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Hello

I'm MJ! Thank you for taking a minute to look around my site... it's packed full off all the info you need. I LOVE my job, and it shows in my work! I'd love to create something with YOU! 

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My Story

Hi! I'm MJ and I've been in the photography industry for over 15 years now! I photograph newborns, and maternity all in my Chesapeake, Virginia  studio. 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 photographers 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'm all about giving you something outside the box. GLAM is the name of the game when it comes to being in front of my camera. 

I am a full service studio. I have a stunning client closet for your maternity and newborn needs. I provide professional makeup application at the studio, prior to your session time. I go out of my way to make you feel like a princess. You SHOULD feel gorgeous when you are in my studio!!

    

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, and a damn good one at that.

Meet the Team

MJ cannot do life without these two! 

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Studio Makeup Artist

Ashley Garraway- Allured by Ashley

Ashley is the bomb artist doing all the faces that come through these doors. She is talented beyond measure, and is an award winning, highly sought after,  makeup artist. 

I cannot do what I do without her. 

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Newborn Assistant 

Lisa Snyders

Lisa is my right hand girl! She styles our newborn setups and keeps your baby safe in all poses. She play a highly important role in what we do with your baby. 

Mj has been awarded the following awards and publications:

The Studio

Studio is located at

927 North Batttlefield Blvd. 

Suite 550 

Chesapeake, VA 23320

MJ has a beautifully designed studio where she works with newborns and maternity clients.   The studio is stocked with goodies for all sessions, including snacks and coffee and of course all the outfits and props you can imagine! 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, 

MJ was worth every penny!!!!! She was amazing during my maternity shoot. Made me feel more enthusiastic and more confident considering how one feels so far along in a pregnancy. She made sure they came out perfect. She was great with my son for the newborn shoot. Great with him and patient. They have been the best pictures I’ve ever had done. I will use her again and will recommend 100% to anyone who asks or is looking.
- Denise P

My experience with MJ was absolutely amazing. To start, I’m not a very social person and MJ instantly made me comfortable during the consultation. Then during the maternity shoot, MJ and her studio were the perfect environment for a relaxing and very fun experience! The newborn shoot was such a relaxing time for a new parent(s). My husband and I did nothing but watch MJ work her magic. Baby whisperer for sure! I absolutely loved everything about the sessions, the studio, wardrobe and of course MJ herself!
Oh and The quality of the images and products were definitely unmatched.

-Autumn C. 

Wonderful Experience! She has an on-site makeup artist Ashley who is GREAT at what she does! All of the props and dresses are included which makes the whole ordeal stress free! You literally just show up, look and feel beautiful and have a GREAT time! MJ made sure to get me back in for my “photo reveal “ so that I may use some pictures for my baby shower! She’s very friendly and welcoming and a great “hype” woman! You won’t regret booking a maternity session!!
-Jasmine L.

MJ is truly such an amazing and talented photographer and an even better person! My maternity session with her was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life and I have never felt so beautiful! I had all the nerves and she made me feel so comfortable and at home. I am obsessed with how my maternity photos came out and I am looking forward to bringing my baby in for her newborn photos! Trust me, it’s so worth it! Also, I highly recommend booking with Ashley for makeup, she is just as equally as incredible and talented. What are you waiting for?? BOOK MJ NOW
-Nayelis P.

Mj is the best newborn and maternity photographer in the game! She is extremely professional, friendly and makes each session a blast. My husband and I did both our maternity and newborn photo shoots with her and we were not disappointed. She creates a beautiful welcoming environment in her studio and provides everything you need. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for a full service photographer who will provide you quality photos and prints. She definitely deserves more than 5 stars!!!
-Jamielia L.

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