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
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
Good to know: The rental space is perfect for private events, video shoots and photo shoots.
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
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
Good to know: Bring your own photographer for private photo and video shoots from Monday to Wednesday.
[Related: The ‘Home of the ’90s’ Museum is open near Charlotte]
Photograph of the Natosha branch
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
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.
[Related: Photographer + designer best friends to open Charlotte selfie museum with local art backdrops]
Location: 9111 Monroe Road #185, Charlotte, NC 28270
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.
Studio One Seven
Location: 11 Union St S Suite 104, Concord, NC 28025
What you should know: Studio One Seven offers rental of photo studios, photo booths and function rooms.
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
What you should know: Tyght Shots Photography specializing in Events, Portraits, Weddings, Headshots, Sports, Graduations and more.