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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

REVIEWS

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Amanda
Wedding:
12/3/2016
5.0/5.0
Heather was absolutely amazing to work with and is definitely worth the price! She was extremely flexible on the day of the wedding and made sure we had all the posed pictures we wanted with our families. We also took pictures on the beach when it was pretty cold and windy, but Heather and her fellow photographer were able to work around the challenges. During the reception she made sure to take pics of everyone at the tables and during the dancing. We haven't seen her pictures yet but I'm sure they will be amazing.
Heather was absolutely amazing to work with and is definitely worth the price! She was extremely flexible on the day of Read more...
Heather was absolutely amazing to work with and is definitely worth the price! She was extremely flexible on the day of the wedding and made sure we had all the posed pictures we wanted with our families. We also took pictures on the beach when it was pretty cold and windy, but Heather and her fellow photographer were able to work around the challenges. During the reception she made sure to take pics of everyone at the tables and during the dancing. We haven't seen her pictures yet but I'm sure they will be amazing. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
Heather is awesome - flexible, accommodating and TALENTED. She was patient with us, and her pre-wedding timeline review really helped us organize our day and ensure we got all the shots we wanted. Heather is an incredible photographer, and caught so many beautiful candids, as well as every little detail, of our wedding. Her package is truly a value -- the quality of the photos, the photo book, USB with all our photos, as well as many other details, are just some of the things that have earned her the Couples Choice Award multiple years in a row.
Our advice to couples still searching, or even having booked a photographer already, is just to know exactly the kind of photos you like of yourselves, and make sure you and your photographer are on the same page. We found it helpful to put together a few photos we liked of ourselves and explain why, so that Heather understood exactly what we were looking for in our pictures. Also, if you want specific poses, be sure to review that info with your photographer in advance, or ask what poses they suggest -- this will again ensure that your expectations match your photographers and vice versa.
You cannot go wrong with Heather -- she is a true professional, incredibly talented, and was an integral part of our wedding day. She captured more moments and details than we even imagined, so we will always have beautiful memories from our wedding day.
Heather is awesome - flexible, accommodating and TALENTED. She was patient with us, and her pre-wedding timeline review Read more...
Heather is awesome - flexible, accommodating and TALENTED. She was patient with us, and her pre-wedding timeline review really helped us organize our day and ensure we got all the shots we wanted. Heather is an incredible photographer, and caught so many beautiful candids, as well as every little detail, of our wedding. Her package is truly a value -- the quality of the photos, the photo book, USB with all our photos, as well as many other details, are just some of the things that have earned her the Couples Choice Award multiple years in a row.
Our advice to couples still searching, or even having booked a photographer already, is just to know exactly the kind of photos you like of yourselves, and make sure you and your photographer are on the same page. We found it helpful to put together a few photos we liked of ourselves and explain why, so that Heather understood exactly what we were looking for in our pictures. Also, if you want specific poses, be sure to review that info with your photographer in advance, or ask what poses they suggest -- this will again ensure that your expectations match your photographers and vice versa.
You cannot go wrong with Heather -- she is a true professional, incredibly talented, and was an integral part of our wedding day. She captured more moments and details than we even imagined, so we will always have beautiful memories from our wedding day. Read less
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Sally
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
Heather is fabulous to work with in all ways. We found her to be flexible in terms of our wants as we wanted lots of group shots as well as taking amazing newlywed, ceremony and reception shots. I would recommend her to anyone who asks.
Heather is fabulous to work with in all ways. We found her to be flexible in terms of our wants as we wanted lots of group Read more...
Heather is fabulous to work with in all ways. We found her to be flexible in terms of our wants as we wanted lots of group shots as well as taking amazing newlywed, ceremony and reception shots. I would recommend her to anyone who asks. Read less
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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Sally for choosing me to capture your special day!
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Michelle
Wedding:
5/16/2016
5.0/5.0
I would definitely recommend Heather Hughes Photography to anyone in need of a photographer. Heather is very reliable, flexible, and makes the point of getting to know her clients and what type of photos they are looking for. She took the pictures at my wedding and they are wonderful! My husband and I decided to get the wedding package that includes a photo album and we are very pleased with how it came out.
I would definitely recommend Heather Hughes Photography to anyone in need of a photographer. Heather is very reliable, Read more...
I would definitely recommend Heather Hughes Photography to anyone in need of a photographer. Heather is very reliable, flexible, and makes the point of getting to know her clients and what type of photos they are looking for. She took the pictures at my wedding and they are wonderful! My husband and I decided to get the wedding package that includes a photo album and we are very pleased with how it came out. Read less
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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much Michelle and good luck on your move!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
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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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much, I truly enjoyed working with all of you as well and while I am happy to promote all of my glowing reviews on Wedding Wire I know talking with someone is always better - all about great customer service ;)
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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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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC responded with the following comments:

All in a day's work ;) Experience has taught me to cover all bases, and have a Plan B AND Plan C, to help make the wedding day less stressful for all. Super happy it all worked out and we got some GREAT photos!!
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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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