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Charleton Churchill Photography published in Rangefinder Magazine

So, if you haven’t heard the news, Rangefinder magazine published my work this month in their August 2013 “Back to School” issue.  For those of you who don’t know, Rangefinder magazine is a photographer’s magazine, which is like a mecca magazine for photographers. I have seen many great photographers interviewed and featured in their work since I first subscribed early on as a photographer.  And to be featured in their publication is quite a privilege.

When I received a random phone call from a Libby from New York, stating she was from Rangefinder magazine and wanted to feature my work, my gut kind of twisted.  I had photographed a wedding in Sacramento on the Saturday before the phone call, and one of the bridesmaid for that wedding whom I met was the senior editor for the magazine, Lindsay Comstock.  That wedding was a Saturday.  Monday is when I received the phone call, so I thought Lindsay had talked to someone. Come to find out, Lindsay hadn’t even returned to NY yet.  Libby hadn’t talked to Lindsay and she had found my work online randomly.  Regardless of how weird that was, I was honored, so thank you Rangefinder.


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charleton churchill published in rangefinder magazine








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I love photographing modern weddings, but I also love capturing high school seniors fashionably.  I can express my ideas and vision not limited to a location, time, nor outfits. I have more say in the vision than a wedding.  Also, I am only giving direction and focused on one person in front of the camera.  Lastly, so many teens live in an insecure world of comparison and by default just want to look good and fit in.  We all do, but the pressure on teenagers is amplified.  When teens are looking to get high school senior photos, they are wanting something extraordinary and epic.  So, when families contact me for senior photos, they are not going to get a cookie-cutter, walk-in, walk-out senior photos. I don’t work like that.  If you’re coming to me, it means you want something more than just quick photos.

I have been photographing seniors recently, and wanted to share a few images from Bret Harte high school senior, Erika.  It seems I photograph many seniors from Amador County, primarily Argonaut high school and Amador high school.  I have photographed seniors from Calaveras High and Bret Harte as you can see here on the American High School photoshoot.  I’m starting to shoot more Calaveras County seniors now, and I’m excited to expand.

Here’s the video slideshow on Youtube CLICK HERE:

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