Photographers of the NRV Guide

By Shannon O'Donnell August 25, 2021

We have a few reasons why you should choose a professional photographer to take your next family photos. 

1. 95% of the time moms are not included in pictures. I know from experience, we can spend a whole day somewhere fun and when we get home I have zero pictures of me with the kids. 

2. Professional photographers have a way to get our children to smile and look at the camera when all we get is crazy faces or everyone is looking away. 

3. Family photographers know all the great spots around the New River Valley where your family could have amazing pictures. 

4. Have you ever spent the whole day taking photos only to have the wrong setting on the camera or they turn out too dark? Even if your family photographs don't turn out exactly as expected, professional photographers have years of editing experience to make the photos look fantastic. 

NRV Macaroni Kid has created this guide with your family in mind. Here are a few photographers in the NRV to make sure you have the best experience!



Emily Heskett Photography 

Hello friend! I am a Family and Wedding Photographer and Videographer serving Virginia and beyond. I am a wife, mother, and daughter of Christ who fell in love with the art of photography. From momentous life events such as getting married or having your first child, to capturing the joyful simplicity of you and your family in every season of life, it is my pleasure to provide you with a way to cherish those memories for a lifetime!


Kaytlin Lane Photography 

I'm a photographer who specializes in capturing connection. My clients desire photos that aren't always posed, but highlight who they really are. Come ready to have fun! Be prepared to be silly, play, and laugh a lot! We'll catch the smiles of course, but I love images that embrace true personalities. 


Keeland Griffith Photography


Hi! I’m Keeland, the girl behind the camera and owner of Keeland Griffith Photography. I serve the NRV area providing unique, vivid images specializing in families, children, seniors, and couples photography. I grew up in this area and know the best locations to show it off in your photos. I strive to be affordable and I have many packages to fit your needs.


Memories by Madison

Hi I am Madison with Memories By Madison. I am located right in the heart of the NRV. Memories by Madison specializes in natural light photography, and capturing all occasions.


Sophia Raubach Photography

Wife and mama of two, my passion is to capture the romantic side of life. It is always an honor to be invited 

to witness and document couples and families' love stories. Based in Southwest Virginia with a love for travel,

deep conversations, and dance floors—my hope is to bring a clean and classic look to the pictures you’ll one day show your grandchildren.


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