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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.



















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Capturing moments as they happen - the Photojournalism Difference.





















With degrees in photojournalism and almost 200 weddings under our belts, we know how to blend into the background yet be everywhere at once. We focus our efforts on capturing your personalities and the moments that make your day special and will work closely with you to ensure we capture everything you want to remember.

You can choose to work with Heather solo or have the ultimate coverage by hiring Heather and a second professional photojournalist for additional angles and almost double the photos. Packages start with 8 hours of wedding day coverage, all your custom retouched wedding photos (over 400), a private online gallery, quick turnaround, and a slide show or highlights gallery on Facebook. Custom packages & off-season discounts are always available, just ask.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes. Some of the B&W photos with the flowers in color, for example, are always included if couples like that special effect.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes. Every situation, and weather condition (including hurricanes;). We were newspaper staff photographers so we know how to prepare for anything!
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital. It really is just as good as film because we use professional grade cameras and shoot on the highest quality setting so you get the best photographs possible.
How many photographers do you work with?
Usually we work alone but two photographer packages are available.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes. Heather photographs most of the weddings alone and if you want a different photographer like Rob, her husband, (or additional photographers) you will get the chance to meet them before the wedding day.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Only one wedding a day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, we serve as backups for each other (Heather & Rob) and have a network of professional newspaper photographers with wedding experience that we use as second photographers and are available if something were to happen (which hasn't happened yet, knock-on-wood)
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Two cameras on our shoulders at all times, a third in the car, multiple lenses, flashes and sometimes light stands & remotes for lighting portraits. We bring what we can carry so we can react better to the moments as they happen and keep backups nearby.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, see equipment answer above.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Our packages start with 8 hours because that is the basic amount of time we need to capture the story of your day. We have an hourly rate for additional hours and can create a custom package if you will need fewer than 5 hrs. of coverage.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes, it is $200/hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Breaks are nice, but we don't usually take them because there's just too much to take pictures of! We do ask that a meal be provided, since 8+ hrs. is a long time to go without food.
Do you charge for travel?
Included, unless it is outside Hampton Roads. So north of Richmond, the Eastern Shore or south of Sandbridge.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
About 3-4 weeks. We retouch ALL our photos!!
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
They will be online (so you can share them) and then you receive a USBof ALL 400+ retouched photos.
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever. They do not say "proof" on them so the prints can be used in your own scrapbook or given away and the book works as a display book.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes - but you don't need the copyright to make prints, only to sell them. So we give you permission to print copies on your own.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes, but you can use them for announcements, Facebook, or in your own personal products (like albums from Costco or Target).
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, retouched digital files - full res.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, for three months. Can be protected with a password, made private or public.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Traditional leather matted style, flushmount coffee table style, and hardcover book style. From companies like Leather Craftsmen, Album Crafters and others. And if you want an album from a company we don't work with regularly we can do that too.
When will the client get the final album?
Depends on which one. Anywhere from 3-8 weeks from when it is ordered (you approve every album before it is ordered).

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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
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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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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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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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Sophia
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather did an incredible job of documenting our wedding day. I hardly noticed her during the event, so I was delighted to see so many of the emotional, fun, and funny moments she captured in our photographs. She was responsive and thoughtful through the planning process and quick to deliver the photos afterward. I would happily recommend Heather to our friends.
Heather did an incredible job of documenting our wedding day. I hardly noticed her during the event, so I was delighted to Read more...
Heather did an incredible job of documenting our wedding day. I hardly noticed her during the event, so I was delighted to see so many of the emotional, fun, and funny moments she captured in our photographs. She was responsive and thoughtful through the planning process and quick to deliver the photos afterward. I would happily recommend Heather to our friends. Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather was fantastic! She was pregnant during our wedding, but had two other professional photographers (her husband and a friend) with her to ensure we got a ton of fantastic photos from our day. She was very accommodating and quick to respond and it was just like having another friend at our wedding. She and her team were fantastic!
Heather was fantastic! She was pregnant during our wedding, but had two other professional photographers (her husband and Read more...
Heather was fantastic! She was pregnant during our wedding, but had two other professional photographers (her husband and a friend) with her to ensure we got a ton of fantastic photos from our day. She was very accommodating and quick to respond and it was just like having another friend at our wedding. She and her team were fantastic! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Heather and Rob are phenomenal photographers! They captured the real story of our wedding day, which was really important to us. They are true artists. Their work is not about capturing routine wedding shots, they capture the moments that really tell the love story of a wedding. They are also incredibly kind, fun and hardworking. Heather was 8 months pregnant when she shot our outdoor wedding in the rain. She did a flawless job! This is one of the smartest investments you will make as far as wedding vendors.

----- Ashley Speed
Heather and Rob are phenomenal photographers! They captured the real story of our wedding day, which was really important Read more...
Heather and Rob are phenomenal photographers! They captured the real story of our wedding day, which was really important to us. They are true artists. Their work is not about capturing routine wedding shots, they capture the moments that really tell the love story of a wedding. They are also incredibly kind, fun and hardworking. Heather was 8 months pregnant when she shot our outdoor wedding in the rain. She did a flawless job! This is one of the smartest investments you will make as far as wedding vendors.

----- Ashley Speed Read less
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