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Heather Hughes Photography, LLC

Newport News , VA

LOCATION

Newport News, VA 23608 US (map)

PHONE

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."
- Cesare Pavese

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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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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:
Recently Married
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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Jessica
Wedding:
10/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather was absolutely amazing!!!!! I hate getting my picture taken so looking for a photographer was the last thing I really wanted to do, but after meeting with Heather my nerves were gone. She was very sweet and genuine and an awesome person to work with! Before the ceremony, Heather helped us keep to our timeline and acted more like my wedding coordinator! After the mandatory posed pictures at the wedding, I didn't see her again (in a good way!). Heather was always right in the moment, but never in our spotlight! She never asked us to reenact an event or hold poses awkwardly. She captured the moment exactly as it happened and now our pictures tell an incredible story of our wedding day :) I am so happy Heather was our photographer and I can't wait to work with her again for our family pictures!
Heather was absolutely amazing!!!!! I hate getting my picture taken so looking for a photographer was the last thing I Read more...
Heather was absolutely amazing!!!!! I hate getting my picture taken so looking for a photographer was the last thing I really wanted to do, but after meeting with Heather my nerves were gone. She was very sweet and genuine and an awesome person to work with! Before the ceremony, Heather helped us keep to our timeline and acted more like my wedding coordinator! After the mandatory posed pictures at the wedding, I didn't see her again (in a good way!). Heather was always right in the moment, but never in our spotlight! She never asked us to reenact an event or hold poses awkwardly. She captured the moment exactly as it happened and now our pictures tell an incredible story of our wedding day :) I am so happy Heather was our photographer and I can't wait to work with her again for our family pictures! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. I love creative pictures, cool effects and a whole lot of them. My groom is not a fan of posing for pictures and prefers natural pix. Heather was such a great find. I saw a picture she did where it was black and white and the bouquet was in color. She was one of the few photographers who would do photos like that for me. She let me go crazy on Pinterest and actually studied my board before hand and had every picture important to me captured on the wedding day! I even forgot some but she had a list. And she really didn't get in the way and wasn't pushy or anything. She blended in the crowd and took natural shots. She is very patient and willing to work with you to capture your wedding. I recommend getting engagement pix with any photographer to make sure you can work well with them. One potential issue could be that she works alone mostly. She had an assistant that day for us who was an intern and did great. If you are concerned about one photographer, she somehow got it all captured and was super organized. Also my other vendors were happy to work with her which is a good sign. I've been so happy with what pictures I've seen so far and she gets a few released to you before your honeymoon if possible so you can see a few good moments. I have nothing negative to say. And I'm really picky about pictures. She was just a pleasure to work with and my groom liked her too ( which means something because he hates pictures). Thanks Heather!!!
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. I love creative pictures, cool effects and a whole lot of them. Read more...
For me, one of the most important vendors was photography. I love creative pictures, cool effects and a whole lot of them. My groom is not a fan of posing for pictures and prefers natural pix. Heather was such a great find. I saw a picture she did where it was black and white and the bouquet was in color. She was one of the few photographers who would do photos like that for me. She let me go crazy on Pinterest and actually studied my board before hand and had every picture important to me captured on the wedding day! I even forgot some but she had a list. And she really didn't get in the way and wasn't pushy or anything. She blended in the crowd and took natural shots. She is very patient and willing to work with you to capture your wedding. I recommend getting engagement pix with any photographer to make sure you can work well with them. One potential issue could be that she works alone mostly. She had an assistant that day for us who was an intern and did great. If you are concerned about one photographer, she somehow got it all captured and was super organized. Also my other vendors were happy to work with her which is a good sign. I've been so happy with what pictures I've seen so far and she gets a few released to you before your honeymoon if possible so you can see a few good moments. I have nothing negative to say. And I'm really picky about pictures. She was just a pleasure to work with and my groom liked her too ( which means something because he hates pictures). Thanks Heather!!! Read less
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Michele
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather is meticulous and has great photographic vision. As a mother of the bride who wished for the best,, Heather exceeded every expectation!
Heather is meticulous and has great photographic vision. As a mother of the bride who wished for the best,, Heather Read more...
Heather is meticulous and has great photographic vision. As a mother of the bride who wished for the best,, Heather exceeded every expectation! Read less
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Rebekah
Wedding:
6/9/2014
5.0/5.0
We want to thank Heather Hughes soooo much for all of her hard work! My husband and I could not have found a better photographer. Heather was everything I ever dreamed of for someone to work with on my wedding day, and I will always think very highly of her. Not only was she extremely professional, but she was very easy going and fun to work with! Her personality truly made our experience fantastic. Our pictures were more than we ever dreamed of having and the quality of them is simply jaw dropping. I am so thankful for our choice to go with Heather Hughes Photography and would recommend to her to anyone!!
We want to thank Heather Hughes soooo much for all of her hard work! My husband and I could not have found a better Read more...
We want to thank Heather Hughes soooo much for all of her hard work! My husband and I could not have found a better photographer. Heather was everything I ever dreamed of for someone to work with on my wedding day, and I will always think very highly of her. Not only was she extremely professional, but she was very easy going and fun to work with! Her personality truly made our experience fantastic. Our pictures were more than we ever dreamed of having and the quality of them is simply jaw dropping. I am so thankful for our choice to go with Heather Hughes Photography and would recommend to her to anyone!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Heather did an amazing job with our wedding photography. We had a full package with over 1000 pictures which we received within a month of the wedding. Heather captured the story of our wedding. We had a hard time selecting 70 pictures for our album because all of them were so good. We would highly recommend Heather if you are looking for a good and friendly photographer for your event.
Heather did an amazing job with our wedding photography. We had a full package with over 1000 pictures which we received Read more...
Heather did an amazing job with our wedding photography. We had a full package with over 1000 pictures which we received within a month of the wedding. Heather captured the story of our wedding. We had a hard time selecting 70 pictures for our album because all of them were so good. We would highly recommend Heather if you are looking for a good and friendly photographer for your event. Read less
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Crystal
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Heather to anyone!!! She captured all of the moments of our wedding perfectly from beginning to end. She even extended an hour for an extra fee which was well worth it to catch all of our last minute shenanigans. The sparkler sendoff pictures could not have been more perfect! I LOVE ALL OF THE PHOTOS!!!!
I would highly recommend Heather to anyone!!! She captured all of the moments of our wedding perfectly from beginning to Read more...
I would highly recommend Heather to anyone!!! She captured all of the moments of our wedding perfectly from beginning to end. She even extended an hour for an extra fee which was well worth it to catch all of our last minute shenanigans. The sparkler sendoff pictures could not have been more perfect! I LOVE ALL OF THE PHOTOS!!!! Read less
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