HELLO and WELCOME!! If you have found this page you must be a proud FUMA parent. Here you will find all the information for custom portraits for your cadet. 

If your son is a returning cadet you have probably already seen some of my photos from around campus. In addition to capturing campus life, I specialize in custom High School Senior/Teen Portraits here in Central Virginia through my private studio. You are welcome to check out my High School Senior site HERE

be a voice not an echo        


I believe in memories and moments and all the tiny unforgettable things that happen in between. My clients trust me because I know trust is earned and I work hard to earn it. I am also a mother of an awesome FUMA cadet so I know how much portraits of your child mean. Most of all, I honestly, furiously love what I do.

To start, this is more than your basic portrait experience. I believe that this time in your son’s life is not only special – it’s monumental- they are changing at a rapid rate each year. It’s my personal mission to capture these teen years and turn them into art you will treasure forever. My goal is to help your son look and feel amazing and have unshakable confidence in themselves. How do you want to remember this time? and honestly … If there is anything we’ve learned over the last couple years it is that you just never know ... so don’t wait – make sure you do something special NOW while you can. Don’t let this year slip away.

What sets me apart from other photographers?? As a boutique photographer I specialize in giving each and every client the ultimate custom experience coupled with luxury products. Since I am a FUMA parent I KNOW the best way to photograph your child's uniforms and it is likely I already know your cadet from all the time I spend on campus capturing cadet life. I am fortunate because I have already gained the trust of your child to take his portrait. 

Since I am located in Fork Union you have the choice of having your sons portraits done on the FUMA campus or at a location off campus in the Charlottesville or Richmond areas. I also travel anywhere in the U.S. upon request. You can do formal portraits in my studio or choose a more laid back outdoor setting. 

These are custom portraits - what that means>>> I will work with you and your son to create images that reflect their personality. I will help with you outfit selections and also provide personal shopping and styling. After the portrait session images are sent to my professional retoucher. When the images return we set your order appointment and I will meet with you in-person or virtually to help you select your favorite images and place your order of custom portrait products. 

I book a pre-determined number of sessions each year to allow the time needed to give that personal touch to each and every session. My goal is to capture your child in an authentic and effortless way, showcasing their style and personality. There is nothing more important than capturing the authenticity of each of my clients, each session is different because each client is unique. I pride myself on how each session naturally develops into something so personal resulting in images that truly represent who YOU are. My sessions are geared more toward marking this occasion with an experience that is memorable…. and to deliver luxury images that are not only beautiful but meaningful. 

A little about me...I am the oldest of 4 girls in my family, a wife to a former Marine, a mother to an amazing 16 year old boy and a graduate of East Carolina University GO PIRATES! I am originally from Chicago but spent most of my childhood living in North Carolina. Married my husband and lived in Pittsburgh PA until about 3 years ago when his job moved us here to Fork Union VA. I have a background in Law but left that profession when my son was born and shortly after took my hobby and turned it into a career and have not looked back. I have been a professional photographer since 2007. In 2014 I decided to specialize in Teens and High School seniors. 

click here to book your session

session options

**(most popular - ANY cadet can do this session, designed best for seniors)**

up to 3.5 hr session
Class A Uniform
up to 3 additional outfits/uniforms outdoors
pre-session info consult
proof/order consult
standard professional retouching of images

1.5 hr session 
2 Uniforms
pre-session info consult
proof/order consult
standard professional retouching of images

up to 2hr session 
1-2 sport uniform(s)
Dynamic studio lighting outdoors 
Option for color smoke or effects
pre-session info consult
proof/order consult
standard professional retouching of images
**Class A can be one uniform if choosing one Sport**

45 min session 
Class A Uniform
pre-session info consult
proof/order consult
standard professional retouching of images

the FUMA Session $275

the cadet session $150

the Sport session $175

the CLASS A session $95

**digital images and products sold separately**
**minimum order requirements APPLY**

click here to book


My spots are limited and I only accept a select number of students within Central VA each year.
Bookings are accepted on first come first serve basis. Fill out the form and I will contact you to discuss what the best option is for your son. 


sign me up!!

You will hear from us shortly :)

thank you!!

follow along @kristin.firewicz

available for travel