Associate Photographer Associate Photographer

Ryan Sumner

Charlotte, NC
Fenix Fotography LLC
About Ryan

Hi there. I’m Ryan and it’s my business to make you and your team look great. I’m a commercial advertising photographer based in Charlotte, who specializes in executive portraits, business headshots, & other marketing images. To learn more, please visit

I have been doing this a while, owning and operating Fenix Fotography since 2006, but I have been making photographic images since the age of 16, upon the discovery that a camera could break the ice with girls I was otherwise scared to talk to.

Professional work started with modeling agencies and lifestyle magazines, creating fashion editorials and other types of stories before transitioning to business periodicals where I created hundreds of photographic essays featuring Charlotte business, civic, and cultural leaders. My speciality area is on-location studio and environmental executive portraits, business-in-action photojournalism, aviation images for brokers, and architecture.

Clients who've trusted me with their important imagery include American Airlines, Deloitte, TIAA, Met Life, Dixon Hughes Goodman, Playboy, MTV, HBO, Sailor Jerry, the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, and a collection of large banks you’ve surely heard of — Bank of America, Wells Fargo, and Ally Financial. Not that you need to be a Fortune 500 Company, Fenix Fotography also counts numerous local developers, medical practices, law firms, credit unions, and all manner of small businesses as valued customers.

My images have been featured nationally in various campaigns, as well as periodicals Forbes and Muscle & Fitness Magazines, as well as numerous local print publications. I've even won five "Best in the City" Awards from Charlotte media outlets and have even been awarded a couple of generous arts grants for my fine-art work.