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Wilmington, NC 28411



Here at Virginia Gates Photography, I believe that every photo is an investment: an investment of time, talent, and above all, memories. I don't take my responsibility as photographer lightly. I understand that when you hire me you want images carefully captured, edited, and returned in a timely manner the first time. It is my joy to be able to exceed your expectations and give you printed art that will last a lifetime. I believe in giving my clients photos that not only capture the moment but take their breath away. That being said, I want my style and work ethic to align with your expectations of your photos; I want us to be a great team! I take a limited number of clients each year to ensure that my clients receive my best work and all of my careful attention. 

Family packages begin with a session fee of $300 that includes 4 family members, additional family members may be included for an additional $25 each.

Newborn sessions begin at $375. Each session happens in the home where mama and babe are comfiest and last 2-3 hours.

Fresh 48 sessions begin at $150 and happen in hospital during baby’s first 2 days of life.

Children's milestone portrait sessions begin at $200, book three or more and lock in a discounted rate of $150 per session. 

Maternity sessions begin with a session fee of $375 and include the use of a maternity gown.

Engagement sessions begin with a session fee of $275.

Equestrian portrait and riding sessions begin with a session fee of $200.

Senior sessions begin with a session fee of $275.

Promotional business packages, branding, and commercial photography begin at $500 an hour.

Website development begins at $1500 and includes 2 hours of commercial photography.

Wedding and Elopement packages begin at $2000 for 4 hours of coverage and include 50 images per hour contracted. My ideal clients have small, intimate ceremonies and value a natural light documentarian style.

Beach sessions always include time to play in the water, so please plan accordingly for dry clothes afterwards. I believe that children especially should enjoy their time being photographed and that all sessions should be light hearted and fun! To me, all love is love worth documenting. I am eager to capture all types of families and couples regardless of gender expression, race, or sexual orientation.

To inquire about these sessions or to book, contact me at