About Carrington Visuals

Behind the Lens

My name is Charles Arrington and I’m the photographer behind Carrington Visuals. I’m a wedding|portrait|lifestyle|event photographer servicing the DMV area and beyond specializing in genuine and visually cinematic imagery. My photography style leans more to the photojournalistic and documentary side. 

My love for photography started when my family and I used to go on vacation and my dad would use his 35mm Minolta film camera to pretty much document everything.  And I definitely mean everything.  It wasn’t until I was in college and bought my first camera that I saw how special photography is, and how you can catch these fleeting moments that you may have missed when they happened or just completely forgot about.  My dad instilled that love for photography in me, but my mom was the one who encouraged that and made that love grow.  We would go on photowalks around town, taking pictures and spending time together that I will always remember and forever cherish.  

Losing my mom recently has really shown me not only how much I love photography, but just how important this all is.  It’s more than just taking pictures; it’s about telling a story, documenting feelings and moments that seem to fly by but stand the test of time in photos.  It’s about collecting memories for years and even lifetimes to come. 

This is why I do what I do.  I want to make sure that everyone has this opportunity to save these moments to look back at years down the line and know how they felt at that particular moment, and knowing that those memories will never be lost and can be shared with others for generations. 

This is more than just a “job” for me, and the people that I work with are more than “clients”.  This is what I enjoy and love doing, sharing with people and documenting their lives and precious moments.  I love what I do, and I always give 110% and then just give a little bit more for good measure.  By the end of it all, whether its an engagement session, a portrait session or a wedding/elopement, we will definitely be friends!

If you’re looking for an easy-going photographer who loves what they do, wants you to look your absolute best and wants you to have fun while doing so, you’re in the right place!