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Best UVA Graduation Photos 

UVA Grad Photoshoot Season 2023 is just around the corner! Booking for Spring '23 graduation sessions will open in February of 2023.

If you'd like to join the waitlist and be the first to know when sessions are available to book, contact us using the form at the bottom of this page!

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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, having captured more than 800 fourth-years during their grad sessions since 2016.
  • Due to high demand, you can now book Graduation Sessions with Hunter starting at $500, OR you can book Graduation Sessions with one of Hunter and Sarah’s Associate or Apprentice Photographers, starting at $250 (more on the Associates and Apprentices below).
  • All photoshoots with Hunter will be on the Lawn in the 2 hours after sunrise.
  • Apprentice and associate photographers are available for both sunrise AND sunset sessions.
  • Sessions with 1-4 people will last 45 minutes, and sessions with 5+ people will last 75 minutes.
  • All sessions with 2 or more grads will have a mix of individual and group graduation photos.
  • You’ll need the names and UVA emails of everyone in your party to book.
  • 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 in your own, personal online gallery 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-resolution, un-watermarked photos for free, as well as order professional-quality prints directly from us.
  • 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 for custom pricing.
  • Pro tip: sessions scheduled in March and early-April will have a more empty Lawn, softer 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, so don’t wait!
  • More information will come in an email once you book your UVA graduation photos with us!

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 $550 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, contact us 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

Sarah first got into photography because Hunter dragged her along to sessions. He taught her the basics, and threw her into the bridal suite on her first wedding day... where she fell in love with capturing genuine moments! Now, Hunter swears she's the better photographer of the duo.

Taco enthusiast.

Loves sleeping in.

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

Sarah Sheldon

Hunter first picked up photography in high school, and continued photographing through his time at UVA for undergrad. Although he never expected it would be his career one day, after booking their first wedding in 2015 - he was hooked! The rest, as they say, is history.

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 captured a combined 85 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 has, 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)

Hiking enthusiast

An expert at capturing genuine moments

Eilish

A certified plant-whisperer

A barista at heart

An expert at directing natural interactions

Kelly

Hayley is also a Charlottesville-based professional photographer who, alongside running her own photography businesses, has been training with Hunter and Sarah for two years.
 
When it comes to UVA Grad Sessions, she’s captured 20+ sessions as Hunter and Sarah's associate, and has 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 she’s newer to graduation photographer than Kelly and Eilish, she’s 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 another student with a camera!

Hunter & Sarah’s Associate Photographer

Loves to travel the world

Newly married

A very obsessed dog mom

Hayley

“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

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

- RACHEL

“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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