Heather Hughes Ostermaier

After eight years as a newspaper staff photographer and a lifetime passion for photography, Heather moved into weddings full time in 2008. Her husband Rob (still a staff photographer) is often a second shooter and photographs a few on his own each year. They both LOVE to travel and currently call Virginia home so they stay around the DC, Eastern Shore, and Outer Banks area most of the time. Heather limits herself to 20-30 weddings a year (and Rob does less) so they can provide the personal attention to every couple that they are known for and artistically capture the unique moments & details that make every wedding special alongside fun and often candid portraits. True photojournalists at heart, they work unobtrusively so you can be free to enjoy the day instead of "smiling for the camera." Read More...

Photographer Heather Hughes Ostermaier 
Business Heather Hughes Photography 
Location Newport News in Virginia, United States
Starting Rates $2995+ (USD)  View Packages
Website http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com 
Photos 13 Contest Winning Photos
Client Letters 10 Client Letters
Blog http://heatherhughesphotography.wordpress.com 
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The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Heather Hughes Ostermaier. The following awards have been earned by Heather from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.

2013 Q4 12th Place - Bouquet/Garter (Action)
2011 Q4 17th Place - Architecture & Settings
Q2 16th Place - Ceremony
2010 Q4 15th Place - First Dance
16th Place - Weather
Q1 12th Place - Getting Ready
2009 Q4 5th Place - Bride Getting Ready
5th Place - Details (Found)
Q1 7th Place - Getting Ready
2008 Q2 11th Place - Details (Found)
2007 Q4 17th Place - Departure
2006 Winter 8th Place - Departure
Spring 7th Place - Reception

*Complete List on Website* All packages include up to 8 hours of wedding day coverage, proof prints or a hardcover book, photos posted online for 3 months, and a DVD with over 400 individually retouched (perfected) photos that are hi-res and come with a permission to print letter so you can have prints made whenever you want. **All packages are flexible & customizable - Two Photographer Packages also available.,,,,,

Package Details.

Heather Hughes Ostermaier offers the following wedding coverage packages.

$2995 - Wedding Day Package
Up to 8 hours of Personal Wedding Day Coverage
Gold DVD with hi-res copies of Retouched photographs (400+)
Permission to Print Letter
Photos Posted online at Pictage.com for 3 months
100 Custom Photo Event Cards
Custom Slideshow online for 6 months

The following letters are from the clients of Heather Hughes Ostermaier. Click an image to view a larger version.

Tasha  &  Herman

Tasha & Herman
Married July 24th, 2010
"The photos are sooo wonderful! I would have emailed you back but I was busy looking @ them over and over and over. Herman didn't see them until this morning (he was sleeping so emailed them to his work account) and by 730 am had shown them to all of his co-workers. I can't even imagine...more "

Lee  &  Brett

Lee & Brett
Married July 3rd, 2010
"I hope this email finds you well.... I know you are busy this time of summer. I first wanted to say how much I enjoyed working with you. Everyone commented on how on top of things you were and how inconspicuous you were... AND I appreciate your flexibility with everything (i.e., family...more "

Jill  &  Mike

Jill & Mike
Married May 22nd, 2010
"The slideshow is wonderful!! I'm feeling all sentimental and happy after just watching it. There were a lot of "aww's" and "that's a great one" as Mike and I watched it. It really was like reliving the day, and especially great to see those moments that we missed. Thank you so much...more "

Amanda  &  Jon

Amanda & Jon
Married May 21st, 2010
"You did it! You definitely captured the day exactly as I remembered it. I can't thank you enough!! I would of wrote back sooner, but I've gone through the photos about 8 times now (all 702!) and watched the slide show about 15 times. ha!"

Helen  &  Stephen

Helen & Stephen
Married February 27th, 2010
"The pictures are WONDERFUL! My whole family has been calling us all day to talk about them!! I would just like to tell you how much we loved working with you and your husband! It was a great process and a great day. We will definitely be highly recommending you to all of our unmarried friends hehe."

Aidan & Jeff

Aidan & Jeff
Married January 16th, 2010
"Hey, Heather... thanks so much for everything! We are both ecstatic about the amazing pictures you took and truly blown away by all of them! We are just SO happy with your work and definitely want to make that clear. Thank you for all of your amazing advice and guidance, you were much...more "

Sarah  &  Jon

Sarah & Jon
Married January 2nd, 2010
"I watched the slideshow. Wow! Heather you captured such sweet pictures. Really.....they are so precious and it just really tells such a wonderful story of love and family and friends. It's great!! You were such a help to all of us. We all love the pictures and by the way, I have received an even greater response from the bridal portraits including those that have shown all their coworkers and such!! Thank you for making everything soooo special for us:)"

Megan  &  Kory

Megan & Kory
Married November 7th, 2009
"We got the email from pictage today, and have spent most of the day looking at the wedding pics -- over, and over, and over. We absolutely love them!! You truly captured the feel of the day and we could not be happier to have these memories. You have given us a priceless gift. Thank you so much. We will be choosing our favorites (which will be SO hard) over the next few days and will be in touch. You're the best!"

Kemba  &  Chuck

Kemba & Chuck
Married July 18th, 2009
"I wish I could scream to the world how happy I am that we had Heather do our photos!!! We LOVE our photos. When you look at the pictures you feel as though you are experiencing the wedding even if you did not attend it. The candid shots are awesome and the still shots are wonderful. She captured every moment, I mean every moment. Just as the other reviewers stated you would never know that she attended the wedding. I would recommend her to everyone I meet. She is very professional, her contract is easy to read a understand. I live in the Richmond area and she would email, send a reminder card or call just to keep in touch. We also met a couple times within the year to touch base. Our photos were completed less than 2 weeks after the...more "

Lauren  &  Andy

Lauren & Andy
Married July 11th, 2009
"The pictures---OH MY GOSH--THEY'RE AMAZING!!!!!!! I seriously couldn't tell you exactly how many times I've looked at them. They are really incredible, and I can't thank you enough!! I can't tell you how happy we are with the pictures and just how many compliments you keep getting as our families and friends...more "