Capturing a great photo — and supporting locally-owned small businesses while you’re doing so — is always in season. Whether you’re in need of wedding photography, family portraits or the perfect headshot, or you’re in the mood to create your next viral TikTok, Black photographers and their studios in Charlotte have you covered.
From interactive selfie museums (with a photography option) to headshots, here’s a list of Black-owned places in the Charlotte area for you to capture the ideal photo — and a moment that will last for a lifetime:
Neighborhood: Northwest Charlotte
What: This photography and videography studio is available by appointment only.
Neighborhood: Druid Hills South/Camp North End
What to know: The rental space is perfect for private events, video shoots and photo shoots.
What to know: Jonathan Cooper portfolio includes portraiture and lifestyle, food and beverage, events, travel and architecture and interior photography.
Neighborhood: Clanton Park/Roseland
What to know: Book a session for senior photos, weddings, maternity or children and family portraits.
What to know: Bring your own photographer for private photo shoots and video shoots Monday-Wednesday.
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What to know: Natosha Branch Photography’s speciality includes portrait photography — children, families and engagements. Wedding and branding packages are available.
What to know: Photography services are available for an additional cost through Image Collection. With the add-on, you have access to professional photographers who will take photos of you in front of featured backdrops.
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Neighborhood: East Forest
What to know: Bring your own photographer to capture photos or videos in the blank space. Picture studios also offer access to makeup artists.
What to know: Studio One Seven offers photo studio rental, photo booth rental and event space rental.
Neighborhood: Second Ward/Uptown
What to know: Studio 229 on Brevard is a studio and venue space with services including commercial videography, consulting and commercial photography.
What to know: Tyght Shots Photography specializing in events, portraits, weddings, headshots, sports, graduations and more.