For over 10 years our Raleigh photography studio has been helping individuals get the polished professional look they need to achieve the results they want, and take their business or career to the next level!

For over 10 years our Raleigh photography studio has been helping individuals get the polished professional look they need to achieve the results they want, and take their business or career to the next level!

First Impressions costing you opportunities?

A professional image is essential for personal & corporate branding in today’s online marketplace. Potential employers or clients are researching you or your business online before making decisions. Make sure you don’t lose opportunities because of a bad first impression. Recent studies show we have roughly 9 seconds to make a first impression – MAKE IT COUNT! 

What We Offer:

  • High quality professional images for print & web use
  • Head shots for individuals or larger groups
  • Digital image files with unrestricted usage rights
  • Head shots in studio or on location (we bring the studio to you)
  • Relaxed studio environment for individual sessions
  • Clothing consult & pose coaching
  • Contemporary & traditional looks to fit your personal style
  • Composite / Green screen images for digital backgrounds 
  • Hair & makeup before your session (additional fee & subject to availability due to Covid)

Why Choose Us?

  • We specialize in professional head shots, and there is a difference!
  • 20+ years professional photography experience
  • We will coach you through the entire process (no need to be anxious)
  • Custom editing & retouching
  • Quick turnaround
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • View & select your images during the session (no surprises)
  • Professional studio lighting & posing to flatter every subject
  • Convenient location in N.E. Raleigh near I540
  • Quick flexible sessions for your busy schedule

Full Branding

Great for a branding makeover
  • 3 Hours in Studio
  • Up to 2 people
  • 10 Custom Retouched Images
  • Print and Web Resolution


Great for a head shot portfolio
  • 90 Minutes in Studio
  • 5 Looks
  • 5 Custom Retouched Images
  • Print and Web Resolution
  • All 5 Images in Black & White


Great for one basic head shot
  • 30 Minutes in Studio
  • 1 Look
  • 1 Custom Retouched Image
  • Print and Web Resolution

Volunteer Work

“Excellent photographer for headshots and events. For the last 6 years, Charlie has volunteered his time to take photographs for Comfort Zone camp, a free bereavement camp for NC children, who have lost a mom, dad or sibling. He also takes photos at the CZC Golf Classic, our largest fundraiser. Not only is the quality of his work outstanding, he is a person of great character who gives back to his community. I would recommend him to anyone seeking a professional photographer.”

Mary Wolkomir
Raleigh, NC

NC Medical Board Head Shots

"Our organization had a great experience working with Charles Dickens Photography. Mr. Dickens came on site to shoot several professional head shots of our Board Members and senior staff. He worked efficiently around a busy meeting schedule and was professional and pleasant to work with. Mr. Dickens was careful to determine how our organization intended to use the head shots to ensure that his work met our needs. The result was a set of well-lit, consistently shot photographs that look great on our website and in our publications. In particular, Mr. Dickens’ retouching work was top notch!"

North Carolina Medical Board – Communications Department

Personal Attention

“Charlie – Thank you so much for all the time you spent with Wrenn and me before, during and after her senior photography session.  Your personal attention, preparations and expertise all made her photography session successful and enjoyable!  I never thought great photography could present a problem until it came down to having to choose from so many excellent photographs!  Thank you for your patience!  I hope to have the opportunity to refer you to others – you are Very good at what you do – thank you!”

Laurie Shoulars
Raleigh, NC

Settled My Nerves

“Fabulous! Charlie settled my nerves during my photo session allowing me to feel more relaxed; the results were beyond what I had expected. Wonderful experience.”

Meg Wannemacher
Raleigh, NC

Fantastic Head Shots

“If you are in search of a talented photographer, please contact Charlie Dickens at Charles Dickens Photography. His work is amazing and you won’t work with a nicer guy! I am not a real fan of having my picture taken and was nervous prior to our scheduled appointment. Charlie immediately put me at ease so that I would be relaxed for my pictures. The pictures turned out fantastic. We have used Charles Dickens Photography for head shots and professional business portraits as well as listing and marketing photographs for properties. Charlie’s pricing is very reasonable and his quality of work is exemplary.”

Christine Gross
RealtorRaleigh, NC

50+ Head Shots for Church Staff

"Charlie is tremendous to work with. I recently needed 50+ head shots for our corporate website. We needed a “natural” lighting look and Charlie accomplished that beautifully. He can adapt to whatever look and touch up you are going for. I’ve used Charlie many times over the last few years and wholly recommend him for his quality and pricing."

Val Edwards
Communications Director Crossroads Fellowship Church
Raleigh, NC

Tremendous Feedback

“Charles did an absolutely wonderful job on my professional head shot and green screen photo. He is a master at getting the right pose and right lighting. The head shot has recieved over 300 likes on Facebook and over 60 positive comments! I have already recommended Charles to several of my friends who are business owners.”

Judy Julian
Raleigh, NC

Awesome Experience!

“Awesome Experience! Charles took time to discuss my needs, and the over all goal of the head shots. Inquiring about the type of job(s) I would be seeking, we opted for the three poses (which is an awesome deal) in order to cater to different scenarios. He keeps you informed as to the process and fast turn around time! Highly recommend!”

Chris Gordon
Raleigh, NC