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I have been a photographer running my own small business for several years and David was pursuing his passion for filmmaking and cinematography as he was growing 9 Studio Productions from the ground up.

Once we started to get to know each other we pretty quickly knew that we can work together really well as our thoughts and dreams were scarily similar. We had the same business visions, very creative minds and huge sense of humor. All of that made us realize that we have fallen deeply in love with each other. We both had found our forever person in one another. You get the idea…a wedding, a baby, combined our businesses together…and here we are now – continuing to expand our company, opened our first film/photography production studio right in the heart of Cary, North Carolina. We create daily, we work tirelessly and we never stop chasing our dreams. 

At 9 Studio Productions David is the super talented, award-winning filmmaker that never runs out of ideas and needs more time in the day to put them into movies that continue to win award after award and I am the creative mind when it comes to our photography work.

In our free time we love on our 3 kids, while focusing on building them up and pushing them to be their best selves. We play a lot, we laugh abundantly and we travel as often as we can.

Come and check us out at our new studio and let us create one of our masterpieces for you!

Our Story


Who is 9 Studio


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Hi, I am Svetla and I was born and raised in Bulgaria and moved to the USA when I was 20 years old. I have always had a love of photography which probably started as I watched my dad carry around an old Russian camera Zenit, one that shot on film in black and white.


As a child I always wanted to look through albums and pictures…it was fascinating to me, to see moments, emotions, achievements, memories all frozen in time. As an adult I took pictures constantly and of everything. So it only made sense to grow my passion into a business. I started my little professional photography adventure in 2013 and almost 10 years later here we are. I ventured in almost every field of photography - family portraits, real estate, weddings, sports, newborn, boudoir, corporate and more. I continue to learn and develop as a photographer and thrive on challenges that sharpen my skills. 

More about me…I am a wife, I am a mom, I am hopeless optimist. I truly look forward to being your photographer of choice! Let’s create magic together! 

Hello, I am David and I am the creative mind behind our cinematography projects. I was born and raised in North Carolina. My creativity started at an early age as I always had a vivid imagination. The older I got the more my desire of building my own business empire grew. So with a bottom of the barrel camera in hand and very little equipment I started my cinematography adventure and as time passed, countless hours spent on movie sets, and my hunger for knowledge,


I built up my business and grew it to what it is today. Here we are over a decade later with multiple film cameras, professional lighting equipment and countless creative ideas. I have won several awards for my short films and my goal is to continue to grow as a director, creator, educator and expand our company to many new levels.

More about me... I am a husband and a dad, I welcome a challenge with any new film or video project and I never stop creating.  I look forward to being your exclusive cinematographer and making your video dreams become reality.

David Pratt



Our studio is located in Cary, only about 5 min from RDU airport. This has been one of our dreams and it has finally come to fruition. We offer photography and videography services as well as studio rentals. The front part of our studio is where we meet and greet our clients. Come sit down with us over a cup of coffee or tea, or maybe even a little bubbly to discuss your next video or photography project. 

The second part of our studio is our actual studio…it is a wide open space allowing us to create just about anything. We offer multiple backgrounds, settings and options.
If you are a creator yourself you can rent our studio per the hour and even rent some of your equipment. We have a variety of lights, backdrops, and so forth. 

Come and check us out! You won’t regret it!

Our Studio
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