Virginia Wedding Photographers

Lifestyle Photography in Virginia

Norfolk, Roanoke, Portsmouth, Arlington, Williamsburg, Chesapeake, Richmond, Hampton

Searching for a Virginia lifestyle photographer? Wishing to capture emotions and moments in your family pictures from natural surroundings? When you hire one of our carefully selected lifestyle photographers to do your next teen, maternity, couple, or family portrait session, you will receive beautiful images that tell a story that is true to you. 

You will find a delightful variety of panoramic views in Virginia that are sure to present ideal locations for family photography. A southern state along the Atlantic Ocean, you will find five basic geographical regions in Virginia that will help to divide up the options of scenery at your disposal. The Atlantic coastal plain is the region along the ocean and includes a peninsula as well as the Chesapeake Bay. In addition, this region is home to Virginia Beach, a prime family vacation location with loads of family photography options along the shoreline. Beautiful coastal inlets and flowing tidewater make for stunning pictures that will be taken by your family photographer. The Piedmont, Virginia’s largest geographical region located to the west of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, contains rivers and streams that break into waterfalls at points where they meet the coastal plain; opening up for spectacular lifestyle photography moments.

West of the Piedmont, you will find the Blue Ridge, the main eastern mountain range of the Appalachian Mountains. You will find high peaks and deep ravines that can make for potentially creative and unique family photography. The Appalachian Ridge and Valley Region extend along the western border of Virginia and include the Shenandoah Valley, a truly scenic family destination. Averaging about 2,000 feet about sea level, the Appalachian Plateau is lined with streams, forests and rivers that can add natural beauty to a memorable family day, captured by your lifestyle photographer.

The Virginia Lifestyle Photographers Association:

Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving Virginia

5 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

Newport News Family Portrait Photographer Heather Hughes Ostermaier

I'm Heather, a wedding and outdoor portrait photographer based near Williamsburg, VA in Coastal Virginia. Nationally published & award-winning throughout my career as a newspaper and wedding photographer, I truly love to capture life's moments as they happen. My favorite photos are: 1. Moments that capture personality, happiness & love 2. Storytelling memories (and details) 3. Gorgeous light, sunsets & nature 4. Romantic poses and funny looks What you can expect: 1. Friendly & helpful expert guidance before AND after your session (more on that HERE ) 2. A knack for putting everyone at ease (even the camera-shy ;) 3. Laughter & smiles from me - even while shooting!!! 4. Posing tips and professionalism 4. Gorgeous photos that you will treasure for generations Since I left newspapers to run my wedding & portrait biz full time in the Richmond and Williamsburg area in 2008, I have photographed over 400 weddings, 90 newborn sessions, and 400 portraits. And I love that my wedding couples often become clients for life! It's humbling to hear what an amazing experience they have working with me, and the appreciation for my ability to capture moments in action alongside beautiful lifestyle portraits.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Philadelphia, PA Lifestyle Photographer Colleen Stepanian

I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Meg Brock is a Philadelphia, PA lifestyle photographer

After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Washington DC lifestyle and family portrait photography by Natasha Lamalle

I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in the USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I have started taking professional pictures ten years ago using my camera to tell stories with a journalism aspect. I now want to use my knowledge to photograph your family with my unique point of view on photography. Your family is a story and my job is to describe it through my photos. As a photojournalist, I have won many international photo competitions, and have been selected for many collective exhibitions in Paris, Great Britain, and Finland. My personal work is an important part of my photography skills.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Outdoor portrait of Raleigh lifestyle photographer Katie Merrill-Skeele of the North Carolina LSPA

A NY native living under the North Carolina sky and loving every minute of it. I spend my days all year round, chasing my son and working as a Service Coordinator supporting patient care, something I am very passionate about. I thrive off being able to help and serve others. I consider myself a homebody that loves to travel and explore. I'm always smiling and believe in the power of positivity. I am extremely passionate, committed and dedicated. Married to my best friend, Mitchell, He is the hardest working man I've ever met in my life! He's handsome, so funny, supportive, and we make an incredible team. My son, well, I could keep you here all day raving about him, but he is truly a beautiful soul and I won't ever stop being amazed at the incredible blessing that he is.

Virginia Family Portraits

There is nothing quite like the love shared between a family. From the tender devotion of parents who are rearing young children to the endless pride of multi-generational families, there is beauty to be found in every family, no matter how small or large it is. Virginia lifestyle picture sessions are the best way to showcase your life’s greatest masterpiece — your family. An experienced Lifestyle Photographer can photograph your family safely in an outdoor surroundings. The possibilities are endless when it comes to selecting a location for your portrait session. Whether you want the sunset skyline of Seattle behind you to create an urban vibe or you would rather have creative portraits taken with the mountains and lakes in the distance, a professional photographer can pose your family to perfection.

Virginia Maternity Portraits

The power of pregnancy is incomparable. Whether you are having your first child or your fifth child, you deserve to feel beautiful and showcase your confidence as a woman who is growing life within her. To preserve this moment in time, you should hire a pro United States lifestyle portrait photographer for a maternity portrait session. When taken in an outdoor setting, your photographer can use the natural surroundings to complement the intrinsic beauty of pregnancy. From whimsical solo portraits at the beach to relaxed and playful portraits of you and your partner in a park, there are unlimited opportunities for maternity photo sessions in Virginia.

Virginia Solo Portraits

There are many times in life where you simply need a dignified and poignant portrait of yourself. By investing in Virginia lifestyle picture sessions with a professional photographer, you can get the images that you need to build your brand, promote your organization or take your career to the next level. Whether you opt to have the session on the beach or in your own backyard, you will find that these outdoor locations result in crisp, clean images that show the most authentic version of yourself. You are more likely to feel relaxed and confident in an outdoor setting, and those emotions will shine through in the final images. Solo portraits are ideal for many purposes, including modeling headshots, social media portraits, or professional photographs for your business.

Virginia Couple Portraits

The genuine love that two people share with one another is timeless, and that relationship should be preserved in stunning portraits. Many people mistakenly believe that couple portraits are limited to pre-wedding portrait sessions or anniversary sessions, but a United States lifestyle portrait photographer can capture every facet of any relationship at any stage of life. A couple portrait session is an ideal gift to give your parents or grandparents. Not only will they enjoy the fact that these portraits highlight the journey they have endured as a couple, but you also will be able to hold onto these images in the years to come.

Virginia Teen Portraits

The teenage years can be a tumultuous phase, but it’s also a stage of life that is filled with milestone moments and coming-of-age experiences. Teen portraits taken by a professional United States lifestyle photographer can commemorate this fleeting phase of life, in which it seems like each day moves faster than the last. If your teen leads an active lifestyle, a lifestyle photographer can take action portraits of them enjoying their favorite sport. In addition, a teen who is about to graduate from high school or who is coming of age in their own way may appreciate portraits that showcase the authentic version of themselves. These powerful portraits can build confidence and instill conviction in your teen as they move forward into adulthood.