Justin & Mary Lighting Intensive // Hampton Roads Portrait Photographer

I have had the absolute privilege of being able to learn from Justin and Mary twice in the last few months! I first attended their posing workshop back in October (you can read about that here), and last week I made it up to Richmond for their lighting intensive.

Let me tell you, this was an absolute game changer for me! I feel 100 times more confidence using both on and off-camera flash, which is so important whether you're shooting indoors or outdoors. Something can always go wrong, and I needed to be completely confident in any situation. Now I feel like I am!

This workshop stretched me a ton. You're about to see a lot of pictures that are outside my normal style, and I'm ok with that. I love natural light and sunrise/sunset shoots, but there's something extra magical about being able to completely control where your light is coming from and how strong it is. I really hope to incorporate both natural and artificial light this coming year in my weddings and portraits.

I'm so thankful that I'm able to learn from people like Justin & Mary, and grow in ways I never could have by myself. HUGE shout out to the models, Ryan & Ahren and Abby. I can't wait to use everything I learned this year on my amazing brides & grooms!

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 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Abby...a photographer and model ;)

Abby...a photographer and model ;)

 Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Abby Grace Photography, Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Abby Grace Photography, Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Abby Grace Photography, Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Abby Grace Photography, Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Abby Grace Photography, Hampton Roads portrait photographer
 Isn't she gorgeous? She's got that Old Hollywood glamour look going on!

Isn't she gorgeous? She's got that Old Hollywood glamour look going on!

 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
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 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
 Hampton Roads black and white portrait photographer
Maria Grace Photography Maria Grace Photography

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.