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

8 Available Lifestyle Photographers...

Virginia Lifestyle Photography by Charlotte Geary

I love vibrant color, happy energy, genuine expressions, and a great story. Over the last 17 years, I have photographed some truly fun and fascinating families. I'd love to be able to tell your story, too. I am based in Northern Virginia, but I've photographed families all over the country. Years of experience have taught me how to help people feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera. I particularly love working with children and documenting the quiet comfort and loud drama of family life. I have been interviewed and published by Popular Photography as an expert in family candids. My many other publications include Newsweek, Photo District News, and Brides. I have a masters degree in Instructional Technology, with an emphasis in Photography Education, and I teach novice photographers this wonderful craft. My own family includes my husband, two kids, a dog, and lots of silliness. When I'm not working, I'm usually hiking, paddleboarding, or singing karaoke with insufficient talent. If you'd like to learn more about me and my services, I'd love to learn about you and your family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Angela Douglas Ramsey is a Norfolk, VA lifestyle photographer

I found my passion in photography. Over the years I have learned not just to see with my eyes, but to feel with them and to develop my own style. I pride my skills in the ability to capture character in every photograph through the use of lighting and stunning surroundings. The “In Between” moments are what I strive for and love. I want people to remember things as they really happen.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
Colorado is home for family photographer Amelia Armstrong

I am a Boulder, Colorado-based family portrait photographer who travels anywhere a raw, emotion-filled story needs to be told. I was trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography and have worked for 7+ years in the industry. I would be thrilled to learn more about you and your family.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
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
Natasha Lamalle is a lifestyle photographer from Washington DC

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
Outer Banks, NC Family Portrait Photography by Brooke Mayo

In addition to a fine arts degree in photography, I have trained with world-renowned portrait and dance photographers from Australia to New York City. I have recently been featured in international publications such as Grace Ormonde, Bride Magazine and the Knot and have received numerous awards from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2010 I wrote a book, "Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater" and in 2014 "Shake, Rattle and Shoot: The Business of Baby Photography." In 2018 we released a book, "Pigwrecked," photographed by Brooke Mayo and Illustrated by Candace Owens.

Member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association - WPJA
Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA
Mirror selfie portrait of Maryland lifestyle photographer Fleur Gedamke - United States family portraits.

I am an Australian living in the U.S. with my husband and two kids. When my kids moved out of diapers, I took a breath and picked up my husband's Nikon D90 and began, slowly, teaching myself manual photography. I was sick of photographing our family moments using Instagram. I wanted to have full control of the images I was creating. I love to photograph the freehearted, honest and unguarded moments. I try to capture joy. I also try to capture ‘realness’, which is not always picture-perfect. I prefer (I am more comfortable) shooting in natural light with limited posing and props. My passion is to photograph moments that go unnoticed, that may be overlooked - may even be unpleasant. I believe one day you will want a record of what life really looked like for you, at that point in time.

Member of the Family Photojournalist Association - FPJA