Toni Lovejoy is an African American artist based in Charlotte, NC. Raised by a renowned American Western Artist and educated at Colorado Institute of Art, she’s been creating images for over 30 years starting in sports and fashion. She began her career as a photojournalist in Iowa photographing sports, then fashion and editorial work in Australia. After moving to the States in the 80s to continue her fashion work, she spent a year interning in a fashion studio before beginning to work in the film and commercial world. In 2008 Lovejoy made the switch from film to digital and began exploring landscape photography.
I love showing individuals how beautiful they are, especially when they come into a session insecure and not believing in themselves. Portraiture is all about giving to the individuals and giving them an experience that feeds their soul.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many portrait sessions for families and individuals. I make sure each shoot fits the style and mood of the client. Everything from food to music is specialized. Each shoot should be as unique as the person/family being photographed.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
Top 10 Portrait Photographers in Charlotte, In Context award for current art show 30 Over 50.
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to hike and hope to hike the AT in the next couple of years. I've hiked portions of the trail in Virginia and North Carolina.