Before you read more about me below, I want to share how I hope I make all my clients feel. It is only two minutes long so please take a peek…


Whether you are looking for a wedding and engagement photographer or a boudoir photographer or all in one! I would love to share with you some of the things that make me stand out among other photographers:


  • I love to get to know my clients so I can capture their love story showcasing their personalities.
  • Communication and organization are important to me and for this reason, I only take on 20 weddings per year.
  • I have an abundance of experience after shooting weddings and portraits for 15+ years.
  • My work is consistent with knowledge of light to be sure to capture everything on your wedding day without fail.
  • My shooting style is creative and unique and my editing is clean, crisp, and classic.
  • I have photographed events at almost all venues local to Charlotte and the surrounding area.
  • I love helping my clients throughout the process of planning their wedding. If I can be helpful in any way I am there for you.
  • I believe love is love and adore my LGBTQ+ wedding clients.
  • I am well connected in our vendor community and love nothing more than working with other vendors to make my clients’ dreams come true.
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Critsey Rowe


I love to travel and I have photographed destination weddings all around the country and abroad. Want to see my many adventures? Check out my blog. I have weddings posted you will love from New York, New Jersey, California, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Mexico, and Germany – just to name some of the places I have shot weddings. I am available for travel worldwide, and of course locally too. So no matter where you are getting hitched I would love to be there for you.

I am married to the most amazing person. He truly is my soul mate and best friend. We have a lot in common, we are both photographers and we are both technically geeky. Which is a good thing when you are a photographer and an artist. We love eating out and consider ourselves foodies. My husband Thomas is from Munich and I grew up on the East coast. I have family in NC, SC, NY, and NJ – see why I love to travel?!

I am extremely blessed with the most amazing friends and family. I cannot even begin to say how grateful I am for my loved ones. Many of my past and present clients become dear friends. I think this is the best part of my job – getting to know people and cherishing what makes them unique.

That’s enough about me…I want to know about you. Email or call me anytime.


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I am truly honored to have so many of my gorgeous clients featured in magazines, on blogs, and even on national television. It is truly humbling to have so much of my work featured.

Published Author – The Complete Guide to Shooting Intimate Portraits – Available in bookstores + Amazon
NominatedBoudoir Expert” by international photographers forum The DWF
Featured wedding photographer – The WE Channel’s “My Fair Wedding” with David Tutera
Featured wedding photographer – “Platinum Weddings” on The WE Channel
Featured Photographer – David Tutera’s wedding book – Finding Your Vision…Through His Revisions!
Interviewed about my popular “Couture Boudoir” brand – iTunes “The Wedding Planning Audiocast”
Interviewed by MimikaTV about my Couture Boudoir brand.
Featured on WCCB News with Morgan Fogarty
Featured on – Good Morning America
Featured NY Times
Interviewed about my “Couture Boudoir” brand – “SavvyLiving”
Ten Covers + many features   Carolina Bride Magazine
Four Covers + features Ceci Style, New York
Seven Covers + numerous features The Bridal Showcase
Cover + numerous features Charlotte Wedding Magazine
Featured and interviewed by – Popular Photography Magazine
Multiple winner of The Knot’s Best award
Winner of Borrowed and Blue’s Best Of voted by vendors
Winner of the BOB Award Charlotte Wedding Magazine
Top 10 Best Wedding Photographers in Charlotte – Charlotte Stories
Top 25 Best Wedding photographers in Charlotte – WeddingRule
Multiple winner of Two Bright Lights Editors Choice award
Multiple winner of WeddingWire’s Bride’s choice award
Elite Member – Fearless PhotographersThe Lovely Find, Junebug Weddings, ISPWP
Featured speaker: WPPI, DWF  and You Don’t Know Click
Member PPA, WPPI 


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Grace Ormonde Wedding Style
Manhattan Bride
Carolina Bride
The Knot Florida
The Knot NC
The National Knot
Charlotte Weddings
Today’s Bride
Destination Weddings and Honeymoons
You and Your Wedding – London Edition
Desh Videsh Wedding
Weddings Unveiled
Ceci Style New York
Premier Wedding Magazine

Carolinas Magazine
Coastal Living
Gay Weddings and Marriage
JuneBug Weddings
Strictly Weddings
Whimsically Wed
Southern Bride
The Wed Click
Baubles & Bowties
The Modern Jewish Wedding
Elegant Wedding
Borrowed & Blue
The Coordinated Bride
Queen City Wed
Tacari Weddings
How They Asked, by The Knot
Love & Lavender Weddings
Every Bride
Modern Weddings

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“Critsey’s work is stunning and reflects her passion for her craft.  You can see her attention to detail and love for what she does in every single image!”
Lara Casey
Publisher | Editor-in-Chief
Southern Weddings Magazine

“Through Critsey’s lens, people and places always look extraordinary, beautiful, and sexy.”
Stacie Tamaki
Publisher | Editor-in-Chief
The Flirty Guide”

“Critsey Rowe is a photographer that I feel is truly an artist,  She paints with her pictures like an artist creates with paint. She is a joy and pleasure to always have on-site when capturing my clients once in a lifetime memories.”
David Tutera
Celebrity Event Designer

“Best Photographer Ever!! I can’t say enough wonderful things about Critsey and the amazing work she does!! I must have told her at least 100 times at our wedding how much I loved her. Here are just a few words to describe Critsey – talented, creative, professional, responsive, fun, calming, dedicated, experienced, sweet, and the list goes on and on. At the end of your wedding, all you have left are your memories and the photos. I am so glad Critsey is the one who captured our photos. She knows all of the right timing, angles, lighting, background, etc. to give you photos that truly bring you back to that moment when you look at the picture. I put my full trust in Critsey and she exceeded expectations. Critsey will be the first person I call when it’s time for newborn photos!”
The Terrace at Cedar Hill wedding and reception
“Critsey was awesome to work with! She takes the time to get to know you, your “style”, and what your vision is so the pictures come out better than you had imagined! We wanted our dog to be in our engagement pictures and in our wedding. Capturing the one-second moment when my dog was actually behaving is challenging, but not for her! She was able to get the best pictures at the most perfect moments. And she makes everything fun!
I would highly recommend Critsey to anyone!!”
Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden wedding
“Picking a photographer was the most important decision we made for our wedding. We knew we wanted someone who would be able to capture our candid moments but also our more formal shots in an editorial/documentary way. We didn’t want just your basic formal pictures. Critsey was able to do this in the most incredible way. We are beyond delighted with our pictures. Critsey captures every moment… moments we may have missed but she captured for us to cherish for many years to come. Book Critsey, she is absolutely incredible.”
Ballantyne Hotel wedding
“Critsey and her team did a fabulous job! We loved working with them and love our photographs. We would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a wonderful team to work with for your wedding!”
Ballantyne Hotel wedding and reception
“From day one, Critsey was phenomenal. She was flexible with our schedules, quick to learn our personalities, and even quicker to make us feel comfortable. My entire wedding raved about her and her husband. They were not only professional, they really cared about how our special day went. Critsey made herself available at all times, even offering to stop on her way to the venue in case we forgot anything. Who does that?? Critsey, THANK YOU for helping make our day perfect. I cannot recommend her enough!”
Museum Uptown wedding
“Critsey Rowe is a fabulous photographer. Our wedding photos were one of our top priorities when we started planning our wedding and Critsey is one of the best in the business. She is so personable and kind. She gets to know her clients and works well with the entire family! Our pictures told the story of our special day. I was nervous before the wedding because I didn’t get a videographer but after getting our photos back I was so content with our decision. Critsey captured everything so beautifully we felt the love and happiness all over again looking through our photos! I would recommend her to everyone I know!”
Byron's Southend wedding
You can find more of my reviews on WeddingWire and The Knot.