My studio is located at
927 Battlefield Blvd. Suite 550
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Hi! I'm MJ and I've been in the photography industry for over 10 years now! I photograph newborns, older babies, pregnancies, families, and children all over the Hampton Roads area. I've been featured in several print magazines and have won numerous awards for my newborn and maternity work. I am blessed to get to mentor and teach other photogrpahers all over the WORLD!
I was also recently the ranked #1 in the state of Virginia as a top rated business.
NUMBER 1!!!! This was given to me based on my 5 star reviews on google and social media sites. That means the world to me. My actual clients, giving amazing reviews says a lot.
I have grown in this industry to capture timeless, classic looks for my clients, which is what I have become known for. I focus on my subjects to create simple, but stunning memories for you.
I understand how quickly our babies grow! I am a mom to 2 wonderful kiddos myself, and WOW... TIME FLIES! My biggest regret is NOT having newborn photos.
What if I told you I could take the BEST photograph of you that you've ever seen of yourself? What if I told you, I can make pregnant women feel beautiful? What if I told you that the newborn days fly by, but I can capture those moments flawlessly? What if I told you that I can create jaw-dropping images that, in 30 years from now, will be priceless? (Trust me on this one!)
What if I told you that's what I can do for you?
I absolutely LOVE what I do. My motto is do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life. So, I invite you to come feel beautiful. I invite you to come create memories and be photographed with the ones you love the most. I invite you to come spend time with me and walk away with something to hang in your home that you want to showcase to the world.
So, who is MJ? I am the person that can stop time for you. I am a portrait photographer.
Mj has been awarded the following awards and publications:
Studio is located at
927 North Batttlefield Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23320
mj has a beautifully designed studio where she works with newborns, maternity, and small children. All family sessions are on location. The studio is stocked with goodies for all sessions, including snacks and coffee for you! The goal is to have a relaxed environment so photos can be fun and be easy. Mj provides it all, so sit back and watch the magic unfold!
What People are Saying
Cannot say enough about how fantastic of about experience we had with newborn and maternity photography. MJ knows her craft well! She listens to what her clients want and is able to create masterpieces based on those visions. No question is too big or too small. She makes sure every client feels like family.
- Theresa, 2019
MJ did my daughters senior portraits in August and we absolutely loved both her and her work. From meeting with her for the consultation, the day of the shoot, and the day of our reveal, she was an absolute joy to work with. She went above and beyond during the photo shoot to make my daughter feel at ease and to capture incredible shots showing her personality. The images were more beautiful than we expected. From begin to end, we couldn’t have a better experience. I will continue to use MJ for my family shoots and senior portraits for my other 2 children. I couldn’t recommend MJ more! It was a blessing to find such a talented photographer.
- Stacey 2019
mj is worth every penny. She captured our precious newborn baby girl perfectly. She is the sweetest person and has a way with babies that will put your mind at ease. I was amazed at her ability to seamlessly transition from one pose to another, she makes it look so easy. Newborn portraits are her specialty and your baby deserves only the best!
- Rhonda, 2019
The moment I walked in her studio, I knew I would get perfection. We talked about our love of Disney and she went all out and specially created a whole set up for a Disney shoot! It was truly magical to see my baby girl as a Disney princess. MJ’s images are stunning and simple with the focus on the beauty of the baby, just the way it should be. I’m so happy to have found MJ and I will forever treasure the images she created.
Mj is amazing! For one she is always responsive and super nice. She did our maternity pictures in a beautiful location and we had a great time! The pictures turned out beautiful. She did absolutely amazing with our newborn baby girl I have no idea how she does what she does and got our baby girl to be calm and asleep while getting her in her poses but she does it and it’s a real talent :) I wish we could have afforded every single picture she took! You get what you pay for that’s for sure. Go with MJ!! :)
MJ was so flexible a scheduling us when our son arrived early. He was more active and alert by the time he was able to be photographed, but MJ knew every trick in the book and was so patient working with him to get our shots! An unexpected perk was learning some of her tricks to swaddle/soothe- super helpful with a newborn! She gave us a huge variety of backgrounds/set ups so we had a nice collection of unique photos. The quality of the photos is incredible, so crisp and vibrant. The quality was far greater than any of the other photoshoots we've done with other photographers- she is well worth every penny!
Mj is the best you will find for your newborn photography. They are worth every penny! She’s a true professional, and so patient through the session. Can not recommend her enough!
- Stephanie R. 2018
She is so amazing. Her photos are simply the BEST. She is extremely professional and still so much fun to hang out with! I loved everything about the newborn and maternity shoot she did for me ❤️
- Kris D. 2018
MJ is the BABY WHISPERER! We took our newborn son to her studio for his photos at 8 days old. He slept soundly for two solid hours with her while she changed his outfits / changed his position / changed his backgrounds. Her creativity and professionalism is AMAZING and her product is PRICELESS.
My husband was a little skeptical about the financial investment but after going to the newborn photo session he was happy to provide all of our credit card information for SO many photos!
We are lucky to have found MJ and will definitely be coming back for future sessions!
- Samantha T. 2018
Beyond AMAZING is how we would describe MJ's work. Her passion and enthusiasm brings perfection to her work -- a true artist with a heart of gold - we could not be more impressed with our Family Portrait. This is your GO TO photography studio for any special moment you are trying to capture.
-Michael S. 2018
I can't stress enough how talented MJ is; she really does have a great eye for photography! I have admired her work for years! 2017 is a big year for my family; my husband and I both turned 50, my mom turns 75, dad turns 80, youngest son 14 and started HS, middle son turned sweet 16, and oldest son turns 20 and came to visit from being stationed across the country. Whew! So my husband and I wanted this year captured in time. MJ did not disappoint!! From the very beginning, she worked patiently with us trying to decide exactly what we wanted. She even gave us great advice on what to wear! During our photo session, she was funny, and very personable. Even had my 3 boys relaxed and smiling and that's not easy to do! Our session with her to look at our pictures was fun! My husband and I wanted all our pictures that she took! Yes, she's THAT GOOD!!! We cannot be happier with the results!! Thank you, MJ!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!!!
- Leah M. 2017
If you are looking for the best quality in photos and a fun, down to earth photographer, you will gain that here! The minute I met MJ I was excited just off of her energy and knew she would make the experience great while taking my maternity photos. She is so creative and really takes your ideas and brings them to life. She also did an amazing job with my newborn photos and was so patient and comforting the entire time. I will be getting all of my future family photos through photography by MJ and have already referred my friends to her as well.
- Shaniece J 2018
My kids can be impossible when it comes to getting photographs but MJ is AMAZING. Her patience amazes me! We treasure every session we've had with her, and it has been many. My family travels from Richmond, VA to Chesapeake several times a year for photos with MJ because she is the best!
- Stacy D. 2018
I’m in awe of my maternity photos and newborn photos. Mj’s work was incredible. She was super friendly and professional, kind and gentle with babies and accommodates your needs to the T. Whatever you want from the look, outfit, to the scenery, she’ll make it happen. I thought the price was expensive but it is well worth it, her work shows for it and these are moments you’ll never get back.
- Sheree T. 2018