The Axtells: Photography + Films

The Axtells: Photography + Films


Wedding photography and films as bold as you are.


Welcome to The Axtells: Wedding Photography & Films. This NC wedding photo and film company are a husband and wife team. Stephanie and Charles Axtell are passionate about their career, and love working with happy couples. When the Heart of NC Weddings team discovered their work we were blown away. We love having a wedding photography-videography duo to recommend.

Couples describe The Axtells style of photography and film as timeless, crisp and full of life. Stephanie and Charles expertly capture wedding days in romantic, thoughtful photography and captivating films that couples take with them throughout their days together. Most importantly, The Axtells are proud to offer their services to all who are in love, no matter race, nationality religious belief, gender or orientation.

Wedding Photo & Video Packages

There are huge advantages to booking these two services from one company! Of course, the biggest thing is that you can get a great package deal. Beyond that, just imagine how in sync your photo and video team will be. Not only are they married, but they work together every weekend! They have their wedding day system down to a science.

We can attest to how well The Axtells work together. They documented our 2022 Heart of NC Weddings event and styled shoot. What a joy it was to get to know Stephanie and Charles by working together all day. And the footage was amazing.

The Axtells – A Love Story

Stephanie Axtell always knew she wanted to be creative for a living. Thats’s why she earned a degree in film and production design. But it wasn’t until she met Charles, had a whirlwind engagement and horrible photography experience that the spark was lit. Stephanie and Charles shot their first wedding in 2016. Since then, over 300 weddings and counting are in the books.

Couples enjoy working with the Axtells because they’re happy to say “we get it,” after having a not-so-great photography experience on their own wedding day. They came away from the day with two lessons: a gallery of fewer than 200 photos meant that some moments were missing; and only one photo from their wedding day was ever printed out and framed in their home. Therefore, Stephanie and Charles have dedicated their craft to ensuring the photography and videography of your wedding is of the upmost quality and is one of the easiest and most enjoyable aspects of the day.

The Axtells – Wedding Videography in NC

For a preview of more films by The Axtells, check out their YouTube page.


Jewelsmith & Gilded Bridal on Leigh Kathryn Bonner in a bridal gown

Contact Information

Wilmington & Raleigh