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Sharetha Cooper and Melissa Fuller co-founded Picture Project CLT, which offers space to record a podcast, host a corporate event, or spend a night out with friends while snapping Instagram-worthy photos.

Sharetha Cooper and Melissa Fuller co-founded Picture Project CLT, which offers space to record a podcast, host a corporate event, or spend a night out with friends while snapping Instagram-worthy photos.

Capturing a great photo – while supporting local small businesses – is always in season. Whether you need wedding photography, family portraits, the perfect headshot, or are in the mood to create your next viral TikTok, black photographers and their Charlotte studios have you covered.

From interactive selfie museums (with photo option) to headshots, here’s a list of black-owned places in the Charlotte area so you can capture the ideal photo — and a moment that will last 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.

BLKMRKTCLT

Location: 1824 Statesville Ave, Charlotte, NC 28206

Neighborhood: Druid Hills South/Camp North End

Instagram: @blkmrktclt

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

Coopernicus Photos

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @iamcoopernicus_

What you should know: Jonathan Cooper’s portfolio includes portrait and lifestyle, food and beverage, event, travel and architectural, and interior photography.

Design by JK Photography

Location: 4109 Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

Neighborhood: Clanton Park/Roseland

Instagram: @designsbyjk

What you should know: Book a session for senior photography, wedding, maternity or child and family portraits.

Home of the 90’s Museum

Location: 404 Winecoff School Rd, Concord, NC 28027

Neighborhood: unity

Instagram: @homeofthe90smuseumnc

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

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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]

Photograph of the Natosha branch

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @natoshabranchphotography

What you should know: Natosha Branch Photography specializes in portrait photography – children, families and engagements. Wedding and branding packages are available.

Image Project CLT

Location: 5648 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28212

Neighborhood: MoRA

Instagram: @pictureprojectclt

Know Before You Go: Photo services are available through Image Collection for an additional fee. The add-on gives you access to professional photographers who will take pictures of you in front of the featured backdrops.

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Picture Project CLT is a place to visit, take amazing 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]

image studios

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

Neighborhood: Ostwald

Instagram: @rentmystudio

What you should know: Bring your own photographer to take photos or video in the empty space. Image studios also provide access to makeup artists.

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Book a session at Picture Studios for just $30 an hour. Courtesy of Picture Studios

Studio One Seven

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

Neighborhood: unity

Instagram: @id23events

What you should know: Studio One Seven offers rental of photo studios, photo booths and function rooms.

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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 you should know: Studio 229 on Brevard is a studio and venue offering services such as commercial videography, consulting and commercial photography.

Tyight Shot’s photography

Location: Charlotte

Neighborhood: Charlotte

Instagram: @tyghtshotsphotography

What you should 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 nurture Charlotte’s youth through her nonprofit organization. Follow her on Instagram @chitoclt.

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