About Us

About Photographics

The team at Photographics is honored to have so many families return for portraits year after year. Our formula is simple – we insist on having fun during our sessions and we have the talent and experience to transform that fun into beautiful portraits. Photographics is owned by Michael Cyra – a photographer and artist living in Charleston, SC. Michael is proud to represent a dozen local artists in his gallery and is thrilled with the ability to jazz up your walls with custom-framed portraiture, fine-art photography and paintings.

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Michael Cyra

Michael Cyra is a nationally-known fine-art photographer and painter living in Charleston, SC. With his camera, Michael is a gifted story teller who captures moments and transforms them into lasting memories. His personality makes him easy to work with and his sense of humor helps evoke the smiles and emotion evident in his photography.Michael was born in 1968 in Milwaukee, WI. He earned a marketing degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and later an MBA from Wake Forest University. Michael’s strong business and photography background enables him to operate his successful portrait photography business and art gallery near Kiawah Island.

When you work with Michael, you’re working with an artist. Whether he is photographing a family on the beach, a wedding at the resort, a beautiful landscape, or a million dollar mansion, he is constantly evaluating light, color, personalities and the beauty of the canvas in his mind’s eye. When Michael isn’t behind his camera, you’ll find him painting en plein air, riding his bikes or whipping up a new recipe in his kitchen.

Joshua West

Joshua grew up in Cape Cod Massachusetts and fell in love with photography as a teenager noticing the beautiful light and people of his home town. He continued to refine his photography in several studios, photography labs, and darkrooms on the East Coast before making Charleston his permanent home in 1999. Joshua joined the Photographics team back in 2003 and specializes in photographing families and children on the beach. In his off-time he enjoys traveling with his camera and is most proud of his 1500 mile bicycle trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.