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About Charles Ernst

Charles Ernst is the owner/operator of Paddlefish Productions. His studio is located in the beautiful NE Georgia Mountains outside of Alpine Helen, Ga. Charles opened the business in 2001. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree (Film & Video Major from Georgia State University and has been shooting photography and video professionally for over 20 years. Charles is originally from Northern Virginia and has moved many times over the years, but has called Atlanta & North Georgia home for the last 30 years.

He moved to the NE Georgia mountains with his wife Christina in 2000 and soon after started his video & photography business while his wife started a travel agency in nearby Cleveland, Ga. Charles has always loved the natural beauty and limitless creative photo & video opportunities that this region has to offer. He loves to shoot video & photography of all kinds. His focus is not just to record an event or moment in time, but also to inform, educate, amuse, inspire & enlighten people through the world of digital media.

He has had the opportunity to work with many seasoned professionals in the fields of video & photography over the years and been fortunate enough to travel the world with his wife, taking many wonderful photos & video’s along the way. He strives to bring out the best of the people, places & things he shoots by acquiring a knowledge of the subject, taking an objective approach, using creative & unique perspectives and paying attention to detail.


Client’s We’ve Worked with Over the Years

  • Best Western Riverpark Inn and Conference Center
  • Habersham Vineyards and Winery
  • Serenity Cellars
  • Alpine Helen Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Helen Chamber of Commerce
  • Sautee Nacoochee Community Center
  • Unicoi State Park
  • General Mills
  • Cabbage Patch Kids and Babyland
  • VIP Alpine Tours
  • VIP Southern Tours
  • Hofers Bakery
  • Smithgall Woods Humane Society
  • Papas Pizza
  • Bigg Daddys American Tavern & Grill
  • Huddle House
  • Northeast Ga Medical Center
  • Habersham County Medical Center
  • United Way of White County
  • Visitors Information Channel
  • Garden Club of Ga