The Queen Photographers // Photo of the Week: 4 Years In

Charmekia Bias CharMarie Photography 4 Year Wedding Anniversary Photo Shoot Charlotte North Carolina The Queen Photographers

Name: Charmekia Bias

City: Charlotte, North Carolina

Business Name: CharMarie Photography

Instagram: @charmariephotography

I teamed up with a few other photographers and we came up with this awesome styled wedding. Using a real couple for models was very important. We wanted their love to be genuine. We wanted to capture the true essence of their love. Elliot and Tywanda Hansen were perfect! They had just celebrated their anniversary — 4 years of marriage! 

Ever since starting in this industry, I've wanted to be on the wedding scene. I've gravitated towards small weddings and elopements. There's a beautiful intimacy to them and I love that. My husband and I chose to elope 13 years ago. I can honestly say if I had to do it again, I would, but would love a small and intimate vow renewal in the next couple of years.

When I think about the Queen Photographers I think about women coming together to support one another. That's exactly what we did. We all came together to create something beautiful.


The Queen Photographers is a national organization and community for women of color photographers. The mission of the Queen Photographers is to equip each other in business, cultivating savvy business owners, while building a supportive sisterhood. Each local chapter of The Queen Photographers meets monthly for in-person masterminds, photowalks, workshops, and fellowship.