"Heather was absolutely amazing!

For a bride who is not the best at planning, Heather managed to know exactly what I needed and wanted. She was extremely professional and made sure that we got all of the pictures I wanted and more.

I am so happy we chose Heather."

The HHP Experience is all about capturing love, laughter, and tears of joy.


Wedding Photography

Starting at $4500 - Elopements start at $1800


You only get married once and I want to capture all the joy on your day & help things run smoothly and stress-free. So whether you need help with vendor referrals, the timeline, or how to get your fiance to smile, I'm here to help.


On the wedding day, I always dress professionally to blend in and bring an assistant and 2nd photographer, backup equipment, smile till it hurts, and generally spend most of the day with you. I focus on capturing all the great moments you will treasure for generations along with creating gorgeous portraits, and I can even create a slideshow for you to view AT the reception!


From carefully retouching ALL the best photos to working with professional designers on your album, I strive to provide the best possible professional service with a uniquely personal touch.


Check out more: What to Expect: Weddings (Video)


Starting at $300


Whether it's you and your dogs, or a family of five, congrats on looking for a creative & fun way to capture this fleeting moment in your life!


Portrait sessions are fun! Mostly outdoors and filled with laughter (and sometimes a few bubbles or balloons ;).


Before the session, we will go over ideas, props, and I send you a helpful What to Wear guide to help you prepare. The day of I usually bring an assistant to help me and may even play a few games or make silly faces or noises if that's what it takes to get a smile.


About 2 weeks after the session, we view the photos together (in my office or virtually) and order your favorites.


Check out some of my tips below or share your family details to get a more accurate quote below:


High School Senior Portraits

Starting at $350


More than just a portrait session, my seniors get multiple outfits changes, unlimited poses, personalized locations, and optional professional hair and makeup!!


I offer a personal session tailored to your interests such as the beach, athletic fields, even locations outside Hampton Roads. This session is all about showcasing YOU, not simply smiling for the camera, so you can get unique portraits that you will be excited to show off.


About 2 weeks after the session, we view the photos together in my Newport News office or virtually and order your favorites.


Let's leave a mark on your senior year!

Maternity Portraits

Starting at $300


This is the perfect excuse for a little pampering! My maternity sessions have evolved into a more stylized shoot complete with a selection of maternity gowns available in a variety of colors if you want to borrow one. And I know a great hair & makeup studio if you want a reference.


I do recommend we schedule your session close to 34 weeks (or 32 if you're expecting twins). This can be a family session too so if this isn't you first child (or you want to bring your furry ones) I would love to create some family memories alongside your solo portrait.


About 2 weeks after the session, we view the photos together (in my office or virtually) to order your favorites.


Ask about my New Mom Rewards Program - multiple sessions in your baby's first year earns great discounts!


Heather Hughes Photography Studios

733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 170, Newport News, VA | (757) 563-1447 |

- 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