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Photography for any occasion

Whether in-studio, outdoors, in-home, on-the-job, at your event or wedding, school, game, church, or anywhere outside of our walls, our highly‑trained, family‑oriented portrait photographers combine warm personalities, individual creativity, and state-of-the-art technology to ensure unique, professional images that last a lifetime!

We are now at your service throughout Hampton Roads (and beyond)!

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Current Offers

$25 Bundle

Perfect for just about any occasion. Three Portrait Sheets (you choose the sizes) and a high-resolution download with print release,
all of your favorite image for just $25.

Tax not included. Offer valid in-studio only. One bundle per session/party.

$50 Bundle

Designed for grads. Available to anyone. Six Portrait Sheets (you choose the sizes) to divide between your two favorite images, plus a digital copy with print release of one of those images, all for $50.

Tax not included. Offer valid in-studio only. One bundle per session/party.

Six Free Sheets

Purchase a Your Session digital copy and get six Portrait Sheets (you choose the sizes) free! Additional prints are available at our Lab Service prices.

Tax not included. Offer valid in-studio only.

4×8 Photo Cards

Perfect for graduation announcements, birthday invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements, and more! $20 per set of 15. Includes design (up to two images) and envelopes. Add more images to your card for $5 per design.

Tax not included. Offer valid in-studio only.

Community Discounts

We offer a 10% discount on all regularly-priced products and services (excluding outdoor/on-location fees) to military (active, retired, and dependents) with a current military ID; police, fire, rescue, teachers, and health care professionals with proper ID; seniors 55 and over; and all day Sunday to anyone that presents a current church bulletin.

Loyalty Rewards Program

Earn rewards for every $100 you spend! Rewards include free Portrait Sheets and free bundles. Enrollment is free and automatic.

Studio Sessions

  • No sitting fees—the shoot itself is free!
  • Sessions are allotted up to a full hour in a private, spacious studio.
  • No hard sells—we’re here to listen help guide you to the most economical solution.
  • We have a professional photo lab onsite so your prints are in your hands before you leave.
  • Pets are welcome by appointment (service animals are always welcome).
  • We do international passports and visa photos!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

  • Arrive at (or no more than 10 minutes prior to) your scheduled appointment.
  • Plan to spend between one and two hours at our location. While you are allotted up to a full hour in the studio if needed, most sessions typically wrap in 20-30 minutes. As a convenience, sessions are usually followed within a few minutes by a presentation and portrait selection that typically takes around the same amount of time as your sitting (we can schedule a separate viewing upon request).
  • With a photo lab on-site, your prints (now up to 24×36) are in your hands before your leave.

BRING YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS

We don’t charge a sitting fee, so there is no charge for the number of subjects in your session (please update your session information with any additions, or schedule a longer appointment if we can expect eight or more individuals, even if they are not participating).

DRESS ACCORDINGLY

Solid colors are recommended, but we encourage creativity

THINGS TO AVOID:

  • Thin, tight stripes tend to create distracting moirĂ© patterns.
  • Bold patterns can become dated quickly.
  • Jewelry with large reflective surfaces can result in unintentional photobombs.
  • Glitter gets everywhere.
  • Shoes that scuff or scratch the floor.

Coordinate colors and styles. Everyone in your group should dress to be photographed, even if they don’t expect to.

As some poses may be full-length, please make sure everyone is wearing matching shoes and socks.

Arriving dressed and ready in your first outfit and bringing outfit changes will help you get the most out of your session.

SHOP AHEAD

Our pricing is readily available on our website and in-studio but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Our associates are here to help you get exactly what you need in the most economical way.

Ask your friends and family what size frames they have/would like and/or what sizes and subjects they need ahead of time. The smoothest sessions are those that work off a list of sittings and sizes needed.

Opt for frames with mats. Framing photographs directly against the glass is terrible for them and a mat just looks prettier anyways.

Or… think outside the frame. We offer a wide variety of alternative presentation options (canvas, metal prints, foam mounting, etc.) and photo products. Ask an associate for details.

We offer a digital copy of the entire edited session with a print/digital license. With this, you can post your images to social media, print them at the lab of your choice (we do offer lab service pricing for prints in-house as well), send them to friends and family to get their own prints, or most importantly, keep an archival copy.

FOR GRADS/PARENTS OF GRADS:

Bring your cap and gown if you have one (we keep most schools’ caps, gowns, and tassels on-hand, just in case), casual outfit(s), and any uniforms or equipment for sports and/or activities (marching band, football, etc.). We can knock out all of your senior portraits in one sitting, even if you don’t purchase them all at once.

If we are doing your cap and gown portraits, wear what you’re required to wear under your cap and gown on graduation day, including dress shoes. This is usually a white summer dress, dress shoes, and jewelry for girls and a white dress shirt, tie, dress pants, and dress shoes for guys.

If you already have your class ring, wear it. Some shots will be tight enough to see it in detail.

If you have other children in the house, we highly recommend buying all of your frames at the same time so that when it comes their turn to graduate, they’ll match.

FOR MATERNITY:

We do progressive maternity shoots! We can take a shot each month, from the time you find out to newborn, so you can track your progress.

Outdoors & On-Location

We’ve pre-scouted locations around Hampton Roads to offer a variety of environments to enhance your portrait session, including parks, piers, beaches, barns, botanical gardens, and much more. We’re also available for on-location photography services, whether they be in-home, on-the-job, or a place that’s special to you.

Weather: We will do our best to keep an eye on conditions and proactively contact you in the event we expect inclement weather. We can always reschedule, or cancel if there is no other time that will work.

Payment: We typically ask that the balance be paid prior to the start of the session. Your can make payments at any time through the “appointment details” link of your appointment confirmation or during business hours at our studio in Harbour View. If you have any trouble, please contact us at (757) 686-2011 or [email protected]

PLAN YOUR VISIT

  • Arrive at the location at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to check in, get ready, and get directions to the area(s) we will be shooting.
  • Plan to spend at least a full hour on-location. While you are allotted up to a full hour of shooting, most sessions typically wrap in 30-45 minutes.
  • Most locations offer a wide variety of activities for all ages. Feel free to make a day of it after our session concludes!
  • Your session will be uploaded to a password-protected online gallery within 72 hours, where you can download, view, share, and order from your shoot.

DRESS ACCORDINGLY

Solid colors are recommended, but we encourage creativity.

Consider the weather.

THINGS TO AVOID:

  • Thin, tight stripes tend to create distracting moirĂ© patterns.
  • Bold patterns can become dated quickly.
  • Jewelry with large reflective surfaces can result in unintentional photobombs.
  • Glitter gets everywhere.
  • Heels may or may not be appropriate due to ground conditions.

Unless otherwise requested, some poses may be full-length. Please make sure everyone is wearing matching shoes and socks.

Arriving dressed and ready in your first outfit and bringing outfit changes will help you get the most out of your session.

We have a changing tent to allow for clothing changes, or many of our locations have public restrooms you can use.

SHOP AHEAD

Our pricing is readily available on our website and in-studio but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. Our associates are here to help you get exactly what you need in the most economical way.

Ask what sizes and poses are needed ahead of time. The smoothest sessions are those that work off a list of sittings and sizes needed.

Outdoor and on-location sessions include a digital copy of the entire session with edited favorites and a print/digital license and access to our Lab Service pricing for prints in-house. With this, you can post your image(s) to social media, print through us or the lab of your choice, send to friends and family to get their own prints, submit digitally, or most importantly, keep an archival copy.

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Weddings & Events

Our photographers are now available to capture your special day, whether it be candid coverage, formal portraits, or a photo booth.

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Testimonials

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The staff are amazing with our kids. We always schedule on Santa days to beat the lines for Christmas pictures.
Elizabeth Steinert
22:30 15 Mar 19
Their photographer has the knack. All parents know what I'm talking about. If you have kids that seldom sit still longer than 10 seconds, let alone look at the camera, they have the magic here. Got great pictures.
John Pokrzywa
22:56 30 Dec 18
We have used Shotz since our son was a newborn every time has been fantastic. The staff is great and we always get more terrific photos than we know what to do with. This time we did an outdoor shoot at Bennet’s Creek Park and we ended up with over 70 photos that we could use.
Bradley Mohan
21:00 18 Nov 18
I had a pic restored today. I was really pleased with the finished product and the prices were excellent. The customer service was outstanding.
Jackie Handley
23:40 20 Jul 18
We love our pictures and we had a great experience. Our photographer was very nice, patient, and great with kids. We will be returning.
Marcia And Tae
03:37 26 Feb 18
This place blew me away! We've been to JCPenney and Picture People in the past and after trying Shotz through a Groupon this is the only studio for my family from here on out. The family running this business were professional, personable and patient. The photo session felt like teamwork and with a 1yr old and a 4 year old I finally managed to get beautiful pictures without being frazzled out of my mind by the time I left. The price for our whole package was comparable to the places we've gone before, but the kids toys in the play area and them putting on a movie for my girls while we reviewed the shots really put them over the top.
Heather Moffitt
21:59 28 Dec 17
This was our second time using Shotz for family pictures and they turned out great! I love that they are so accommodating and great with children. I also love that we can review and receive prints right after the shoot. I'd recommend to anyone looking for family pictures.
Heather Moorehead
17:57 07 Nov 17
John A.
2019-03-30 08:53:14
I needed a short-fuse military style photo. The product was amazing, makes official photo made by the Army look terrible! Good price too. Studio seems...
Judy H.
2018-11-01 05:52:51
Love this place! Excellent photographer--he is kind and great with kids. Very low stress and low pressure on sales. Prices are great and I love the pics....
Mary S.
2018-07-27 19:10:46
I had my daughter's senior pictures done through the normal school photographer. I was very disappointed when I opened up the proofs only to see 2 pictures...
Tanisha H.
2018-06-09 12:13:30
My son graduation pictures came out great. Outstanding service. Definitely will be using them again. Great pricing as well!!!
Brenda Kirschner C.
2017-10-20 16:36:20
Great service friendly environment low stress. Had picture taken for new job they made the process easy. Highly recommend They work with you to get the...
Bee C.
2017-10-05 18:41:11
I found this place just by googling and I'm glad I did! The people there were so nice and attentive. They made me and my family feel super comfortable....
Malachi C.
2017-02-12 06:47:35
Absolutely amazing experience. In town for a short amount of time for a baby shower and spur of the moment wanted to get some professional pictures taken....
Marie R.
2015-08-05 15:28:12
We came in yesterday to update our family photos--with our newest addition to our family! The gentleman we worked with was super cool and patient with our...
Pooja K.
2014-09-05 20:28:46
Cant say enough great things about shotz! My friend and i had to come by to take pictures for a professional application. We called in ahead of time to...