Classic, Timeless & Joy-Filled

Hello! Welcome to Hidden Pearl Photography!

My goal is to provide high-end and personable photography experiences for all my clients.

Capturing timeless moments for lifelong keepsakes

A little about me…

I’m a wife to a hard-working teacher and a mom of two very sweet, rambunctious boys. :-)

When my oldest son was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome in 2011, I began a quest to document, through photography, the beauty & joy that filled my family’s difficult days. What started as a therapeutic endeavor has spilled over into a life-long passion.

Now I enjoy helping others capture their precious moments as timeless keepsakes; reminders of the beauty & joy in their own lives.

~ Karen Lee Mayes


The Hidden Pearl Experience

A quick glance…

The Wedding Experience starts at $1900 and Portrait Packages are $225

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I’d love to chat with you! Please contact me through the Connect Form or you can email me directly at KarenMayes [at] HiddenPearl [dot] photography.


I appreciate your interest in my work. It means A LOT to me. Thank you!

For additional pricing details, scheduling inquiries, or any other questions, please contact me and I will respond as quickly as possible. My photography business is based out of the Waxhaw/Ballantyne/Charlotte area in North Carolina.

I look forward to meeting you and capturing your precious moments.

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