Family Portrait Sessions in Hampton Roads


By Meredith Hodge Photography

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Meet Meredith

Hello and Welcome! I am a family photographer, based in Chesapeake, Virginia.  I have been photographing families around the world for the last 4 years, and I am now in the Hampton Roads Area.  This page will give you all the information you need to know about family photo sessions with me, but if you have any questions please get in touch.

I want to provide to you not only pictures, but an exceptional service from beginning to end! Client satisfaction is extremely important to me.  I work with top vendors in not only the country but the world to provide top notch products, and I want you to enjoy your images for years to come.

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You can call us at 571-214-3295 or click the button below to get started!

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Planning Your Session

Let’s start by getting to know each other.  Either a phone call or an in person consultation will be the perfect way to start planning your session.  Here we will go over all of the details of your session, from location to planning your clothing, any particular poses you are looking for, down to  your must have shots.  We will also talk about what you would like to do with your images afterwards and answer any questions you may have.

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During Your Session

During your session I want you to be lighthearted and fun for you and your children.  I’ve found that being outdoors gives kids the freedom to run around which always prompts the most natural smiles.  My main goal is not only provide photographs for your family, but also a window into the memories of this time in your lives.

After Your Session

After your session, I go through the entire roll of images, cutting out the images with eye blinks, funny faces, duplicates or just the ones that are, let’s say – unflattering 😉 .    I will then hand edit the images for you and upload them to your own private gallery.  Your images will be ready within two weeks of your session.

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Questions and Answers

We all have them.  Here are a few I have put together of the ones I get most often.

What happens if it rains?

We are always at the mercy of Mother Nature.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could just order up a day of nice weather whenever we wanted it?  Not to worry though, I keep a close eye on the weather.  If it looks like we will get rained out, we plan for a sunnier day!

Where will we go for an outdoor shoot?

We are so fortunate to have such lovely parks in and around Hampton Roads.  If your family has a special park or trail you enjoy walking, let me know during our consult.  We can certainly make that the backdrop for your images. After all, these are your memories and your special places.  Your session should really be all about you!

What if my children misbehave during a shoot?

I completely expect them too!! Believe me when I say I know what it’s like.   I have a 4 year old and a 13 year old that can get into all kinds of mischief – you wouldn’t believe me! However, I am always amazed at how well they behave for others, so let me do the dirty work.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve.

Why can’t I see all the images from my shoot?

The truth is, you probably don’t want to.  I spend hours going through each picture, getting rid of the ones with the eye blinks, funny faces (although I may include 1 or 2 in there) or ones that are just plain cringe worthy!  A part of my job is to choose the best of those images to showcase to you!

What should we wear to our family session?

I think the absolute most important advice I would give would be to be comfortable.  If you don’t feel comfortable in what you are wearing, you will see it in your photos.  So, whatever the case may be – comfort is key!  From there, I would pick one base color for the family and two to three complementary colors to mix and match around.  Then you can add an accent color or choose one of the your complementing colors to tie it all together.

When will we get to see our pictures?

Your images will be ready in about two weeks (rush orders available).  I will call you to set up a day and time for you to come to my home office for your image reveal and ordering session.  As soon as your prints and artwork arrive at my home, I will deliver them to your home.  This can be up to a few weeks as custom artwork is hand crafted.

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Meredith Hodge Photography serves the entire Hampton Roads Area to include Chesapeake, Norfolk, VA Beach, Sandbridge, and Suffolk.  We also travel to Newport News, Hampton, as well as the Eastern Shore!