I am a professional photographer located in the hampton roads area of Virginia. I specialize in wedding photography, but I also do family and children, sports, engagement, couple, seniors, maternatity, boudoir and special occasions. I travel near and far for my clients. I also provide albums, prints, and DVD/CDs of images
Creating great art requires patience. It's a philosophy Shelly Koziana holds dear during each of her photo shoots. The sky's the limit when it comes to each session's time and number of photos: she takes as many as she needs for as long as she needs until her clients are satisfied. At a photogenic Hampton Roads location, Shelly trains her lens on families, kids, pets, and special events. Before preserving her best work with prints, Shelly edits every image, tweaking color levels until they evoke right motif—from realistic to dreamlike.
For Lisa, the inspiration to become a photographer came from a very personal place: her children. The young mother couldn't help but capture her kids' development through each stage of their lives, and found herself making monthly treks to corporate photo studios. When she realized that the images and customer-service experiences that resulted didn’t make the time and cost worth it, she dusted off her old camera, brushed up on her high-school photography lessons, and got to work. What came out was hardly amateur: vivid, light-soaked images of gazing toddlers, slumbering infants, and smiling families.
Today, Lisa's four children motivate her—and prepare her for calming rambunctious subjects—during portrait sessions, which can chronicle kids from birth to their senior years of high school, or capture entire families. Before all shoots, she consults with clients to customize sessions, whether they choose to pose amid the controlled conditions of Lisa's professional studio or inside a favorite linen closet during onsite appointments.
Specializing in personalized party invitations, Retro Whimsy Designs boasts a bevy of colorful graphic layouts for weddings, cookouts, and time travel parties. All invitations include free proofs and choice of postman-impressing colored envelopes. Revive the ancient arts of letter writing and paper touching with Retro Whimsy’s adorable stationery and accessories, which include return address labels. Aww-inspiring candy wrappers and other customizable party favors make suburb celebratory souvenirs. Feel free to request a custom design on any product. Because designing, printing, and shipping are done in one location, orders are generally completed within 6–9 days.
A silver-place winner in the photography-studio category of The Virginian-Pilot's 2011 Best of Hampton Roads awards, Kaiser Custom Images earns local plaudits backed by more than 20 years of combined experience capturing memories. In a 3,000-square-foot studio, skilled photographers collaborate with clients to set up the shoot’s themes before snapping a slew of pictures to get the perfect pose of up to six people wearing everyday attire, Sunday best, or matching invisibility cloaks. After choosing the preferred portrait, the studio emblazons the image onto a 5"x7" print and a batch of 4"x8" Slimline cards that personalize festive greetings with themes including winter holidays, Valentine's Day, birthday invites, and more. Photos will be ready about one week after the shoot; patrons with designs for handing out holiday cards to friends, family, and abominable Christmas trees should make an appointment soon, as sessions for Christmas-card orders must take place by December 5, 2011.