COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 UPDATE | July 14, 2020


Engagement Session Tips Heather Hughes Photography

Updated July 14, 2020


As some of you already know, I’m no stranger to risky situations.

As a former newspaper photographer, I tend to opt for the best angles over my own safety. I climb over fences, onto rooftops, and will even hang off the side of a boat or ferris wheel for the best angle.

COVID-19 is the first situation that has ever stopped me. I’ve had to put my camera away, and say no to people for the first time. It sucks, and as my husband continues to head to work with a mask on every day, I count my blessings that we are all still healthy.

For those of you still working outside the home, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! (and be safe)

So What’s Happening Now?

We’re in Phase Three but there has been a spike in Hampton Roads so while I am outside photographing portraits without a mask (when 10 ft. away) I have started to photograph indoor events with a mask on.

What We’re Doing | Keeping Everyone Healthy

  • To maintain the health & safety of myself and my assistants, we are rescheduling any sessions with anyone that has had a fever or illness within the home within 14 days of their session.
  • Office appointments are disinfected after every visit and masks are strongly encouraged
  • Virtual appointments are available for consultations & ordering sessions for those uncomfortable with meeting indoors

And I have a few very special offers still going on – check them out and please share them with anyone you think might be interested:



$100 Off High School Senior Portraits

Let’s celebrate your senior year in style. Show off your unique style at a unique outdoor location of your choosing.
Sessions must take place by April 1, 2021.
More Details HERE
Rose Garden Huntington Park Wedding Heather Hughes Photography
FREE Military & First Responder Elopements
($1250 value)
Last year I introduced this program and am continuing to offer it this year, so long as we can maintain social distancing and the location legally allows it. I was lucky enough to have 2 weddings before the virus shut things down so I can book 2 elopements this year – and this year I am extending my offer to EVERYONE working through the pandemic.

1-2 hour session in Hampton Roads

All Digital Files w/ full rights to print & copy

More Details HERE
FREE Mini Session Day For Everyone
($150 value)
Last year I introduced this program for our military & first responders this year I am extending my offer to EVERYONE!
50% of ALL proceeds will be donated to the Virginia Living Museum’s emergency animal care fund.

20 min. session

5 x 7 Print

Option to purchase prints & digital files

August 16 in Newport News: Pick your time slot HERE
Let’s continue to support one another and we will get through COVID-19 stronger & better than before. 
Stay safe everyone!

Heather Hughes Photography Studios

733 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News | (757) 870-4006 | 5560 Foundation St., Williamsburg

- by appointment only -


Voted the Knot’s “Best of Wedding Photographers” | WeddingWire’s “Couples Choice” Award 2008 - 2020 | Virginia Living Magazine's "Top Wedding Vendor" 2015- 2020 | VA Small Newspaper Photographer of the Year | Wedding Photojournalist Assoc. Blue Medallion Award