I began my full time photography in Boone in June of 1978. I had just completed a two year Associate of Arts program in Portrait Photography at Randolph Technical Institute in Asheboro, North Carolina.  In 1972 I had completed a Bachelor of Science degree in the Business Administration and Marketing program at Appalachian State University.

Photography was in my family from earlier days.  My Mom had been an x-ray technician/nurse in the 1940’s and had learned how to process x-rays and local military base soldier’s film. She taught me this skill and I processed my first black and white roll film at age 12.

Sharon and I met in the early 80’s and were married in 1983. We have worked together in photography from the start of  our marriage. Throughout  the Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk area we have photographed family portraits, weddings,  sports, executives, children and special events.  Our favorite work in photography is with PEOPLE!

Sharon works in accounting for a local software company and works with me in almost all aspects of the portrait business. Our business, Bob Caldwell Photography, offers photography in the Watauga, Avery and Ashe County areas with studio space available and with many beautiful locations in the area for photography sessions.