Now, Charla travels the world photographing couples, pulling inspiration from each new destination, culture, flavor, and person she encounters. This adventurous spirit and drive propel Charla in all aspects of life - not everyone can make it to the 2nd round of America Ninja Warrior tryouts, and she did it twice!
Her true gift is the ability to connect with and understand her subjects. She uses this superpower to anticipate the moments they will want to preserve and creates natural opportunities for them to unfold. Charla has turned this skill into an art by utilizing a relaxed and intuitive style to produce photographs that will still look damn good 50 years down the road.
Charla learned her craft while working at a children’s photography studio. Continually promoted every six months, she rose through the ranks to be in charge of quality and training company-wide. By the end of her seven years there, Charla had (literally) written the book on both. This experience gave her the foundational knowledge and passion to start her own business as a wedding photographer (plus, the ability to wrangle even the most difficult subjects).
A bona fide team player, she’s never afraid to roll up her sleeves and jump in wherever needed. Between her time spent jet-setting and her two Boxer pups at home, she can handle anything.
With over a decade of experience, Charla’s talent isn’t a secret. She’s been voted Best Photographer by some of the fiercest critics: her mother and sister. BRIDES and Martha Stewart Weddings also happen to agree.
BY THE BELIEF THAT WHAT WE DO MATTERS. PRESERVING PEOPLE’S MEMORIES, IMPORTANT MOMENTS, AND LIVES FEEL BIGGER THAN US. IT FEELS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO CREATE TIMELESS REMINDERS OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN.
As a professional wedding photographer for over a decade and Charla’s business partner-in-crime, Jennefer is a natural strategist. She painlessly makes potential obstacles disappear with an intuitive knack for understanding what needs to be done to get the job done.
Passionate about people, Jennefer uses relationships with her clients as a catalyst for her work. She treasures telling the tales of their journey through her lens.
Driven by a foundational need to care for her clients, Jennefer is known for her kindness and compassion.
She shares her sense of calm (and her awesome ‘that’s what she said’ jokes) with couples and family members alike on a wedding day. Thank goodness her Graphic Design degree had Photography as a required course!
A true Jill-of-all-trades, Jennefer filled a void in the photography industry by creating a post-production editing tool for photographers to emulate the look of film, delivering true-to-life colors and ease of editing. Paying her good fortune forward, Jennefer mentors photographers of all experience levels, guiding them to find professional success and personal joy in their work.
When not capturing memories behind her camera, Jennefer sings professionally, is an excellent cook, and has a "healthy" obsession with ice cream. She lives in Dallas with her husband, young daughter, and two fluffy dogs.
Believing in the timelessness of photography, Alison focuses on the small details, preserving them forever with her camera. Her artistry, combined with technical expertise and organizational skills, ensures she captures the energy and emotion of each moment while also managing the timeline.
ALISON'S CALM APPROACH GUARANTEES A STEADY HAND AND A WARM SMILE AT EVERY WEDDING.
A Journalism and Public Relations graduate of Baylor University, Alison went full-time into photography in 2018. Reruns of America’s Next Top Model inspired her love of photography when she was young – shout-out to her friends for indulging in her backyard photo shoots. Alison thrives working with collaborative creatives, joining the Charla Storey team in 2022.
When not shooting weddings for Charla Storey, this book-obsessed travel-loving homebody listens to Taylor Swift and murder podcasts and loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs. Her love of interior design and crafting keeps her hands busy when they aren’t holding a camera.
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