Advertising Photographer Specializing in Resort, Lifestyle, People Photography

Charley Akers, one of the leading national commercial advertising photographers, has photographed creative images for Fortune 500 and 100 companies for more than 30 years. Some of his clients have included Omni Hotels & Resorts, Amoco Oil, Coca-Cola, Phillips Electronics, and Turner Broadcasting. Specializing as a Resort, Lifestyle, and People photographer, he has shot assignments in 22 states and 7 countries. His creative style and vision have produced images of iconic 100-year-old resorts that had never been seen before, as well as images of people that will follow them for their career.

Known for shooting interesting angles and for his unique vision, he is exceptionally talented at location, resort, and lifestyle images that stand out from the rest. Akers shines as a resort photographer and has shot some of the most iconic hotels and resorts in the United States, including all of the following:

  • La Quinta Resort & Club - La Quinta, CA
  • Hotel Del Coronado - San Diego, CA
  • Renaissance Indian Wells Resort - Indian Wells, CA
  • Omni La Costa Resort & Spa - La Costa, CA
  • Omni Homestead Resort - Hot Springs, VA
  • Omni Grove Park Inn – Asheville, NC

With bases in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Asheville, he shoots with an artistic viewpoint and is passionate about showcasing his subject’s most compelling features. As a commercial lifestyle photographer, he captures the most illustrative and revelatory details of his subject, whether he is shooting a room, a group of golfers, or a wide shot of a restaurant. A unique image that draws you in and tells a story is always his goal.