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.