What is CLT Shooters?
CLT Shooters is The Creative Hub of Charlotte. We are a Media and Production company, built by Charlotte Creatives, for Charlotte Creatives. Since our start in May of 2017, our mission has been to connect and grow the Charlotte Creative Community, while building a platform that features and showcases their work and helps to put Charlotte on the map, for its creative talent. We've done this so far through our meetups, workshops and magazine, connecting hundreds of local photographers, models and videographers. We will continue to do this as we start and grow our own Podcast and Youtube series, focusing on local creative and community connection, growth and development.
With several dozen meetups and workshops under our belt, over 1000 subscribers to our newsletter, nearly 10,000 Followers over our social media platforms and our Instagram hashtag (#cltshooters) having over 50,000 uses, it's safe to say that we've met some of the most talented people Charlotte has to offer. With that being said, we've partnered with and built a team of local creatives ready to help Charlotte with all of its creative needs. From Weddings to Real Estate to complete Event Coverage, we can handle any and all of your photo and video needs. Rest assured knowing that our team has gone through a Background and Quality check, able to deliver you with professional service every time.
Want to know more about CLT Shooters, have a question about some of the things we do or services that we offer or just want to chat? We'd be happy to talk! Please send us an email at or give us a call at +1 (704) 850-5032.
Services and other things we offer.
Services that we offer include:
-Couple Shoots, Engagement Shoots and Complete Wedding Coverage
-Real Estate Photography and Videography
-Commercial Photography and Videography
Other Things We Offer:
-Free and Paid Meetups
-1 on 1 Workshops
-Edit and Chill's
-Event Planning and Coordinating
-Brand Marketing and Development Strategies
-Advertising on our Podcast, Youtube series, Newsletter, Social Media and Website
-CLT Shooters Merch
-CLT Shooters Magazine
-CLT Shooters Memberships
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Interested in booking us for you next creative project or have questions about any of the other services that we offer? Send us an email at or give us a call at +1 (704) 850-5032.
How we got our start.
Founded in May of 2017 by Charlotte native Lucas Ayres, CLT Shooters started off as an instagram feature account. Originally started as a way for Lucas to meet a few new friends interested in photography, CLT Shooters quickly started to grow. With our hashtag reaching 2000 uses in the first year, we decided to host our first meetup in October 2018. An indoor shoot at a local studio. From there, we continued to host monthly meetups all over the Charlotte region. Ranging from Meetups in parks, to partnering with local events like the Charlotte Fair, we've hosted dozens of meetups offering local photographers the opportunity to connect and shoot in a variety of locations and settings. By 2020, with over a year of experience hosting meetups, CLT Shooters looked like it was set for one of its biggest years yet. But, with the outbreak of covid, things quickly took a turn for the worst.
On March 16th, 2020, we made the announcement that all events and meetups would be canceled indefinitely. With so little being known about covid in the early days of the outbreak, this looked and felt like the end of CLT Shooters.
After spending nearly a month live-streaming the protests and riots in downtown Charlotte in late May/early June and seeing the the community response and support by our city, Lucas was inspired to continue to build and grow CLT Shooters once again.
In October 2020, CLT Shooters moved into its first commercial space. An office within the Hygge Co-Working Space in Camp North End. Just one week after moving into our first office, we announced that we were taking submissions and organizing the first ever issue of the CLT Shooters Magazine. The first issue of our magazine was released on Jan. 8th, 2021.
On Feb. 2nd, 2021, we officially opened our first CLT Shooters Studio, available to rent by local creatives. Located at our office in Hygge at Camp North End.
Since our start, CLT Shooters has partnered up with several local businesses, venues and brands. We'd like to give a special thank to everyone that has supported and helped us along the way! We wouldn't have made it this far without your help!
The Charlotte Fair
Tech City Solutions
UNCC Botanical Gardens
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Meet Our Team
Meet the team behind CLT Shooters!
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