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We scored 54 Maternity Photographers in Richmond, VA and Picked the Top 12

Allison Patel Photography is a Richmond business that has been providing family photography for over five years. Allison has photographed over 50 families in Richmond using natural light in familiar environments such as their homes or other locations they choose. Allison Patel Photography also offers maternity and event photography. She will travel worldwide and can provide a custom travel quote. Family and maternity photography sessions include a consultation online or on the phone, a session that lasts up to 90 minutes, a session to choose and order edited images, and a credit to use toward canvases, albums, or prints. Five photos that can be shared on Facebook and other social media are also included. This session can take place in-person or online. Event photography includes a minimum of two hours of shooting time and edited photos on a USB along with a print release. An 8”x8” leather- or linen-covered album is available for 40–50 photos from the event. An online gallery allows guests to order prints directly from Allison. Allison Patel Photography also offers gift cards. Clients appreciate Allison’s professionalism, flexibility, passion, and natural and candid photos.

Butler Portraits is a Midlothian business that has over 39 years of experience. Dan Butler is a fine art portraitist and his lakefront location has four studios. The studios are the Hollywood Portrait Park, the indoor Camera Room, the Lakefront Studio, and Butler Gardens. The portraits are hand crafted, hand glazed, and bonded with a canvas texture. Sizes include gift, albums, desk, personal, and display. Available finishes include Butler Commissioned Oils, Butler Hand Painted Oils, Renaissance Canvas, and paper Gicleé. Portraits Butler Portraits offers include maternity, children, families, high school seniors, love story, bridal, pets, and business. Clients appreciate Dan’s patience, talent, professionalism, and his way with children.

Casandra Lorraine Photography is a maternity photographer in Fairfax, specializing in pregnancy, newborn, and family photoshoots. Opened in 2012, the mobile studio offers in-home photography services for intimate family shots complete with luxury albums and prints. Professional editing, high-resolution photos, and a private viewing gallery are available with every maternity and newborn package. Casandra Lorraine gives expectant mothers the option to choose a location. She also photographs milestones, events, and weddings.

Heather Dawn Photography is a fine art photography business that has served Richmond and surrounding areas for over six years. She specializes in photographing maternity, newborns, and families. She utilizes many great locations around Richmond for her family and maternity sessions and remains efficient with her newborns indoors in her home studio. Clients have the option to customize each session to their specific needs. Each session is designed with the client’s home, specific style, and personal desires in mind, creating an experience that goes beyond just a photograph. Maternity and family sessions take place one hour before sunset or one hour after sunrise and are 60 to 90 minutes long. Clients appreciate Heather’s patience, professionalism, editing skills, and calm manner.

J. Marcus Photography is a Richmond business that specializes in maternity, children, and high school senior photography. The maternity sessions are on location and are 60 minutes long. Clients will receive 10 high-resolution fully edited images including two 8”x10” prints and full printing rights. The turnaround time is seven to 14 days. The children/family package is also on location and lasts 60 minutes. It includes 15 high-resolution fully edited images including two 8”x10” prints and full printing rights. Professional lighting and props are also included. The turnaround time is seven to 14 days. The senior package is similar to the children/family package without the props. Dress rentals are available for a fee.

Kimberly Hise Photography, LLC is a Richmond business that has been serving clients for over nine years and specializes in newborn, maternity, and high school senior photography. Kimberly also photographs babies, children, families, professional headshots, bridal portraits, couples, glamour, and boudoir. Kimberly Hise Photography, LLC provides a consultation for location, style, and wardrobe, accessories and props for maternity and newborn sessions, clothing for children’s portrait sessions, and no limits on poses and no minimum orders for prints. Parents and siblings can join newborn and maternity sessions with no extra fee. The business provides referral bonuses and specials for past clients, and discounts for law enforcement, nurses, emergency medical, and military personnel. Kimberly is licensed and insured in Virginia and is a member of Professional Photographers of America. Clients remark on her professionalism, passion, and her sets.

Korie Nordstrom Photography is a Richmond boutique studio that provides custom portrait photography specializing in outdoor high school senior portraits. Areas served include Henrico, Powhatan, Midlothian, Mechanicsville, Glen Allen, Chesterfield, Goochland, Chester, and other areas. Along with senior photography, this private residential studio also offers maternity, newborn, children, family, and couples photography, both on location and in studio. During the pre-session design consultation, Korie helps clients with the location, props, clothing, and the concept. Photography is Korie’s passion and she is completely self-taught. Clients remark on her patience, professionalism, and dedication.

Marie Photography, LLC is a Richmond family-owned and operated business that serves the Tri-City area and Richmond. Shaquita and Devin’s services include maternity photography, newborn photography, children and family sessions, couples sessions, engagement sessions, bridal sessions, weddings, senior photography, and event photography. Sessions include a call beforehand and editing after the session. Clients will receive full printing rights for the images they order and access to an online gallery. Marie Photography, LLC offers several sessions including a bronze, silver, and gold portrait session, an investment portrait session, a mini portrait session, a baby’s first year package, and a cake smash session. Printing options include a variety of print sizes, canvases, and photobooks. Events such as family reunions, graduations, baptisms, and birthdays are charged by the hour. Wedding packages are customized to each couple.

Marty Otanez Photography is an editorial style photographer based in the Richmond area. She specializes in motherhood and brand photography, supporting and empowering women by capturing the various stages of their lives. Ms. Otanez has experience with maternity and newborn photo shoots, shooting at scenic locations and within unique sets. Her work in brand photography primarily consists of directing and executing clean product photography for purses, apparel, bags, and other markets within women's fashion.

Moonrise Photography is a Mechanicsville-based business that has been serving clients in and around the greater Richmond area for seven years. The business offers maternity and newborn sessions, milestones, fine art portraits, and wedding photography. Maternity sessions are outdoors or in-studio, one to two hours, and depending on the package, can include full access to gowns, hair, and makeup. Every detail is planned, from the location, the time of day for the best light, the gowns or outfits, backdrops for the studio, to partner and/or family attire to make a cohesive look seem effortless. Booking maternity and newborn sessions together has its benefits, but ultimately, the Grow With Me Collection is the best way to follow all of the moments from bump to baby's first year. Clients appreciate Jessie's creativity, patience, and attention to detail.


Nikki Lea is a Chesterfield photographer who provides lifestyle documentary photography and serves King William, Amelia, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent, Powhatan, Henrico, Richmond, and Charles City. Nikki has been serving clients for over seven years. Services include maternity, birth, newborn, children, and family photography. Nikki is willing to travel around Virginia. Nikki books birth sessions three to six months from a client’s due date and photographs all births including cesarean sections, home births, surrogate births, adoptions, unmedicated and medicated births, and hospital births. Maternity sessions take place when clients are between 33 and 37 weeks along. Newborn sessions take place at the client’s home. Nikki accepts payment plans. Clients appreciate her talent, patience, flexibility, and professionalism.

Specializing in maternity shoots, Rebecca Sable Photography captures moms-to-be and their loved ones throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Rebecca Sable is a nurse-turned-photographer who works with natural light to create authentic portraits of her subjects in familiar surroundings, such as their homes and nearby locations. Ms. Sable's shots often feature blends of white and soft colors to create clean and fresh backdrops. Clients can choose from a variety of digital packages.

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