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Meet The Team


Charlene Taylor
Founder | Owner | Photographic Artist

Portrait photographer Charlene Taylor is a local to El Dorado Hills. Her recent work with the Folsom Lake Symphony is just a taste of her passion for photographing beautiful souls expressing themselves.  


Charlene finds great joy in capturing the essence of the subject and evoking emotion from the viewer.

Her work is very personal to her and her hope is to create change in the collective energy by emitting a sense of beauty, peace, joy, and love.

Her work can be found in several of the areas local magazines including the Serrano Magazine, Sierra Living, and Sacramento Home.  

She is also available for commissioning personal works of art at her portrait studio, Charm Photography in El Dorado Town Center.

Charm Photography also offers personal branding sessions as well as family portraits, high school senior portraits, and fashion style beauty portraits for the everyday woman.


Lex Leo
Studio Manager | Photographer | Content Creator

Photographer Lex Leo first found her spark for photography in 2011 when she began her career as an associate photographer at CPI Corp, where she discovered a natural gift of the creative eye, one that she was able to pair with her love for connecting with people and zest for technology. Just 6 months after being hired entry level, Lex advanced to Studio Manager. It was in those studios that Lex specialized in working with children of all ages, enjoying the fun in the challenge that came from making kids smile, and trained over 30 people on how to do the same.


As a mental wellness enthusiast and coach, Lex loves encountering all types of people in order to pair her empathy and curiosity with her photography skills in order to create a custom tailored personal experience for each person she works with.

In 2017, Lex started her own photography business, specializing in couples & weddings. In 2021, Lex met Charlene. Their professional relationship blossomed into a highly complementary and natural-flowing mentor-mentee relationship. In 2023, Charlene invited Lex to Manage Charm Photography.

Lex offers a wide range of services, including but not limited to maternity, newborn, boudoir & musician sessions. 

Doug Stanley
Cinematographer | TV & Film Producer

Doug Stanley is best known for his seven years producing Discovery Channel’s global hit show “Deadliest Catch”, but has worked across all genres of television: reality, magazine-style, LIVE, documentary, competition, scripted and sports.

During his 30-year career, Doug has been directly involved in the production of nearly 200 shows for networks including FOX, ABC, CBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Country Music Television, MTV, and many others. In Recognition of his work, Mr. Stanley has had 8 Prime Time Emmy Awards nominations and has been honored with two Prime Time Emmy Awards.

Adding a new chapter to a long and successful career as a primetime television producer, multi-Emmy Award winner Doug Stanley is the visionary and architect behind the deeply talented team at Confluence Productions-- a partner of Charm Photography.

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