Williamsburg Wedding Photographer

Virginia wedding photojournalism at its best


Based in Hampton Roads, Heather specializes in telling your story.

Heather works closely with you to ensure you get gorgeous storytelling images of this once in a lifetime moment. With almost 20 years of professional experience, Heather is as much of an experienced guide as she is a photographer.

“I see myself as more than a photographer. I want the day to go smoothly too, so I can get happy pictures! So I step in & help even with non-photo related things like busseling and timelines. Often, I’m the only one helping the bride before & during the preparations that has ‘done this before’ and I love being able to help!”

Nationally published and available to travel, experience the photojournalism difference.

Full Day Coverage starts at $4500 | Elopements at $1800

“Heather was truly EVERYTHING you will need in a photographer. From gaining an idea for what you have planned for your big day to actually jumping in to coordinate with other vendors is beyond words! She is a breathe of fresh air ❤️” -Toni

View Engagement Photos HERE

“I was planning my wedding from another state, which was not an issue at all because she kept in close communication, and worked with my parents who were nearby to make sure I didn’t have to worry about a thing. She went in advance to find THE PERFECT spots for the different portraits we requested, and figured out exactly the right way to create the pictures we wanted but didn’t know how to describe. She is so warm and easy going that even though we didn’t meet until the day of, everything flowed comfortably and naturally. Heather was everything I could have asked for plus all of the things I didn’t know to ask for!!” – Emily Trauernicht


“Heather was absolutely amazing! For a bride who is not the best at planning, Heather managed to know exactly what I needed and wanted. I am so happy we chose Heather.

“Heather is amazing. She helped make our wedding day run seamlessly even with a torrential downpour and transportation mishaps. It was very important to me to be able to enjoy every minute of the day with family and friends rather than focus solely on taking pictures. She captured incredible shots without taking away from the evening. 

Despite all the chaos she never became flustered or stressed which helped ease my stress as well!! – Beth Carter


“Since the first time I met with her, Heather took my stress away, was impressively organized, and had such a calm and peaceful demeanor. I am an artist myself, very picky, and did months of research before committing. I was more impressed than I ever could have imagined.” – Debra



Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award 2008 – 2020 | Virginia Living Magazine’s “Top Wedding Vendor” 2016- 2020 | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year | Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award

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