about Holly Butler Photography

I am an on location portrait photographer, based in Poquoson, Virginia. One of my favorite things to do is capture the unique and loving way a family connects together. I think of it as if I'm pressing pause on the best scenes from a family's favorite movie. But, they're the movie stars and they don't see what I see, until they see their images.

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Holly Butler Photography
whyHolly Butler Photography?

The connections and memories with your family today will be different than the connections and memories with them tomorrow, or next year, or the next 10 years. I am here to make time stand still and to capture today's memories, so they can last forever!


You can expect my photographs to be a mixture of posed shots, and the natural moments in between poses, while mostly using the soft light of the fading sun. The natural shots are typically what makes up about half of a final gallery of images from a photo session with me.

I provide a generous amount of images in client galleries, for each collection; I don't discard wonderful images, just for the sake of sticking to a set number. I also provide black and white conversions, for all final photos, doubling the amount of images my clients are promised. I just don't like to leave anything out that doesn't need to be left out! Thank you for being here to check out my work! 

about Holly

I'm Holly. I'm a mother. I'm a wife. I'm a photographer.

I'm shy, until you get to know me. I like frayed edges. I like imperfections. I like negative space. I'm simple. I will speak my mind, eventually. I try to be original. I'm frugal. I like to paint with acrylics, oils and spray paint. I only think with the right side of my brain. What's 2+2 again? I can't remember names. I'm a huge klutz. I can spot 4 leaf clovers instantly. I like to help others. I'm usually in the middle of a repurposing project. I'm ambidextrous. I know how to develop film in a dark room, but I don't like it. I hate to clean, but I'm thankful I have a house to clean. Same with laundry. I blindly took photography 101 as a credit towards another degree. Photography found me.

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On location portrait photographer, based in Poquoson, Va 


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