Today we are featuring 2017 HOT 100 Icon Status Winner, Victoria D.  Photography.  Learn more about Victoria, and see her winning images!

Bio:  “Vicki Duricky of Victoria D. Photography is a senior portrait photographer based in Northeast Ohio.  She began by shooting many different genres, but has fallen in love with the senior market. In 2017, she was named to Cleveland’s Hot List in the Top 10 for Portrait Photographers.  She loves the teen genre, as high schoolers are at the age where they’re starting to figure out what kind of mark they want to leave on the world.  They’re also at an age where they can feel conflicted and lost without the right support. In the spirit of showing teens that their decisions are important, that there are adults who believe in them and that they can make a difference in the world, beginning with the Class of 2019, Victoria D Photography is donating a portion of the proceeds from every teen client to a charity of the client’s choosing.”

Gear: Nikon D750, Nikon 50mm 1/4, Reflector

Session Information: “Both winning images were of Ellie, a senior on my 2018 model team, who is not only exceptionally beautiful, but also very talented at doing her own hair and makeup.  The first session was essentially a mini session.  It was done in the very early Spring during Golden Hour in 39 degree temperatures.  I had scoured the parks looking for the most beautiful blooms and decided they pailed in comparison to my own neighborhood.  We have a number of skilled gardeners with gorgeous perennial gardens, so I asked a few of my neighbors for permission to take photos. I adore Ellie’s style and the fact that she wore Chuck Taylors with her dress.  We worked quickly until we ran out of light.  The second session was done just prior to golden hour during the summer.  We went to a local metropark that offers many different areas to shoot for a variety of looks.  Ellie brought along her prom dress, which added so much to her session, as well as a beautiful floral dress that was perfect for where we shot.”

Winning Images:

Other images from session:


Congrats on your HOT 100 Icon Status, Victoria!  To see more of Victoria’s work, make sure to follow her on her social media accounts listed below.  And if you want to learn more about this year’s HOT 100 contest, click here!

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Published by Melissa Neck

Family and Senior Photography in Williamsburg, VA

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