Carrell has been the Austin Professional Photographer's Association Photographer of the Year several times, was a Professional Photographer's of America International Photographer of the Year in 2008, and became a PPA Master Photographer in 2008.
Carrell combines the energy from a life of athletics and the creativity from being a painter to produce unique portraits and documentary images of events. Although she rarely does a wedding now, she has the experience and ease of photographing that comes with about a thousand weddings since 1994. She now specializes in golf tournaments and small to medium size events, and of course portraits.
During a career teaching art at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired (a program which she founded), she built her photography business, beginning with weddings. She credits her wedding clients for turning her into a children and family portrait artist. Once the passion for photography took over, Carrell began her continuing pursuit of photographic excellence.
Her growth as a photographic artist came from study in the Texas School of Professional Photography, the Texas Professional Photographers Association, the Austin Professional Photographers Association, and the Professional Photographers of America.
With expert lighting, creative work in digital imaging, and passion for eternally valuable images, Carrell is always raising the bar on the quality of finished images. Her award winning photographs are displayed around the world and in books.
For events, she enjoys the assistance of her scientist husband Dr. Steve Etter and artist daughter Carijane for album design.