Portrait Sessions in Charleston WV

colorful portraits for all occasions

We don’t just shoot weddings! We’re Charleston WV photographers available for a wide range of portrait sessions in Charleston, Fayetteville, Huntington, Morgantown and beyond! Since 2009 we’ve photographed hundreds of portrait sessions of all kinds – seniors, families, headshots, and documentary lifestyle sessions.

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What we offer

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We love doing senior portraits! These are our absolute favorite types of portrait sessions. When we photograph Charleston WV high school seniors our goal is to highlight their personalities. If you’re into guitar, bring a guitar! Dancer? we’ll probably ask you to bust a move. Does your kid skate? Let’s see that kickflip. We take senior photos that are a hit with seniors AND their parents. Also we promise not to embarrass everyone by using the latest slang (like “cap” or “rizz”).


Kids grow up so fast, and those silly faces and mean mugs need to be preserved. We’ll do family sessions out on the town, in the park, in your house even— anywhere that lets your fam show off those big personalities! Our family sessions are carefree and easy. We aren’t going to force your suddenly cranky toddler to do something they hate just for the sake of a photo. Much like with our other portrait sessions, we want to show the true, authentic you!

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They’re a great opportunity for you to get nice and comfy in front of our cameras. Sometimes we’ll snap while you sip in the coffee shop. Other times we’ll go on a hike and hang out on a cliff on the New River Gorge. If you’re into brews or cocktails, we’ll grab a seat at the bar and make some art while you imbibe (we’ll have a negroni plz). Charleston WV engagement sessions with us feel like a hang out sesh with two friends putting cameras in your faces. You can book an engagement session on its own, but most of our wedding packages include (or heavily discount) engagement sessions too! (If you haven’t selected a wedding photographer yet *cough* how about us? *cough*)


These aren’t your father’s headshots. Our branding sessions aren’t in a studio in front of a boring ass white backdrop. Let’s show off your process and document not just you but also what you do. We can also go out in nature or hit the streets and use this big beautiful world to create branding photos that aren’t just professional– they’re true to you.

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Charleston wv Portrait Packages

Our portrait pricing is simple: we have three standard portrait session packages that are differentiated by how long they are. Each portrait session is photographed by both Bobby & Emily and includes 50+ hand-edited high resolution files. 

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Extended Sessions

3 hours – $1200

Our longest portrait package is perfect for documentary in-home family sessions (often newborns), seniors who want lots of outfits & locations, and adventure engagement sessions that include hiking.

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Standard Sessions

1.5 hours – $800

A very versatile session length perfect for people who want more than one outfit and/or location. This session is great for couples/engagement sessions, high school seniors, and branding photos. 

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Short Sessions

45 min – $500

Short and sweet! These Charleston WV portrait sessions are perfect for some quick & easy creative branding photos (1-2 outfits) and small families with a younger child. One outfit, one location. 

Mini Sessions

Sometimes we offer short 20-25 minute mini sessions! These all occur on the same day at the same location. If you’re interested in keeping up to date on our mini session events, sign up for our Mini Session Mailing List! This list is the only way to gain access to our mini session events when they go on sale!

The Process


Tell us more about what portraits you’re interested in (family, senior, branding, etc!) and when you’re hoping to have your final photos.


We’ll work together to find a date that works for all everyone.


After choosing a date, we’ll send over a booking proposal to sign (electronically) and an invoice for the first payment.


Let’s start planning your amazing photos! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Portrait sessions are almost always scheduled on weekdays (Monday – Thursdays), usually 2-4 hours before sunset. 

Half of the portrait session price is due to hold your date, the other half is due two weeks before the date of your session.

Most of the time, rainy weather means a reschedule. When sessions are time-sensitive, we’ll work with clients to decide on a backup date at the time of booking, but we usually have some wiggle room with our weekday schedule and can find another date that works for everyone!

ABSOLUTELY!!! We love furry friends, and we’re super comfortable working with pretty much any animal. Portrait sessions with your pets are the BEST. We love taking photos of pets so much that we even wrote a guide with tips for including your fluffy buds in your session!

We know weekdays aren’t always the most convenient for a portrait session, but Friday – Sunday dates are reserved for weddings (and traveling to & from weddings). One major benefit to weekday portrait sessions is that popular locations are usually way less crowded than on weekends! Note: since the first few months of the year are slower for weddings, we are occasionally available for weekend portrait sessions in January, February, and March.

Your gallery of hand-edited photos will be delivered 3-4 weeks after your session.

Yes, when your photos are ready, you’ll receive your edited high resolution files on an online gallery. This is where you’ll download your files and order prints and products!

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