Carissa Behounek

A nationally featured photographer, wife and mom who loves fashion, home decorating and gardening. I’m glad you’re here and I’d love to get to know you better!

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Let’s grab a cup of coffee or a margarita and chat about what I can do to serve your photography needs! Whether you are committing yourself to the man of your dreams for eternity, celebrating the last year as a high school student about to embark on your future OR a soon-to-be mama excited to begin a life changing journey, I’m here for you! I love shopping (duh!), traveling (big goals here), anything salted-caramel or Mexican flavors, spending time with just the hubs and last, but certainly not least, staying home and playing with my kiddos!

Let’s be friends!

Meet Carissa





  • Carissa is a very talented and personable photographer. One of my favorite things about her is that none of her photo shoots are like!! She took the time to get to know me, my interests, and my style, and portrayed it perfectly in my photos. Part of the reason I loved my senior photos was because they were genuine! Carissa was fun to be around and relaxed during the photo shoot. Because of her positive and fun attitude, I really could be myself and felt comfortable the whole session. This was very evident in my pictures, and I was so thankful I chose Carissa!
    Jackie R.
    Jackie R.
  • Carissa at CB studio is fantastic! I feel so grateful that we found her for my son's newborn photographs. Now, six years later, she has photographed milestones for all three of my children along with all of our family portraits.Carissa is creative, friendly, and incredibly patient! These positive qualities show through her work, especially with the amazing smiles she is able to get out of my children. We treasure the images we have received from CB studio over the past several years and display them proudly. I look forward to working with Carissa for many years to come and I cannot wait for her to continue to capture memories for our family.
    Jamie B.
    Jamie B.
  • I was nervous at first, but Carissa made me feel relaxed right away. I had a fun, comfortable and great experience! Carissa made it easy for mom as well! Also appreciated not having to go into the studio to place the order. Made it easy to do at home!
    Emma F.
    Emma F.
  • Carissa has been taking pictures of my family for over six years now. She’s great with our kiddos and always manages to capture their personalities in her photos. Pictures are something I absolutely love and there’s no one else I’d want taking them besides Carissa!
    Betsy L.
    Betsy L.
  • Carissa has been in my life since 2012 when she photographed my first maternity session. I now have 4 children and she has been there every step of the way. From newborn sessions, sweating profusely, and her about to give birth to the twins, to the three year old sessions where the kids do amazing, she has been there. Family sessions are quick and smooth because my kids (and husband) are so comfortable with her... and she ALWAYS gets one perfect picture. There are numerous times where I have opened my gallery only to cry in happiness. I’m so happy to not only call Carissa my photographer, but my friend. Thanks for watching my children grow.
    Ali B.
    Ali B.



Contact Me

CB Studio is located right off Highway 169 across from Central Park in Algona, Iowa.

103 South Phillips
Algona, IA 50511

Phone: 515-395-3115


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