My Favorite Charlotte Indoor Shoot Locations!

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My Favorite Charlotte Indoor Shoot Locations!

It’s no secret that I’m primarily a natural light photographer and for that reason I absolutely LOVE shooting outdoors.  But now that summer is upon us and temperatures increase, particularly here in the South, it’s time to look at moving things inside.  I always recommend to any client looking to shoot during the summer months that they may want to consider an indoor location.  Not only will it help keep you cool, but we won’t have to concern ourselves with the occasional summer thunderstorm as well.  When looking for a space make sure it has great natural lighting (think lots of windows), an open feel about it and light colored walls, ceilings and furniture.  The more light the better 😉 I have had the pleasure of shooting in several beautiful locations in and around Charlotte and the list below are just a few of my favorites.  Check them out and see if it’s the right fit for your next shoot:
  • The Frame CLT – a bright, clean studio space perfect for a variety of shots
  • The Daylight Room – a new studio space opening in June! I just toured this space so ask me about it 😉
  • Loft 121 – a small studio space with a lot of bang for your buck
  • Bazemore Studio – a second level photography studio with lots of natural light

If none of these spaces fit your vision then make sure to check out Peerspace and Home Studio List.  These websites are similar to Airbnb and allow you to book a house or commercial space on an hourly basis for photoshoot purposes.  They provide great options for rental homes/spaces to look into for your next session!  If you’re booking a photoshoot between June – August and your session is over 30 minutes in length I HIGHLY recommend and indoor location…trust me, you’ll thank me later 😉

– Denise


New Charlotte Studio Alert!

I recently had the opportunity to visit a new studio space located in the Plaza Midwood district of Charlotte, NC.  The space is called The Daylight Room and for good reason!  The natural light that pours into the space is perfect for a wide variety of studio sessions.  The space has minimalistic decor and a neutral aesthetic which means YOU, the client can truly shine.  The studio features a dressing room, a wide variety of stools and backdrops, a white desk and accompanying yellow chair, a plethora of plants, mirror, beige couch, coffee table, faux fireplace and black and white arm chairs.  And best of all the space can be arranged to your liking so no two shoots have to look exactly the same.  The location is in walking distance to many restaurants and coffee shops making it perfect to treat yourself after your session has ended!

Charlotte has so many great shooting locations and I truly feel that The Daylight Room is a great addition to the already existing studio spaces available.  Now that summer is quickly approaching and temperatures are rising having an indoor location for your next branding session is a MUST!  Keep cool while also creating some great content is a win win situation!  To see more footage of this space hop on over to my Instagram account at and view my Reels to see some BTS video from my recent tour of The Daylight Room.  And while the videos and photos are beautiful, I promise you that it doesn’t do the space justice! It’s absolutely stunning in person!

The Daylight Room will officially open its doors in mid-June and if you’d like to capture your next branding session in this space then I’d love the opportunity to chat with you.  Contact me today at [email protected] to discuss rates and availability.

The $100 Headshot Event Is Back!

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The $100 Headshot Event Is Back!


I am excited to announce that the $100 Headshot Event is back with a brand new location!

Are you an entrepreneur looking to update your branding visuals?  Just need new headshots for your Linked In profile?  Then this event is for you!  A brand new year is almost upon us so why not start it off fresh with visuals that will help bring your brand to life!  Here’s what you need to know:

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (10 Minute Sessions)
Location: The Frame Studio, Charlotte, NC
Fee: $100 + tax
Included: 2 Edited Images (Option To Purchase More)

Space will be limited and in the event you are late to your session OR unable to attend your session for ANY reason, refunds will NOT be issued. You can sign up by choosing your date/time, paying the retainer fee in full and signing the contract below:


Christmas Mini Sessions

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Christmas Mini Sessions Are Here!


I am super excited to announce my first ever studio Christmas Mini Sessions this year!  It’s not secret that I love all things Christmas so it’s only natural that I share this love with my clients.  Christmas Minis are great for families, couples (this is the only time of year I capture families or couples), and yes even brands!  So here are the details:

Christmas minis will take place in my studio located in NoDa, Charlotte on Saturday, November 20 beginning at 9 am.  There will be limited spaces available.  Each session will last 15 minutes and you will receive 6 edited images with the option to purchase more.  This is the perfect time to get your session in before sending out your upcoming holiday cards featuring your images!  Sessions can be booked via the link below:

Book Here!

I am so excited about this new offering and I hope to see you there!


Changes Coming To DBP In 2021

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Changes Coming To DBP In 2021


Change is inevitable.  I’ve kept things relatively the same for a while now so it was time to switch things up!  Check out the IGTV video below to see what’s new for DBP in 2021.  Have questions about anything in the video or my services?  I’d love for you to reach out to me at [email protected] with any questions you may have.  Chat soon!




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