Meet the Photographer

My name is Yolonda. I am a self-taught photographic artistic in Charlottesville, VA.

I am taken with candid moments--large or small events that happen organically--and treasure them (when strung together) as the truest and most meaningful nuggets of our lives.

When I am not behind the lens, I am:

integrating into my life the formal studies I began at Hampton University and completed at the University of Virginia in art, philosophy, religion, social science, written composition, drama and business; working alongside my hubby <3--love him; home-educating, loving and cultivating our two precious and firey little princesses and beautiful infant twin boys; cultivating and celebrating natural ethnic hair and beauty; making music; and inspiring folks to swoon over their own lives in words and pictures through blogging.


I would feel honored to bring my unique sensitivity to the art of expressing your life in still images.


Pricing

Session Pricing is primarily based upon shooting hours and is tiered as detailed below. Photo products (i.e. CDs, prints, boutique items, etc.) are priced separately. Contact us for more detailed information.


Services

Our goal is to capture the essences of love, family, friendship, beauty and life as it just plain happens.  We are constantly working to refine our "eye" for the shots you might not expect but are sure to absolutely adore once you see them.  We are careful about being too invasive but we'll certainly climb, roll, squat scoot and reach for stunning and creative perspectives of the moments into which you invite us. Oh, and when we say "we" or "us" we mean Yolonda and Will.  We function as a husband and wife team--for big jobs, especially.  That way you get twice the coverage for your wedding or other special event.

We come to you!  For basic 1-2 hour sessions, you pick the venue or we'll be happy to scout one out for you. 

We are based in Charlottesville-Albemarle County, VA and have also worked in Maryland; Washington D.C.; Fairfax, VA; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Mays Landing, New Jersey and Richmond, VA to date.


Our Clients

Our clients want artistically captured, non-pretentious documentary-style images to treasure now and for generations to come. They expect to experience professionalism and sensitivity to their unique life dynamic. Our clients are relatively flexible and trusting of our creativity. They seek something other than "stuffy" or too artificially "posed" portraiture. They appreciate the ease, art and elegance of custom lifestyle photography.