Christy Gaddis has photography in her blood. Her grandfather was a photographer, and her sister also works as a professional shutterbug. But, despite her family ties, it wasn't until later in life that Christy left her job as a teacher to found Christy G Photography, a business that allows her to pursue her passion for pictures while still giving her plenty of opportunities to interact with children. With camera in hand, Christy travels to clients' homes or outdoor venues near her home in Rock Hill to photograph clients in cozy or scenic settings.
Versatile photographer George Simpson strives to honor his clients’ vision as he documents their family milestones and corporate events, or snaps slick marketing shots of their products. His portfolio showcases his eye for artful composition and authentic emotion, evident whether he is working with couples high off of the thrill of an engagement or youngsters high off the thrill of their first bank heist.
For decades, JCPenney Portraits has welcomed families into its friendly studios, where photographers expertly photograph subjects of any age. Digital cameras, professional lighting, and a wide selection of backgrounds all work together to ensure a polished, personalized look for every family portrait, school picture, business headshot, or baby announcement. To customize the session even more, the staff also encourages guests to incorporate items with special meaning such as a baby blanket, a family heirloom, or the wishbone from grandma's first Thanksgiving.
After the final flash, clients and a team member head to the viewing kiosk, where they can select their photos and customize them. Beyond prints, memories may also be preserved on high-resolution MyImages CDs, gallery wraps, or through JCPenney Portraits' archival program, which allows clients to store and share their portraits online.
CharlotteVibe Photography's trio of Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and PPA-member photographers capture memories at weddings, sporting events, and in-studio sittings through their cameras' high-quality lenses. Every step along matrimonial journeys, from the engagement to the newlyweds' departure in a "Just Married"–emblazoned time machine, finds tasteful immortalization through the staffers' photographic savvy. Headshots and corporate photos can take place in their studio or at a favorite area locale. Photographers also stand on the sidelines of sporting events, big or small, to capture action-packed shots of young champions scoring points or professional athletes trading their own baseball cards.
Keilani Heavey believes a photograph can tell the whole story in a single shot. She makes sure those stories are presented as artfully as possible during lifestyle portrait sessions for couples, kids, and individuals. Engagement sessions and bridal photo shoots also capture the entire emotional palette in crisp focus with an attention to color and contrast. With her experienced sense of composition and photojournalistic approach, she also covers children’s birthday parties, corporate events, and anniversary celebrations.