the Portrait experience

          hether you're celebrating life's big milestones or those little moments in between. No matter what season of life you may be in, your memories deserve to be persevered. Life is busy, moments pass us by so quickly and it can also change in a blink of an eye. There's no better time to document your family than in the present. 

Portrait sessions are perfect for couples, baby bumps, little ones taking their first steps, growing families big or small and those who would like to preserve their memories.

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Sonia & Brent

The Acorn Family

The Boyce Family

Jackie & Allen

Caitlin & Freddie

Pleasure House Point

Colonial Williamsburg

East Beach

First Landing State Park

North End Beach

Lily & Austin

Spring Lake 

Featured Galleries

Katie & Matt

The Goldschmitt Family

Mollie & Garrett

Fells Point

Princeton University

Sayan Gardens

A Spring Cherry Blossom Maternity Session at Sayan Gardens, NJ

Mollie & Garrett

Expecting Baby boy Henry dalton

First Landing State Park Virginia Beach Maternity Session

Caitlin & Freddie

EXPECTING BABY GIRL HYLAS GRACE

A Princeton University Maternity Session New Jersey

Katie & Matt

EXPECTING BABY girl QUINN SHEA


North End Beach Virginia Beach Family Session

The Boyce Family

Baby Kohen turning one

A Colonial Williamsburg Spring Maternity Session

Sonia & Brent

EXPECTING BABY GIRL SOPHIA

A Spring Lake New Jersey Maternity Session

Lily & Austin

EXPECTING BABY boy Nolan Peter

East Beach Norfolk Virginia Maternity Session

Jackie & Allen

EXPECTING BABY girl Adley Mae

From Families

"it was so much fun."

Christy is absolutely amazing! She is so personable and really makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. You can see the love and joy coming out of all the pictures and it was so much fun. Christy is kind, passionate and you can tell she really loves her job. She does amazing work and we will 100% be using her for our family photos!! Thank you Christy for capturing our most special moments!
_ Jackie

"the best photographer we’ve ever used." 

Christy did both our family photos and my daughters senior pictures on two separate occasions and hands down Christy is the best photographer we’ve ever used! She made us feel comfortable, relaxed, and our photos are amazing!!! Not just a few but SO MANY beautiful photos. It’s hard to choose between them all! Thank you!!
- Kate

"Christy is magic" 

"Christy is magic. We love her so much and whenever we know we need something stunning and epic, she is the one to go to. Do not hesitate if you're not sure, Christy is The One! She has always been kind, supportive, and generous in every way. If you're still looking, stop. You found The Perfect Match."
- Alessandra

"The photos are so wonderful." 

My mom has always wanted photos with my sister and I, but as life would have it we were never in the same place at the same time. This year at Thanksgiving we all happened to be together at my house and I asked Christy if she would be able to take pictures as a surprise for my mom. She was amazing! The photos are so wonderful. My mom kept telling me how much she loved working with her and how much fun she was having. Thank you Christy!
- Karen

frequently Asked Questions

I'm based in Virginia Beach and serve Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, Richmond, Charlottesville & Beyond.

WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?

It's best to schedule at least 6 weeks in advance; this way it gives you plenty of time to prepare and schedule any beauty appointments. I prefer to only schedule one or two sessions per week.

When SHOULD I BOOK?

Yes, I'm fully insured and I would be happy to provide your wedding venue or your engagement session location with a copy of my insurance!

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?

Clients are held solely responsible for any entrance access fees or permits at any of their locations unless otherwise arranged with Christy Nicole Photography. This is the clients responsibility to make sure all fees and permits are taken care of prior to their scheduled session.

WHAT IF MY LOCATION REQUIRES A PERMIT?

The options are pretty endless. I have so many locations that I love shooting at that I can recommend; parks, gardens, beaches, etc...However if theres a location that has a special meaning to you, be sure to let me know!

WHERE WILL OUR SHOOT TAKE PLACE?

While I don't have an exact magic number, on average I deliver about 120 images per hour of shooting and you can expect about 150 images for your portrait gallery.

HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DELIVER?

When scheduling your session, we will discuss possible rain dates. If the weather is calling for heavy rain, high winds, etc.. We can make a final decision the night before or the morning of your session depending on the weather report. I'm happy to reschedule your session if we need to! 

What happens if theres bad weather?

There is no travel fee for portrait sessions within 60 miles from my VA office within the Hampton Roads and Williamsburg areas. If your locations exceeds this, I will work with you to determine the appropriate fee to cover my travel expenses.

DO YOU HAVE A TRAVEL FEE?

No can do sorry! You're paying me to produce art, and editing is half of that job! I only deliver images that are fully custom edited in High Resolution JPEG. 

CAN I HAVE THE RAW FILES?

I'm personally a fan Lighter and neutrals colors because they tend to photograph the best and aren't distracting.  I will link my Pinterest boards for lots of outfit inspiration and how to coordinate colors. I will also send you links to some of my favorite shops!

What should we wear for our session?

I love shooting with the lighting is soft and pretty which is the most flattering on skin tones which is usually the last hour before sunset or the first hour from sunrise. Session times can vary based on the time of year you schedule your session and also if the day will be cloudy. 

What time of day do you shoot at?

Usually I schedule these sessions when you're 32-36 weeks however I've also done them earlier/later. It depends on when your belly has popped. Its always best to have them done though before you start feeling really uncomfortable. 

When should I schedule my maternity session?

portrait sessions

Couples, Maternity & Families

Sessions include 1 hour on location, online gallery for viewing and downloading.

I accept a limited number of Portrait Sessions each year to ensure that my families have the best experience. 

Investment

Begin at $500

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