NorthLight Photography
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Classic Painting of 5 Year Old Girl
Charlotte Portrait Artist: Painting
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Hello there!

I'm Janet Boschker and I am a professional photographer.

I love helping families stop time - it goes by so fast!

I relocated to Shallotte, NC in the summer of 2023 from Charlotte, NC where I photographed weddings, families, babies, high school seniors, and headshots in my studio and on location for 35+ years.

Each summer I vacationed with my family at NC and SC beaches, and often scheduled photography sessions for my client's families at sunrise. Together we created beautiful portraits of the memorie s they made each year. I began to dream about the time when I could be at the beach full time, and now it has happened!

I'm a member of Professional Photographers of America and The American Society of Photographers. I also served on the board of The Light Factory, a fine art photography center in Charlotte.


We all have lots of photos on their phones these days, myself included. These slices of life are important, but there are times when you want something more than snapshots. Something special. It could be to document the first-year milestones of your child's life, a special birthday, anniversary, graduation, wedding or long planned family reunion. These times call for a professional. It requires planning, skill and the mindset of a professional photographer with the experience to consistently create quality images.

I'm a classically trained portrait photographer, with decades of experience posing and lighting all types of families. You can trust me to be sure that you and your family will look your best in the most natural way.

It's easy to put off having your family photographed, but you will never regret taking the time to plan for a special portrait that will grace the walls of your home. Every time you see it, you will be reminded of what is real and important - this wonderful family that you have created.


The beauty of a painting is typically commissioned between the ages of 4 and 6, before baby teeth are lost and the bone structure of the face matures. This age embodies the innocence of childhood like no other. It is a pleasure each time I have the opportunity to create a painting of this important stage.

Other family milestones that paintings are particularly suited to are high school graduates and families of college aged students. Your children are leaving the nest to start their own lives! You will never regret taking the time to capture this special time in your family.

This is what I love to do and I am so excited to be living near Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle Beach, Holden Beach, Oak Island, Caswell Beach, Southport, and Bald Head island. I also love to visit and work at North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove and beyond to Charleston, Edisto and Folly Beach. I'm excited to be living near the North Carolina Coast where I can continue to document special memories for local Shallotte families as well as those who are here for the season. I can't wait to meet you, help you freeze time and celebrate your wonderful family with portraits.

NorthLight Photography by Janet Boschker ~ 704-641-4810 ~@jbnlight ~ Charlotte, Shallotte & Brunswick County Beaches