The IMAGE MILL is a 'Landscape and Nature' Photography Studio based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. Photographer Greg Mills builds lasting client relationships by capturing inspiring scenes, landscapes and wildlife, showcasing his photography in custom archival quality products and delivering exceptional customer service to each and every client!
"Out in the field, inspiration for me behind the camera can come at any moment. It can happen with a spectacular sunrise or sunset, paddling eastern Carolina swamps among the ancient cypress trees, hiking mountain streams after a summer rain, capturing scenes and nature along the coast … but my true inspiration really comes from those moments when all things come together and present an opportunity to capture THE SHOT!" Greg Mills
After moving from Atlanta to the Raleigh area in 2001, Greg focused his attention on wedding and portrait photography. It took a couple of years to re-establish the studio in the new market and network into the local scene, but eventually the studio was running strong. The IMAGE MILL was busy cranking out dozens of weddings each year, capturing oodles of engagement, bridal, family and children's portraits, editing tens of thousands of images annually, designing and producing stacks of wedding albums, prints and all the other goodies in demand. The studio was gaining award winning status, having work published throughout the southeast and exceeding clients expectations on a regular basis, but it was a 24/7/365 non-stop experience.
At some point after several years of a full schedule at every possible moment, it was time for a lengthy 'get away' and that's when Greg made his first visit to the Outer Banks. Cameras in tow of course!
"When I crossed over the Alligator River Bridge for the first time I knew I was somewhere very special. The beauty of our coast is endless, inspiring and breathtaking. It draws me back now several times each year."
As the wedding photography business became more and more demanding and less expensive technology affected the value of the services and products being offered, the decision was made to phase out the wedding part of the business and focus on capturing what had become an insatiable passion at that point, THE GREAT OUTDOORS!
"I now spend much of my time criss-crossing the great state of North Carolina, and sometimes beyond, capturing some of the most beautiful places, subjects and scenery God ever created. Then I work tirelessly to share my photography and vision with others who appreciate Mother Nature as I do. Saying I'm blessed would be an understatement."
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Most of the current gallery images were captured throughout the state of North Carolina. All of the images on this website are available for purchase through the website or by ordering directly through the studio. Thanks so much for stopping by our website and we hope you will visit often and tell your family and friends about The IMAGE MILL!
All images are currently Open Editions and all copyrights are exclusive property of Greg Mills and The IMAGE MILL. All Rights Reserved. Licensing is available, so contact the studio for more information.
The IMAGE MILL captures Mother Nature and creates visual inspiration!