About

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the Bessie Black Photography WEBSITE & BLOG. Hopefully, you are here visiting because you are interested in pursuing a photographer. You’ve come to the right place! Before you browse any farther, though, let me tell you a little bit about myself, my business, and what you can expect from me as your photographer:My photography business is based out of Bridgewater, Virginia. Owning my own business gives me incredible flexibility to travel to out of town events as well as shoot locally. As hard as it is to believe, I have been transforming memories into photography since 2000! That is fifteen + years of weddings, family photography, and senior portraits. I make sure I capture every detail of every moment that I am invited to share! I have a very keen eye for the details . I find beauty and inspiration in what might be missed–a small flower left on a table, the elegant script on a page, a smile or a laugh that no one else might have seen.

I grew up in Dayton, Virginia, only a few miles from where my business is now based. I became interested in photography through high school yearbook. After high school, I decided to take my hobby and transform it into something bigger: my career. I attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and received my degree in photography. In addition to capturing your special moments, I am also very talented with editing software, such as Photoshop, and photography design. I believe in being fully immersed in my clients’ experience–I personally design all the products I offer. This allows me to truly stay with you from the moment we meet to the delivery of your album, prints, photobooks, or any other work I can create for you. I aspire to be as involved in the memories I am invited to share as much as I can be. Your pictures are timeless. They are the one piece of an event you can share with others, so why not make them special and memorable? To make sure I do not miss a second of your special day, I only shoot with Canon products and always have back-up equipment with me ready to go. Photography should not and will not be something you need to stress about when you choose Bessie Black Photography.

Outside of my career as a professional photographer, I enjoy a variety of activities. I am recently married to my husband Curt “brides, I can relate to any stress you may have on your big day!!” and have a lovely, energetic and wild puppy, Rawley. I enjoy scrapbooking and have transformed a portion of my home in to a scrapbook studio to turn my photography into books of art. I look forward to getting to know more about you and your family and event as we work through this process together. Please feel free to browse my site and see what I can offer you when we embark on this journey together!