About CJ Photo

Photographer-Chuck-Sires“Jack of All, Photographer of Some, Friend to Many”

Photography for me is not just about capturing your best moments – it is a lifestyle. As a photographer, I get to work in a new office setting every day, meet interesting people at important moments of their professional and personal lives, and help put an image to a memory. Photography is all about capturing light, and the tools at a photographers disposal used to shape that light can make or break an amazing photo opportunity. My background in Mechanical Engineering allows me to walk into a room and understand how to work with the lighting (or lack thereof) to showcase the subject in its most flattering way. But, while I have a top-notch technical understanding of the camera and how to use it, what I enjoy most is sharing powerful experiences with others and interacting with participants. My primary services include events, professional headshots, real estate photography & aerial photography & videography, and the occasional wedding for a range of commercial, non-profit and private clients. Be sure to click on my specialty pages to learn more about each service and associated rates. I look forward to working with you!

Fun Facts:

  • Photographer of top celebrities, from Carrie Ann Inaba to Jeanette Lee The Black Widow.
  • Featured in Seattle magazine and Ibuki Magazine.
  • Everybody loves the waist holster, typically locked and loaded with $7,000+ in gear.
  • Favorite quotes from event participants: “Wow, I have never seen a photographer take a picture of chicken before!”
  • Company logo was handwritten by my girlfriend, making her an integral part of my business and product.
  • One of my lens hoods is signed by Super Bowl Champion, Seattle Seahawk Steven Hauschka.
  • Shortest review: “The guy who took [my picture] really knows his s**t when it comes to photography. :)”


Seattle Magazine North American Post – http://www.napost.com/2015/06/24/17894/


Green Electronics Council Redfin Robert Chinn Foundation Thumbtack Washington State Association of County Auditors National Institute for Civil Discourse Ventures (Formerly Washington CASH) National Multiple Sclerosis Society UW School of Law University of Arizona Teachers College, Columbia University Omada Health Wallace Properties Soaring Heart