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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC

Newport News , VA
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Newport News, VA 23608 US (map)

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757-870-4006

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ABOUT US

Capturing moments as they happen - the Photojournalism Difference.

What matters most to us is that our photographs tell your story and capture your experiences and... Read more
Capturing moments as they happen - the Photojournalism Difference.

What matters most to us is that our photographs tell your story and capture your experiences and personalities so we capture what happens as it happens creatively.

Real moments & emotions are our specialty (and what we went to college to perfect) so we prefer to blend into the background and encourage everyone to relax and be themselves. This doesn't mean we won't let you know if you have food in your teeth, but if it's a funny picture we might shoot it before saying something. And we work quickly so you can get a lot of photos without spending hours smiling for the camera (but you probably will anyway because you are SO happy that day ;).

Our focus when editing hundreds (or thousands) of photos are natural smiles as opposed to fake ones and giving you different angles & expressions to choose from, so even during portraits we want you to be yourself. Laugh, stick your tongue out, just be yourself and we will edit them down to all the good ones (over 400 in an 8 hr. day).

What to Expect

We show up early and often stay a little late. We carry backup equipment and backups for our backups. We ask questions at our meetings beforehand, sometimes a lot of questions and take lots of notes, so we know what you want and can anticipate what is going to happen. Usually we have a meeting or two over coffee to get to know each other beforehand but if you only have time for a phone call or email we can do that too. We are experts at putting everyone at ease when we arrive (thanks to almost a decade of newspaper experience) but if you are still a little nervous we recommend a 1 hr. or 2 hr. engagement portrait session to put yourself at ease. We do everything we can to make working with us fun, easy, and totally stress-free.

Heather shoots most weddings solo and is an expert at working out the timing so she can see the bride and groom before the wedding and cover all the important angles, but her husband Rob is available as a second shooter or we hire another professional photographer from an elite pool of newspaper/wedding photographers that we work well with. If you're not sure if you need a second photographer please let us know and we are happy to help you figure it out.

Single photographer packages start at $3000 for 8 hrs. of coverage. Custom packages are always available as well as off-season discounts.

"We do not remember days... we remember moments."
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
High-Res, Liability Insurance
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Digital Files, Negatives, Prints, Proofs, Thank You Cards

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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, Christian, met with several different photographers. Then, they met with Heather and felt very comfortable with her. I was first drawn to her website not only by the beautiful pictures and her photojournalistic style, but by also reading her "about me" section and getting a sense of who she is as a person and professional. She was VERY responsive. When I asked for references, she sent me email addresses for previous clients. Another photographer just told me to read wedding wire because his clients are busy people! I tossed him out right away! The references she sent took the time to answer my questions. We were SO happy with our choice to use Heather. She captured all the pictures Michelle and Christian had requested and many others as well. It was such a beautiful day and we have beautiful pictures to look at over and over again. I would highly recommend Heather to others!
My daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, Christian, met with several different photographers. Then, they met with Heather Read more...
My daughter, Michelle, and son-in-law, Christian, met with several different photographers. Then, they met with Heather and felt very comfortable with her. I was first drawn to her website not only by the beautiful pictures and her photojournalistic style, but by also reading her "about me" section and getting a sense of who she is as a person and professional. She was VERY responsive. When I asked for references, she sent me email addresses for previous clients. Another photographer just told me to read wedding wire because his clients are busy people! I tossed him out right away! The references she sent took the time to answer my questions. We were SO happy with our choice to use Heather. She captured all the pictures Michelle and Christian had requested and many others as well. It was such a beautiful day and we have beautiful pictures to look at over and over again. I would highly recommend Heather to others! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Heather is an incredible and professional photographer. My husband and I had Heather photograph our engagement session and wedding in Williamsburg. Heather instantly put everyone at ease. My husband and I had a blast with her while taking photos during our engagement shoot. We normally are not that comfortable with taking photos! And at the wedding, she had a professional presence. She directed us and our families to where we needed to be for certain photographs, and stayed behind the scenes during all the festivities.

Heather is flexible. To account for our schedules, we had phone calls late at night to discuss our must have photos and how the day would go. She also helps with last minute planning, which was such a relief. My husband and I wanted to take photos at the Williamsburg Inn. Heather called the Inn the week before the wedding to coordinate with them on where and when we would take the photos.

We received our photos (over 650 wedding photos) within a month of being married! And we loved so many of them. We highly recommend Heather.
Heather is an incredible and professional photographer. My husband and I had Heather photograph our engagement session and Read more...
Heather is an incredible and professional photographer. My husband and I had Heather photograph our engagement session and wedding in Williamsburg. Heather instantly put everyone at ease. My husband and I had a blast with her while taking photos during our engagement shoot. We normally are not that comfortable with taking photos! And at the wedding, she had a professional presence. She directed us and our families to where we needed to be for certain photographs, and stayed behind the scenes during all the festivities.

Heather is flexible. To account for our schedules, we had phone calls late at night to discuss our must have photos and how the day would go. She also helps with last minute planning, which was such a relief. My husband and I wanted to take photos at the Williamsburg Inn. Heather called the Inn the week before the wedding to coordinate with them on where and when we would take the photos.

We received our photos (over 650 wedding photos) within a month of being married! And we loved so many of them. We highly recommend Heather. Read less
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Kayla
Wedding:
9/26/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather was so wonderful to work with. She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable. She even wore her lucky rain coat all day to hold off the rain!!
Heather was so wonderful to work with. She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable. She even wore her lucky rain Read more...
Heather was so wonderful to work with. She made both my husband and I feel so comfortable. She even wore her lucky rain coat all day to hold off the rain!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather came highly recommended by many families / brides in the area, and we are so glad that we hired her as our wedding photographer! She was very responsive and answered out many questions, putting us at ease about the big day. The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and we received them very soon after the event. We could not have asked for more in a photographer. It was a true pleasure working with her!
Heather came highly recommended by many families / brides in the area, and we are so glad that we hired her as our wedding Read more...
Heather came highly recommended by many families / brides in the area, and we are so glad that we hired her as our wedding photographer! She was very responsive and answered out many questions, putting us at ease about the big day. The photos are absolutely gorgeous, and we received them very soon after the event. We could not have asked for more in a photographer. It was a true pleasure working with her! Read less
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Chrissy
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I can't even begin to describe how lucky we were to have found Heather. My husband, Luke, and I got married June of 2015. Heather was our photographer and made our experience so delightful. Since the first time I met with her she took my stress away, was impressively organized, and had such a calm and peaceful demeanor.

We talked for months about my vision, shots that were important to me, and what I wanted to get out of our photographs, until finally it was our big day. Heather showed up and was so happy, smiling constantly and putting all of us at ease. Throughout the whole day she blended in. None of us felt like we were being bombarded with pictures. I was so surprised when I got the link to our photographs and saw 800 fantastic shots. I loved EVERY single one of them. I had no idea she was there capturing the intimate and funny moments. Those pictures will stay with us for life, each representing a particular story from our very special day.

Anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion- you cannot go wrong with Heather Hughes Photography. I am an artist myself, very picky, and did months of research before committing. I was more impressed than I ever could have imagined. Even since our wedding has been over, Heather has still communicated on my vision for our photo book and even sent me a complimentary print on a sheet of metal. How cool is that? Thank you for making our wedding so fabulous Heather, and for allowing those memories to live on!
I can't even begin to describe how lucky we were to have found Heather. My husband, Luke, and I got married June of 2015. Read more...
I can't even begin to describe how lucky we were to have found Heather. My husband, Luke, and I got married June of 2015. Heather was our photographer and made our experience so delightful. Since the first time I met with her she took my stress away, was impressively organized, and had such a calm and peaceful demeanor.

We talked for months about my vision, shots that were important to me, and what I wanted to get out of our photographs, until finally it was our big day. Heather showed up and was so happy, smiling constantly and putting all of us at ease. Throughout the whole day she blended in. None of us felt like we were being bombarded with pictures. I was so surprised when I got the link to our photographs and saw 800 fantastic shots. I loved EVERY single one of them. I had no idea she was there capturing the intimate and funny moments. Those pictures will stay with us for life, each representing a particular story from our very special day.

Anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion- you cannot go wrong with Heather Hughes Photography. I am an artist myself, very picky, and did months of research before committing. I was more impressed than I ever could have imagined. Even since our wedding has been over, Heather has still communicated on my vision for our photo book and even sent me a complimentary print on a sheet of metal. How cool is that? Thank you for making our wedding so fabulous Heather, and for allowing those memories to live on! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Heather did a fantastic job on our wedding photos and album. We would definitely recommend Heather if you are looking for someone who is reliable and professional.
Heather did a fantastic job on our wedding photos and album. We would definitely recommend Heather if you are looking for Read more...
Heather did a fantastic job on our wedding photos and album. We would definitely recommend Heather if you are looking for someone who is reliable and professional. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
1/10/2015
5.0/5.0
Heather did an incredible job with our wedding photos. Right from the start, she was so easy to work with, professional, and you just got the sense that she knew exactly what she was doing. On the wedding day, she was a true "ninja" - somehow everywhere at once getting incredible shots but somehow we didn't even notice her. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking for a wedding photographer!
Heather did an incredible job with our wedding photos. Right from the start, she was so easy to work with, professional, Read more...
Heather did an incredible job with our wedding photos. Right from the start, she was so easy to work with, professional, and you just got the sense that she knew exactly what she was doing. On the wedding day, she was a true "ninja" - somehow everywhere at once getting incredible shots but somehow we didn't even notice her. I would highly recommend Heather to anyone looking for a wedding photographer! Read less
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Nicki
Wedding:
11/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather was awesome to work with. Very patient and kind with everyone. Her photos are beautiful. I am so glad she photographed our wedding. I would highly recommend her.
Heather was awesome to work with. Very patient and kind with everyone. Her photos are beautiful. I am so glad she Read more...
Heather was awesome to work with. Very patient and kind with everyone. Her photos are beautiful. I am so glad she photographed our wedding. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with Heather! She was very flexible with pre-wedding meetings (even though she's on the Peninsula, she was always willing to come meet us on the Southside to discuss details, and she is excellent with responding to emails!). We loved how personable and fun she is and how she really focused on getting the candid shots of people just enjoying the wedding, rather than only portraits (although there are plenty of those, too). When its all done, the pictures are available online and on a zip drive, and there are just a ton of options as far as next steps (prints, albums, etc.). I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer.
I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with Heather! She was very flexible with pre-wedding meetings (even Read more...
I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed working with Heather! She was very flexible with pre-wedding meetings (even though she's on the Peninsula, she was always willing to come meet us on the Southside to discuss details, and she is excellent with responding to emails!). We loved how personable and fun she is and how she really focused on getting the candid shots of people just enjoying the wedding, rather than only portraits (although there are plenty of those, too). When its all done, the pictures are available online and on a zip drive, and there are just a ton of options as far as next steps (prints, albums, etc.). I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather is exceptionally friendly, making us feel instantly at ease during our engagement shoot, and is one of the hardest working photographers that I know, and absolutely one of the most competent. Despite our wedding being on a boat with very little angles to work with, she still made her magic happen. From start to finish everything has been a positive experience. We feel so blessed and lucky to have had Heather be our photographer.
Heather is exceptionally friendly, making us feel instantly at ease during our engagement shoot, and is one of the hardest Read more...
Heather is exceptionally friendly, making us feel instantly at ease during our engagement shoot, and is one of the hardest working photographers that I know, and absolutely one of the most competent. Despite our wedding being on a boat with very little angles to work with, she still made her magic happen. From start to finish everything has been a positive experience. We feel so blessed and lucky to have had Heather be our photographer. Read less
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