Today we will all be going on a deep dive into where you can buy cameras and take photos in Charlotte. Additionally we will try to cover as much as possible on a wide range of related subtopics.
There probably isn’t a better way for us to kick this off than to list the best local photographers for when you need wedding pictures, graduation pictures, or want to capture memories at any special events. Once they have been discussed in detail we will move on to photo printing whether you want to print something off your phone, get a passport photo, need digital marketing materials, or whatever type of printing you might need will be discussed before we pivot to photography studios.
Taking lessons at the best photography classes in your area is a great way to “develop your skills,’ sorry but that corny joke just wrote itself. Even if there aren’t many left these days the best places to buy cameras and repair shops near you will also be discussed. Don’t be surprised if these stores also sell new lenses, cleaning supplies, covers, stands, and more equipment and accessories.
A list of places to take beautiful pictures and selfies will definitely get a shout out plus there will be some quick lists for where to buy some loosely related items like camera phones or security cameras. Many of the places we mention could theoretically go in a few of our lists but we will do our best to put the right shops in the right place and let you know when a place can handle multiple needs.
Expect to find a map for the area towards the end of the post to help you figure out where all the Charlotte camera and photo places we list can be found. And you are all welcome to look through more of our posts on the region at that link if interested.
Commemorate a wedding, graduation, or other special event by hiring a great photographer near you to capture the scene:
- Piper Warlick Photography
- Fusion Photography
- Ken Thomas
- Darby Doll in Gastonia
- Vintage Daisy in Rock Hill
- Love It Portrait Photography in Huntersville
- Irresistible Portraits in Kannapolis
- Chris Kruger in Mooresville
Since 2002 Piper Warlick has been capturing local wedding photos and portraits which have appeared in Wedding Rule, Wedding Wire, and other publications.
Wedding, engagement, boudoir, and event photography have been Fusion’s specialties since 2003 and their works have been featured on Wedding Wire and many numerous blogs.
Ken Thomas is a professional wedding and portrait photographer near you specializing in destination weddings, events, bridal portrait sessions, and engagement pictures.
For nearly 10 years Darby Doll has been focusing on portraiture, lifestyle, boudoir, weddings, events, and travel photos which have appeared on many blogs.
Vintage Daisy Photography is an award winning fine art portrait studio in Rock Hill that also accepts destination weddings and elopements. Lensational, Iconic Child Magazine, Portrait Photo Awards, and Shine Photo Award have all featured their works.
Love It Portrait has been offering professional portrait and commercial real estate photography since 2009.
For over 10 years Irresistible Portraits has been photographing portraits, families, and high school seniors and they also have a studio which includes a variety of backgrounds and props as well as an elaborate portrait garden.
Numerous publications like Junebug Weddings, The Well Groomed Groom, Modernly Wed, Destination I Do, and plenty more have all featured the works of Chris Kruger.
You can get all varieties of photos printed, processed, or developed when you visit:
- United Promotions at 433 Lawton Rd
- Instant Imprints at 800 Clanton Rd #R
- International Minute Press at 495 E Long Ave, Gastonia
- Primoprint at 407 Gilead Rd, Huntersville
- Good Print Store at 1511 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis
- Sir Speedy at 344 Rolling Hill Rd #104, Mooresville
Each of the above is a good choice for photo printing in your area. They should be able to provide color or black and white pictures and they can probably put them on just about anything you want.
Whether you need developing and printing for passport photos, brochures, pamphlets, books, wall graphics, posters, digital prints, real estate advertisements, other marketing materials, or just about anything they can probably handle it. They should also be able to assist with scanning, restorations, enlargements, processing, digital repairs, and more.
If you have any specific photo printing needs we suggest you look through those links and find a place that offers exactly what you want.
Studios For Better Pictures
Book some time at a photography studio in your area if you need to get everything perfect:
- BLVD Studios at 6259 South Blvd
- Mediaplexx at 8112-A Statesville Rd
- The Little Villa at 612-A E 15th St
- Clutch Studios at 11101 Hambright Rd, Huntersville
BLVD has two studios that are dedicated entirely to local professional photography and video production with a total space of 2,560 square feet and 3 CYC walls which measure 600 square feet, 300 square feet, and 200 square feet and each have 86″ x 36″ backdrops.
Mediaplexx is a 1,500 square feet studio space with multicolored photography backdrops, green and blue screens, professional studio strobe lights, photography flashes, continuous lights, and a 1,000 square feet raw space with concrete floors and 20 foot ceilings.
A rentable, creative, and physical space for you to bring your brand, photography, art, work, craft, business, advice, and even mentorship can be found at The Little Villa which also provides hourly and daily rentals.
Clutch Studios is a 20,000 square foot indoor facility that features two spaces each with a cyclorama wall plus they have a full service production company which provides marketing, branding, and creative services to businesses, athletes, and entertainers.
Level up your skills by taking classes at a Charlotte photography school or find an instructor who gives private lessons by contacting:
- The Photo Classroom at 8609 Timbercrest Cir
- Mooresville Arts at 103 W Center Ave, Mooresville
Camera Stores & Repair Shops In Charlotte
These stores are great options when you want to buy a new camera, rent one, or get repair work done:
- Cardinal Camera at 3351 Pineville-Matthews Rd #100
- Biggs Camera at 805 S Kings Dr
Cardinal Camera sells photography equipment and provides on site printing services. Biggs Camera buys, sells, and trades used photography equipment in your area plus they sell some of the most cutting edge film and digital cameras as well as rare and collectible items.
They also offer high quality photographs, large poster prints, scanning services, graphic design, and photograph restoration.
Best Places For Selfies
There are plenty of places to take beautiful selfies in your area and some of our favorite would be:
- First Ward Park at 301 E 7th St
- Romare Bearden Park at 300 S Church St
- Midtown Park at 510 S Kings Dr
- Marshall Park at 800 E 3rd St
- McGill Rose Garden at 940 N Davidson St
- Frank Liske Park at 4001 Stough Rd, Concord
- Vietnam Veterans Park at 760 Orphanage Rd, Concord
- Rankin Lake Park at 1750 Rankin Lake Rd, Gastonia
- Glencairn Gardens at 725 Crest St, Rock Hill
- Blythe Landing Park at 15901 NC 73 HY, Huntersville
- Carrigan Farms at 1261 Oakridge Farm Hwy, Mooresville
First Ward Park covers 4.6 acres and includes the existing Dixie’s Tavern and UNCC buildings, an office tower, hotel, and many of the top places to take outdoor selfies near you.
Fitness and cultural arts programs are hosted all year at Romare Bearden Park which covers 5.4 acres. It is a great spot for pictures in Charlotte with two gardens, a courtyard with dining tables and chairs on a crushed granite bed, a formal event green field, a play area with interactive digital chimes, including dance chimes, and several waterfalls.
Midtown Park is a one acre minipark with stonework and shade trees surrounding a rectangular lawn that can be used for weddings, performance art, and other public events. Sculptures in the park include the Braille Music Box and a 7 foot diameter spherical metallic piece by artists Po Shu Wang and Louise Bertelsen.
You can find a large fountain and lake, an amphitheater, a Martin Luther King Jr statue, and a Holocaust memorial monument at Marshall Park which also features expansive open grassy areas with a clear view of the cities skyline.
McGill Rose Garden has been designated as an All-America Rose Selections public garden which is one of only four in North Carolina and one of only 53 in the United States.
Frank Liske Park is a popular recreation area that measures 238 acres with picnic pavilions, a fishing and boating lake, athletic fields, and mini golf.
Playgrounds, four picnic shelters, picnic areas, a volleyball court, two basketball courts, free standing bench swings, horseshoe pits, a 9 hole disc golf course, a boardwalk, a 1.2 mile walking trail, bocce courts, a wetlands trail, and more places for great local pictures can all be found at Vietnam Veterans Park.
Rankin Lake has been a community landmark and a reservoir for the citizens of Gastonia and Gaston County since 1922. It had increased public recreation in the area and is a popular destination for family gatherings, selfies, picnics, bank fishing, and other passive activities.
For many years Glencairn Garden’s beautifully landscaped lawns and walkways have made it a popular attraction among Rock Hill residents and visitors. There is no admission fee for general garden use except for special events as well as commercial or political video or photography.
Parking and launching for local boaters are provided at The Blythe Landing Park. It includes a beach area, a path lined with massive pine and maple trees, numerous volleyball courts, and playground areas for additional recreation.
You can pick your own strawberries in May, apples in September, and pumpkins in October at Carrigan Farms. It has a beautiful granite quarry that is ideal for a summer swim, wedding and reception, Christmas party, retreats, and company picnics.
Where To Buy Camera Phones
The newest cell phones have some incredible high megapixel cameras on them these days and these stores should have what you need:
- Go Mobile at 5600 Albemarle Rd #600
- GetPhoneFix at 3125 Driftwood Dr
- uBreakiFix at 601 S Kings Dr
- Elite Wireless at 7308 E Independence Blvd
- NewAgain Phone Repair at 970 Branchview Dr NE #140, Concord
- We Fix It at 6036 Bayfield Pkwy, Concord
- Boost Mobile at 2930 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia
- Source1Phones at 1525 Celanese Rd, Rock Hill
- Metro by T-Mobile at 611 S Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis
- Lotus Wireless at 294 W Plaza Dr #D4, Mooresville
Whether you are searching for the highest megapixel camera phones near you with bluetooth or just need budget quality pictures the above stores will have what you need.
Buy security cameras or get the services that go along with them by contacting:
- True Protection at 101 N Tryon St #112 – #5896
- Piedmont Security Systems at 1973 J N Pease Pl #103
- JSB Security Solutions at 4801 E Independence Blvd #1000
- Safe Home Security at 10130 Perimeter Pkwy #200
- Sonitrol Security Systems at 915 E 4th Ave, Gastonia
- Essential Surveillance at 550 E Rambo Rd West, Rock Hill
- North Carolina Surveillance Systems at 131 English Ivy Ln, Mooresville
Some of those will be good stores to buy security cameras in your area while others will take the next step and monitor what is going on.
You may also want to check out our posts on:
- Wedding Photographers & Videographers in Raleigh
- Wedding Photographers & Videographers in Asheville
- Wedding Photographers & Videographers in Winston-Salem
- Wedding Photographers & Videographers in Charleston
Enjoy Taking Photos With Your New Camera
We hope you learned a little something about cameras and photos in your area today. You read about all kinds of topics like where to buy cameras, get them repaired, photographers for hire, printing, developing, studios, classes, places to take selfies, camera phones or security.
Anyone that is still here probably has a solid grasp on the local photography scene themself. If so don’t be shy, tell us what we got wrong or share your own tips in the comments.
We hope you have fun buying cameras and taking photos in Charlotte.