Creative Philanthropy & Photography

Santa’s Toy Workshop

Christmas Portraits

Experience the magic and happiness that Santa brings and join us for a once in a lifetime exclusive Christmastime experience and have your children’s 2020 Christmas portraits taken with one of the world’s top Santas..

Nov 22 2020 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Emmet’s Social Table

401 East South Main St, Waxhaw, NC

Dec 6 2020 (10:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

Fish Market Bar & Grill

990 Market St, Fort Mill, SC

Raising Money for Childhood Cancer

 You are officially invited to visit and meet Santa

Experience the magic and happiness that Santa brings; this year, come and meet Santa in his magical toy workshop and experience the stories from the Night Before Christmas, see Rudolph’s photos growing up, hear about the flight plan on Christmas eve, and how Santa navigates the skies.

Exclusive Christmas Portraits

Holy Peppermint Sticks Santa has chosen photographer Darren Bowen because of his Unique and Honest approach to bringing out the best of his subjects.

Come join Santa for a unique interactive photoshoot – experience the Night Before Christmas as told by Santa himself to raise money for Childhood cancer and have the chance to WIN an exclusive home visit from Santa himself.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

We Care

It is our priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible, so please check our current COVID-19 guidelines.

Temperature Checks

We check your temperature entering the sessions regardless of reason for attendance in the studio.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will be available before and after your session with the photographer. Masks are required in the studio

Social Distancing

We are keeping all our events small to allow for as much social distancing as possible. Please register with us on arrival.

Limited Traffic

To eliminate as much traffic as possible our waiting area will be limited. We hope to lift the restrictions soon.

Sanitation

We continue to deeply sanitize anything used during the session. This includes the floor, furniture, creative props, and more!.

Staying at home if you’re sick is still the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19.

FEATURED SENIOR PHOTOSHOOT

Emma LoPinto

Another fantastic shoot, the synergy began with Emma from the moment we started capturing each moment together. Working collectively allowed me to bring the very best out of Emma, using a fun approach of direction and mentoring with a passion and excitement throughout the session and allowed me to nurture the very best of Emma. The charm and edginess of these photographs express themselves in rhythm.

About My Photography

My photography captures a moment in time - a split-second that remains locked in time often abstracted and completely random. It is in these moments I see potential element, shape, abstraction, and life in colour, inspiration before the moment fades to grey into the past disappearing forever.

My creative portrait photography services provide a beautiful and unique perspective of people with passion and imagination that will have your portfolio catching the eye of family, friends and the world. Take a look around at my work, I promise you'll find yourself in wonder of the possibilities for you.

Book Your Portrait Session

Baby, Toddler, High School Senior, College Grade, Model, Actor, Engagement, Bridal, Wedding, your Family Photography.

The simple act of smiling can communicate warmth, welcome, and love and pave the way to unique and beautiful experiences and it is for these moments we live. I think the most beautiful portraits are taken in a fun relaxed atmosphere when you forget where you are and that you are even being photographed.

Your portrait session will be fun, unique and completely customized to your vision. We work together on your session from start to end!

COVID-19

We Care

It is our priority is to keep everyone as safe as possible, so please check our current COVID-19 guidelines.

Temperature Checks

We check your temperature entering the sessions regardless of reason for attendance in the studio.

Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer will be available before and after your session with the photographer. Masks are required in the studio

Social Distancing

We are keeping all our events small to allow for as much social distancing as possible. Please register with us on arrival.

Limited Traffic

To eliminate as much traffic as possible our waiting area will be limited. We hope to lift the restrictions soon.

Sanitation

We continue to deeply sanitize anything used during the session. This includes the floor, furniture, creative props, and more!.

Staying at home if you’re sick is still the best thing you can do to stop any future spread of COVID-19.

Israel Gore

FEATURED MODEL PHOTOSHOOT

Working with Israel was somewhat unique, clearly, a passion for music and visuals and it was clear that he was breathing ideas. With my passion for imagery, abstraction and those moments that only occur once in a lifetime, I proudly present what I believe to be one of the best creative portrait photography sessions of the 2018 season. Let me introduce Israel Gore, a musician with immense talent and a style that could easily be found from the 1950’s.

Testimonials

What People Say ...

5
{Amazing Talents! Cool photoshoot for the Wine Bar and Cafe. Anyone who needs shots done for business or personal would be crazy not to use his services. Taking 'Portrait' work to a crazy new level.
Paul McConachy
Boom!
5
{What a fun and relaxed photoshoot we had today with Darren. Patient, professional and persistent we know he really captured our Christmas card photos! He was a pleasure to work with especially when we threw him a dog and a horse! Highly recommend. He gets a 5-Star review from the Maton Family.
Kira Maton
Fun and Relaxed!
5
{Darren has the most incredible creative eye and the setup for this year's Christmas Portraits looks incredible too! I was just telling a friend about Darren last night; last year’s pictures are the most priceless pictures we have ever had done!
Stephanie Goodrich Campbell
Incredible Creative Eye
5
{I had an amazing time with my Dad, Darren. He has a very artistic eye when it comes to photography. He knows how to capture the best shots and how to use the environment around him to his advantage. It seems to me that everything plays an important role in photography.
Micheal T.E Bowen
Bubblegum Flavored Ice Cream!
5
{Darren photographed our band Esther and the Exiles on location at Camp North End. We had a truly enjoyable time working with him. His unique, creative style and artistic vision were truly inspiring.
Esther Alcamo
Unique, Creative Style and Artistic Vision!
5
{Holy Peppermint Sticks Santa has chosen photographer Darren Bowen because of his Unique and Honest approach to bringing out the best of his subjects. Together we think we can create a Magical Experience for Children young and old alike. Come join us as we spread the spirit of Christmas throughout the year.
Santa Claus
Magical Experience!
5
{We did a family photo shoot two weeks ago. The photos came out great. He is very professional and friendly. I would recommend him for any outdoor photography! He has a great eye.
Nicole Blakey
Very Professional and Friendly
5
{Darren Bowen went above and beyond our expectations for our daughter’s Senior pictures. The perfect balance of professionalism and fun and friendly. Darren was so professional and had brilliant ideas but also graciously accommodated any that we or our daughter had.
Regan Haggerty
Professional and Brilliant!
5
{To be honest I really didn’t think you could capture something as spectacular as Ryleigh’s shoot. Ryleigh looks older and more theatrical. I love Ryleigh’s red lipstick but that is something Emma would never wear. I just knew when I saw Ryleigh’s pictures you had to take Emma’s picture. We wanted the same look but w/the differences in the girls I wasn’t sure it would work. You totally blew me away. That picture of Emma is just amazing. You went beyond my expectations and well I am sure it is not hard to believe, Love Love, Love it!!!!!!
Julie LoPinto
Love Love, Love !!!!!!
5
{Darren Bowen is an energetic and eclectic photographer! I had a wonderful time celebrating my 60th birthday with a photo session by Darren. I loved the way he expressed who I am through his artistic eye. The pictures turned out so colorful and vibrant. I loved the great eclectic location Darren picked out for me.
Charlene Lendino
Energetic and Eclectic!

Over the years I have enjoyed reading the reactions and heartfelt feelings of customers, it truly is humbling when I read such incredible thoughts and feelings. Whether you are a customer or just a fan of my work I would love to hear your testimony; I’ve even included the category “I Just Love Your Photography” to cover the voice of fans everywhere.