About Vernon Photography, Inc

Vernon Photography, Inc. is a family owned business. We (Charlie and Angie Vernon) have had a lifelong passion for photography. We met while earning degrees at the Southeast Center for Photographic Studies at Daytona State College in 1983. We joined forces in 1985, had a new baby, purchased a house, decided to quit our jobs and start a new company. Our families thought we had gone crazy!!

Starting as primarily a “weekend” sports photography company, we quickly earned a reputation for excellence and expanded into preschool photography. The preschool business rapidly grew into a private school picture and a high-school senior portrait business. After outgrowing our home office, we moved to a “real” office in 1993 and hired two employees. Now 2012 finds us in a 5000 sq ft. state-of-the-art facility with seven full time employees and a host of part time employees. This year we are also proud to announce a new initiative photographing public schools.

Our first two employees have been with us for almost 20 years. Wally Whisennant (Charlie’s college friend, roommate, and fellow photo student) has been with the company since 1993 and William Skinner was hired shortly thereafter. Wally and William have been involved with Vernon Photography longer than some of the Vernon kids have been alive! William is an extremely efficient and highly skilled lab manager. Andrew Vernon is the first member of the 2nd generation team. He studied digital photography at the International Academy of Design & Technology. He is our studio and senior portrait manager.

As the economy, technology and life shift, we have succeeded through innovation. We strive to be trend setters technologically and creatively. However, the one thing that has stayed the same is our character. We are committed to our community, our clients and the quality of our work. Our customer service is second to none.