February 9, 2023

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Find a Black-owned photography studio in Charlotte, NC


Sharetha Cooper and Melissa Fuller co-founded Picture Project CLT, which offers space to record a podcast, host a corporate event or have a night out with friends while grabbing Instagrammable photo shots.

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:

1X Studios CLT

Location: 8118 Statesville Road, Unit C, Charlotte, NC 28269

Neighborhood: Northwest Charlotte

Instagram: @1xstudiosclt

What: This photography and videography studio is available by appointment only.


Location: 1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Druid Hills South/Camp North End

Instagram: @blkmrktclt

What to know: The rental space is perfect for private events, video shoots and photo shoots.

Coopernicus Photos

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @iamcoopernicus_

What to know: Jonathan Cooper portfolio includes portraiture and lifestyle, food and beverage, events, travel and architecture and interior photography.

Designs by JK Photography

Location: 4109 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: Clanton Park/Roseland

Instagram: @designsbyjk

What to know: Book a session for senior photos, weddings, maternity or children and family portraits.

Home of the ‘90s Museum

Location: 404 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: Concord

Instagram: @homeofthe90smuseumnc

What to know: Bring your own photographer for private photo shoots and video shoots Monday-Wednesday.

Camille Stinson (left) and Jessica Jones (right) are the owners of Home of the ‘90s in Concord. Courtesy of Home of the ‘90s

[Related: The ‘Home of the ’90s’ Museum is open near Charlotte]

Natosha Branch Photography

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @natoshabranchphotography

What to know: Natosha Branch Photography’s speciality includes portrait photography — children, families and engagements. Wedding and branding packages are available.

Picture Project CLT

Location: 5648 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212

Neighborhood: MoRA

Instagram: @pictureprojectclt

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.

Picture Project CLT is a place where you can visit, take striking photos and have the time of your life. Ebony Morman CharlotteFive

[Related: Photographer + designer best friends to open Charlotte selfie museum with local art backdrops]

Picture Studios

Location: 9111 Monroe Road #185, Charlotte, NC 28270

Neighborhood: East Forest

Instagram: @rentmystudio

What to know: Bring your own photographer to capture photos or videos in the blank space. Picture studios also offer access to makeup artists.

Book at session at Picture Studios for as low as $30 per hour. Courtesy of Picture Studios

Studio One Seven

Location: 11 Union St S Suite 104, Concord, NC 28025

Neighborhood: Concord

Instagram: @id23events

What to know: Studio One Seven offers photo studio rental, photo booth rental and event space rental.

Demetra and Julian Harris are the owners of Studio One Seven. Kory Williams Photography

Studio 229 on Brevard

Location: One Story, 229 S Brevard St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

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.

Tyght Shots Photography

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @tyghtshotsphotography

What to know: Tyght Shots Photography specializing in events, portraits, weddings, headshots, sports, graduations and more.

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Ebony Morman is a freelance writer. In her free time, she loves to travel, read, write and develop Charlotte’s youth through her nonprofit. Follow her on Instagram @chitoclt.