Charla Storey’s talent extends far beyond the camera. Her true gift is the ability to connect with and understand her subjects. This superpower allows her to anticipate the moments they'll want to preserve and create opportunities for them to unfold naturally. 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). 

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!

Adopting the mentality of a “witty warrior,” Charla brings the perfect combination of enthusiasm and tenacity to any situation. 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. Martha Stewart Weddings and Style Me Pretty also happen to agree. 

Charla lives by the philosophy, “Work hard and be nice to people.” Here are the three ways she does just that. 

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"Charla creates beautiful and unique images that capture the energy of the moment. I know we will cherish these pictures for decades to come. Her photos are creative and unique – not those standard, cheesy wedding photos, I could go on and on. Seriously a truly amazing person, photographer, and artist.”

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“I am driven by the belief that what I do matters. Preserving people’s memories, important moments, and lives feel bigger than me. It feels incredibly important to create timeless reminders of what it means to be human.” 

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