Chanda Pope - Photographer at Photography by Chanda in Huntersville NC. 28078 Mary Ickert


From an early age photography always played a part in my life. My Grandmother was always snapping photos of important events, family gatherings, and holidays. When I would visit I would sit for hours and look through her photo albums. She kept them everywhere along with her house full of pictures. I fell even more in love with photography and took every class I could find to perfect my craft. I began taking pictures everywhere I went, much to my family’s chagrin, but in that early personal development I found my true calling and my passion. 

When I met Chanda I was drawn to her immediately. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever come across someone who, within seconds, makes you feel like you have known them forever.  Her genuine warmth and spirit is infectious. I always hated to leave any party she was attending because she lights up everyone and everything she is around.  

Chanda was the first person I reached out to when it came time for me to start taking my photography career a little more seriously in 2011. She drove an hour to my house and sat with this insecure rookie chatting with me, inspiring me, gently guiding me to take the first big step into a new chapter of my life that I was so ready to start writing.  Ever since then any big photography gigs I would come across, I would always seek out her opinion, wisdom, and advice.  No matter how busy she was she always made time to talk. To say I admire and adore her as a person is an understatement, but I have always been in awe of her art, her work, and her ability to share a person's life and story in such a vivid and creative way. She is a true authentic artist and to have the opportunity to work alongside her is truly a huge blessing and honor.

I’m honored to share such a special time with my clients and one day I hope they’ll look through their albums, or wall of pictures and remember their special times just like I did all those many moons ago.

Peace and Love,