“We’re not the popular, we’re the offbeat.”

 

I’m Charlie G. A full-time Lifestyle Blogger, Influencer, Influencer Coach, and Photographer. I’m a builder. I build beautiful things from scratch. I enjoy creating beautiful content whether it be for myself, a brand, or others looking to build their portfolios. I’m also an educator who teaches others looking to transition out of their 9-5s into full-time entrepreneurship. I’ve done a series of workshops that provide the skillsets needed to actively pursue your passions full-time from my Blogger Branding Bootcamps to Beginner Photography Workshops. Whether it be in person, via Skype, or with my online e-courses, I love helping people take their goals to the next level.

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Blogger / Influencer

After blogging for 10+ years and being a full-time blogger for over one, I’ve gained experience working with brands I genuinely believe in such as Detroit Institute of ArtsPure Michigan, Grey Goose, and more! If you’re interested in collaborating with me for brand campaigns or sponsoring any Charlie G. content, please feel free to contact me directly below.

E-Courses / Coaching Services

From learning the basics of a DSLR camera to understanding and knowing business basics, I specialize in helping others be the best entrepreneurs they can be with my in-depth online e-courses you can learn on personal time and an extensive one-on-one coaching service for those looking to jump in full throttle.

Photography

Capturing beautiful imagery of others is something I excel in. Because of my natural ability to capture imagery for myself while working with plentiful brands, I’ve been able to understand how to do the same for others as a travel photographer with lifestyle, headshot, portfolio photography and more.

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Naija girl magic...in Detroit 🇳🇬

These photos were part of a campaign I was supposed to post a few months ago. My anxiety was so high that I refused to open a simple email and perform a simple task that required a simple change in my caption that caused me to miss out on a few hundred dollars. Most people would say, “Charlie, for a few hundred dollars how you gonna be afraid to open an email??”. When dealing with severe anxiety, it’s not as simple as it seems.

I’ve lost out on quite a few thousand dollars in the past because I was too afraid to open my email and perform yet another “simple task”. Constant back and forth between anyone and myself cause me to cease all communication. I get panic attacks and then I just avoid my email all together for 2 weeks straight no matter who’s emailing me. It’s the most frustrating, idiotic thing I’ve ever had to deal with but that’s my daily struggle.

Some things I’ve done lately to overcome the fear of opening my email app:

1) take a deep breath and get it out of the way first thing in the morning. Some ppl say it’s not a good idea to deal with emails in the morning but I tend to lose out on opportunities waiting until noon or later to check and respond to time sensitive opportunities.

2) remember to continue inhaling and exhaling. I’ve gotten emails that made me so frustrated that weren’t a big deal. All it required were a bit of clarification on my end for their mess ups and a deep breath. For me, it adds another unnecessary level of stress especially when I feel I’ve completed my end and then some. This has happened to me and I forgot to take a deep breath and sent a obvious frustrated email. Luckily the receiver was positive and sympathetic of her mistakes but that could’ve gone left and caused me to miss out on $900. Most important rule: keep breathing.

3) try not to think about it. The more I think about who and the amount of emails, the more I avoid it. It’s best to not think about it and just dive right in and deal. It allows you not to put off due to overthinking it.

It seems unideal to be afraid to open emails but you’d be surprised what anxiety does to you and how many other ppl are going through the same issue. Hope this helps someone.😊

These photos were part of...

Mental health check in: I’ve been following @dlcanxietysupport for awhile and I’ve been noticing I have some of the symptoms I didn’t realize was anxiety.

This week, I’ve ate four pizzas, had about 4-12 KitKats in one sitting per day up until Saturday, haven’t slept, don’t have a real appetite for food, and feel worrisome/uneasiness in the pit of my stomach. I’m not entirely sure what I have to do to quell these symptoms down, but the first step is acknowledgement. Me a year ago wouldn’t even dare.

What’s your check in looking like?

Mental health check in: I’ve...

I clearly have a thing for wine glasses and bokeh effects lol. Y’all coming to my Beginners Photography Workshop to learn what bokeh even is and how to take shots like this?? Link in bio 😉

I clearly have a thing...

Beginner’s Photography Workshop tomorrow. Pull up or forever lose your shot. 📸 ...until next year. link in bio 😉

Beginner’s Photography Workshop tomorrow. Pull...

Right on time for @charity’s new single “MORE CAKE”. I’m excited to be in attendance for her release at the @footlockerdetroit tonight. Proud of you! Can’t wait to see you and hopefully eat some cake 😂

Right on time for @charity’s...

Panic attack survivor.

Panic attack survivor.

I’m in this weird space right now where I’m living in two polar opposite worlds running parallel to one another. I’m posting on social media, getting prepared to attend an event for networking purposes, and feeling very indifferent. But on the other hand, having complete meltdowns about the simple yet complex world I’m accustomed to going forth as I deal with my mom and her severe side effects from her most recent stroke. This isn’t anything I’m not used to as she’s had several strokes before, but hearing the doctors say she’s doing great and getting better yet physically watching her look like she’s deteriorating before my very eyes as the left side of her body continues to drag in paralysis is a complete oxymoron for me. For the first time, I bathed my mother today. Last night, I bathed my twin brother. If ever I felt like I’ve had children all my life, this was the moment. I am one no kids having, grown adult children having ass bitch. I’m exhausted. If you see me out in the world looking like a half glammed up zombie, pardon me in advance.

I’m in this weird space...

It’s your story. Hit em with a plot twist at any moment.

It’s your story. Hit em...

This pic is one of my 2 favorite glass of wine shots I’ve ever shot. I used my Sony a7ii with 50mm lens 1.8 f/stop to capture this shot. The reason I was able to capture such a blurred background while the glass I’d wine remained sharp and in focus was because I was using a lens with a low f/stop (1.8) which allows for minimal light to come through the lens allowing the subject to be in sharp focus while the background doesn’t get an opportunity to be lit as much thus resulting in a blurred background. 
When I got this prime lens, I made sure to get nothing higher than 1.8 because I’m the bokeh effect (blurred background) queen. I love good a bokeh. I’ve never gotten anything higher than 1.8 but when I transition into my next lens which will be a zoom, I’d have to settle for 2.8 (which still isn’t bad). If you have a camera, what lenses do you own and what’s their f/stop? What do you do to achieve your bokeh effect/blurred background?

This pic is one of...

I got my new strobe light and have been testing it everywhere ever since. And much like this piece of art by @sheefymcfly, it makes me very, very happy.

I got my new strobe...