Bryan Regan is a Raleigh, NC based commercial and editorial photographer, a photography school dropout who learned his craft assisting photographers across the country back in the days of film. Whether in his downtown studio or on location photographing people, products or places,Regan’s passion for storytelling comes through in his images. When he’s not booked, he’s out shooting personal projects and spending time with his family.
Based in Durham, North Carolina
In nearly two decades in the commercial photography industry, Natalia proves a skillful dedication to the entire photography production process. During college, she kept her nose in the books for her commercial photography degree while working for internationally known photographers from coast-to-coast including Pete Barrett and Jim Erickson. Returning to NC, she worked as an independent retoucher and producer and began work with Jimmy Williams as Studio Manager.
As a freelance photographer since 2007, Natalia travels with the lens of a storyteller. In addition to corporate and agency commissions, her immersive photographs have captured the landscapes of Southeast Asia, her own extended family dinner table in Chile, and delicate portraiture of coconut farmers in Panama. When she isn’t packing a suitcase or behind the viewfinder or monitor, Natalia can be found at home in Durham, NC stopping in on classes at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, volunteering for environmental and social causes, or joining friends on spontaneous bicycle tours. As a former professional salsa dancer, she occasionally dusts off her heels and hits the pista de baile.
Based in Greensboro, North Carolina
I think sharing food is a fundamental way for us to connect, understand, and celebrate each other. It’s something we all look forward to: a cocktail or dinner at the end of the day, a recipe handed down, a pizza. That’s what makes food celebratory.
With the onset of COVID-19, and people all over the world having to practice social isolation, these values surrounding food have been amplified. We swap recipes, share pictures of dishes we’ve made and the nostalgic memories they bring — to fill the void left by the absence of human interaction. Food it seems is the common thread in our lives, sustenance for many, history, culture, and memory for some but, identity for all.
My photographs seek to highlight these meaningful connections between people and food.
Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Who are we and why hire us?
The daily collaboration we share with each other and our clients keeps our approach fresh and is what gives our work its unique perspective. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for every project and we work with our clients to help craft the unique stories that fit their brands. With our combined technical and creative expertise, we can tackle projects of different sizes and scopes to bring those stories to life.
With combined experience living and working in cities across the US, together we have made North Carolina our home and love to travel, eat good food, hang with our four-legged friends, and make new stories.
Joel Lassiter has a Fine Art degree in sculpture and photography, and a lifelong interest in architecture and the built environment. He approaches his commercial photography with a passion for representing form and space in two dimensions. His work is widely published and has won numerous awards.
Through Lassiter Photography LLC, Joel strives to build strong relationships and has been serving clients with carefully crafted images for more than twenty years. He and his team travel to client project locations from a base in the Carolinas. Their personal attention to each project begins with a custom-written proposal and continues beyond final delivery.
Jackson Petty is a photographer based in North Carolina specializing in commercial photography and portraiture. With a refined eye for lighting and expression, Jackson creates images that tell a story.
Hello! I’m Quentin Penn-Hollar. I call Richmond home now, but grew up in the mountains of Madison County, VA and honed my photography skills living in New York City.
I specialize in shooting spaces inside and out.
I became more than a point-and-shoot photographer when my uncle, Madison County photographer John Berry (www.johnberryphotography.com), “loaned” me one of his back-up cameras. He never got that camera back (don’t worry, he’s okay with it).
When I’m not staring through glass I’m usually at one of my favorite Richmond restaurants or breweries, drinking iced coffee (lots of it), or hanging out with my wife Bonnie, our son Henry, and our rescue pit bull, SpottieOttieDopaLicious.
Based in Wilmington, North Carolina
I’m a photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina, specializing in portrait, personal branding, and commercial & advertising photography .
I’ve always been drawn to people and what drives them. Prior to photography, I worked as a psychotherapist, a career counselor, and as an university academic advisor. My training in those fields taught me the power of intentionality, which I believe is why I’ve been able to enjoy a fruitful career as a photographer.
For me, photography is about more than taking a nice image, it’s about helping my clients achieve what they’re looking for.
Whether you’re a model looking to build a quality portfolio, a business owner who wants to build their authentic personal brand, or a company looking to sell your product with a unique and creative narrative, I’m confident my solution-focused approach will help you bring your vision to life.
I didn’t plan to be a photographer when I was a kid – I thought I’d be a veterinarian, an ad man on Madison Ave (hello, Don Draper!), or an astronaut. You know, the usual. But, I picked up a camera while in the army, and the rest, as they say, is history.
My photography resume is long and diverse – at different times, I have been a conflict, newspaper, sports, lifestyle, fashion, portrait, feature and food photographer. I have lived and worked in NYC, LA, Miami, DC, Phoenix, Harrisburg, PA, and for the last 11 years, Charlotte. All of these locations and experiences through my career have shaped my perspective.
I capture real moments, tell rich stories, and make people and products look great for brands, magazines and ad agencies. My work is real, relatable, honest and authentic. Whether everyday people or hired talent, I have a natural ability to make people comfortable in front of my lens. We have fun on my shoots, I don’t yell, and, on the best days, we eat NC BBQ.
I live with my wife and 3 rescue dogs on an acre within the Charlotte city limits that we bought (mostly) for the dogs. When not out shooting, you can usually find me working on personal projects, or exploring a new hobby, or fly fishing for anything that swims.
Some fun facts about me below – the rest you need to learn for yourself. So, let’s work together!
• I drink a LOT of iced tea and there will always be some on set
• I was a Paratrooper in the US Army and have over 75 jumps
• I have seen every episode of Law and Order (go head, challenge me!)
• I will travel almost anywhere, anytime to eat BBQ
• Every fish I catch is released alive to live another day
• I have counted over 25 species of birds at our yard feeders
• I hiked over 700 miles of the Appalachian Trail in one trip
I wish I could say I have tasted every dish I shot. People may not agree on politics, taxes or even the weather, but we surely drop our differences and come together over food. Time spent at the table with others is one of the best ways to get to know them. Photography is much the same.
Spending most of my fifteen year career as a magazine art director and photographer, I have worked with a wide variety of subjects from senators and beauty queens to chefs and turkeys. I enjoy the time with the personalities I photograph and the gratifying part is hearing their story and capturing the moment in time.
My work has been recognized in the creative industry’s leading publications: Art Director’s Club of New York Annual, the Communication Arts Design Annual, and SPOTS competition.
I often use older film cameras including an 11×14 ultra large format Burke & James, 8×10 and 4×5 pinhole cameras, and a beautiful Pentax 67. My recent favorite is a 1960’s era Polaroid Land camera converted into a 4×5 rangefinder. I live, work and play in Richmond, Virginia with my lovely and very understanding wife, two daughters and son.
Bobby is a photographer and director based in Richmond, Virginia. He is available for portrait commissions, music video, and commercial direction, photo documentary assignments, and album artwork. His imagery has been seen internationally in publications such as the New York Times and Maxim magazine, and in advertisements and video displays for clients like RCA Records and Converse. During the summer months, bobby can be found river tubing with a bucket hat on his head and a frosty PBR in his hand. Outside of creating images, this is his favorite activity.
I am a photographer based out of Charleston, South Carolina. I enjoy portrait, lifestyle and commercial photography, but can certainly provide photos for any need, or event! Outside of photography, you can find me playing soccer, traveling around and listening to some awesome tunes.I would love to work with you, or your company, so please reach out and let’s have a chat. Cheers!
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Born in South Carolina, schooled in Tennessee, desk job designing magazines in Los Angeles, take lots of pictures, move back to South Carolina, take lots more pictures, travel, drink beer, ride bikes, work hard, be happy.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Stacy is a commercial photographer and food stylist, she divides her time between NYC and Charleston, SC. With an eye for composition and light, she approaches each shoot with a rustic, authentic and story-telling style ranging from light ans fresh to dark and dramatic. Always showcasing food in its natural state, she loves to focus on the gorgeous details and colors that make you feel like you’re close to something delicious and beautiful. Her vibrant reverence for the culinary spirit makes her a favorite among hardworking chefs and restaurateurs. Stacy’s work highlights her knack for capturing the essence of captivating personalities and truly unique companies. Stacy’s fun personality and strong work ethic allows her to produce compelling photography for all level of businesses, from sole-proprietors looking for scale, affordable and quick photography, to in-house creative teams within a company or advertising agency looking for someone who is going to deliver highly successful, elegant and sophisticated imagery.
I have made it my life’s goal to be as creative as possible and hopefully in doing so will convey the world through its subtle beauty. I have a particular passion for capturing photographs that convey the world of sports through its subtle beauty.
Raised in Washington, D.C., I earned a BA from Colgate University. I have had the privilege to attend the Eddie Adams Workshop Barnstorm XXIII as a student in 2010 and be the 2011 Sports Photographer Intern at Getty Images in New York City.
Since 2012, I have served as the official team photographer the Washington Capitals NHL hockey team, and previously served as the official team photographer for the Washington Nationals baseball club. In addition to my responsibilities as team photographer, I have covered almost every major sporting event including the Olympics.
I am available for assignments worldwide and can be reached at any time of the day or night by phone or email. When not photographing, I can be found training for marathons and spending time with my family and teacup yorkie Gus.
Jonathan is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Washington, DC. He specializes in portraiture, food & beverage, music, and sport photography that is character driven, modern, and dramatic. His style is most notably marked by his vibrant and compelling use of light, color, and composition. While his imagery may be moody and dramatic, Jonathan certainly is not. In contrast, he is usually found spreading laughter around the set and striving to facilitate working conditions that are both sensitive to client needs and inspire the creative risk taking process. People are always surprised to learn that Jonathan was born with a congenital heart defect and has successfully recovered from two open-heart operations. These experiences are reflected in the empathy, integrity, and excitement that he brings to his craft every day.
Jonathan Thorpe is a cinematic photographer whose technical ability to light and direct a story rings true in the images he produces. His approach drums emotion, yet maintains a level of verisimilitude in the form of "Hyper Realistic" portraiture. Since switching to photography in 2008 from a profession in optometry, Jonathan shoots full-time nationally and local to his home in Washington D.C. He’s is currently a Tamron Image Master, an Interfit Platinum Creative Pro, a Holdfast Gear Ambassador and is represented by Wonderful Machine in Philadelphia. Alongside his photography, Jonathan teaches and lectures around the world helping other photographers grow confident in their careers and forays into photography.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
I was born in Charleston, SC to a big family of hard workers who loved to socialize and party together on weekends and holidays. Things could get loud and I loved it all – soaking it in from the sidelines while looking through my View-Master or tearing apart an old radio to figure out how the sound came out. Sometimes I was called on to make a martini ( I can make one for you (and me), if you’d like). Later, I studied anthropology in college and underwater archaeology in graduate school. Between my studies I played in a band, cooked in restaurants, setup a darkroom, and assisted some great photographers. I decided I wanted to take pictures and make a career of it. I moved to Berlin, traveled lots, and ultimately returned to the South. I’ve been fortunate to work with some great creatives in the advertising and editorial worlds – telling stories with pictures of people, travel, and food. Clients include: AARP, American Express, Art Culinaire, Artisan, Beam, Inc., Bon Appetit, Bulleit Bourbon, ChefWear, Conde Nast Traveler, Cooking Light, Country Living, Denny’s, Dwell, Food Arts, Food&Wine, Fresh Produce, Gallo, GQ, Hemispheres, Hostess Brands, Intercontinental Hotels, Le Creuset, Maine Magazine, Maker’s Mark, Martha Stewart Living, Mazda, Men’s Journal, The New York Times Magazine, Old Port, Outside, Ski, Southern Living, Story Farm, Time Inc., Travel+Leisure, Virtuoso Life, Wall Street Journal, Winkreative. I’m proud to be a contributing photographer to Garden&Gun, Maine and Charleston magazines. My work has been exhibited in the James Beard House, and both an editorial feature on oysters, and a book I photographed with my friend Chef Sean Brock, Heritage, have won James Beard Awards. A cookbook I photographed with Sara Foster won an IACP award for photography. When not on assignment I enjoy cycling, fishing, cooking, connecting with people, tinkering with vintage audio, and collecting oysters from the banks of the nearby Folly River. My friends call me lots of names, but I generally go by "Frank".
Jennifer Chase is a food, travel and lifestyle photographer and creative director based out of Washington, DC. Jennifer first learned to cook with one pot, a spoon, an open fire, and a village full of teachers, while a peace corps volunteer in West Africa . Her travels and her curiosity about culture, ritual and the ways we connect around food have informed her food photography and food styling. Her rich, modern visual style connects food producers and consumers through visual narratives that encourage exploration and enjoyment. An inviting sense of ease and imagination encourage clients and enthusiasts alike to join in the journey.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland
Collaborative, analytical, tireless, creatively driven, easy going, and lots of fun to work with’ – feedback from clients I hear repeatedly.
Images selected for three out of the five most recent volumes of ‘Archive’s 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide’, as well as the past five annual volumes of ‘One Eyeland’s Best of the Best’, awarded numerous Addy’s, plus lots of other industry recognition.
For the last 20+ years I’ve been shooting large-scale production advertising photography projects. And 15+ years doing editorial stories, features & covers – photographing celebrities, politicians, CEOS, athletes as well as real people.
I have extensive experience working on Defense/Industrial, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance Pharmaceutical, Recruiting and Travel/Tourism advertising accounts, as well as other sectors.
I live in Washington, DC, with my reporter wife; son, Cillian; and daughter, Orla. You might catch a glimpse of them here.
Back in the day, I studied photojournalism at the University of Missouri and worked for some newspapers. Now, I mostly work
for magazine, corporate, advertising and non-profit clients.
And when I’m not working at making images, I’m probably working over the stove, grill and/or tending bar for friends.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina
Lauren Petracca is a visual journalist based in Charleston, SC. She has worked as a staff photographer for over eight years at publications such as The Democrat and Chronicle, The Greenville News, and The Post and Courier. Her work has also been featured in publications such as The Washington Post, USA Today, New York Daily News, and Rolling Stone. She is also a FAA-certified drone pilot.
Lauren is available for freelance assignments and commercial work.
Marisa Guzmán-Aloia is a Washington, DC based portrait and lifestyle photographer. A graduate of the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Marisa’s work is about capturing the stories in front of her lens. Her use of light and composition, in addition to her emotive direction, creates relaxed and natural photographs. Marisa enjoys collaborating with clients to bring their vision to life. Marisa has a wanderlust. Her life as a photographer has led her on breathtaking adventures. Documenting new places, cultures and experiences feed her soul. But, it doesn’t matter where in the world Marisa is, she will always be a California girl at heart. The world is a wonderfully big and diverse place. Marisa is aiming to photograph as much of it as she can. Marisa’s clients include Compass Real Estate Brokerage, Keller Williams Realty, TTR Sotheby’s Realty, CARR Properties, The Washingtonian, Virtuoso Magazine, Boston University Alumni Magazine, Rutgers Alumni Magazine, IBM Power Systems Magazine, Southbay Magazine and Terranea Resort Magazine.
David Madison’s award-winning work includes commercial, architectural, industrial, and annual report photography, along with fine art portraiture. His creative vision and technical ability has earned him respect across a wide variety of disciplines and settings, both domestically and abroad.
With David Madison’s trademark enthusiasm, attentiveness to the finest detail and passionate dedication to his craft, clients can be assured of the unparalleled success of any project.
JACK ROBERT CONNOLLY IS AN EDITORIAL, COMMERCIAL AND BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN THE BEAUTIFUL CITY OF GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA.
Astronauts to athletes, International publishers to individual writers, artists, developers, restaurants, designers, couples, babies, corporations and cuddly dogs. Jack has photographed in over thirty countries since 2006 covering a multitude of topics, styles, interests and clients. He prides himself in his versatility within the photography field, offering well rounded yet high quality, creative photography and an easy going, stress free experience. Delivering expectation-busting photography within every budget makes top notch photography from Jack Robert accessible to organizations large and small.