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...
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.
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.
I am a 2020 approved member of the Family Photojournalist Association and the Lifestyle Photographers Association. I work part-time with Bella Baby Photography at a regional hospital capturing the first hours of a baby's life. I am originally from Perth, Western Australia. I currently live just outside of Washington D.C. with my husband and two children (and I miss living by the ocean). I have lived in many different places -- that's the short story. In 2015, when my children were finally out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I fell in love and dived right in. My day job is development and grant-writing for non-profit organizations. I have married these two professions into Positive Light, a photography service for non-profits to help capture their clients with dignity, in a 'positive light'. I believe family lifestyle photography should be available to everyone, not just those who like to wear coordinated designer outfits and have a lot of wall space. I am always learning and trying to improve my technical skills. I am extremely excited to be taking part in the three-month program Quietly Loud, lead by Felicia Chang and Kristine Nyborg. I use a Nikon D810 and 35mm1.4, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and 105mm F2.
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.
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.