Wayne St. John, Owner

Wayne St. John, who founded St. John Photography with his wife Mary, believes in one cardinal rule: “Never ASK anyone to smile – MAKE them smile!”   “Smiles,” Wayne says, “should be genuine, not forced; poses should be relaxed and natural.”Easing people into this space is Wayne’s forte… especially when it comes to children.   “Kids look you in the eye,” says Wayne, “and within seconds, they know if you’re a phony or if you are one of them… it’s a connection that’s spiritual… you either have it or you don’t.”

Throughout the years, Wayne has photographed thousands of families and children, but his relaxed and natural style with people has carried over into commercial photography, as well. National clients looking for candid-looking lifestyle photography have turned to Wayne to produce catalog images and eye- catching ad campaigns.

View some of Wayne’s creations on the commercial part of our site, schedule a short meeting with Wayne, and you’ll know right away, too!

Laura Hawkins,  Director of Operations

Laura moved to Charlotte with her husband and three children from the DC Metro area. She has been with SJP since 2008 and has over 25 years of experience in business, customer service & client relations. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and watching her youngest play soccer.

Stephanie Robichaux, Customer Relations

The fabulous voice you hear when calling St John Photography is the wonderful Stephanie! Her job is to make you smile even when you aren’t having your picture taken.

Brandon Johnson, Photoshop Manager, School Division 

Brandon has lived in Pennsylvania, Oregon, and North Carolina. He is a land owner once, a father twice, a husband always, and a photographic artist even in his sleep.

Mckenzie Ghantt, Photo Sorter 

Mckenzie is a stay at home mom who works seasonally in the sorting department.  She loves music, hanging out with her daughter, Lauren, and dancing crazy with her husband Jamie! 

Ashley Zimmerman, Photographer 

Ashley was raised in Charlotte, NC and started learning about photography two years ago. Since then she has specialized in weddings and portrait photography in the charlotte area. Ashley enjoys capturing the emotion and smiles of people through photographs.

John Huneycutt, Photographer 

John Huneycutt, an award-winning photographer and North Carolina native, currently lives outside of Charlotte with his wife, Bridget, and their cat, Putzfrau. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Wingate University in 2004. He mantains a successful wedding and portrait photography business and learned a variety of historic photographic processes along the way. The wet plate collodion process especially piqued his passion, and he has devoted the past three years to alternative photography. John’s work has been shown in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to Manhattan and he has received accolades in juried shows across the country.

Megan Lewis, Photographer 

Megan graduated from UNC-Wilmington with an English degree concentrated in professional writing and a minor in creative writing. She is a former preschool teacher and has loved staying home with her children through their younger years. Megan has been interning in 2016 with Dana Arndt Photography and enjoys capturing lasting memories through the camera lens. She resides in Mooresville with her husband Joshua, her children Laura Anne, Jacob, Eli, and their dog Ruby.