Thanks for checking us out! We're a husband and wife photography duo based in Northern Virginia specializing in families, portraits, headshots, events and commercial work. To see our latest projects, watch the video above or browse our blog portfolio.
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What people are saying
Thank you so much for the fantastic set of pictures! You really captured the spirit of the party and our family. We all enjoy being together and it showed in your pictures. I am extremely proud of our family.
#igotbooked. This classic black and white headshot landed me a HAIR MODEL FASHION PHOTOSHOOT with a renowned Los Angeles Salon! When the casting photographer tells you, “You have an amazing look”, you need to give credit to the geniuses behind the lens. I’m so grateful to Painted Bench Photography for their professionalism, knowledge, and artistic creativity! Tom and Heidi make collaboration so much fun and incredibly comfortable. Thank you so much for elevating my portfolio with your winning shots!
Fabulous- thank you!! They look great!! Again, thank you so much for your patience and professionalism. The pictures were all wonderful and we had a hard time choosing!
Thanks again for accomodating us so quickly and the awesome photoshoot. Just love the way you captured our baby! Thank you for such a great first photography experience and look forward to you capturing more of her milestones.
Omg, these photos are so good! I'm really impressed with the quality. The final edits are fantastic. Really happy with these and had a lot of fun too!
“OMG WE FINALLY GOT TO WATCH IT [the video with our pictures]. Thank you!!! It’s amazing!! We had no idea you were doing that! It’s so lovely. We truly hope our next photographer captures half of what you did with our friends and family!”
“Words cannot begin to express how truly blessed we were and are to have you guys shoot our wedding. You guys have an awesome eye for beauty which is completely evident to all who have seen your photos. You two did an amazinwg job, truly. Everyone has been complimenting them from what we have shown from my computer. e are beyond grateful that y’all were able to do our wedding all last minute and that you stayed! Not only did you guys do an awesome job but our family LOVED you guys! ”
“The pictures are amazing!!! I love them ... is that weird to love a pix of yourself? The photos look natural and true to who I am...like it conveys a sense of care and comfort. WAY TO GO...communicating that in a photo. You are magic.”
“Heidi & Tom were a great team. We hired them to take pictures at my son’s Eagle Scout Court of Honor in Orange County. They were very easy to work with — the contract was straight forward, they co-ordinated “must have” pictures the week before the actual event, and responded to questions quickly. On the day of, they were early, checked out the site for the best pics (ok, their choices were better than mine), made sure they got our “must haves” in addition to all the other pics I decided I absolutely had to have at the last minute, got great shots of the reception area and the actual ceremony. The formal portraits were wonderful and they even stayed later than agreed upon. The best surprise was the portraits that weren’t so formal — they got real smiles out of my two sons which is a feat in itself. People at the event commented on how they seemed to be everywhere at once and have stated they would like to use them when their own sons achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. I’d hire them again in a minute!”
“Thank you so much! We like so many of the shots on the Pass website! It was delightful working with you both, and I have already given your names to a friend whose daughter will be a senior next year.”
“What a pro! Tom Morris captured all the fun and excitement of grad night for the class of 2016! Amazing quality of photos in so many different types of lighting… Great memories for our new graduates. Thank You Painted Bench Photography! ”
“[My favorite part of the shoot] was how I felt like I could talk easily to both of you. It helped make the shoot feel more relaxed and less awkward throughout. My largest concern was not knowing what to do with myself. You were able to coach me through what I needed to do with my body my smile, eyes, etc. If I had to recommend you to my best friend, I would tell them that [you’re] honestly the nicest people and the shots come out really great. Thank you so much for the wonderful shoot! I wish you guys the best as well as your daughter starting high school!”
“Dude!! Your work is stunning!!! Thank you so much to you and @bridgetteambrose for doing such an amazing job yesterday for myself and my beautiful bride!!!”
“Your overall service was fantastic! You went above and beyond what we expected. Our favorite part of the shoot was the beach shoot and how long you took making sure you got perfect shots. It was a lot of fun for Christina. You made her feel very at ease. We were worried about not getting the perfect photo, but all of them are so beautiful it is difficult to choose our favorite. You flawlessly captured Christina’s look and personality. If I were to recommend you, I would say that Tom and Heidi are very professional and passionate about their work. They make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. They inquire about your needs and make sure they deliver them. The final photographs are perfect and the shoot was a lot of fun. You are a great team. It is a pleasure working with you. Thank you!”
“We absolutely love the photos you took of us! We already made Christmas cards with them. Thank you so much!”
“We have lived here for 2.5 years and have yet to find a photographer that fits our needs or produced the quality we preferred until we met you! I’m so grateful for our experience and photos! Just thank you for doing such a great job [at the Bat Mitzvah] and being so easy to work with! You will hands down be our go to family photographer. ”
“Amazing! Tom & Heidi are true professionals who add a twist of fun and personality to your session with them. You won’t regret selecting Painted Bench. They listen to what your wants and needs are. They are true professionals who go beyond those wants and needs and provide you with exceptional results. They care about their client and go above and beyond to deliver.”
“The experience was amazing! From the first to the last minute I felt comfortable, safe, and supported! The talent and vision Tom and Heidi bring is incredible. It was such a fun experience and the end result was exactly what I was looking for! I was hoping we would play off each others energy and rhythm and we did! It was like we both knew exactly where we were going. From the first moment meeting them you feel at ease and know the photo shoot is going to be a success! They bring a lot of energy, experience, and passion to the season. Not only is it a creative and fun atmosphere, the collaboration is inspiring. It was such an easy and fun photo shoot! Heidi and Tom are the best!”
“The photos are excellent!!! I’m SUPER happy with them. Many thanks to you both for all of your hard work in taking and producing them. They are extremely professional looking, and I can’t wait to use them to help promote my business! I am also anxious to help promote your business, as I have already spoken to and directed my marketing and social media consultant to make sure she does just that as she uses them in the various social media environments we are creating.”
“The overall experience was excellent. It was professional, fun, affordable, interactive, and personal. Thanks again.... we’re very happy with Jordan’s pictures!”
“Our experience with Painted Bench Photography was excellent. Tom and Heidi were on time, professional and friendly, and did a wonderful job of capturing both posed and candid photos [for our 50th birthday celebration]. The photos are so great and were posted in a timely manner. Our only concern before hiring them was whether they could capture enough photos at a party with 150 guests. Turned out they more than exceeded our expectations and the photos are amazing. We would recommend Painted Bench 100%! Tom and Heidi were a pleasure to work with and will be our first call next time we need a photographer. We couldn’t be happier! The only thing we wished we did differently was to hire Tom and Heidi to stay longer and take more photos!”