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Virginia & Eastern North Carolina
Portrait Photography

Joyful portrait photography meant to be an heirloom and legacy to your family.

Some of my favorite heirloom items that have been handed down to me are photographs. Photographs of my grandparents, great grandparents and beyond, all which help me to see the story of my family a little more clearly. One of my favorite heirloom photos is one of my Mamaw with me and my cousin. I don’t remember this photograph being taken. I was a baby. I love this photo though. My Mamaw’s laugh, her arms scooping us up into her lap, and us giggling. I’m so grateful that I have this sweet image.

It is my mission to provide fine art portraits of your family for you so that you will be able to show your story to your children, and eventually to your children’s children. They will be able to look at your images one day and fondly remember those times with you.

Creating heirloom imagery for joyful Virginia families and Seniors.

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No. One

I desire to provide an authentic photography experience for you and your family. You will be able to interact and have fun together as I guide you through your session. I will do some posing. However, my goal is to create fine art images where you are being yourselves.

No. Two

You will see me smiling a lot while working with you and your loved ones at your session. I often hear that I live up to my name. I am naturally a joyful person and often find things to be grateful for instead of complaining. It is my hope that my joy and positivity will be an encouragement and an inspiration to you as we work together.

No. Three

It is my goal to create fine art imagery for you and your loved ones that will last for generations. Your images will be ones that you will be able to hang on your walls or put into albums so that you will be able to revisit those sweet memories. You will have an opportunity to order heirloom quality printed products from your gallery.

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The beauty of a moment is that it’s fleeting. By its very nature, it slips through our fingers, making it that much more precious.
– Ted Mosby

Kind Words

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“She really cares about her clients and loves her job”

“Joy is a fabulous photographer and an even better person. She really cares about her clients and loves her job and sees it as a privilege to be a part of other’s special life moments. Book with Joy and Belle Eve photography. You will be glad you did! I certainly am!”


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“was patient with our children & took absolutely lovely photos”

“Joy spent time with us, was patient with our children & took absolutely lovely photos. I wish we had not moved from the area. I’d ask her to do photos for us every year if I could!”


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“Highly recommend using Belle Eve!”

“Really enjoyed our family session this past August! The pictures were great and we appreciated all the time spent with our family at several different spots to capture the right shot of us. Highly recommend using Belle Eve!”


The Process

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Fill out the portrait inquiry form to start the conversation about your portrait session. I will respond in 24-48 hours with availability and next steps.



Once you’re ready to book, you will sign the contract and pay a retainer. Then, you will officially be on my calendar! You’ll receive a questionnaire via email immediately after booking.


The questionnaire

You will be sent a brief questionnaire that helps me to get to know you and your goal for the session, so I can customize the session to fit your style and goals.


The Session

We will meet at our agreed upon location where I will work with you to create your images. As we walk around to various spots, I will guide you on where to stand or sit. I’ll lead you to interact with your loved ones as I photograph you in an authentic way.



Within 30 days after your session date, you will receive an online gallery via email.


Albums & Prints

Images are meant to be printed. Your gallery will offer additional products available for purchase such as prints, albums, and canvases.

Portrait Photography Packages & Pricing

Portrait sessions start at $350. Below are our standard portrait photography offerings. Please inquire for detailed pricing and availability.



A Senior session customized to fit you.  Every Senior is unique with their own talents and hobbies.  After I gather information about you and your desires for your Senior Session,  I will work with you to create a plan for your session.  Senior portrait photography sessions include: 

  • Senior Session | Up to 1.5 hours 
  • Two to three outfit changes 
  • Online downloadable gallery 



Your Family Session, also known as an Anniversary Session, will give you the opportunity to create memories as a family while I work on creating beautiful fine art images for you.   Family portrait photography sessions include: 

  • Anniversary Session | 1 hour 
  • One outfit 
  • Online downloadable gallery 



You are looking for fresh images of yourself, your child for their birthday, a maternity session, or even a best friends’ session.  I will gather information from you about your goals and ideas for your session and work with you to take your ideas and bring them to life.  Portrait photography sessions include: 

  • Portrait Session | 1 hour 
  • One outfit 
  • Online downloadable gallery 

Please inquire for detailed portrait photography pricing and availability in Virginia & Eastern North Carolina.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where will our portrait session take place?

We will do your session at an outdoor location in the Hampton Roads area. Need ideas? I can share some location ideas with you!

What should I wear to my family portrait session?

Check out my Pinterest board for inspiration! (link:

When will I get my gallery?

You will receive your gallery via email within 30 days.

How many outfits can I wear?

Family and anniversary sessions,

Family and anniversary sessions include one outfit only.

Senior sessions,

You may wear up to 3 outfits. If you have your cap and gown, you may bring it in addition to your outfits.

Can I bring props?

You may bring items associated with your Senior year accomplishments. Some items my Seniors have brought to their sessions: sports gear (baseball bat, football, football helmet, college t-shirt, favorite book, musical instrument, their dog)

Should I get my hair and makup done?

I highly recommend having your hair and makeup professionally done. Even if you don’t wear a lot of make-up a professional make-up artist can even out skin tone and accentuate your eyes. It will make you feel more confident in front of the camera, and will make your skin glow in your images.

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Creating fine art imagery for Joyful and adventurous families and Seniors in Virginia and Eastern North Caroline. Let’s chat about your next portrait photography session.