Hello, and welcome to LJ Images Photography.  I use the Art District Photography Studio  at 800 N. Church St. in Mount Olive, NC, and the home office is in Goldsboro NC. I specialize in studio and on location portaits. In 1992 my photographic journey started with action photography and video.  Now I love to shoot portraits and commercial photography.  Whatever your photography need is contact me and I will work with you to get those images that stir your emotions every time you look at them.  I don't just take pictures, I create Images that Inspire.  I have an inventory of over 100 different backgrounds for your photo sessions and a wardrobe of over 1000 items for senior, maternity, glamour, modeling, and boudoir photography for you to pick from if you desire!


Why do I do it?  To be honest, it makes me feel good, it makes me happy.  I have mastered the ability to capture a subjects emotions, and their inner and outer beauty, through my interaction with them, the click of a shutter, and a highly curated editing process.   When I show someone the image I have produced of them, and they light up like a light bulb, or start crying with joy, it fills me with sense of happiness that I cherish.  I don't just take pictures, I change lives through photography.


I am also an educator at heart.  You can find me teaching quarter photography classes to people of all levels at the Art District Photography Studio in Mount Olive.


If you want something special, then you deserve to be in front of my camera.


I am proud to be one of the few PPA Certified Professional Photographers in North Carolina and one of the few PPA Photographic Craftsman Degree Holders in the world.

Certified Professional Photographer

Chief Photographer:
Lyndon Johnson, Cr.Photog., CPP, AMP (Accredited Master Photographer), IAPMC



Shaw Academy/Austin Peay State University

Professional Diploma/Associates Degree  Leadership & Management

Professional Diploma/Associates Degree  Graphic Design


Shaw Academy/Edinburgh Napier University

Professional Diploma/Associates Degree:  Photography

Professional Diploma/Associates Degree: Photoshop

Advanced Diploma:  Digital Marketing


Stratford Career Institute:  Diploma in Photography


I.C.S. (International Correspondence Schools:  Diploma in Photography


Shaw Academy

Diploma:  Psychology of Sales

Diploma:  Adobe Lightroom

Diploma:  Smartphone Photography

Diploma:  Videography

Diploma:  Wedding Photography


Trendi Mi

Fashion Store Assistant and Personal Shopper Certificate

Make-up Artist Certificate

Interior Design & Home Styling Certificate

Event Planner Certificate


Director of Photography for 8 music videos



PPA Certified Professional Photographer
Photographic Craftsman Degree

ICS:  Diploma in Photography
IFPO:  Certified Master Photographer

Profoto Academy:  Certified Image Creator
American Image Press:  Certified Sports Photographer
American Image Press:  Certified Portrait Photographer
American Image Press:  Certified Press Photographer

Hollywood Art Institute:  Certified Photographer





Professional Organizations:

PPA (Professional Photographers of America)

APA (American Photographic Artists)

​IFPO  (International Freelance Photographers Organization)

ASOP (American Society of Photographers)

AAP (Association of the Art Photographers)

PSA  (Photographic Society of America)

"A" Design Award Alumni

"Citizen"  Model Society

Portraits, Couples, Glamour, Fine Art Glamour, Boudoir, Lingerie, Engagements, Swimsuit Photos, Commercial, Senior Pictures, Sports, Fantasy Portraits, Press Photography, Events, Children and more.



PDN (Photo District News), published and awarded macro image, 6/23/2011

IFPO:  Multiple awarded images

Today's Photographer Magazine, Published images and article

IIIDM Magazine, Multiple Magzine Covers, spreads

Rolling Rider's Magazine, Multiple Magazine Covers

NPC MPC Exhibition, Circuit NPC fest 2022, 4 images chosen for exhibition 

NPC MPC Exhibition, Circuit NPC fest 2022, 1 image awarded Diploma AAP

A' Design Award 2022, Bronze Award Winner 

World Design Ratings, Ranked "Practitioner"

Goldsboro News Argus, multiple publications

Mount Olive Tribune, multiple publications


We would like to extend a special "Thank You" to our award winning photography mentors.

Christopher J. Borchardt
Rolando Gomez
Don Gianatti
Stan Goldstein

Thousands of client portraits
Goldsboro New Argus
Mount Olive Tribune
Gallery at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Today's Photographer Magazine
Taekwondo Times Magazine
Photo District News Magazine
Nationwide Insurance
Safety International
Holden Temporaries
Indian Springs Pecans
Hwarang Corporation
FCS/Kali International
The Brian Center Goldsboro
US Air Force Events
IIDM Magazine
Rolling Riders Magazine

Poppin Music Video

Ice Cream Music Video

Ballin on a Budget Music Video

20/20 Vision

Farm Bureau Insurance



Thank you to the following photography teachers that I have been in classes with

  • Lindsay Adler
  • Kevin Ames
  • Benny Migliorino
  • Mark Reis
  • Leslie Fisher
  • Stan Goldstein
  • Ben Fernon
  • Rod Evans
  • Dan & ales McClanahan
  • Jarad Platt
  • Daniel Doke
  • Hanson Fong
  • Moshe Zusman
  • Jen Hillenga
  • Peter Jurley
  • Kareem Black
  • Julia Kelleher
  • Michelle Tibbils
  • Sal Cincotta
  • Sam Abel
  • Clay Blackmore
  • Bob Davis
  • Tim Kelly
  • Andrey Woulard
  • Jeremy Cowart
  • Burce Dorn
  • Judy Host
  • James Schmelzer