Family Portrait

Lighting Matters in Professional Photography

One of the more misunderstood benefits of a great professional photographer is the attention to lighting.  A professional camera will take a good picture.  A professional photographer will use lighting, the camera and years of experience to capture a moment and create a photograph or portrait that looks amazing and reaches us emotionally.

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When is the Best Time to Get a Family Portrait?

One of the things we hear most often from our family portrait clients when they receive their first professional photographs from Ritchie Gregory Photography is, “Wow, I wish we did this sooner.” The reasons vary – but the most common is simply because children grow up and families change. That’s why the best time to have a family…

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The Difference Between Pictures and Portraits

Replogle family children photo reflection on wet beach

Photography is more accessible than ever and the results you can achieve even with a smart phone are amazing.  While those cool filters and apps make it fun to take pictures and make adjustments, they do have their limitations.

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Free Portrait Sessions in Virginia Beach!

Zeimer candid family photo children bikes walking

Master photographer Ritchie Gregory is celebrating spring photography by giving away eight free portrait sessions starting April 20, 2015.  You can have professional portraits taken for no sitting fee!  The themed sessions are available on a first-come basis and we are offering two sessions each week for the next four weeks.   If you schedule…

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April Black & White Fine Art Special

Family Portrait black and white with newborn and child

R. Gregory Photography is offering an amazing Black & White Fine Art special in April:  $49 for the session and one 5×7 print!  This in-studio special is only available April 6-12, 2015.  Call 757-463-3353 today to schedule an appointment – spaces will fill up fast. What is Fine Art Photography?  We believe the carefully crafted…

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What Happens When You Choose the Wrong Photographer?

Choosing the wrong photographer can be a disaster.  As a PPA Master Photographer, Ritchie Gregory and her team have the experience and training to ensure your special day and family photos create joyful memories that last a lifetime. Here’s what happens when you don’t hire a professional, courtesy of the Professional Photographers of America (PPCA):…

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Virginia Beach Photoshop Class for Beginners and Intermediate Users

See Current Photoshop Classes Learn Adobe® Photoshop® from the Pros! R. Gregory Photography is holding a series of Photoshop workshops taught by a Certified Professional Photographer and graphic artist at our Virginia Beach studio.  Start with the basics and quickly move into retouching and image editing, advanced retouching and personalized help with your own images! There…

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Grandparent Portrait Spotlight

One of the most requested portrait combinations is having Grandparents with their Grandchildren. There is nothing more precious to them. This is why vacations and family reunions create a fantastic opportunity to have these portrait combinations and much more. From beautiful beach portraits at Sandbridge Beach to the green canopy of First Landing State Park,…

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Sandbridge Beach Portraits

We get many families from out of town who want to have professional beach portraits out at Sandbridge Beach, located in Virginia Beach, VA. Though various color themes can be used for clothes, many times we’ll recommend darker colors, such as blue. A dark blue slims the body, frames the face and shows wonderful contrast…

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Exciting Stuff!

This coming week is so exciting for me because I am taking a much needed vacation and I am (kind of) taking you with me! I left this morning for Yosemite National Park to meet up with a handful of talented photographers and experts from across the country. We will be sharing trade secrets, testing…

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