Williamsburg Wedding Photographer, Heather Hughes

Welcome new friends!


I'm Heather, a nationally published & award-winning wedding and portrait photojournalist based near Williamsburg, VA in Hampton Roads.


What makes me different is I truly love to capture authentic moments as they happen - also known as lifestyle photography.


My favorite photos are storytelling moments filled with happiness & love.
I'm also a sucker for gorgeous light, sunsets, trees, and ALL naturally beautiful outdoor settings. I'm a bit of a romantic and LOVE catching those in between funny moments when no one thinks I'm watching.


What you can expect:

1. Friendly & helpful expert guidance before AND after (more on that HERE)

2. Knack for putting everyone at ease (even the camera shy ;)

3. Laughter & smiles from me - even from behind my mask & camera!!!

4. Organized plans & amazing flexibility for when things change

5. Artistic photos preserving your memories for generations


Since I changed careers from newspapers to weddings & portraits in 2008, I have photographed over 425 weddings, 170 newborn sessions, and 650 family & senior portraits.


Each one has been uniquely amazing and I feel so lucky to be a part of so many lives and capture authentic moments & memories for couples and families to have forever.


Truly the biggest compliment for me is when my wedding couples become clients for life. It truly touches me when people have such an amazing experience with me that they will happily travel miles just to see me again.


I can't wait to share that experience with you!



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