Exulting Images was established in 2008 and has been moving full steam ahead ever since.
We believe that once you work with or are photographed by Exulting Images you become part of our family...

So please let us introduce ourselves to you, your soon to be extended family. 

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MIKE FARELLA

President & Lead Photographer

Mike Farella is a digital Dance Photographer that has lived in Fort Mill, SC, for 5 years now, but loves to travel anywhere a great photo opportunity presents itself. Thirteen years ago when he took his first professional photograph, he knew that it was his destiny. Mike’s photography muse is surely dance, as he started his passion for it in 1993, when he took his first dance class, and was surprised how much he enjoyed the art, movement, and beauty of dance. Mike was a dancer for 16 years; 10 of which was served working as a professional dancer at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.  Mike’s greatest joy in life above all else is the love and support of his wife; Julia and daughter; Allison. Mike's ability to capture the perfect moment on camera with art, style, and composition is second-to-none. His dream is to one day open many dance photography studios across the country where he can help others grow and explore the world of dance photography.

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JULIA FARELLA

Vice President

Julia is the bouncing energy that keeps everyone at the company on their toes! Her LOVE for people and attention to detail allow Exulting Images to thrive in the Studio setting and succeed in the Events setting. Graduating with an Associates Business Degree in Florida she loves to use tips & tricks she learned in collage and apply them daily. If you know Julia - you know she has 3 MAJOR passions - Jesus, Family & People! There is something about learning about each unique person that intrigues her. Fun Fact - she likes Honey Mustard, but doesn't like Mustard or Honey?

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JENNIFER KIGHT

Studio Manager & Photographer

Jennifer is the ei Studio Manager as well as Event Photographer and Editor. She has been with the company since 2018, shortly after her graduation from Winthrop University where she majored in Dance Performance and minored in Photography. She was a competitive dancer training in her hometown of Coward, SC until transitioning into the concert dance world in 2013. Photography was just a hobby for her until choosing to study it during college. She says of her beloved job at ei, "I photograph dance because I am eternally fascinated by the opportunity to closely examine a single second of time. Photography is both art and science. When combined correctly, they can create magic. When combined with the magic of dance, a whole other level of reality is revealed. A dancer's perfection can be captured to be studied and adored. One may feel a new streak of confidence after seeing themselves in a stunning moment. And to the honor of being able to provide that service: I do not see my intrigue diminishing.”

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ANA RODRIGUEZ

Finance Manager

Ana is our Finance Manager and has 20 plus years of finance experience in various roles and industries. She studied modern dance during her middle and high school years. She loves reading, teaching children about Jesus. A fun fact about her is that she has visited 48 states to date!

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JOBINA CUMMINGS

Event Photographer

Jobina is a recent graduate from Winthrop University where she received a BA in Theatre Design and a minor in Photography. There she worked on lighting design for dance and theatre and stage managed multiple productions. Since graduation she has freelanced as a stage manager or designer working with York County Ballet, Greenville Dance Theatre, and Bodiography. She has been working with ei since 2019 and loves being a part of the team. She works mainly as a competition photographer but also enjoys working recitals. Though originally from Columbia, SC she now lives in Rock Hill with her two cats.

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HALLE KNAPE

Event Photographer

Halle works as an Event Photographer and Image Manager at Exulting Images. She has been a photographer for almost 7 years. Halle has taken dance for 14 years of dance and continues to dance today! Halle is from Fort Mill, South Carolina. Along with dance and photography, Halle enjoys singing and playing the piano.

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