“It’s All About You Experience”

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If you want the ordinary, I am NOT your photographer.

If you are looking for unique and memorable senior pictures? You have come to the right place.

Don’t settle for fake backdrops and horrible poses from when your parents were seniors. We will work with you to create images that are special to you. In addition, we have access to unique dresses, some of which you can see below. Our shoots are more like FASHION shoots than they are cheesy senior pictures. Think hair, make-up, stylist, wardrobe and an artistic, edgy and a chic photographer.


Watch the video to learn more about how Douglas James Studio Photography can tell the story of your senior.


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About Douglas James Studio

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Douglas James Studio and his international team of photographers are based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They are available year-round for shoots near and far. Everyone has a compelling story, and they are here to provide their clients with extraordinary images through creative artistry that will become a family legacy.

Douglas James Studio is redefining the concept of the traditional photographer. With his innovative style that has a fresh, modern twist, he produces stellar images that are beyond the ordinary.

Contemporary clients want images that reflect who they are—not their parents’ photos—and artwork that defines them.
Douglas James Studio believes that to make an impact in photography today, “images should be timeless works of art that embody emotion and story telling.”



“Doug was one of the very first photographers I worked with. We met  in St. Louis, MO. We have shot together a couple of times since, and it’s always EPIC! Doug and his wife Dawn are creative, professional, and a pleasure to work with. Doug has a vision for a shoot — the photos tell a story and always leaves the viewer wondering “what comes next in this story?” Doug inspired me to become a professional model and has assisted me throughout the process. I have since signed with an agency in New York City. I look forward to working with Doug and Dawn throughout my modeling career.”

Madelyn Geltch
My daughter and I were lucky enough to work with Doug twice recently and were blown away by his professionalism and his amazing images. Cannot wait to work with him again soon.
Laura Degalau
“This was Carlee’s first shoot and it was so much fun. The wind made for some amazing pictures. Thank you Doug Arcos for being so awesome – we are so glad we met you at our first shoot!”
Carol Hebert



YOUR senior experience one YOU will remember for years to come

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With special all-inclusive 2018 Senior Photography packages starting at $399, we have something for everyone. Use the button below setup a free consultation.

Plus, if you setup a consultation before December 31st, you will qualify for our current special booking promotion - your chance to get free additional time. Schedule your consultation to learn more.