COVID-19 Update

COVID UPDATE | Dec. 8, 2021



Updated December 8, 2021


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?

Thanks to the increase in vaccinations I am happy to report I am now operating relatively normally and can accept all types of sessions again.

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
  • For newborn sessions (which are indoors) we are getting Covid tested 24-48 hours before to confirm we are healthy
Let’s continue to support one another and we will get through this pandemic stronger & better than before. 
Stay safe everyone!

Heather Hughes Photography

733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 170, Newport News, VA | (757) 870-4006 |

- by appointment only -


Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” 2021 | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award 2008 - 2021 | Virginia Living Magazine's "Top Wedding Vendor" 2015- 2021 | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year | Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award