• Welcome to Designs By JK Photography

    Capturing the tears of joy, gestures of love and rhythm of your celebration with candid photojournalism.

    I am passionate about imagery...life and light...and work as an observer, unobtrusively capturing the beauty and essence of you and your unique day. I firmly believe that no two weddings, events, or individuals are alike and therefore do not seek to put you in to some type of photography mold. It is AUTHENTICITY that i am after...it is this that i seek to capture. my intent is to capture YOU and YOUR DAY. authentic people...authentic moments truly passionate about capturing your memories in a creative and elegant way.


    Sherri D. Belfield "Director | University Communications and Marketing Johnson C. Smith University"

    There is no doubt that your professionalism, skills, talents and creativity have taken our print and electronic collateral materials to a new level from academics to athletics to campus environment to student life. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all that you do to get the right shot or to take the shot that's in my head.

    Joel & Veronica "Wedding"

    Great to work with and very professional. Knows exactly what he's doing and will work with anyone to make sure they get the shots they want. Was easy to work with and works very fast so that you are not spending your entire day shooting pictures. The final pictures and products were AMAZING!

    Corey & Anya Ruffin "Wedding"

    Jonathan did a great job with our photography. We were very pleased. We booked him for engagement, bridal and wedding photos. He usually had very quick turnaround on pictures. The value was excellent. Definitely worth every penny!

    Brian & Pam Talley "Wedding"

    Wonderful guy!!!! Pictures were beautifuil and affordable. Everyone should try him.

  • About Me

    Jonathan Keitt - photographer/artist

    Jonathan is an on location, natural light and studio photographer based out of Charlotte, NC. He specializes in WEDDING-COUPLE-FASHION-SPORTS photography. Jonathan's priority is to get the shot at your wedding or special event. He looks for the moment, the emotion, and he is exceptional at anticipating details that go unnoticed by others.
    Clients frequently don't even know when they are being photographed and are thrilled when they see moments caught on camera. Jonathan is down to earth and free spirited and it is reflected in his photos- they are honest and sincere. Jonathan's lighthearted personality helps people let their guard down and allows him to capture the true moment.

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    Our Studio


    Conveniently located in uptown Charlotte next to the Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium and only two block from Interstate 77. We offer a full service 1,200 sq.ft. studio that is suitable for small and large photo shoots.
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    Portrait Photography

    I'm a storyteller with a camera. My passion is to identify the subtle nuances that make each person unique, catch them at just the right moment, and produce exquisite works of art that will be cherished forever. My photographs have been described as heartfelt and sensitive, warm and engaging.
    Over the years I’ve worked successfully in every kind of setting: on the beach, in parks, at historic locations, on city streets, in churches, synagogues, you name it. I can handle the special challenges of shooting outdoors or indoors, in wide-open spaces, or in crowded rooms.
    I am proud that many clients with young children return year after year for their family portraits and couples whose weddings I’ve covered turn to me to continue the tradition with their young families.

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    Wedding Photography

    With over 15 years’ experience as a wedding photographer I've photographed weddings all across the world while averaging about 25 weddings per year. I posses a true passion for wedding photography and consider myself a true master of both natural and artificial lighting techniques. I excels in capturing the spirit and energy of weddings and creates portraits that endure for a lifetime.
    As a Charlotte NC based wedding specialist I am known for romantic, artistic imagery that documents in a photojournalistic style the joy, emotion, love and excitement of each event of the day. With an eye for detail, I focus on the detail shots that make for unique traditional wedding style albums. I also meet with each client to discuss their details of their upcoming wedding.

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  • Services Information

    Wedding Investment

    I prefer to keep this part simple, the thought of complicated packages or requirements gives me the shivers. Most importantly custom packages ensures you receive only the items you want. All Wedding packages are customized based on your needs.

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    Model Investment

    JK is a professional fashion and glamour photographer. He has a great team of hair and makeup artists to deliver the top quality images his clients seek. Producing magazine-quality images with eye-catching results, it's no surprise he is the #1 choice for many when they seek a professional model photographer. JK works in his uptown Charlotte NC studio and on location.

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    Portait Investment

    Are you bored with the guy at the national chain studio who sets his/her camera on auto and gives you a set number of poses in a set amount of time? My sessions are geared to capture your personality not just an image. I want to celebrate who you are, and where you are in your life.

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    Event Investment

    From conferences and tradeshows to birthday parties and special events, Designs By JK offers the highest level of corporate event photography available. It’s not just about photography. Designs By JK is involved in the creative process from beginning to end, working with clients to meet their expectations. Contact us for pricing.

  • Our Location

    Designs By JK Studio
    601 S Cedar St.
    Charlotte, NC 28214
    Telephone: 704-451-3878
    E-mail: jonathan@designsbyjk.com

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  • Cancellation policy

    (does not apply to weddings)

    1. For cancellation 2 weeks or more before shoot: Full refund of pre-payment.
    2. For cancellation 7 days or more before shoot: 100% credit towards a future shoot
    3. For cancellation 5-7 days before shoot: 75% credit towards a future shoot
    4. For cancellation 3-5 days before shoot: 50% credit towards a future shoot
    5. For cancellation 48-72 hours before shoot: 25% credit towards a future shoot
    6. For cancellation within 48 hours before shoot: no refund or credit

    Designs By JK reserve the right to cancel or postpone photo shoots and in the event of a cancellation for any reason, you will be entitled to a full refund of any fees paid including the deposit. Designs By JK will inform you of alternative arrangements for postponed photo shoots.

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    Wedding Creative Fee

    On your wedding day I will capture a wide variety of images that will reflect my creativity and style as well as your personal preferences. I take pictures during the entire event and there is no limit to the number of images I create. All these images are captured digitally, allowing me the flexibility to create the perfect blend of color, black & white or duo-tone images ready for your album. Once your wedding day is complete, an online gallery will be posted for you to share with family and friends.

    For the events closer to your home, these are the median ranges from the budget conscious to the extravagant. These prices include travel around the greater city limit

    Charlotte, NC $2,500 - $5,000

    I am excited that you want more information about my work. Because of my various skills in photography, there are many options we can discuss. Get in touch with me and we can customize a package that will fit all of your needs. Model Packages

    Head Shots ($140)
    Suitable for any profession needing top of the line head shots Includes...
    *one hour of photography
    *unlimited headshots
    *2 edited headshots in color and B&W
    *all images on a private link to view/share pictures and order
    (professional make up is an additional charge)

    New Faces ($240)
    Suitable for models or actors starting out, and for entry level portfolios. Includes...
    * 2 looks/ outfits
    * all images on a private link to view/share pictures and order prints
    * 1 edited image per look in High Resolution
    * Professional Makeup artist included
    * Wardrobe styling available at an additional charge

    Top Model ($320)
    Suitable for serious models and actors wanting to break into a modeling career, for professional level portfolios. Includes...
    * 3-4 looks/ outfits
    * all images on a private link to view/share pictures and order prints
    * 1 edited image per look in High Resolution
    * Makeup artist included
    * Wardrobe styling available at an additional charge

    Super Model ($500)
    Suitable for serious models wanting to present the best possible portfolio with the greatest range in looks. For professional level portfolios that are vividly a cut above the rest. Includes......
    * outdoor location shooting and studio
    * 4-5 looks / outfit changes
    * download link of all images (high resolution versions suitable for enlargement to 20x30
    suitable for email and web site creation and a private link on DesignsByJK.com to view/share pictures and order print)
    * 2 edited images per look
    * You get all original images and unlimited use of images for making your own prints and enlargements etc.
    * Includes Professional Makeup Artist (2 face changes)
    * Wardrobe Styling included