A Little About Me and my Artistic Wedding Photography Career…..





For as long as I can remember, I have always been trying to create the best artistic wedding photography in one form or another in Charlotte (North Carolina).  I suppose it might have something to do with growing up in my grandparent’s house where my grandfather was a photographer and my grandmother was a painter.  Fast forward a few yeas to seventh grade where I decided I was going to try and be the best graphic designer and I chose to name that endeavor, Human Graphics.  As time passed and high school was drawing to a close, I was persuaded by my parents that there was no living to be made as an artist.  So, going to college in Charlotte I pursued computers and science.  Those were two areas in which I had great interest, but there always seemed to be something missing.  I had always had a camera in my hand, but never could produce the image I had in my head.  By the time I reached my late 20’s, I had taught myself the fundamentals of photography, which quickly grew into an incredible passion.  I just couldn’t get enough at that point.   I wanted to be a professional and best wedding photographer so bad I had an aching in my heart, literally.  A few doctor visits later I came to realize that not chasing your true passions and dreams is not just heartbreaking, but it has a physical toll too.  It was about that time I was introduced to a great friend of mine who was a wedding photographer in Charlotte and he had talked me into going to a few weddings with him.  Next thing I knew I was buying more equipment and shooting weddings.  After I came home from the first few, I quickly realized how incredibly rewarding it was creating art from some of the most important events and memories of a family’s lifetime.  At that point, I was hooked and my wedding photography career was born.
~Stephen Cannoy

July 23, 2016 - 1:30 pm

Larry Cannoy - Steven, you are a great wedding photographer and I am very proud of you and your work. I was glad to hear that you discovered your dream by observing your grandfather’s great hobby and part time wedding photographer .