Laurels
Best Maternity
Photographers in
Richmond
2017

Why These Maternity Photographers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored maternity photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best maternity photographers in Richmond, VA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Allison Patel Photography

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.

Richmond, VA(804) 286-0314

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Butler Portraits

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.

Midlothian, VA(804) 744-4700

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Heather Dawn Photography

Heather Dawn Photography is an Ashland business that has been serving clients for over two years and specializes in photographing newborns, toddlers, and families. She uses natural light and sessions take place in her studio or she travels to clients. Heather also photographs maternity, baby milestones, cake smash, and also offers a one-year baby plan with sessions at six months, 12 months, and 18 months. Clients have the option to customize the baby plan. Cake smash sessions come with a cake and an 11”x14” mounted collage. Maternity and family sessions take place one hour before sunset or one hour after sunrise and are between 60 and 90 minutes long. Clients appreciate Heather’s patience, professionalism, editing skills, and calm manner.

Ashland, VA(804) 814-9962

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J. Marcus Photography

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.

Richmond, VA(980) 422-8825

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Kimberly Hise Photography, LLC

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.

Richmond, VA(804) 931-9603

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Korie Nordstrom Photography

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.

Richmond, VA(804) 386-4299

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Lauren Boyatzi Photography

Lauren Boyatzi Photography is a Richmond boutique studio that specializes in full-service photography and serves Midlothian, Chesterfield, Henrico, Ashland, Manakin-Sabot, Hanover, Mechanicsville, Montpelier, and Richmond. Lauren is a lifestyle family photographer and provides generations portraits, maternity portraits, newborn portraits, family portraits, and event photography. Lauren Boyatzi Photography also offers legacy wall art and heirloom albums. Lauren provides guidance such as location and wardrobe styling and help with choosing photos and products during the in-person ordering session which happens 10–14 days after the photography session. Gift options include acrylic blocks, a 4”x4” mini luxury album, and metal prints and frames. Clients can create a customized collection or order à la carte digital files. Sessions are one to two hours long and take place on location at places such as homes, farms, warehouses, or parks. Lauren is willing to travel outside Richmond for a fee.

Richmond, VA(804) 261-3964

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Marie Photography, LLC

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.

Richmond, VA(804) 922-1427

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Moonrise Photography

Moonrise Photography is a Chester business that has been serving clients for over two years. The business offers maternity, newborn, portrait, prince and princess, wedding, and grow with me sessions for babies. Maternity sessions can take place outdoors an hour before sunset or in the studio, and three different packages are available. The sessions are between an hour and two hours long and depending on the package, can include full access to gowns and hair and makeup. Portrait sessions include headshots, boudoir, fitness, family, cake smash, and high school seniors. Self-taught photographer Jessie Semonite offers a selection of packages and some add-ons. Depending on the distance, travel fees may apply.

Chester, VA(540) 207-1182

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nikki lea

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.

Chesterfield, VA(804) 387-8947

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