Hallo! Welcome and thank you for stopping by. I specialize in High School Senior Portraits, Fashion & Weddings.

I am Carmen from CHC-Photography, Inc. and I am super excited for 2016. I specialize in High School Seniors, Fashion & Weddings. I hope I get to connect with you, collaborate and create art together.

I've been calling Crown Point home for the past 16 years and although I miss my home country of Germany very much, I love it here! Yep, I can make corn fields, abandoned buildings and graffiti look pretty rad. I am a master of working with what I am given. At the same time I love to set the scene for some of my dream shoots. I love working with my friend Jamie and together we collaborate under Tales of a Dream Photography.

I have my own style. With my photographs I want to provoke a feeling or mood, make you feel something like longing for the past or dreaming about the future.

I am very easy going, spontaneous and usually game for an adventure. My life experience has taught me to make the best of any given situation. I also believe I haven't created my best work yet!

I am married and love being a mom to my two beautiful children. If you follow me on social media, you can frequently see them! My boy Linus has the cutest freckles and beautiful green eyes. He is pretty much already a baseball pro and knows everything about it. He is in 3rd grade and loves math. My daughter Malina is a little rebel but so sweet. She is 5 and right now she 'writes' me notes all the time - with little swirls thinking that is cursive. Makes my heart melt! And let's not forget our wiener doggie Hektor - his real name is Hektor von Schnitzelberg. Our favorite thing to do right now is being cuddled up on the couch and watching Fuller House and eating ice cream...




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I serve NW Indiana, Michigan, Indianapolis & Chicago area.

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CHC-Photography, Inc. is a Custom Photography Business

Custom photography is an experience. Whether it's your senior portrait session, your family pictures or your engagement or wedding - if you book Carmen you will have more than photographs. You will have memories to go with it. Custom photography caters to you, the client. I make sure that every detail is thought of, every moment is captured, everything you want from the session is accomplished.

I can help you with styling, selecting outfits and give suggestions on what else to bring.

It is my goal that we show who you are and what you are all about. It will need some prep work and some exploring. The more unique we can make the session for you, the more fun we will both have. That is why a consultation over the phone or in person is required.

Custom photography is a luxury. You will enjoy the quality, devotion and unique aspect to your portrait session.


4 hours shooting time
(includes $250 towards prints)
For your BIG CITY SESSION we can go to either Chicago or Indianapolis. These sessions are limited and there is only about 5 spots available each year. It will take up a whole day and is the most fun session I offer.

Beach & Urban $449

2-3 hours including travel
(includes $150 towards prints)
The BEACH SESSION includes taking photographs around Crown Point and then heading to the beach. We can also have the whole session by Miller Beach and downtown Miller. I love this session for it’s versatility.


Around Town $349

1-2 hours including travel
(includes $150 towards prints)
For your AROUND TOWN SESSION we will stay local to 46307. We will find great spots around Crown Point for an urban look and also a park or field close by for open skies and wind blown hair. If you live in the area we could take a few shots in your front/or backyard, it's up to you!

Looking for a different Senior Photo Session? Please inquire!

I am in love with all of my senior pictures that Carmen did for me she truly is amazing putting all her energy into my shoot.
— Danielle Dobe

Who is Tales of a Dream?

I love exploring my whimsical style with my friend Jamie! We create our own photo shoot play dates, often with our children. Actually our children inspire us the most. A shoot with wolves, Circus, Bohemian , a bed in the woods - you name it! Jamie and I are always dreaming up something. We photograph weddings, commercial jobs and whimsical things as Tales of a Dream Photography. Planning your wedding? We believe in LOVE! Photographing engagements & weddings is one of our favorite things to do. Who doesn't like to hang out with people who are in love? Please visit our website www.talesofadream.com