Williamsburg Portrait Photographer, Heather Hughes

Hello and thank you so much for wanting to learn a little more about me!


So I am a very, very different type of portrait photographer and love working with people who adore their family & are looking to decorate their home with finished artwork.


Rather than simply smiling for the camera - my photos tell stories of happiness & love.

From weddings to families, maternity to newborns, graduates and branding sessions - I'm happiest photographing moments of joy in gorgeous light, artistically composed, and helping everyone look & feel amazing through a fun approach and natural poses.


After all, for me, photography has always been about the moments in time that you want to remember and will always treasure. So I love to get to know each person I photograph because it helps me capture authentic moments, not just smiling faces, that I know will be enjoyed for generations.


Socially Responsible Company


I think it is SO important to support our local community, so HHP has been giving back since 2008 in multiple ways.

In 2018, we began donating a free elopement package to a military couple for every 2 weddings photographed. In 2020, we began supporting our local parks, and starting in 2024, HHP will be donating $10 for every wall portrait sold to the local no-kill PSPCA shelter and other humane animal shelters in Hampton Roads. And there are always more efforts in the works.


Over 20+ years, I have photographed over 500 weddings, 350 newborn & baby sessions, and over 900 family portraits.


Honestly, I feel truly lucky to be able to give the gift of memories to so many families and would love to give this gift to you as well.


So if you are interested in getting the best portrait experience you’ve ever had and giving back to our community - I can't wait to meet you!

716 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Ste C, Newport News, VA | (757) 870-4006

Office Hours | 9am - 6pm (by appointment only)


Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award

Virginia Living Magazine's "Top Wedding Vendor" | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award