HI, I’M CHARLOTTE GEARY

      I specialize in portraits, events, and lifestyle for small businesses and families. I also offer fine art scenic photography for purchase in my online shop.

      BACKGROUND

      Before starting my photography business 18 years ago, I earned a masters degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia, with an emphasis in photography education. I’ve been a photographer since childhood, with many years of formal training.

       

      LOCATION

      I’m lucky to live at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. As you can tell by my diverse portfolio, I love to travel and have worked all over the country.

       

      LIFE

      I’m married to a brilliant and hilarious engineer named Mike, and we have two young children and a dog. When I’m not working, you’ll find me hiking at Great Falls, paddleboarding at Lake Anne, or singing karaoke with insufficient talent. My perfect day would involve an outdoor adventure with my family, a vegetarian dinner, and a good book or bad reality show.

      Charlotte Geary
      AS SEEN IN
      PUBLICATIONS

      POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY MAGAZINE
      Featured and interviewed as an expert in family portraiture

      POPULAR PHOTOGRAPHY: COMPLETE PHOTO MANUAL
      Chosen as the featured photographer in this book's guide to capturing family candids

      NEWSWEEK
      Published in a landmark article defending the legalization of gay marriage

      PHOTO DISTRICT NEWS (PDN)
      Interviewed and published in the photography industry's most respected magazine

      WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY: A GUIDE TO POSING
      Included in this book as an expert in posing

      OTHER BOOKS INCLUDE:
      Cities and Urban Life
      Fairfax County Visitors Guide (cover)
      In His Own Words (back cover)
      Public Art Tour Series - Lake Anne
      Myths and Monsters Field Guide
      Reston: The Art of Community

      OTHER PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:
      Newsweek Japan, Huffington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, Brides, The Knot, Washington Business Journal, Backpacker, OM Yoga Magazine, Viva Reston Magazine, Modern Reston, Around Reston, Arlington Magazine, Connection Newspapers (cover), Fairfax County Times, Reston Community Center (covers), Posh Seven, LiveMore, Craft Beer and Brewing, Virginia Craft Beer, Colorado Expression, Scottsville Area Guide, Laboratoire, Real Estate Journal, NFocus Magazine, Style Unveiled, Get Married Magazine, Equally Wed

      AFFILIATIONS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS

      AWARDS
      - 16 awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association
      - Gold medallion from the Wedding Photojournalist Association
      - 15 awards from the Lifestyle Photographers Association
      - Cover photo from the Lifestyle Photographers Association
      - 2 awards from the Documentary Family Awards
      - 2 awards from the Family Photojournalist Association
      - Certificate of Appreciation from Public Art Reston

      COMMUNITY
      - Reston Historic Trust: Board of Directors
      - ArtSpace Herndon: Visual Arts Committee
      - Tech Arts Scholarship Competition: Judge
      - Modern Reston: Co-founder

      ASSOCIATIONS
      - Professional Photographers of America
      - Family Photojournalist Association
      - Lifestyle Photographers Association
      - Reston Chamber of Commerce
      - League of Reston Artists
      - Reston Photographic Society

      EXHIBITIONS
      - International Women's Day, Reston Community Center
      - Women of Lake Anne, Reston Museum
      - Women of Lake Anne, Reston's Used Book Shop
      - First Invitational Exhibition, Reston Art Gallery and Studios
      - Public Art Reston PARty, Reston Station
      - Lake Anne Brew House, ongoing installation
      - Waterford Condominiums, ongoing installation

      I love to work with LGBTQ clients, immigrants, refugees, the neurodiverse, the disabled, and fascinating and important people of all kinds.