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UVA Grad Photoshoot Season 2023 is here! The class of 2023 can scroll down to learn more, or even book your grad photo session in minutes!

If you're ready to book your grad session, no need to contact us! Just scroll down to the "Book Now!" section, and sign up today!

Capture Your UVA Graduation Photos with C’ville’s #1 Graduation Photographers!

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Graduation Photos with Hunter & Sarah

Thank you for considering us as your UVA graduation photographers. Here are the FAQs regarding our regular grad sessions: 

  • We are UVA’s Number ONE graduation photographers. Our team has captured more than 800 fourth-years during their grad sessions since 2016!
  • Graduation Sessions with Hunter or Sarah start at $500. Graduation Sessions with one of Hunter and Sarah’s Associate/Apprentice Photographers start at $300.
  • All photoshoots with Hunter will be on the Lawn just after sunrise. All photoshoots with Sarah will be in the evening before sunset.
  • Apprentice and associate photographers are available for both sunrise AND sunset sessions.
  • Sessions with 1-4 grads will last 45 min, and sessions with 5+ grads will last 75 minutes.
  • All sessions with 2+ grads will have a mix of individual and group graduation photos.
  • You can pay when you book OR on the morning of your session with Venmo.
  • The best photos from the shoot will be selected, professionally retouched for light and color by Hunter and Sarah, and delivered via email within ten days of your session! 
  • We do not “photoshop” images (i.e. remove blemishes/flyaway hairs, remove people from the background). You have the option to pay an additional fee for rush (3-day) turnaround at checkout.
  • You can download full-res photos for free, as well as order professional-quality prints.
  • If you’re interested in a group larger than 8 or a session outside the Lawn, please contact us at the bottom of this page.
  • Pro tip: sessions scheduled in March and early-April will have a more empty Lawn, better light, and a quicker turnaround. Sessions in late-April and May will be more crowded! More on that, here.
  • Sessions book up far in advance; don’t wait!
  • More information will come via email once you book your UVA graduation photoshoot!

We are also excited to announce a limited number of spots over graduation weekend (May 19-21) for grad + family photos!

  • All Grad/Family Sessions will be $500 for a 30-minute time slot.
  • The sessions will include a mix of family photos as well as individual photos of the UVA Grad.
  • Family/Grad Sessions can be near the Central Grounds area, although access to the Lawn and Rotunda may be limited, depending on the date and time of your session. north grounds (law, darden, etc.) is also an option.
  • More information will come in an email once you book your UVA graduation weekend family/grad photos with us!

If you’re ready to view pricing, availability, or book your UVA graduation photoshoot, use the form below!

Hello! We’re Hunter & Sarah — high school sweethearts and professional portrait and wedding photographers. We’ve been married since 2017, but have been together for more than a decade. The only thing more important to us than making new friends and our weekly date night is our faith!
 
Since picking up our first camera almost a decade ago, we’ve had a gift for making our clients feel confident and comfortable in front of our cameras. We deliver incredible images, but more importantly we give our clients an incredible experience — every step of the way. Since 2016, our team has captured UVA graduation photos for more than 800 fourth-years as they’ve wrapped up their time at UVA!

Meet Your UVA Graduation Photographers

Although not a Wahoo herself, Sarah has certainly spent her fair share of time on the Lawn! Since she and Hunter dated all through college, she's no stranger to the 'Tundy. She is very much NOT a morning person, so is the go-to for evening grad sessions of the highest caliber. 

Taco enthusiast.

Loves sleeping in.

She’s been known to crush a sitcom on Netflix in record time.

Sarah Sheldon

Hunter has been photographing UVA grad sessions since he was an undergrad at UVA himself. He's a morning person, and loves that Grad Photoshoot season gives him an excuse to catch a sunrise over the Rotunda a few days each week.

COLD-BREW COFFEE FANATIC.

LOVES HIS JEEP WRANGLER.

HE BLEEDS ORANGE AND NAVY FOR UVA BASKETBALL. GO HOOS!

Hunter Sheldon

Kelly and Eilish are Charlottesville-based, full-time, professional photographers who, alongside running their own photography businesses, have each been training with Hunter and Sarah for many years.
 
When it comes to UVA Grad Sessions, they've captured more than 80 sessions as Hunter and Sarah’s Apprentices in '21-'22, after being trained to capture a similar aesthetic that grads have come to expect from Hunter and Sarah Photography for years! They’ve been guided by Hunter and Sarah — with posing, location selection, directing, and shooting — in all areas of graduation photography.
 
Although they haven’t captured the hundreds of UVA grad sessions that Hunter and Sarah have, their experience makes them a great option for grads who can’t afford the best-of-the-best, but still want a more premium experience with a full-time professional photographer!

Hunter & Sarah’s Apprentice Photographers

Loves her two cats (and her husband too)

powerlifts in her spare time

would love to capture you splashing in the rotunda fountain

Eilish

A certified plant-whisperer

A barista at heart

loves photographing couples who do their grad session together

Kelly

Hayley and Amelia are also Charlottesville-based professional photographer who, alongside running their own photography businesses, have been training with Hunter and Sarah for 1-2 years.

When it comes to UVA Grad Sessions, they've been trained to capture a similar aesthetic that grads have come to expect from Hunter and Sarah Photography for years! She’s been guided by Hunter and Sarah — with posing, location selection, directing, and shooting — in all areas of graduation photography.

Although they're newer to graduation photography than Kelly and Eilish, they're the best option for grads who are looking for a more economical option for their Graduation Photoshoot, but still want their session captured by a professional photographer instead of just a student with a camera!

Hunter & Sarah’s
Associate Photographers

a texan at heart

Hiking enthusiast

loves capturing genuine moments

Amelia

LOVES TO TRAVEL THE WORLD

NEWLY MARRIED

A VERY OBSESSED DOG MOM

Hayley

“A super efficient and pleasant experience that I would recommend to anyone needing a photographer! Thank you so much!!”

- RACHEL

“The experience was beyond my expectations. I was a little anxious about the shoot but Hunter did a great job making me feel comfortable and came with plenty of ideas. The photos turned out amazing!”

- SCHYLER

“I usually feel so awkward having my picture taken, but it ended up being really fun! I was also so surprised by how quickly I got the pictures back, and they turned out beautifully!”

- MEGHAN

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Want a $50 discount on your UVA Grad Session?!

All sessions scheduled after April 8th will be full price 😊

TO GET $50 OFF ANY SESSION! THIS COUPON CODE IS ONLY VALID IF THE DATE OF YOUR ACTUAL PHOTOSHOOT IS BEFORE APRIL 9TH, NOT JUST THE DATE THAT YOU COMPLETED ONLINE CHECKOUT.

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IF YOU SCHEDULE YOUR GRAD SESSION TO BE CAPTURED BEFORE APRIL 9, 2023, USE:

YOU CAN EMAIL US DIRECTLY:
sarah@hunterandsarahphotography.com

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