HI, I’M CHARLOTTE GEARY

I’m known for a joyful style of photography with candid authenticity, bright colors, and lots of heart.

BACKGROUND

Before starting my photography business 17 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)
Myths and Monsters Field Guide

OTHER MAGAZINES INCLUDE:
Newsweek Japan, Huffington Post, Northern Virginia Magazine, Brides, The Knot, Washington Business Journal, Style Unveiled, Get Married Magazine, Backpacker, OM Yoga Magazine, Colorado Expression, Modern Reston, Arlington Magazine, Connection Newspapers, Posh Seven, Virginia Craft Beer, NFocus Magazine, Equally Wed

AFFILIATIONS

AWARDS:
16 international awards from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, including their prestigious gold medallion.
10 international awards from the Lifestyle Photographers Association.
Birth photography award from the Family Photojournalist Association.
Certificate of Appreciation from Public Art Reston.

COMMUNITY
ArtSpace Herndon: Visual Arts Committee
Tech Arts Scholarship Competition: Judge
Modern Reston: Co-founder
Reston Community Center: Photographer
Greater Reston Arts Center: Photographer
Public Art Reston: Contributing photographer

ASSOCIATIONS
Professional Photographers of America
Family Photojournalist Association
Lifestyle Photographers Association
Reston Chamber of Commerce

I support human rights, LGBTQ, immigrants, and refugees.