High school seniors today are doing AMAZING things. You are scholars. You are athletes. You are creating friendships that will last a lifetime. "Average" has never been acceptable...not to your parents, your teachers, your coach, or most importantly, yourself! You don't want shoes from Walmart. You don't want a prom dress made by your neighbor's 2nd cousin. Senior portraits are a once-in-a-lifetime experience and you want to LOVE them. These will be the best photos of you ever. You deserve a photographer who understands how important this moment is...a photographer who wants your senior portraits to not only reflect WHAT you look like, but WHO you are, and is willing to spend the time to find out and make you look your absolute best.


The first step is to discuss exactly what type of session will work best for you. We will talk clothing, accessories, locations, and the types of products you are interested in. After we book the session, we will send you details on how to prepare and give you tips for making this the best possible experience. Your ordering appointment will be scheduled for 2 weeks after your session. And finally, you will pick up your senior portraits approximately 4 weeks later and be envy of all of your friends.


Please contact us for pricing. We have pricing for all budgets.  Our goal is for you to end your senior portrait experience with an amazing collection of professional products that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.


Hello there!  My name is Joe Barnes and I have lived in the Hampton Roads area all my life.  I live with my wife Jill in the Western Branch section of Chesapeake, VA.  I am a Dad to 3 boys and 1 girl , all of whom are grown with their own families.  I am a VERY PROUD Poppa/Pops to 5 granddaughters and 2 grandsons.  I also am proud to say " I have been a Chesapeake Firefighter/Paramedic for 25 years." Now retired.....

Thank you for stopping by to view my website.  I first became interested in photography in 2004 as I attended my son's baseball games and was able to capture the action, intense and emotional moments as the players ran the bases, hit, caught and threw the ball.  Taking pictures for the baseball team, then presented me with the opportunity to take football pictures,  which I continue to do through "Recruit 757" .  I also was able to attend my only daughter's dance competitions which allowed me the opportunity to catch moments of every emotion thinkable as the girls danced their hearts out.  Literally,  "dancing as if no one were watching!"    

  Being able to capture those moments and share with the instructors, coaches and families and hearing the ooo's,  awww's and laughter as they saw what the audience could see was priceless.

I have taken photography classes through Tidewater Community College and through New York Photography.  I continue to attend seminars and photography events as the photography world is constantly evolving to new levels.  I enjoy capturing your MOST memorable/personal moments whether it is through a Senior or Family Portrait, most of all being a part of your BIG Day as you marry your Special someone.  I would be honored to be a part of your "Special" day!  I have a 2nd photographer who works with me duirng your wedding day,  so as not to miss those special, unspoken moments with your family and friends.

As you browse through my website,  please feel free to  contact me should you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.  You can contact me by cell 757-619-2073 or by email joebarnesphotography1@yahoo.com.

Thank you again for stopping by!  I hope to hear from you soon!

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