2024 UVA Graduation Photography
Hello, and welcome! Thank you for considering Hoowithaview as your UVA graduation photographer. I love creating bright, vibrant images that authentically capture your unique energy and personality.
My portraits 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.
Book a session with Josh, and learn more about what to expect from a Hoowithaview graduation session in the FAQ section below.
"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, Hoowithaview client
$325 per session
We'll create striking images that joyfully reflect your time at UVA. Individual sessions include an array of different poses on the Lawn and around the Rotunda.
$400 per session
Large group sessions are ideal for 5 or more grads who want fun, energetic group photos together. Individual poses not included
$360 per session
Do you and a friend want fun, vibrant photos that reflect your close connection at UVA? This lively session is a mix of group shots and individual poses.
"We had the pleasure of working with Josh again for our 2nd daughter's graduation from UVA. Book him for the special moments in your life, you won't be disappointed!"
Annie, Hoowithaview client
Graduation Photoshoot FAQs
Hello, and thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions about graduation photoshoots 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 job is to bring out your most natural, confident self and capture it with my camera. My grad shoots are a lot of fun, and if you arrive feeling relaxed and well-rested that energy will be beautifully reflected in your photos.
How far in advance should I book my session? 📅
April through the end of May is my spring graduation season and generally books completely by mid-April. 2024 has limited availability for sessions, so if you have a preferred date please let me know and I’ll happily reserve it for you.
What time will my session start? 🌄
Most grad shoots start within an hour after sunrise for the best light and smallest crowds. Evening shoots may be available upon request.
How long will my photoshoot last? ⌚
Individual grad shoots generally last about 45 minutes, while group shoots clock in around an hour. I don’t book sessions back-to-back so we have plenty of time to get all of the fun, joyful shots that we want.
What if it rains? Can I reschedule? ☔
Spring weather can be unpredictable. In the event of rain we can absolutely reschedule to another morning. Note that cloudy weather is totally fine for grad shoots since clouds 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 40-50 high-resolution images are included in each individual and group photoshoot.
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 7-10 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 graduation photos will be securely stored in Dropbox where you can access and download them anytime. I do not charge you for anything except the session fee (there are no additional charges for downloading the digital files).
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 for considering Hoowithaview as your UVA graduation photographer! 🎓
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