2021 UVA Graduation Photography
Hello, and thank you for considering me as your UVA graduation photographer! I love creating bright, vibrant images that capture your energy and personality.
My pictures combine proper lighting with true-to-life colors — the hallmarks of a great image. You'll get timeless, natural-looking grad photos that you'll enjoy for years to come. Learn more about what to expect in the FAQ section below!
March update: I'm currently scheduling individual sessions for the spring, and have limited availability between March and May. I hope to be able to offer group sessions in the spring as conditions improve on-Grounds. Thank you for your patience, and don't hesitate to reach out with any questions. —Josh
"Josh is easily the best photographer I have worked with in the Charlottesville area! He did such an amazing job taking individual and group graduation photos for my friends and me."
—Jordan, Class of 2019
UVA Graduation Photoshoot FAQs
Thanks for stopping by! If you have any questions at all, just give me a shout.
What's the most important thing for me to know? 🙋🏼♀️
The energy you bring to the session is what will be captured in your images! My grad shoots are a lot of fun, and if you arrive well-rested and well-hydrated, your joyfulness will be beautifully reflected in your photos.
My job is to bring out your most natural, confident self and capture it with my camera. Even if you don't normally love having your photo taken, I guarantee that by the end of your session you'll have a huge grin on your face.
How far in advance should I book my session? 📅
The earlier the better! Mid-April through May is my busy season, and morning slots fill up quickly. If you have a preferred date, please let me know and I’ll happily reserve it for you.
What time will my session start? 🌄
All of my grad shoots start about 30 minutes after sunrise. This gives us the best light, along with the smallest crowds. It’s early, but well worth it!
How long will my photoshoot last? ⌚
Individual grad shoots last about 75 minutes, while group shoots last around 90 minutes. I don’t book sessions back-to-back, which allows us to take our time. We’ll communicate throughout the session to make sure you get all of the shots that you want.
What if it rains? Can I reschedule? ☔
Spring weather can be a bit unpredictable. In the event of rain, we can absolutely reschedule to another morning. Note that cloudy weather is totally fine for grad shoots, since the clouds help create soft, even light.
Can I pop champagne on the Lawn? 🍾
Absolutely! We’ll do this at the very end of the shoot. Don’t forget to bring your bottle(s) with you!
How many photos will I get? 👩🎓
Approximately 50 high-resolution images are included in each individual photoshoot. About 75 photos are included in a group session, including two individual poses for each graduate.
Can I have all of the photos from the shoot? 🙋♂️
I take lots of shots during a grad session, many of which are identical images spaced just seconds apart. That way if you blink, or if I miss focus, or if a bug flies into the frame, I have at least one great shot from the series. As a result, we end up with duplicates of the same pose.
If there are several images that look the same, I deliver the best one, but do not include multiples of the same pose. In the event that you’re unhappy with your photos, I’ll happily work with you to create any additional shots that you want. Your satisfaction is completely guaranteed!
How long will it take for the photos to be ready? ⏳
Typical turnaround is seven days. Once your photos are ready, I’ll shoot you an email with a link to your gallery.
Where will my photos be stored? 📂
Your high-res photos will be securely stored in Google Drive, where you can access and download them anytime.
What payment methods do you accept? 💳
Venmo, cash, check, credit/debit cards, and interesting bottles of hot sauce.
Do you offer discounts? 💰
I try to be as transparent with my pricing as possible, which is listed at the top of the page. To be fair to everyone, I do not offer discounts on graduation shoots.
I'm ready to hire you! How do we get started? 📸
Great! The next step is to send me an email with your preferred dates, and the number of people in your group. I’ll then send you my photography contract, which goes over the details of the photoshoot.
Thanks so much for considering Hoowithaview as your UVA graduation photographer. I look forward to hearing from you soon! 🎓
"My graduation session with Josh was so fun, and they are photos that I will cherish for the rest of my life."
—Marissa, Class of 2019