Hey Friends! I'm Charla Storey, a Fine Art Photographer. I specialize in real weddings, editorials and mentoring. I am based out of Texas and travel all over the world to document stories.
When I was 19 and looking for my first job, and no one wanted to hire me (I guess 19 is a bit old to just be joining the workforce), the first Job I was offered was a photographer in a children’s photography studio in the mall. It didn’t take long for me to go from a part-time photographer to full-time, full-time to assistant manager, assistant manager to studio manager, studio manager to district manager, and eventually, district manager to regional trainer. I was the youngest person in the company's history to be promoted to the executive team! My responsibility ranged from being financially responsible for millions of dollars, writing the training manual for the entire company, quality control of photography for our entire staff, managing the customer experience, creating consistency, training managers as well as photographers from start to finish, and visiting photographers all over the nation to teach, encourage and inspire them - which included presenting on stage at national meetings (on a Jumbotron yall, talk about nervous!). In 2010 my beloved company went out of business, so I started to branch off and do my own thing, which was photographing families. In 2012, after being talked into shooting a few weddings, I fell in love and rebranded with a focus on Fine Art Weddings. Now I’m here to teach and share with you my experience both as a photographer and as a woman in business. I cannot wait to meet everyone!
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Charla Storey has had the privilege of being recognized by some of the best wedding publications as a an industry leader in Wedding and Editorial Photography since starting her company in 2013. Her attention to the details, use of light, interesting composition, and story telling has garnered her attention and high praise from both print and blog editors alike. She is beyond thrilled and honored to be able to inspire brides, wedding planners, and the wedding community at large through these outlets and to have had the opportunity to build lasting relationships with their editors. Below is a sampling of where Charla has been featured within recent years.
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