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North State Photography

Two people equally invested in your timeline, vision, and making your day come to life! 

It’s not a guessing game on who will be second shooting your wedding, and you get to build a relationship with both of us. We love couple friends! 

Two seasoned photographers who are invested in your day with unique perspectives on details & your love story! With our team, you will receive two primary photographers who work together seamlessly to make your wedding day the best day ever! 


what does a husband and wife team bring to the table?

As a couple, we love being together & sharing memories! We have a unique but complimentary eye for how we see your wedding day, and it is that collective eye that our clients have come to know and love. With a husband and wife team you know exactly what you're going to get, and it takes the guesswork out of the second shooter that will be part of your special day! Being married and best friends means we can guarantee we jive on your special day. We are not only familiar but compliment each others workflows, and that our groove and ease of working together means we can focus all of our attention on YOU!


Let's Create an epic wedding experience

Husband + wife photographers

We bring big personality, our best dance moves, ridiculous dad jokes, and a celebratory approach to your special day! As your photographers we will be right there with you throughout the day to relieve stress, be your number one hype team, guide you through your day with a smile, and show up to your big day with Starbucks to help keep the party going!

Our style is not posed or scripted. We encourage you to laugh big, stay present & bask in the celebration, and leave the capturing of moments in the present to us!

We love building relationships with you, talking through all the details, and your wildest desire for your big day! We do all the heavy lifting before the wedding day so we know how to relieve stress, bring the party, and capture you in the fullness of your unique love story! We are down for double dates any time - let’s grab the best coffee or cocktail in town!



candid & bold

how your day should feel

We are Hannah and Joel Watanabe, Charlotte-based wedding photographers and videographers! Your wedding is just as unique as you are - let's capture the most important day of your life, exactly as you imagined it. Ultimately, your wedding is all about YOU! Whether you want an adventure elopement with an intimate moment on a barren mountainside or a beautiful ceremony experience, we are always ready and excited to make your dream a reality!

behind the camera

Our commitment to our clients is continual growth and accountability as wedding & elopement professionals. We believe the more we invest in our education, certifications and knowledge the better our client experience will be! 

*We are excited to add to this list in 2022!

Joel has his Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems and all NSP data, client images, and assets are backed up in three locations including cloud storage to preserve your memories!

We are both CPR, AED, & First Aid certified and this will always stay up to date.

Both of us have completed 5 plus hours of LNT training. Our aim is to leave every location from traditional wedding venues to the prettiest state parks on our bucket list better than we found them! Leave No Trace begins with preparedness, and that is evident in everything we do from our wedding day styling kit to our survival kit we take on all of our excursions. 


our experience

-Sarah M.

North State did everything I asked for and so much more!!! They were adventurous and willing to make my photo dreams come true!!! I am sooo thankful I picked them for our moving pictures!!!

-Kayla K.

Hannah and Joel were amazing! our fall mini session could not have gone more smoothly, from communication before the shoot to the day of, and how quick they got our pictures to us! Which were perfect! Definitely Recommend! 

-Ashley C.

I cannot say enough great things about hannah & joel! the care they take into getting the perfect shot and how comfortable they make you feel. I absolutely love the pictures, the quality, the story they tell, and the memories i will cherish forever. 

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