2014 Favorite Photographers Directory

Sunday, January 05, 2014

By Rachel Hoeing

When it comes to finding a family photographer to fit your personal style, the process can be overwhelming.  TMoM is making it easy for you.  We've asked our readers for their favorite photographers and have compiled the following list below. Who better to give you a referral than another mom?

These photographers have been described by our readers as having expertise, quality products, professionalism, a knack for working with children, and often seem to be part of their client's family as they have watched them grow.

Each and every photographer has a unique style, so be sure to visit their websites and Facebook pages to see exactly what they are all about and find the perfect fit for you and your family.

A Forget Me Not Moment Photography

Website: www.AForgetMeNotMoment.com
Facebook: forgetmenotphoto
Contact Info: (336) 298-1731 or contact via the website
Years Experience: 6 years in the Triad,
Areas Serviced: NC North Carolina (including Triad, Triangle, and Coast), We also service other areas of the United States with clients currently located in Florida, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, San Diego, Portland and southern Oregon
Areas of Specialty: We capture the fun Forget Me Not Moments of family life and childhood. We are a low volume, high service boutique which completely customizes every session specific to each client. We offer a wide variety of props, backdrops, custom outfits and accessories to ensure your portraits match your style and home decor. We are also the only portrait studio in the Triad to offer complete storybook sessions, where your child becomes his/her favorite character in their very own fairytale or super hero fantasy. Also setting us apart in our industry is our product line. We carry several lines of boutique framing, storybooks and albums with individual details and designs, and offer digital files in fun and unique ways. It is our greatest desire that you're showing off your images, not tucking a cd away in a drawer somewhere to be forgotten about and once you see our product catalog, you’ll be so excited to do so!


Adam Mowery Photography

Website: www.adammoweryphotography.com
Facebook Page: Adam Mowery-Photography
Contact Info: 336-880-7578 or adammoweryphotography@yahoo.com
Years Experience: 15 Years
Areas Serviced: All of Triad, All of North Carolina We even do other states, and we do on location and studio.
Areas of Specialty:  I am unique because I shoot commercially as well. I have shot for Nostrum, 107.5, Mornings with Murphy, many furniture companies, and have shot the covers of Piedmont Parent for over a year now. My speciality is shooting children in a style that is bright, fresh and fun!


Ardmore Photography

Website: www.ardmorephotography.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Ardmore-Photography
Contact info: info@ardmorephotography.com
Years Experience: 6
Areas you serve:  Triad, on location
Areas of Specialty: Specializing in newborns, children and families Your community. Your home. Your family. At Ardmore Photography, we enjoy capturing you, your loved ones and your surroundings in your everyday life. Time passes quickly and often we are so caught up in the details that we forget to stop and enjoy the moment. Family photographs are the best way to preserve time and provide lasting memories for years to come. Taking the time and making the investment in professional photographs is a gift you give to yourself and your family by turning your moments into art that can be enjoyed in your home every day. Children grow so fast and what could be more important than capturing them at every age and stage of their lives?


Ashley Billings Photography

Website: www.ashleybillingsphoto.com
Facebook page: ashley billings photography
Contact info: 336.927.4934 cell ~ 336.946.1722 studio, or email ashley@ashleybillingsphoto.com. My studio is located at 5723 Country Club Rd, Suite 100, Winston Salem, NC 27104
Years Experience: 9
Areas Serviced: I serve all of the Triad, both on location & in studio.
Areas of Specialty: Specializing in newborns, babies, children & families, my boutique photography studio takes the hassle & worry out of photo sessions and helps make them what they should be - FUN! I want children and parents to feel completely at ease during sessions, letting their true personalities show in the photos & all the while putting my own creative spin on it. I strive for each session to be as unique as your child & family are by giving you a modern take on my photography, and leaving you with memories you will never forget.

CQ Photography

Website: www.clarequadland.com
Facebook page: Clare Quadland
Contact info: clare@clarequadland.com
Years Experience: 23 years from dark room to digital photography
Areas Serviced: NC, TN & GA . . . will travel to any destination. (location and studio photography)
Areas of Specialty: CQ Photography creates high quality custom photographs that are unique to each client. Clare combines traditional portraiture and a more modern, playful style portraiture resulting in work that is both inspiring and emotional. Childhood and families are in constant evolution. Clare takes great joy and excitement in capturing those fleeting and priceless moments!


Christina Evans Photography

Website: www.christinaevansphotography.com
Facebook Page: christinaevansphotography
Contact Info: 336-307-6842 or christina@christinaevansphotography.com
Years of Experience: 4
Areas Serviced: Seniors are captured on location throughout the Triad Area. Newborns are captured in my High Point studio (outdoor options are available).
Areas of Specialty: The beauty of a new life is nothing short of amazing. Time is fleeting. Before you blink, your newborn is no longer a newborn. You will want to forever remember how he fit in your arms or how her chubby little fingers look so peaceful against her sleeping angelic face or how his body still curls perfectly the same way it did weeks before you met. A newborn session with Christina is the perfect way to capture all that you long to never forget.
Do you remember what it is like to be a high school senior? The beginning of your biggest dreams just waiting to be chased. It is an amazing place in time and Christina loves working with Senior girls to help them capture these moments. Christina believes in the power of self-worth and using her camera to help young girls see the true beauty in themselves and to really believe in all the good they have within.
Christina specializes in these beginnings – a new family beginning together and the beginning of endless possibilities for Seniors. These beginnings are where her heart is and where her passion shows. Call her today to capture your beginning.


Emily Elrod Photography

Website: www.emilyelrodphotography.com, emilyelrodphotographyblog.com
Facebook: Emily-Elrod-Photography
Contact Info: 336-408-7918, emilyelrodphotography@gmail.com
Years Experience: 6
Areas Serviced: Triad and surrounding areas, Will travel
Areas of Specialty: Newborn, Children, Family, Engagement



Gail Jones Photography

Website: www.gailjonesphotography.com
Facebook Page: gailjonesphotography
Contact Info: gail@gailjonesphotography.com
Years Experience: 3
Areas Serviced:  Studio sessions in High Point, outdoor sessions in High Point, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and Kernersville.
Areas of Specialty: Gail, of Gail Jones Photography, specializes in newborn and family photography. She is most passionate about the smallest and newest of lives; newborns and babies through their first year. Images by Gail are organically-inspired, fresh, clean, serene, modern and timeless. She feels blessed to be chosen to work with you as there is nothing more fulfilling than saving forever the precious details of this fleeting time in your life- from curly toes, newborn grins and milk bubbles to that wild, bright-eyed one-year-old smashing cake! Recently, Gail Jones Photography has been recognized for her newborn work on the international level as being one of the best in the industry!


Heather McGinnis Photography

Website: www.heathermcginnisphotography.com
Facebook page: HeatherMcGinnisPhotography
Contact info: (336)681-3376 or heather@heathermcginnisphotography.com
Years Experience: In business since 2010, and winner of the 2013 Choice Awards contest!
Areas Serviced: We are located in Greensboro, but work with clients throughout the Triad in Winston-Salem, High Point, and the surrounding communities. Newborn sessions are always held in our studio, where we can create the perfect environment for those sweet new babies, while most other sessions are held on location either in a client's home or in the great outdoors. When we're not in the studio, we use natural light exclusively. Once in awhile we do open our studio to clients older newborns as well. :)
Areas of Specialty: At Heather McGinnis Photography we specialize in Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Baby, Child & Family custom portraiture. One of the things that makes us unique is that we offer not only Studio Photography but also on-location & at-home Lifestyle Photography. We take great care & pride in capturing the perfection of your tiniest new loves during our studio Newborn Sessions, but we also love working on-location where we can take a more photo-journalistic approach. We are also one of the only photographers in the Triad who offers Birth Photography and there is no greater honor for us than photographing baby's Birth Day. We love watching our client's families grow, so we offer Baby's First Year(s) Packages as well as standard baby, child, and family sessions. We love working with our clients to create not only a fun & memorable portrait experience, but also a set of images they will cherish for years to come. Visit us on our website to learn more or contact us today to inquire about a session. We'd love the opportunity to capture your family's story!


Inspired Memorys Photography

Website: www.inspiredmemorys.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InspiredMemorys
Twitter: https://twitter.com/InspiredMemorys
Instagram: @inspiredmemorysphotography
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/inspiredmemorys/
Contact Info:  jen@inspiredmemorys.com, 336-403-0790
Years of Experience: 4
Areas Serviced: Piedmont and all surrounding areas. Willing to travel
Areas of Specialty: Inspired Memorys Photography specializes in High School and College Seniors, Family, Children, Engagement and Bridal, Maternity. All shoots are on location

Jenna Domingo Photography

Website: www.jennadomingophotography.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/jennadomingo
Contact info: email: jenna@jennadomingophotography.com - phone: (336) 712-1891
Years Experience: 5
Service Areas: Triad area including: Winston-Salem, Clemmons, Advance, Kernersville, Rural Hall, High Point, Greensboro, Pfafftown, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and other surrounding areas
Areas of Specialty: Jenna has been in business for 4 years and offers a fresh approach and creative eye to capture all of your special memories. Whether capturing the smile of an infant, the glow and anticipation of a mother-to-be or the everlasting love of a family, Jenna has a knack for catching life's fleeting moments as they happen. Her specialties include: maternity, newborn, child, family and events. Jenna is a fun-loving, easing-going person who has a passion not only for photography but also for people and life. She believes in living for the moment and creating the life that makes you happiest. Contact Jenna today and let her capture all your happiest and most meaningful memories.

Kissing Tree Studio

Website: www.kissingtreestudio.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kissingtreestudio
Contact info: 336.870.6503 info@kissingtreestudio.com Larry Hersberger
Years Experience: 26
Service Areas: Global, location and studio.
Areas of Specialty: Photographic Portrait Artist, Larry Hersberger, specializes in Fine Art Portraiture of Children and Families. Elegantly framed Fine Art Portraiture, Hand Painted Oil portraits and Heirloom Portrait Books best describe his product line. Some of his highlights are vintage Fine Art Santa's Workshop portraits, Fairy Portrait Art and stunning Princess and Prince portrait art. If you want portraiture that is truly Fine Art, from families to children or theme to classical portraiture, please call us. We will be happy to set up a private consultation.


Lucy Clement Photography

Website: http://lucyclementphotographyblog.com/
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Lucy-Clement-Photography
Contact info: lucy.clement@gmail.com or 336-339-1067
Years Experience: 7
Service Areas: Greensboro (and surrounding areas), Raleigh, Charlotte and available for travel. On location only.
Areas of Specialty: Specializing in family portraits (and newborns) but also weddings and senior portraits as well. What makes me unique is my enthusiasm for love and my clients. I love it when I am able to capture those candid life changing special moments of a family or a couple.

Melissa Treen Photography

Website: www.melissatreenphotography.com / www.melissatreenphotography.com/blog
Facebook page: MelissaTreenPhotography
Contact info: email: melissa@melissatreenphotography.com - phone: (336) 706-4400
Years Experience: officially opened business in 2010
Service Areas: Triad & Triangle areas of North Carolina including: Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem, Kernersville, Reidsville, Burlington, Stokesdale, Brown Summit, Pleasant Garden, Jamestown, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, Mebane, Graham, Gibsonville, Chapel Hill, Durham, Haw River, Elon, Hillsborough, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, McLeansville, Randleman, Archdale, Asheboro and surrounding areas of NC
Areas of Specialty: Melissa Treen Photography is a professional custom portrait photographer of children & families, specializing in newborn photography. In addition, we photograph seniors, engagements and commercial projects. Our focus is on creating a unique portrait experience for you, capturing not just the memory, but the moment. Whether it is the sweet slumber of a newborn, the sense of adventure in a toddler, the personality of a child, the relationship between a family, the love of an engaged couple or the excitement of a high school senior, each moment is special and treasured. We pour our heart into each photo session and our goal is to produce a gallery of images you will fall in love with! We are honored to have been featured in "The Best of 2011" chosen by Inspire Me Baby, as well as other features on several other photography forums and sites and photographic contests.


One Shot Photography

Website: www.oneshotphotography.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/One-Shot-Photography
Contact info: Kathy Miller kathy@oneshotphotography.com, 336-998-3409
Years Experience: 16 yrs
Service Areas: Triad and more…have camera will travel
Areas of Specialty: Wedding, special events, sports, commercial, families and children, “photos that tell a story”


The Portrait Gallery

Website: www.theportraitgallery.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Portrait-Gallery/
Years Experience: 17 years, Portrait Photography Degree
Service Areas: Serving all areas of the Triad; have camera will travel!. Offering location and studio settings.
Areas of Specialty: Through the many years of experience and a dedication to deliver a high quality product along with great customer service, Claudia from The Portrait Gallery has brought many wonderful photographic memories to her clients located all over the Triad area. Specializing in infant, children, pet and family portraiture, Claudia takes the time to get to know each customers desires and strives to deliver with having client consultations to discuss settings, clothing options and the best appointment time for the session. The Portrait Gallery offers many unique all-inclusive packages, specialty "Quick Takes" and several fun seasonal promotions. The Portrait Gallery has won consecutive awards for Best Photographer with Triad Moms On Main and the Journal's Readers Choice Awards!


Ross Photography

Website: www.ross-photography.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Ross-Photography
Contact info: robert@ross-photography.com 336-542-3213
Years Experience: 12
Service Areas: all of Triad , on location
Areas of Specialty: Award winning Photojournalist that specializes in documentary style wedding and portrait photography in Greensboro, NC


Sally Gupton Photography

Website:www.sallyguptonphotography.net
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/SallyGuptonPhotography
Contact info: defininglife@sallyguptonphotography.net, 336.692.6516
Years Experience:98
Service Areas: Triad and surrounding areas. Studio and On Location.
Areas of Specialty: Sally Gupton Photography, a contemporary lifestyle portrait artist, specializes in Children and Weddings. Art Inspired by Your Journey.


Simply Southern Photography Inc.

Website: www.simplysouthernstudio.com
Facebook page: Facebook.com/simplysouthernstudionc
Contact info: lisa@simplysouthernstudio.com, 336-753-1503
Years Experience: 11
Service Areas: All of NC
Areas of Specialty: As custom portrait photographers, we specialize in creating images that are authentic, emotional, and relevant to your lifestyle. We work with families and their pets to create images full of life and energy. High school seniors love that their images rock their style, and our moms love that we capture their tender moments with their newborn in a way that touches the heart. We are the photographer of choice for special needs and spirited children, as we specialize in creating images that reflect what you love most about your child - their personality and spirit.


Uppercase Photography

Website: www.uppercasephotography.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/uppercasephotography
Contact info: Julie Wagoner jluie@uppercasephotography.com ; 336.816.5697; 541-B North Trade St. Winston Salem, NC 27101
Years Experience: 8
Service Areas: Studio sessions at my downtown Winston Salem studio; outdoor sessions in all of the Triad
Areas of Specialty: Uppercase Photography specializes in beautiful and thoughtful newborn photography that focuses on simple, natural images where the precious new baby is always the star of the show. When hiring a newborn specialist you can be assured that you've hired a professional who has the experience and confidence to capture every detail of your new baby. Julie Wagoner has been trained by the top photographers in her field and draws upon her extensive experience in shooting newborns and babies with each session. Her clients call her the baby whisperer, they say she’s magic, they ask her to come home with them and help with nighttime wakings. And no, don’t worry, she probably won't show up in the middle of the night to babysit. But what she will do is create beautiful, peaceful, relaxed images of your little miracle that you will always treasure.


Whitebox photo

Website: www.whiteboxphoto.com
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Whitebox-Photography
Contact info: 336.508.7174
Years Experience: 11
Service Areas: all of the triad + available for travel worldwide
Areas of Specialty: Whitebox is all about fun! We photograph your kids as they are- silly, sassy, happy and even pouty. Whitebox specializes in on location, lifestyle photography. Whether we are photographing you and your family on the Whitebox farm, just north of Greensboro and Winston, or in your backyard, we will be sure to capture fresh, vibrant and unique photos that you will treasure forever! Peace + Love + Pictures = Whitebox Photo

ZoZo Photography

Website: http://www.zozophotography.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/213717045330756
Contact Info: Maria West: mobile 336.847.8674 | email zozophotography@me.com
Years Experience: 13
Service Areas: Piedmont Triad and serving all of NC
Areas of Specialty: I am a portrait and lifestyle photographer that places focus on newborn, child, and animal portraits that capture real life in a vibrant way. Making a connection with either a child, family, or family pet is part of the joy that helps me create portraits that reflect your beautiful life.

Comments
Maythi commented on 19-Jan-2013 08:46 AM
I wish I could share just ONE of the hundreds of amazing images Julie Wagoner (Uppercase Photography) captured of our girls (4 & 8). Not only is she a wonderful photographer, but she has such an incredible way with kids. My girls loved her immediately, and it is completely evident in every shot she took of them. She can take an ordinary setting and create extraordinary photos. We can't recommend Julie enough. Thanks, Julie for our treasured memories :)
Sharon Martin commented on 23-Jan-2013 06:07 PM
Tim Talley in Reidsville is the BEST photographer I have ever encountered. From Wedding pictures, to senior photos to families and children, I've never seen him capture anything less than an award winning photograph.
Heather McG commented on 24-Jan-2013 08:53 AM
We are lucky to have so many talented photographers here in the triad so clients can research and choose someone whose images really fit their own style. This is a great list of some of the very best in the area, thanks for compiling it and we're honored to be a part of it! :)

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