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Virginia Beach Family Portraits – The Chivers

We had such a fun session with Randy, Angie, Raven and Izzie at the Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area in Virginia Beach. The fall leaves were peaking in color and the clothing they wore was perfect for the location. I’ll let Randy tell you about their experience:
“Our experience with Hampton Roads Photography was amazing. When we made the appointment, we told Carl where we wanted to go to do our shoot. We found out that he went out the day before, on his own time, to scout the lake where we were going to be. He took us on this walk through the woods to our first location. The quaint little area he took us to had everything we needed. Most of our shoot was done right there. Then he took us to one other area that also was perfect. I so appreciated him scouting out the many acres available to make our afternoon a success. During the photo session, Carl was so patient as he directed us. He made us laugh, and allowed us to truly enjoy being out there. I even got to help by being his lighting assistant. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. We made memories this day, and thank Carl for being such a pro. We will be using him for all our future occasions.”
Thanks Chivers for a beautiful family portrait session. I look forward to future sessions.
Our family portrait special is in effect until the end of the year. Linit sessions are available. Contact us today!

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Do You Sell The Digital Files?

Do We Sell Digital Files
We often are asked this question, or we are told: “we only want the digital files”. We have made a decision to be a studio that sells wall portraits, prints, and albums. We will include a low resolution digital file with each print ordered. It will be sized for social media and branded with our logo. Why is this? Michelle Celentano, a family portrait photographer from Arizona explains it well:

I Believe in Photographs

“I believe in photography – but more than that I believe in photographs. Printed photographs are tangible. We can hold on to them, pass them around, frame them and hang them on a wall. Portraits albums can be treasured and looked through by children for years to come. I am without a doubt passionate about creating photographs – real pictures – printed on professional papers. I want your children, their children, my children and future grandchildren looking at and holding onto tangible photographs.
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Fall Family Portrait Sale

The leaves are changing color, temperatures are dropping and Christmas is coming. This is traditionally the time that families have their portraits made. Because of this, we are now offering our annual family portrait sale. For just $250 we will photograph your family and print your favorite image into a 16×20 wall portrait. This is a saving of $200 over our regular pricing. You will also receive 10% off all gift portraits. We can photograph you at your home or other outdoor location of your choice.
Expect us to also photograph different groupings and individuals of your whole family. The session will be fun for everyone. Don’t wait. This special runs until the end of 2017. Call today to schedule your session.
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Actor Head Shots – Patrick Spain

Patrick is in his last year as a Theatre major at Regent University. Regent has an outstanding Theatre program, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. We frequently provide actor head shots for students at Regent University. Many have gone on to successful careers in acting and performing.
Patrick is originally from Raleigh, North Carolina. He will be graduating in the spring. Before that time you will be able to see him in many performances at the University. After graduation, Patrick is planning on returning to the Raleigh area. I’m sure people there will be able to see him in local performances. I expect after a short time, he will move on to bigger and better roles. As you can see from these images, Patrick has quite a range that will help land some exciting roles in theatre and cinema. Be sure to see him and other Theater Arts students during performances at the Regent theater this season.
If you are an actor or performer, your head shot is your most important tool to land roles. Don’t settle for anything but the best professional head shot photography. A professional head shot will get you the roles that you want. You want to stand out to the casting directors. Call us today to schedule your session. We offer student discounts.

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Dance and Model Photography – Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Hurricane Maria was a terrible storm. Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were leveled by it. Fortunately, by the time Maria reached our latitude, she had weakened and stayed offshore. The results for our area were higher than normal tides, rough surf, and blustery winds. Conditions like this are unusual. We decided to take advantage of it to create these amazing images of Jessica. We first did a fashion look. The gown caught the wind making beautiful lines in the fabric. After that, Jessica went to one of her dance costumes, also with a flowing skirt. In this case, we both went into the surf which became a challenge trying not to get knocked over by the powerful undertow. Cameras and salt water don’t mix. We finished with a long flowy length of fabric that mimicked the color of the surf foam and a few photos in the nearby dunes. We both had so much fun on this shoot. I hated to see it end.

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Caitlin – Chesapeake Senior Portraits

The beautiful Caitlin is a senior at Great Bridge High School. She is the captain of the debate team and has been a member of their Model UN program winning team. She also is on their yearbook staff.

Caitlin has been involved in dance since she was around 4 years old. She currently dances at the Academie de Ballet and Masterworks in Chesapeake. She has a feature role as Snow White in Masterwork’s  December production of Storyland Christmas.

Caitlin plans on attending the Savannah College of Art and Design after finishing high school. She will be studying Architecture and Interior Design.

Thanks so much Caitlin for the opportunity to create your senior portraits. We look forward to seeing you in Storyland Christmas.


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Catalog Photography – Trend Locker

Daniella contacted us for photos for her new online boutique, The Trend Locker. She needed traditional catalog photos on a white background to replace the stock photos provided by the clothing manufacturer. She also wanted some photos done in an urban environment. For the studio photos, she had to use her makeup artist, Destiny Jennings of DestinyNoirMUA. Having been a model in the past, Destiny fit right into the look we wanted. Her makeup and hair skills were also outstanding.

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Jessica – Model Portfolio Shoot

Jessica and I have been shooting together for many years. She is always ready for a photo shoot, whether it be dance photos or fashion style images. We have been all over eastern Virginia over the years, always looking for interesting locations.

This is our third shoot in Smithfield, obviously a favorite of ours. We also love the shrimp and grits at the nearby Smithfield Inn! We began at the Historic St. Luke’s Church, just south of Smithfield.  Historic St. Luke’s is the oldest surviving church building in Virginia. The 17th-Century structure was originally an Anglican Church.

From there we went to Windsor Castle Park which also has the grape vines for the recently established Smithfield Winery. he park is fast becoming a favorite of locals and visitors to Smithfield. It is definitely a beautiful location for photography.

I always look forward to our shoots together. I only hope I can do justice to her beauty. Jessica makes my job so easy.

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Head Shots – Masterworks Touring Company

Hampton Roads Photography has had a long relationship with the Masterworks Touring Company. With excellence and integrity, their vision is to use God-given creativity to give Him glory and bring restoration and redemption to the arts, cultures and people groups around the world. Each year we create new head shots and group photos as they prepare for the new season of performances. This year the Touring Company is made up of six dancers, Jessica Hartsfield, Emileigh Earlenbaugh, Krystal Descano, Olivia Shedd, Elise Hughes and Quinn Ricks.

In the upcoming season, they will be performing at the CBN Rosh Hashanah event in September, Pembroke Mall, MacArthur Mall and Cedar Manor in December, The Wave Church Women’s Conference in February, The Stockley Gardens Art Festival in May and the Miss Virginia Pageant in June. Other events will most likely be added. In April, they are looking at another missions trip. This year the Touring Company went to Amsterdam to dance in the red light districts, sharing their message.

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James – Virginia Beach Senior Portraits

James has been playing baseball since he was around 7 years old. He currently plays left field for Salem High School in Virginia Beach. He and his mother found some images that they liked, hoping for similar photos of James. We love getting suggestions like that. It lets us know the customer’s thinking and preferences for their portraits.

James and I had a great time during this shoot, talking sports (mostly baseball) and his future plans. He is a New York Yankees fan. He hasn’t decided on a college yet, but I’m sure he will be on their baseball team. The water images made a bit of a mess. However, we were both thrilled with the results. Good luck James!


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