CharlieJ Photography

Tabor City, NC

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I listen to my clients and incorporate their ideas and wishes into the session - providing them with images they will cherish. I also don't coerce clients to fit my schedule. I work with their schedule and always remain flexible.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like making people feel special, beautiful and offering them a tangible memory they can hold for many years to come. FACTOID: When asked the ONE thing they would take from their home, if it was on fire, most people replied -- their PHOTOGRAPHS. I am the person who can provide you with photos worth saving. As a bonus, I archive all photo sessions for 2-3 years. If your home should burn (Heaven forbid), I can provide reprints. :-)


Tabor City, NC 28463

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10 Reviews
  • Sandy S. Mar 29, 2016
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent and very professional!! Will definitely use again
  • Catherine G. May 22, 2014
  • Greer I. May 15, 2014
    Loved working with Charlie! Always working to get the most intersting angle and the very best shot. I have used him for sports shots. Has always seemed to "catch" the best action. He is on time and has superior quality. Would use him again and again.
  • Barbara L. May 14, 2014
    Hi, I am a professional photographer and college photography instructor. I have worked with Charlie many times and have always been impressed with his talent in his art. He is very easy to work with and always enthusiastic! Which shows in his talent for photography!
  • Claudette L. May 14, 2014
    Charlie did sport action volleyball photos of my daughter Hannah. They were outstanding! He caught her in full action, as well as photos of her in between serves. The lighting was perfect, and the photos were of superb high quality! I was very pleased with them! He is a great photographer and I would recommend him to anyone !
  • Pam S. May 13, 2014
    Charlie photographed my 14 year old daughter at a paparazzi style shoot-out in Charleston, SC. Many of the photographers in attendance snapped a few pictures and then moved on. Not Charlie! He took the time to talk to my daughter and explain to her the concept that he had in mind. He was patient and worked with her to create some amazing images. He definitely went above and beyond,... a year later, my daughter has now worked with numerous photographers,... but Charlie remains a favorite!!!
  • Jackie S. Nov 7, 2013
    Charlie is a hard working photographer who takes pride in what he does. His pictures are great....He takes pride in what he does.
  • Lisa H. Nov 6, 2013
    My daughter worked with Charlie over a 3-day photo shoot weekend in Charleston. She is a young amateur model & he was excellent at gentle coaching while accomplishing amazing concepts. You can trust him with a young model to be tasteful,encouraging, helpful, fun, & creative. Highly recommend Charlie as he is one of my daughter's favorite photographers! That says a lot coming from a 14 year old that has been photgraphed by well over 20 professionals in the last 4 months.
  • Shannon P. Nov 5, 2013
    You are awesome!! Thank you for going to different sporting events and catching Carson in action! We really appreciate all you do!:)
  • Kent V. Nov 5, 2013
    A consummate professional. I highly recommend Charlie for all your photography needs , whether wedding, fashion, sports I know you will be satisfied. A personable and versatile photographer that cares about the customer


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I like to have a phone or in-person consultation first. The next step is to photograph. Then, review images. Lastly, receipt of any deliverables by the customer. Everything is easygoing, but professional.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Yes, I am a member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC), SEPPA and the North Carolina Press Association (NCPA), among other groups. I constantly attend seminars, workshops and classes around the southeast. Also, I regularly attend online webinars and review tutorials to help me become even better at my craft. There is always something new to learn -- and I am hungry to glean new skills and hone those I already possess.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My pricing system isn't set in stone, but it isn't complicated either. Generally, I charge a base session rate to cover my time, equipment use and utilities. The remainder is dependent on the deliverables (online, printed photos, album, downloads, etc).
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I was an amateur photographer for most of my life. I know it sounds trite, but photography has always been my passion. I love making people smile and blessing them with beautiful images. When I finally had the opportunity to "go pro", I jumped at it. Now, I work even harder to capture the moments that mean the most to my clients.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Senior portraits, head shots for models, engagement sessions, boudoir photos, expectant mothers, event and sports photography.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently volunteered to assist a high school student with her senior project. I mentored her and helped her photograph a model. She is now considering professional photography as her career. I am proud to have been part of helping a young person decide what moves them to want to work at that profession daily for their lifetime.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Never hire a photographer based on price alone. You will get what you pay for. Go cheap; get cheap. A "$25 DVD" shoot-n-burn photographer cannot provide the quality of a trained, professional photographer.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish potential customers knew I have been involved in photography, at various levels, since I was a child. It has been a lifelong passion -- and I bring that passion to all my sessions. I always give more than I am paid for because I love photography and how it affects people.