About

our community believes...

the first step to action is awareness.

our community believes...

You can use your influence to start change.

our community believes...

in amplifying the voices, stories and experiences of marginalized people.

our community believes...

In giving marginalized communities representation in our businesses and lives.

Carrie Swails is a wedding photographer and owner of social justice for creatives. She's also the founder of Photography Awesomesauce and has owned several businesses over the years. She has been photographing nerdy, costumed, offbeat weddings and speaking and educating creatives and photographers for close to a decade.

Carrie owns a few businesses in the creative sphere including carrie swails photography, Carrie Swails Education, colorado gif booth, violets + vegetables. In its time, Her former business, Photography Awesomesauce, helped over 9.5 million readers with marketing and other aspects of owning a photography business. After working many years to conquer LGBTQ+ equality in the photography industry, she founded social justice for creatives to help all creative entrepreneurs become advocates of inclusion in their own businesses. Activism and awareness of social justice issues have always been central to business for Carrie as a wedding photographer. Social Justice for Creatives helps creative entrepreneurs and industry leaders start using their influence to amplify the voices, stories, and representation of marginalized communities within their own businesses.


Carrie is based in Colorado and is a huge advocate for racial and LGBTQ diversity in the wedding industry. She loves photographing any weddings that are out of the ordinary. Carrie's busy career path as an entrepreneur and her business advice, speaking engagements, and photography have been featured in places like The Bokeh Podcast, The Art of Six Figures, Entrepreneur.com, Offbeat Bride, The BLINK Conference, Six Figure Photography, 

She has a husband with a world famous guacamole recipe, too many dogs, and is a lifetime Tolkien nerd. She believes wine is like the force; it has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together. She's also a keen lover of unicorns, second breakfast and Michelle Obama's arms.