easy to work with and makes you feel at ease when she is taking your picture. Her prices are very fair as well. I highly recommend Carla!!
May 18, 2014
Owner, Herman Photo Tours
Carla has photographed several events for me and she is such a pleasure to work with. She is very professional, organized and always prepared to deal with unexpected situations. Guests really respond to her personal approach, which enables her to capture the flavor and energy of the event without interrupting or imposing. She's my go to photographer because she always gets the shot!
May 17, 2014
Special Events Manager
I cannot express how amazing of a photographer Carla is. She is so kind and easy going, and just a pleasure to work with. I have seen Carla photograph everything from weddings to huge fundraising events, to my sweet chocolate lab . . . and every time she blows me away with her amazing shots. Carla truly is an artist and she really goes above and beyond.
Jan 10, 2014
business associate
Carla and I met when she came to me as a client. As we worked together and got to know each other, she told me how much she disliked my head shot. I did not like it either but I hate to have my picture taken so I just kept putting it off. Carla asked if I trusted her to do my photos. I did trust her and it was the best thing I have done for myself, my business. She was amazing. Not only is she very very reasonable but you get to publish your own pictures. She makes you feel comfortable while she is shooting and then captures your inner spirit. I can honestly say I have NEVER liked my pictures as much as I do the ones she took for me. I can not wait for her to do my family pictures. She was my gift to my children so they can get their family pictures done. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Carla.
Aug 14, 2013
Carla has done all the photos for DMHS Marching Band and musical for the last few years and has done an outstanding job! So much so that I had her put together a collage of photos she took of my daughter to create a graduation announcement.. She asked me for some baby pictures of my daughter then put together 4 options for us to choose from. WOW! They turned out awesome! I have received such wonderful complement from my family members regarding this collage. Then...she did such a great job on that we asked her take a family photo before my daughter left for college and she made it such a fun time! First she came to our house to get an understanding and flavor of our family.. She then choose a ranch setting to take our photos. I highly recommenced Carla Bohnett for all your personal photography needs! AWESOME!
Jul 12, 2013
Carla has done several wonderful photo shoots for us, from maternity to newborn to family photos. Each time, she was professional and made us feel very comfortable and natural, which allowed for the creation of amazing photos. Carla is an exceptional photographer, and I would highly recommend her. We will definitely be asking CB Photo Design Studio to do future shoots for us!
Jun 30, 2013
Carla photographed my wedding two years ago—capturing the laid-back, happy feel of a backyard wedding! We hired her for four hours, and my husband and I were amazed at how many photos she took, and the amazing quality of every single one. Looking back at her photos of our wedding make me relive the entire day—they are so encapsulating. This, I believe is the whole purpose when looking for a photographer.
She has a WONDERFUL eye for composition--which cannot be emphasized enough--capturinh the genuine warmth of her subjects in a quite natural state that comes off as completely un-posed. She tends to do intimate close ups, tightly framing faces and objects, which I absolutely love. However, she does not limit her style to this—she has a great understanding of contrast and lighting which makes all the difference between a mediocre photographer and an artist!
Carla herself is lovely, no-nonsense professional, who is also welcoming, accommodating and kind. You just have to look at her photographs to see the quality you will get from your own occasion with Carla as the photographer. I highly recommend Carla to anyone who wants a first-rate artist.
Jun 27, 2013
Elementary School Teacher
I've used CB Photo Design Studio for the last two years for my family photos and holiday cards. Carla has been easy to work with; flexible, timely, and efficient. She is also able to connect to and capture the smiles of my young children, who are often very camera shy. She chooses good locations for photo shoots, and provides a very customized service for products, yet staying affordable for good quality work. We will continue to use her services in the future.
Jun 25, 2013
Just B. Massage
Dynamic, Collaborative, and Precise, Carla listened carefully to my needs, and created a custom letterhead to my specifications. Now 5 years later, as I redesign my business logo, Carla was the first name on my list, her insight, and the quality of her work has brought me back again!
Jun 20, 2013
It is without reservation that we recommend Carla Bohnett to be your family photographer. Her warm, easy, skilled and professional manner will set you and your family at ease ultimately resulting in wonderful photo memories that you will cherish forever. We know you will enjoy her unique presentation of your proofs. We have had two sittings with Carla with different young grandchildren and have been delighted with her photography. Please find an attached photo as a sample of her work.
Jun 17, 2013
Carla is wonderful to work with! She is patient, helpful and very knowledgeable. I have recommended Carla to co-workers and friends and still do :)
Jun 14, 2013
Event Manager
Carla Bohnett has worked for me in several capacities including studio and on-site photography. She is always a joy to work with. Her results are amazing and she captures the mood and emotion of each event in her images. She also took my wonderful head shot you see here!

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