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Charo and Mike

Raleigh , NC
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Raleigh, NC 27519 US (map)

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910-297-4991

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ABOUT US

We are Charo and Mike. Photographers. Storytellers.
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event/Day
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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R
Wedding:
4/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I hired Charo to photograph my very intimate non-traditional wedding (less than 15 people on a restaurant patio) and wanted naturalistic moments captured, not the typical wedding shots of the dress, the ring etc. She totally got that, got me and who my husband and I are. She was super cool to chat with up until the wedding and made me feel at ease during the day with her warmth and sense of humor (and emergency make-up tips!). The photos came out beautifully and captured the spirit of the day perfectly. Somber at times, goofy and silly at others. I would totally recommend her!
I hired Charo to photograph my very intimate non-traditional wedding (less than 15 people on a restaurant patio) and Read more...
I hired Charo to photograph my very intimate non-traditional wedding (less than 15 people on a restaurant patio) and wanted naturalistic moments captured, not the typical wedding shots of the dress, the ring etc. She totally got that, got me and who my husband and I are. She was super cool to chat with up until the wedding and made me feel at ease during the day with her warmth and sense of humor (and emergency make-up tips!). The photos came out beautifully and captured the spirit of the day perfectly. Somber at times, goofy and silly at others. I would totally recommend her! Read less
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Cassandra
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Charo an Mike are AMAZING! They are great listeners which makes a world of difference. They were able to meet the needs of our wedding an accommodating to our requests including a few Holga images, haha. Charo was great with communication and was very easy to talk to an so easy going which was great on the day of the wedding. Our guests even commented on how nice they were. They are true ninjas as well, they were able to capture so many beautiful moments from our day with turn over being swift and the images were everything we hoped for and more. I can't thank them enough for capturing all the moments that made up our wedding. Having them was the easiest, best and most stress free decision we made.
Charo an Mike are AMAZING! They are great listeners which makes a world of difference. They were able to meet the needs of Read more...
Charo an Mike are AMAZING! They are great listeners which makes a world of difference. They were able to meet the needs of our wedding an accommodating to our requests including a few Holga images, haha. Charo was great with communication and was very easy to talk to an so easy going which was great on the day of the wedding. Our guests even commented on how nice they were. They are true ninjas as well, they were able to capture so many beautiful moments from our day with turn over being swift and the images were everything we hoped for and more. I can't thank them enough for capturing all the moments that made up our wedding. Having them was the easiest, best and most stress free decision we made. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
5/25/2014
5.0/5.0
There are so many amazing things to say about Charo and Mike, and so many reasons to hire them. They embody the perfect balance of professionalism and fun, all while putting everyone at ease. Charo arrived at my hotel room as I was rushing to prepare for my wedding and immediately dove into a day with my crazy family and friends. I sometimes forgot she was there, unless she was telling a hilarious story at a much needed moment. Mike rolled with the guys around town and caught some of the coolest images of the day. Both exceeded our hopes for what wedding photographers could be.

The images they captured are beyond amazing. They were able to observe and snap so many quiet, intimate, meaningful moments that every time I look at the pictures I find myself transported back to that day and the emotion I felt. The quality of the pictures continues to thrill me. Nothing felt staged or fake, and for that we were rewarded with pictures we will cherish forever. I would hire them a million times over for my wedding, and honestly I plan on hiring them again in the future (they are also great at family portraits)!

As the cherry on an already wonderful sundae, Charo and Mike themseleves are both incredible individuals and a powerhouse couple who are kind, funny, and fun to be around. I would relish the opportunity to work together again, and my husband and I find ourselves talking about how great they are frequently. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone who wants gorgeous, authentic memories of their wedding day!
There are so many amazing things to say about Charo and Mike, and so many reasons to hire them. They embody the perfect Read more...
There are so many amazing things to say about Charo and Mike, and so many reasons to hire them. They embody the perfect balance of professionalism and fun, all while putting everyone at ease. Charo arrived at my hotel room as I was rushing to prepare for my wedding and immediately dove into a day with my crazy family and friends. I sometimes forgot she was there, unless she was telling a hilarious story at a much needed moment. Mike rolled with the guys around town and caught some of the coolest images of the day. Both exceeded our hopes for what wedding photographers could be.

The images they captured are beyond amazing. They were able to observe and snap so many quiet, intimate, meaningful moments that every time I look at the pictures I find myself transported back to that day and the emotion I felt. The quality of the pictures continues to thrill me. Nothing felt staged or fake, and for that we were rewarded with pictures we will cherish forever. I would hire them a million times over for my wedding, and honestly I plan on hiring them again in the future (they are also great at family portraits)!

As the cherry on an already wonderful sundae, Charo and Mike themseleves are both incredible individuals and a powerhouse couple who are kind, funny, and fun to be around. I would relish the opportunity to work together again, and my husband and I find ourselves talking about how great they are frequently. I cannot recommend them enough to anyone who wants gorgeous, authentic memories of their wedding day! Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
As I said to Charo when she sent us our pictures, "I have no words..." That said, let me explain why you need to hire Charo and Mike. First, they contacted me within hours of me reaching out to them. No big deal, right? Wrong...they called me on Labor Day on their way to a family outing. Charo took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for. Her emails felt more like I was talking to an old friend than a vendor who I hadn't met. All of this put me at ease, which was important because I was planning this from 8 states away. On the day of the wedding, Mike hung with my husband and took amazing pictures of him getting ready and the whole scene. He caught some of the most amazing "little things." Charo hung out with me and the girls and managed to gently guide all of us through the time leading up to the ceremony...no small feat. Throughout the ceremony and reception, they blended in, like they were hardly there. But, they were...and their beautiful images proved it. Here is where I have no words. They captured the very essence of our day...the smiles, the hugs, the knowing glances, the laughter and the love. Friends who weren't there told me that the pictures made them feel as if they were. We got to first see the pics online and we declared virtually every one as our favorite. Then, we saw them on their blog and that was even more breathtaking as Charo and Mike really know how to tell a story with their pictures. Then, as part of the package, we got all of the images on disk. More fun! We've already printed and framed our favorites and look at them every day. Thanks to Charo and Mike, we get these beautiful images through which we get to relive this amazing day. I have no doubt that 20 years from now, we will look back and be so glad that Charo and Mike were a part of our day. Stop looking for other photographers...just call them or email them now. I promise, you will be thrilled that you did!
As I said to Charo when she sent us our pictures, "I have no words..." That said, let me explain why you need to hire Read more...
As I said to Charo when she sent us our pictures, "I have no words..." That said, let me explain why you need to hire Charo and Mike. First, they contacted me within hours of me reaching out to them. No big deal, right? Wrong...they called me on Labor Day on their way to a family outing. Charo took the time to get to know us and what we were looking for. Her emails felt more like I was talking to an old friend than a vendor who I hadn't met. All of this put me at ease, which was important because I was planning this from 8 states away. On the day of the wedding, Mike hung with my husband and took amazing pictures of him getting ready and the whole scene. He caught some of the most amazing "little things." Charo hung out with me and the girls and managed to gently guide all of us through the time leading up to the ceremony...no small feat. Throughout the ceremony and reception, they blended in, like they were hardly there. But, they were...and their beautiful images proved it. Here is where I have no words. They captured the very essence of our day...the smiles, the hugs, the knowing glances, the laughter and the love. Friends who weren't there told me that the pictures made them feel as if they were. We got to first see the pics online and we declared virtually every one as our favorite. Then, we saw them on their blog and that was even more breathtaking as Charo and Mike really know how to tell a story with their pictures. Then, as part of the package, we got all of the images on disk. More fun! We've already printed and framed our favorites and look at them every day. Thanks to Charo and Mike, we get these beautiful images through which we get to relive this amazing day. I have no doubt that 20 years from now, we will look back and be so glad that Charo and Mike were a part of our day. Stop looking for other photographers...just call them or email them now. I promise, you will be thrilled that you did! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Charo and Mike did everything they could to make my day easier. They provided helpful guidance before and during the event from how I would enter to reminding me of my posture the day of :) . The shots they captured were intimate, real, and exactly how I remember the day. I can look back at my photos and re-live each moment again and again. I couldn't be happier to have such priceless little gems from one of the most joyous events of my life.

They both really care about their clients as real people. Their passion paired with their exceptional technical skills translated into beautiful works of art I will treasure for the rest of my life.
Charo and Mike did everything they could to make my day easier. They provided helpful guidance before and during the event Read more...
Charo and Mike did everything they could to make my day easier. They provided helpful guidance before and during the event from how I would enter to reminding me of my posture the day of :) . The shots they captured were intimate, real, and exactly how I remember the day. I can look back at my photos and re-live each moment again and again. I couldn't be happier to have such priceless little gems from one of the most joyous events of my life.

They both really care about their clients as real people. Their passion paired with their exceptional technical skills translated into beautiful works of art I will treasure for the rest of my life. Read less
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Hersh
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Charo and Mike are fantastic, professional and fun to be around. The pictures are phenomenal and don't look like generic canned wedding pictures.

Would love to work with them again or even just hang out with them.
Charo and Mike are fantastic, professional and fun to be around. The pictures are phenomenal and don't look like generic Read more...
Charo and Mike are fantastic, professional and fun to be around. The pictures are phenomenal and don't look like generic canned wedding pictures.

Would love to work with them again or even just hang out with them. Read less
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Joanna
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Just like most brides, my wedding day flew by...I barely remember a thing. That is, until I look at the pictures! Charo and Mike did such an amazing job capturing the real events of our wedding. From the emotions running high during our preparations earlier that day, to the first dance that was interrupted by our kids, down to the picturesque view over looking the river from our reception. They were able to be my eyes during a time when my brain was so overloaded with joy that I couldn't take a moment and enjoy everything I had worked so hard to create.

I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful pair of photographers. If you are looking for real photographic coverage of your event, not just posed shots, these are the people you need to call. They also work very hard to make sure you get the end products you need to enjoy your days for years to come.

They are responsive, mature, realistic photographers that understand how important your day is to you!
Just like most brides, my wedding day flew by...I barely remember a thing. That is, until I look at the pictures! Charo Read more...
Just like most brides, my wedding day flew by...I barely remember a thing. That is, until I look at the pictures! Charo and Mike did such an amazing job capturing the real events of our wedding. From the emotions running high during our preparations earlier that day, to the first dance that was interrupted by our kids, down to the picturesque view over looking the river from our reception. They were able to be my eyes during a time when my brain was so overloaded with joy that I couldn't take a moment and enjoy everything I had worked so hard to create.

I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful pair of photographers. If you are looking for real photographic coverage of your event, not just posed shots, these are the people you need to call. They also work very hard to make sure you get the end products you need to enjoy your days for years to come.

They are responsive, mature, realistic photographers that understand how important your day is to you! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Charo and Mike did a truly incredible job shooting my wedding. I knew when they texted me a few images the next day that I was in for a treat! They captured a special day, but also the interactions between my guests, the natural beauty of the venue, and the energy between my new husband and me :)

Moreover, I enjoyed having Charo and Mike there. I was intimidated by the whole idea of having a photographer for such a personal event. They never, never tried to cram us into a cookie cutter. When we had a whim for a photo, they egged us on and caught all kinds of special moments. They were everywhere and invisible all at once. I felt relaxed around them and they made me laugh a lot. Is there really anything else to say? If you are considiring hiring Charo and Mike, you can expect real talent, real live honest people, lots of great energy, attention to detail, fun, and professionalism.
Charo and Mike did a truly incredible job shooting my wedding. I knew when they texted me a few images the next day that I Read more...
Charo and Mike did a truly incredible job shooting my wedding. I knew when they texted me a few images the next day that I was in for a treat! They captured a special day, but also the interactions between my guests, the natural beauty of the venue, and the energy between my new husband and me :)

Moreover, I enjoyed having Charo and Mike there. I was intimidated by the whole idea of having a photographer for such a personal event. They never, never tried to cram us into a cookie cutter. When we had a whim for a photo, they egged us on and caught all kinds of special moments. They were everywhere and invisible all at once. I felt relaxed around them and they made me laugh a lot. Is there really anything else to say? If you are considiring hiring Charo and Mike, you can expect real talent, real live honest people, lots of great energy, attention to detail, fun, and professionalism. Read less
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Charo and Mike responded with the following comments:

This review absolutely made our day! We LOVED your wedding so much, we loved meeting you and working with you and witnessing your AMAZING wedding, that incredible reception, all of the personality and love and silliness and wonder... it was, without a doubt, one of the highlights of our 2012 and we are just so thankful that you found us, and that we could make the travel and last minute arrangements work out. I think on that weekend, the poor deer was the only party that didn't make out WONDERFULLY. Thank you, thank you, thank you for leaving this review, you continue to amaze us!!! XOXOXOX
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Leslie
Wedding:
7/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Charo and Mike were wonderful photographers, I couldn't have chosen anyone better to capture my special day!
Charo and Mike were wonderful photographers, I couldn't have chosen anyone better to capture my special day!
Charo and Mike were wonderful photographers, I couldn't have chosen anyone better to capture my special day! Read less
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slm385
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Charo was so much fun to work with and a perfect match for our personalities and style. I randomly came across her work on Facebook and instantly fell in love with her candid shots, creative eye, and her ability to really capture not just a moment, but the feel and emotion of the moment. I was so happy that she was willing to travel to Pennsylvania to photograph our rehearsal dinner and wedding. She was very flexible and most importantly, she made me and my husband feel completely comfortable with her the instant we met. We could not be more happy with our pictures and with our interaction with her on our wedding day! Not only did she capture the fun that was had at our wedding, but she actually made the potentially awkward process of couples and group shots fun! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for a photographer. She's not only an amazing photographer, but a super cool person. I can't wait to have an excuse to work with her again!
Charo was so much fun to work with and a perfect match for our personalities and style. I randomly came across her work on Read more...
Charo was so much fun to work with and a perfect match for our personalities and style. I randomly came across her work on Facebook and instantly fell in love with her candid shots, creative eye, and her ability to really capture not just a moment, but the feel and emotion of the moment. I was so happy that she was willing to travel to Pennsylvania to photograph our rehearsal dinner and wedding. She was very flexible and most importantly, she made me and my husband feel completely comfortable with her the instant we met. We could not be more happy with our pictures and with our interaction with her on our wedding day! Not only did she capture the fun that was had at our wedding, but she actually made the potentially awkward process of couples and group shots fun! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for a photographer. She's not only an amazing photographer, but a super cool person. I can't wait to have an excuse to work with her again! Read less
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Charo and Mike responded with the following comments:

Um, can you just get married all over again and let us come back up there to shoot it for you? I'd drop everything. Sursly. Your wedding was THE most fun, most ridiculous, most "I actually belong here with these hilariously awesome people" wedding I've shot in ages, and I can't get over how lucky I am that you found me, and the totally karmic way you found me. Aaaaahhh, I love you Steph!!!

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