COVID-19 Update

COVID UPDATE | Dec. 21, 2020



Updated December 21, 2020


As some of you already know, I’m no stranger to risky situations.

As a former newspaper photographer, I tend to opt for the best angles over my own safety. I climb over fences, onto rooftops, and will even hang off the side of a boat or ferris wheel for the best angle.

COVID-19 is the first situation that has ever stopped me. I had to put my camera away from March to May but I count my blessings that we have managed to stay safe & healthy so far.

So What’s Happening Now?

With the recent spike in Hampton Roads and restrictions on gatherings over 10 people, I have decided to pretty much stay at home until after the New Year. I have a few spring sessions & weddings already scheduled so I’m hopeful the vaccine will improve things but to be on the safe side, I am not scheduling any NEW sessions until after March 15 and they will be limited to outdoor sessions for now.

What We’re Doing | Keeping Everyone Healthy

  • To maintain the health & safety of myself and my assistants, we are rescheduling any sessions with anyone that has had a fever or illness within the home within 14 days of their session.
  • Office appointments are disinfected after every visit and masks are strongly encouraged
  • Virtual appointments are available for consultations & ordering sessions for those uncomfortable with meeting indoors

I do have a few special offers for the spring – check them out and let me know if you are interested:



50% OFF High School Senior Portraits

Let’s celebrate your senior year in style. Show off your unique style at a unique outdoor location of your choosing.
Sessions must take place by May 1, 2021.
More Details HERE
Rose Garden Huntington Park Wedding Heather Hughes Photography
FREE Military & First Responder Elopements
($1250 value)
Last year I introduced this program and am continuing to offer it this year, so long as we can maintain social distancing and the location legally allows it. Despite losing about 40% of my income in 2020, I was able to give this to 4 couples, and this year I can extend my offer to 2 more couples.

1-2 hour session in Hampton Roads

All Digital Files w/ full rights to print & copy

More Details HERE
FREE Mini Session Day For Everyone
($150 value)
Last year I introduced this program for our military & first responders this year I am extending my offer to EVERYONE!
50% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Living Museum’s emergency animal care fund.

30 min. session

5 x 7 Print

Option to purchase prints & digital files

Date & Location TBD – Sign up HERE to be notified first
Let’s continue to support one another and we will get through this pandemic stronger & better than before. 
Stay safe everyone!

Heather Hughes Photography Studios

733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News | (757) 870-4006 | 5560 Foundation St., Williamsburg

- by appointment only -


Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award 2008 - 2020 | Virginia Living Magazine's "Top Wedding Vendor" 2015- 2020 | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year | Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award