About - Charlotte Geary Photography


In photography and in life, I'm drawn to vibrant color, happy energy, natural scenery, and a great story. 

Since 2001, my photography business has led me to destinations around the country to document people's stories. Years of experience have taught me how to make people feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera. I make an effort to get to know the people I work with, so my photos can reflect genuine aspects of their personalities and relationships. 

I'm married to a brilliant and hilarious software engineer, and we have two young children and a dog. When I'm not working, you'll probably find me paddleboarding on Lake Anne or hiking at Great Falls Park. My perfect day would involve an outdoor adventure with my family, a delicious vegetarian dinner, and a good book or a bad reality show.


I'm lucky to live at Lake Anne in beautiful and dynamic Reston, Virginia, near Washington, D.C. Reston provides an ideal setting for photography, with natural settings that include lakes, forests, and trails, as well as urban settings with dramatic architecture. 

Before moving to Reston, I lived a grand life of adventure in Colorado for several years. That was a pretty great place to be a photographer, too. 


Before starting my photography business 16 years ago, I earned a masters degree in Instructional Technology from the University of Virginia, with an emphasis in Photography Education. I also have a bachelors degree in psychology from UVA. 

I am a Northern Virginia native, originally from Annandale.  I love the D.C. area and its rich history and diverse culture.


My work has been featured in several publications, including:

Newsweek, Photo District News, Popular Photography, Northern Virginia Magazine, Backpacker, OM, Colorado Expression, Modern Reston, Posh Seven, Brides, The Knot, Equally Wed, Style Unveiled, Get Married Magazine, NFocus Magazine

Popular Photography's Complete Photo Manual
Wedding Photography: A Guide to Posing
In His Own Words: Stories from the Extraordinary Life of Robert E. Simon Jr.
Public Art Tour Series - Lake Anne

Contact me at charlotte@charlottegeary.com with publishing inquiries. Please do not publish my photos without permission.


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Charlotte Geary is a Northern Virginia photographer who specializes in a documentary style of portrait, lifestyle, and landscape photography. She is based in beautiful Reston, Virginia, outside Washington, D.C. 

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