Family, Maternity & SEniors

Coastal Virginia Portrait Photography

Family Portraits

Maternity Portraits

High School Senior Portraits

Candice Siwek

"Emily is hands down the best photographer I’ve ever worked with! My family uses Emily for our family pictures every year and I’m NEVER disappointed.She’s easy to work with, flexible, great with kids, and pretty much one of the most genuine human beings on this planet!!"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Natalie Griffin

"My photos of my family were SO BEAUTIFUL and Emily is kind and wonderful! The final products were fabulous !! Highly recommend"

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Rachel Meijken Boone

"Emily was amazing! She was somehow able to get our entire family of 10 to look and smile at the same time, even the youngest 2 and 4 year olds, without it feeling like a chore. We had so much fun during the shoot, the evening itself is a new happy memory."

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Candace W.

"It was so EASY to work with Emily! Emily was top notch when it came to communication and nailing down what it is that we expected and would get with our family photo shoot."

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Since we’re official, the next step is to plan your portrait session! If you need help with outfit choices or location options, I am here to help. We can chat on the phone, through email or an online meeting. I can't wait!

Planning and Session

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After you have filled out the questionnaire, secure your session by signing an agreement and making a 50% retainer payment. Remaining balance is due 2 days before the session. 

Secure Your Session

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Simply select a date from our availability calendar and complete the questionnaire. This helps us get to know you for a streamlined and positive portrait experience.

Fill out the questionnaire

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How it works

Start with a color scheme. I suggest picking three colors that appeal to you or even something that will look well displayed in your home. After you decide on a few colors you can add in neutrals like khaki, gray, black and white. Do not be afraid of color or subtle prints.

Accessories and layers are always great! A cute scarf, cardigan, statement necklace or hat can really add variety!
Have mom find her outfit first. Because when momma feels her best, everyone is winning!

Seek inspiration online for outfit selection. Pinterest is gold!

What should we wear?

I love a traditional posed family portrait, but I am also huge fan of candid and REAL moments! When selecting a package, remember that more time allows for more opportunities for to capture these moments. It usually takes clients 10-15 minutes to warm up to being in front of the camera.

What type of pictures do you take?

YES! Let’s face it, we live in a digital world. Even our grandparents are on Facebook! Every family will receive high-resolution digital images presented in a custom online gallery where it is easy to share, download and order professional quality prints. The reason I do this is because it helps deliver images to clients faster and allows you the opportunity to share your images with anyone you choose—no matter where they live! Gone are the days of waiting for your photographer to deliver your images at a snails pace!

Do you give digital files?

We currently have permits for Back Bay Wildlife Refuge, and First Landing State Park.

The Hampton Roads area has a wide variety of beautiful locations! From the beach to urban and even rustic farms--we have it all! Sometimes the best locations can come from personal connections. In your questionnaire, be sure to share with me the “feel” you are going for and we can brainstorm the perfect location together!  

Can our session be anywhere?

Portrait Photography FAQ

Virginia Portrait Inquiry

Virginia portrait photography packages range from $325-$450. Please inquire for detailed pricing, packages & availability.

Emily Gibby

Emily Gibby Photography offers wedding & portrait photography with a specialization in Temple Weddings in Coastal Virginia, East Coast, and beyond